Tried & Tested: The Coco & Eve Hair Mask
Here at M+B we’re pretty obsessed with hair care so it figures that as a team we try out a lot of new products. To make us feel better about our groaning bathroom cabinets we thought it would be cool to share some of the things we’ve found as part of a new series. We’re calling it Tried & Tested and the plan is to give you honest reviews on some of the weirdest and most hyped products out there.
This month we’re reviewing the most hyped hair product of the year: the Coco & Eve hair mask. This has been all over our feeds for the last few weeks and it’s been getting some pretty incredible reviews so far! So to see if it’s really worth the insane price tag three of the girls in the M+B office have put it to the test.
It claims to: This coconut based mask is a 5 in 1 treatment that promises to restore your hair and reduce heat damage for super silky locks. It also claims to deeply hydrate your strands to improve their overall texture while helping to prevent split ends and frizz.
How to use it?: You’re supposed to put the mask on clean, dry hair and leave it to work in for 10 minutes before rinsing it off. Alternatively you can use the mask as an overnight treatment if your hair is looking really dry.
Before & After...
What Esme thought…
I really didn't like the smell, I found it quite odd and sickly which was a shame because I was really looking forward to it feeling really indulgent. It didn't detangle my hair at all, which I would usually expect a hair mask to do. I left it on for the recommended time, and washed it out and when I tried to comb my hair it was impossible, which probably then caused more damage to my hair than before! My hair felt quite nice after it was dried and the ends looked hydrated, so maybe it did work a bit, but for the price tag I would have expected a more all round relaxing and indulgent experience. I feel like there are other hair masks on the market for a fraction of the price that would achieve the same thing.
What Rhian thought…
I would give the Coco and Eve mask a 7 out of 10. I have quite frizzy, dry hair when left to its own devices, so after watching bloggers use it I was quite excited to see whether it really could repair my hair and tame the frizz. I found the detangler comb to be really useful and it helped get the product through my thick hair really well. I left it on for the time suggested before washing it out which I did find a little difficult as the product is so thick. I was actually really impressed with how shiny and soft my hair felt afterwards though. There was visibly less frizz and my ends looked a lot healthier and fuller. I even got a compliment from my partner about the softness and shine! The only downfall for me was the smell of the product, it was just a tad too strong and sweet for me and also the price. I've found hair masks on the market that are way cheaper with similar results. Still, a solid 7 though!
What Christy thought...
I first tried the mask in the studio here at M+B HQ and we left it on for 25 minutes rather than 10 because my hair is quite dry. The mask smelt a bit like plastic but it was easy to apply and the little brush was really helpful for making sure I had covered all of my hair. I applied the mask in layers and made sure my hair was fully saturated so that I could get the most out of the treatment. Washing it out was not as easy though. When I did the first rinse the sink was completely white thanks to the coconut oil and it took three rinses for the water to start running clear. I could tell at this point that the mask is a really heavy product and as I have fine hair I was worried it would weigh it down. Once it was dry it felt really sticky and looked matte rather than shiny which was really disappointing. I’m not sure whether that was because my hair is quite thin or if I didn’t wash it enough but overall I wasn’t that impressed.
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