HASK Me About My Hair

My blonde escapades have cost me – my hair is not in the greatest shape, health-wise. There’s a lot of breakage, hair comes out several strands at a time, and split ends are a constant.

My hair is not at its best condition, but with the HASK Monoi Coconut Oil hair set, it's definitely a lot smoother and silkier. Check out my full review!

Obviously this is all my own doing and it’s not like I regret doing it, but it does mean that my previous hair philosophy of “do whatever I want, thoroughly wash every day, excessive heat, no heat protectant spray is fine” will not fly.

When your hair is naturally dark, blonde requires a fair bit of maintenance – purple shampoo, root touch-ups, general salon touch-ups, etc. etc.

And I’ve got a few things nailed down since my first bleaching session, like my roots (which have grown out, but I’ve faded the color from black to brown to blonde) and my purple shampoo (used to keep orange / yellow tones away).

But in terms of everyday care, my Tresemme shampoo and conditioner haven’t been cutting it. My scalp felt bogged down and itchy, and my hair was just constantly messy no matter how much I brushed it. So when I had the opportunity to try out the HASK Monoi Coconut Oil set* I was definitely ready to make the switch.

This HASK Monoi Coconut Oil set is sulfate and paraben free, and comes with the Nourishing Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep Conditioner and Shine Hair Oil. I’ve used this hair system for about a month and a half, and there are a few ups and downs.

For the shampoo and conditioner, I will say that I loved this the first time I used it. It didn’t make my head itchy, my hair felt light and soft, and I didn’t notice any split ends for a long time.

Now that I’ve been using it for a while, my head is still a little itchy, but my hair overall feels better. Before, I was really scared about using heat whether or not I had protectant because I could feel my hair breaking off and getting more damaged by the minute.

Now, it feels a lot stronger so if I do use heat, it’s not as bad and it doesn’t frizz out as easily as it did before. Plus I think the best part of this shampoo and conditioner is that it still makes my hair much smoother.

As for the scent… well… it’s not the greatest. For a while it was a super strong scent of coconut flakes, which I’m not a fan of, but now it’s just a strong soapy smell. Tolerable, but not the greatest which is a little disappointing because all the products smell like this.

My hair is not at its best condition, but with the HASK Monoi Coconut Oil hair set, it's definitely a lot smoother and silkier. Check out my full review!

The Nourishing Deep Conditioner is probably my favorite part out of the set, because the results are more instantaneous and noticeable.

You apply this liberally on wet, clean hair (concentrating on damaged areas, but for me that’s practically my whole head) once or twice a week. At first I thought I would have to go back in the shower to thoroughly wash it out once the 10 minutes were over, but I found it washes out in the sink easily enough.

First off, it doesn’t take more than two minutes to apply this. You just squeeze some out, and run it through your hair. I don’t worry about tangles or anything because guess what? They come out ten minutes later. I kid you not, as soon as you wash this out you can feel how soft your hair is, and all tangles have miraculously left. I have no trouble running a brush through my hair afterwards. 

I will say that I would like it better if it came in an official tube or something like the others as opposed to a packet, but it worked well enough. Not to mention the packet will last you for some time.

The Nourishing Shine Hair Oil is so similar to the Argan Oil Healing Shine Hair Treatment that I don’t really see a difference. Basically it’s a gel that pours out of the tube very easily and you run it through your hair, avoiding the roots. I normally use it on dry hair, although you can use it on wet hair. Basically all it does it make your hair smoother and shinier, so it’s great for frizz control (which is mainly what I use it for).

Other than that, there’s nothing too special about it, and it doesn’t feel like it does anything to my hair besides make it visibly shiny and smooth, and it fades over time anyway. Make sure not to apply too much (which can be really easy to do) otherwise your hair will look borderline greasy.

When it comes to repurchasing, it’s a YES from me. Personally I would skip the Shine Hair Oil, but the other three are good. These products are super affordable considering the size, they don’t have sulfates or parabens (they don’t test on animals either), and they have good oils and vitamins as well.

