Beauty Review: Hask Keratin Protein Hair System

I’ve already told you all about my love-hate relationship with my hair.
About the colour it’s been since I was twelve, and that I will keep doing every six weeks until my last day. About how I hated its wavy texture, which I kept flat-ironing during high school. Until I made my peace with it, but not after the damage had been done. About the many things I tried to do to repair it (coconut oil masks are amazing!). About the keratin treatment I did last summer in Lebanon, which made my hair incredibly soft and smooth, but completely eliminated the waves I was beginning to love. 

The way my hair is now reflects the past year: several stressful months, but a somewhat calmer period more recently. I still dye it regularly with an ammonia-free dye, but I have stopped using heat tools and let it air-dry after I wash it. I still lose fistfuls of it in the shower and on my brushes, but it’s rather normal. 

When it comes to cleansing my hair, I’ve learned a long time ago that I should only use sulfate-free products if I want to keep my colour from turning from vibrant reddish blonde into a brassy yellowish tint. I tried many hair care systems from different price ranges that would work for a while, and then not so much for some. And today I’m always on the lookout for new products to try. (I know, experimenting with my crowning glory… Well, if something ever goes wrong, I’ll shave it all off and wear a wig!)

I had finished my current shampoo and conditionner (at the same time, which is rather miraculous) and was looking to try something new when I received the Hask Keratin Protein system. I was extremely curious to see how it would work on my hair. I took the time to use it enough time to be able to form an opinion about it. The system consists of the sulfate-free Keratin Smoothing Shampoo, the Keratin Smoothing Conditionner, the Keratin Smoothing Deep Conditionner, and the Keratin Smoothing Shine Treatment. 

I began using it right after I dyed my hair at home, since my main concern (aside from hiding damage and managing frizz) is making my colour last as long as possible. 
The sulfate-free shampoo is gentle enough on my fine hair, but cleanses well enough so that I don’t feel the need to repeat or scrub too aggressively (which is a problem with certain sulfate-free shampoos). The conditionner is nourishing but doesn’t leave a heavy residue on my hair. After letting it air-dry, I rub a dime-sized amount of serum between my hands and apply it through my strands 

(never at my roots!). As to the mask, which I’ve used twice instead of my regular coconut oil overnight masks, it did wonders and made my hair look and feel much softer, shinier. It effectively reduced the visible breakage. However now that the weather is getting colder, my hair does need heavier conditioning, so I will be doing coconut oil masks as well as the Hask mask.

Other things to mention are the smell, which is pleasant without being overwhelming or too chemical. I also love the the packaging, which is very elegant and chic enough to make me want to proudly display it on the edge of my bathtub. In fact, I initially thought these were top-shelf salon products, and I was very surprised to see how little they cost, especially given how well they work.

And after a couple of weeks, I have to say that I’m very happy with this system, and that it will be a permanent addition to my hair care routine. I definitely recommend it to all of you, especially if you’re on a budget but still want to take good care of your hair!



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