A little background here. My hair is crazy.
I have long, thick hair. The length is all on me. I have realized that I just don’t like having short hair. I love it on other people, but for me, I just love long hair. I am certainly not complaining about the thickness either as I know I’m lucky to have that natural volume, but it sure as hell is a bitch to manage.
It is frizzy and wavy and gets tangled like crazy before the end of the day. You don’t even want to know how bad it is if I put mousse in it to make my hair curlier. It’s the worst underneath, near my neck. My hair dresser actually called me out the other day for a shorter piece of hair by my neck that I literally cut a while back because I could not handle it anymore. Brushing it out is the worst.
Anyways, I know I’m not the only one with hair problems. Everyone has some complaint about their own hair. Being a girl is hard work! That’s why products like this exist.
I have been a fan of It’s A 10 for a while now and have used the leave in spray for some time now. It’s not quite the dramatic, miracle worker that this hair mask is (I can’t believe I’ve waited until now to try it!), but I do like the spray too.
But let’s focus on the mask today.
The Product: It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask
The Cost: $30
The Claims: “Flexible enough to be used as a daily conditioner and also intensive enough to be used as a periodic deep-conditioning treatment, the Miracle Hair Mask delivers unparalleled results for dry, damaged, or over-processed hair.”
My Experience: When I tried this out for the first time I was traveling, forgot my brush and quickly realized the hotel conditioner was not going to cut it. I headed out to the drugstore to get something to tame my rats nest of hair and came home with this. I love leaving hair masks in for a long time. I mean even over night. In this case though, I didn’t have time for that. I got my hair wet, slathered it with the mask heavily, threw it in a bun and left it in for over an hour. Not overnight this time, so I was a little skeptical. I wasn’t just in need of a bit of extra moisture, I was in need of a miracle.
Lucky for me this product actually claims to be a miracle in it’s name.
Anyways, after I rinsed the mask out, I was still not looking forward to brushing my hair out. I combed it a little bit in the shower, but not all the way. When I sat down in bed to finish brushing it out, I was sure I would not get the mess near the nape of my neck out before giving up. I was so wrong. It brushed out so easily! I was shocked, honestly. This sounds so over dramatic, but it was just that easy.
Since then, I’ve used it as a “quick” hair mask too. Meaning leaving it in for 10 minutes or even just 2-3 minutes while doing the rest of my business in the shower and loved the result from that as well.
How It Compares: The last few hair masks I’ve tried are the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque (fairly comparable results, similar price point) and the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Keratin Intensive Treatment (runny, hate the tube packaging and need way too much each time you use it).
Aside from those, I’ve really been sticking to good old organic coconut oil for my hair masks. Coconut oil is cheaper, organic (a big plus), easy to get a hold of, and does work. That being said, I think the It’s A 10 works better. After using It’s A 10, my hair felt softer and easier to brush than after I use coconut oil (even when I sleep in the oil) and the difference I felt in my hair after using It’s A 10 is much more noticeable and dramatic.
Will I Repurchase: Yes! It’s pricey, which is a draw back but, as I said, I see better results with this than I do with coconut oil, my other go-to. I do try to use more natural products on my hair, but in this case, I find It’s A 10 necessary in order to handle the tangles that would otherwise make my hair completely unmanageable and, honestly, just really, really painful.
Have you tried this product? What did you think?
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