23 February 2013

Product Review: Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Intense Rescue Melting Balm

I'm definitely developing quite the addiction to hair masks. Meet the newest addition to my collection. I've seen a few YouTubers mention it and the melting balm aspect really caught my attention. I've had the chance to try it out a few times and I thought I would give you my first impressions , obviously it's not a full review because I've only used it a few times, but I can normally get a good idea through the first couple of uses.

Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Intense Rescue Melting Balm
Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Intense Rescue Melting Balm

 Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Intense Rescue Melting Balm £10.99

First of all the packaging, it's not anything startling, but that really doesn't bother me, it's not like it's going to be sat out on my dressing table for all to see. The product itself is rather interesting..

Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Intense Rescue Melting Balm
It's a thick balm that when rubbed between your fingers turns into an oil. This mask is designed to be used once a week to rescue dry and damaged hair and give a good dose of moisture to hair that's been over processed and heat styled.

You apply it to dry hair, avoiding the roots, as it is an oil and leave it on for 20 minutes. The fist time I used it I actually left it on for a little longer (ahem 60 minutes). Ok I admit it I did get a little sidetracked. It feels so light in your hair you barely notice it, which is probably why I got a little preoccupied with a few YouTube videos. I just applied it from my ears down, I used about two 50 pence piece sizes, a little does go a long way and then just clipped it up and went about my business.

When it came to washing out, I just washed the majority out with water then followed with my regular shampoo and conditioner. I could definitely tell, even before my conditioner that my hair felt more soft than usual. Because I have quite coarse hair it doesn't always feel as soft as I would like, so this was a good start.

After I got out of the shower I proceeded to brush my hair through with my tangle teaser, like always and it glided through no problem. I would then normally add a leave-in conditioner or hair oil for added moisture. But with this hair mask I honestly didn't feel like I needed to. My hair felt and looked soft and moisturised, so I just left it at that, which I hardly ever do normally. Pretty good going I would say.

The second time I used it I just left it on for the elected time, 20 minutes and though my hair didn't feel as soft as the time before, it still felt lovely. I'm really impressed with this mask, it's easy to use and gives good results, what more could you want?

I will say for a "drugstore/supermarket" brand it is quite expensive, but compared to other highend alternatives from the likes of Bumble & Bumble, Moroccan Oil & Macadamia, it is significantly cheaper. I also like that because it's a balm/oil it will last considerably longer than a lotion.

I'm really impressed and who knows you could see this mask popping up in one of my monthly favourites sometime soon.

    Let me know if you've tried this mask? and also what you think of oil based masks in general

XOXO Claire
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