Getting Moisturized Hair With The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask
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This time of the year is the absolute worst on my hair and skin when the weather cannot decide weather it’s going to be warm or cold! Moisturizer is a must-have product in order to get me through without being flake-central. In order to achieve moisturized hair this year I’ve decided to give the Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask by the Body Shop a try.
Getting Moisturized Hair with the Body Shop
Yes, before I begin this review I will state that I am aware the Body Shop is not 100% natural; their products are sourced sustainably but do not focus on only natural ingredients. Therefore this is unlike a lot of the other products I review.
I’m a real sucker for anything Banana scented or flavoured ever since I was about six years old. I had an ear infection and the medicine I received tasted like banana (I was so sad when the medicine ran out!) Is that weird?
What does the Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask claim to do?
This is a once a week treatment that is meant to be applied to clean, damp hair (preferably while in the shower) and left on for about five minutes.
It is 100% vegan, the Organic Banana Puree is sourced from Ecuador and the Brazil Nut oil is sourced from Peru. It does not contain silicones or mineral oil.
It is supposed to leave your hair looking shinier and frizz-free without leaving it feeling heavy or looking oily.
What’s in the Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask?
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Aqua/Water/Eau Musa Sapientum Fruit Extract/Banana Fruit Extract. Is used to condition hair. Cetearyl Alcohol. A fatty alcohol that is used as an emollient (moisturize.) Glycerin. Is a naturally occurring or synthetically produced fatty alcohol that is used to condition. Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Brazil Nut Oil.) Is used as an emollient. Cetyl Alcohol. Another fatty alcohol used for emulsion (to balance oils and liquids to prevent separation.) Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Cocoa Seed Butter. Is used for moisturizing. Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter. Is also used for its moisturizing properties. Behentrimonium Chloride. Is used as an anti-static and preservative; limited research on toxicity. Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate. Used as an anti-static ingredient and conditioning; limited research on this ingredient. Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter (Cupuacu Seed Butter.) Is used for conditioning. Benzyl Alcohol. Used as a preservative; has been found to be a skin irritant. Phenoxyethanol. Used as a preservative; has potential to be a toxin. Sorbitan Olivate. A surfactant and emulsifying ingredient. Cetearyl Olivate. Used for moisturizing and as an emulsifying ingredient. Cetrimonium Chloride. Used for its anti-static properties and as a preservative; can cause skin irritation. Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer. A film-forming ingredient that is used to replace silicone. Can be derived naturally or synthetically. Parfum/Fragrance. Any blend of ingredients. Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E.) Can be used for it’s antioxidant and skin-conditioning properties; is linked to tumour growth in high concentrations. Diheptyl Succinate. Used as an emollient; limited research. Citric Acid. Used as a pH adjuster and as a preservative; can be caustic in high concentrations. Ethylhexylglycerin. Used as a skin-conditioning ingredient and preservative to replace the use of parabens; could be a skin irritant. Isopropyl Alcohol. Most likely used to help dissolve another ingredient within the mixture; can be drying to hair and skin in concentrated amounts. Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate. Used as a chelating ingredient. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C.) Most likely used as a pH adjuster. Linalool. A masking ingredient. Panthenol. A derivative of Vitamin B5, most likely used for moisturizing. Tocopherol. Used for skin conditioning and as a masking ingredient; derived from Vitamin E. CI 19140/Yellow 5. Used for colouring; can be bioaccumulative. CI 15985/Yellow 6. Used for colouring; can be bioaccumulative.
Does the Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask actually leave hair moisturized?
In short, yes. My hair is still more frizzy than I would like (I haven’t had my hair professionally cut in over a year… so the split ends are probably to blame.) But I think that it has definitely helped minimize the amount of frizz I had before.
Does this work better than a homemade hair mask that can be done with some ripe bananas, honey and a few other ingredients from the kitchen? Probably not. But the consistency is much nicer.
Will I repurchase?
I haven’t decided; I know that I like it and it leaves my hair feeling much softer without weighing it down… but I don’t know if it’s a necessary product to include in my haircare regime on a regular basis (other than during this time of the year.)
If I do repurchase it, it will be at this time of the year next year… so I guess it’s just a matter of sticking around to find out!
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Lindsey Elyse is the face behind Sustainably Savvy. When she isn't writing about sustainability, she's likely outdoors, spending time with her young daughter or volunteering.
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