What do you think of the HASK Monoi Coconut Oil hair set? Would you consider getting an extreme hair makeover?

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* I received this product in exchange for my honest review and opinion.
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  • I’m getting my hair done tomorrow and desperately need a purple shampoo, but have no idea where to get it! Which kind do you use? These products sound heavenly.
    http://www.MARINASAYS.com

    • As for where to get it, any beauty store (or even Target) will have a variety of purple shampoos. I got mine from Alina’s Beauty Store that’s in a plaza near me. I use the Matrix Total Results Color Care So Silver and I really like it! Using it 1-2 times a week really does help brassiness, and it’s not a bad price point either. The Clairol Shimmer Lights is a popular choice too, but the lady I talked to said the Matrix was better so I’ve been sticking with that. Remember also that purple shampoo can be a bit drying, so use conditioner afterwards! If you have any other questions, I would be happy to help you out 🙂

  • I tried the Argan Oil range and absolutely loved it! I have tons of haircare to go through now but once I am done with them, I’ll pick up this coconut range. Great review, Sam!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I’ve only tried the one treatment from the Argan Oil range, but I did like it and this coconut oil one didn’t disappoint either. Thanks so much Shireen!

  • These products sound great! I was hoping they’d smell amazing too, though.
    http://carolinapage.eu

    • I mean I guess if you like the smell of coconuts it’s not bad, and I know other people love the smell but it’s just not my thing, personally. The performance of them makes up for it!

  • Becky Hughff

    Loved the post title ;’)

    http://www.ohsobecky.com

  • These all sound really great! I’ve been meaning to look for a good hair oil to make my hair shinier, I will check this out. The fact that you said it’s affordable caught my attention haha

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    http://aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

    • I think the biggest surprise from this brand is how freakin’ affordable it is hah. And it’s not sacrificing the quality either, which is all you can really ask for. Let me know how it works for you if you decide to get it 🙂

  • The deep conditioner sounds awesome! 🙂 Whenever I do make it to the hairdressers (shockingly irregularly…) I always have them use a deep conditioning mask and my hair feels so good for weeks afterwards, I really should try more deep conditioning at home!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Weirdly enough I’ve never (at least I don’t think) gotten my hair deep conditioned at a salon but that sounds amazing! I feel like I should now just so I can compare experiences haha.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Thank you for the honest review, darling! I’ve never heard of this brand before but it seems fab, especially the deep hair conditioner! 🙂 <3 And honestly, I kinda like the idea of these products being scented (coconut flakes?? Yes please!!). 🙂 Like yourself, I have to take extra care of my hair because it's not in the best condition. I can't use the same shampoo and conditioner for more than a month, as it eventually makes me scalp super oily – which is why I'm always keen on discovering new haircare products. Thanks again for the fab review, hun! <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

    • I actually learned about this brand maybe about 6 months ago after having never heard of it before, but now I see it everywhere! And actually, I think I’m similar in that I can’t use the same shampoo & conditioner too long because that’s what I’ve done with my Tresemme one and it’s irritating my scalp soo 🙁 But this one I would recommend, especially if you want shine!

  • Bloody LOVE a good pun. Great title little lady! I’ve not actually heard of this company before but they sound really good….I do always find deep hair conditioners make my hair go greasy SO quickly though so I stick to them once every few months only! xx lacoconoire.com

    • Haha thank you! I’m quite proud of it myself 🙂 I’ve never heard of deep conditioners making your hair go greasy, that’s a bummer. But I will say it might be worth to try the shampoo & conditioner!

  • It actually sounds quite inetersting! I’ve heard wonders about coconut oil in products so it immediately cuaght my attention. Despite some little disappointments the whole set seems really good, I thought it gonna have a fresh coconut scent but apparently it doesn’t, oops! But overall dear, sounds great 🙂 Thanks for your honest review!
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

    • Coconut oil has sooo many benefits, not just for your hair but your skin too which is why I was drawn to this particular set! The smell is a setback for me, but I know others who actually like the scent – to each their own!

  • When I was younger I wanted to bleach my hair and be a blonde, but now I am seriously so scared of damaging my hair! Nevertheless I will always want to try it, maybe not as a blonde anymore but I would love cotton candy pink hair!
    xx
    Ana
    Indie Suns | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

    • It was actually the opposite for me – I never thought I’d go blonde, but decided almost impulsively to bleach it! Obviously it is quite damaging, but honestly I really love it, it’s so fun! Ooh, cotton candy pink that would definitely be so cool!

  • Ahh I feel you on how damaging blonde is, and it’s a lot of upkeep as well! Like you though, I don’t regret it, and it was lots of fun being blonde!

    I’m still trying to revive my hair (a year later), so this sounds great for me. I usually use Aussie 3 min miracle because my hair gets really dry, but it takes a while and I just ran out. Hopefully Hask is available on Amazon or Target (when you’re too lazy to go outside haha)!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin’

    • Yes, to be honest the looks I get from being blonde are super funny! And I do believe that HASK is available online. Ulta for sure, I think Amazon as well, but I’m not too sure about Target. I’m interested in the Aussie 3 min miracle though, so I’ll have to look it up!

  • It’s a pity you’re not a huge fan of the scent, that’s a total deal-breaker for some (myself included)! I’m pleased to hear you’re happy with your hair product purchases, it’s a great feeling when you’ve figured out routine, right!? Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Yeah, when something doesn’t smell nice it can really put me off the product, but since I also see the results, I definitely wouldn’t mind repurchasing this! I hope you have an amazing weekend too! 🙂

  • These products sounds interesting and proves that coconut oil could really do anything 😀

    STYLE VANITY

    • Coconut oil really is a miracle worker! Thanks for dropping by, Alyssa 🙂

  • I really love the packaging of this set! It’s too bad that it makes your scalp itchy and doesn’t smell nice though. I think hair products should have a nice smell, basically. People might notice when they get close~

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    • Oh! I do want to clarify that the products didn’t make my scalp itchy, in fact, it relieved it for a short while, but my scalp has been this way before I started using these products. I agree on the other part though, hair products should smell nice although I noticed that other people seemed to like the smell of this set, so maybe it’s just me!

  • I sometimes use coconut oil as a treatment for my dry hair and scalp so this sounds really wonderful!!

    Mallory // Perhaps Bananas

    • I used to use coconut oil for my hair as well, but then my head started getting kind of greasy so I stopped but I really like the in between with these products! I still get coconut oil but not a greasy head haha.

  • It really is a shame how much damage coloring can do to your hair! I’m glad that, in the end, you like these products enough to repurchase! It’s about finding what works for you.

    Via Sora

    • I know, I wish it wasn’t so because I have so many ideas for colorful hair! But yes, glad I found some products that work for me 🙂

  • You dyed your hair blonde? I must have missed it. I’m in the process of going blonde too, well not blonde just ombre haha. But it is a pretty damaging process to hair, and I’m glad you found these products to help it. I have black hair naturally, and I have dyed it 3 times, each time going at most 2 shades brighter than previous to eventually reach the color I want, and I have once more to go. I try to keep my hair healthy while going brighter, so these products would definitely be on the list for me! Are they color safe do you know?

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

    • I bleached it back in July, so it was some time ago. So cool that you’re going ombre though, your hair is so gorgeous! I believe they are color safe, mostly because I haven’t noticed them doing anything weird to my hair. Then again, I haven’t tried this on say, pink hair (where it’s a dye as opposed to bleaching) but if you’re going blonde I don’t think it should be a problem. Depending on how high your ombre goes and if you’re going for blonde blonde, I would say to try out a purple shampoo so it’ll stay blonde longer! (As opposed to going orange, which our Asian hair tends to do).