Sunday, 11 December 2011

Review: Gielly Green Nourish Hair Mask

Gielly Green is a very upmarket boutique salon headquartered in Mayfair, London.  Alongside the salon, which promises an old-fashioned approach to customer service, there's a range of high performance hair products which harness natural ingredients.  The Nourish hair mask is designed to leave the hair looking nourished and healthy, but without weighing it down.

Presented in a heavy, beautifully designed pot, the Nourish mask looks every bit a high end hair product.  It feels weighty in the hand and looks rather pretty sitting on my bathroom shelf.  I'm sort of in two minds about this sort of packaging - the clear acrylic base looks fantastic, but given that the product is contained only within the central cylinder, it does take up rather a lot more room than it strictly needs to.  Not too big a problem unless you have a tiny bathroom, or a reasonably sized bathroom stuffed full of product (ahem).

Anyway - the mask itself is incredibly thick, as you can probably tell from the photo above.  It has a creamy, rich, whipped texture which is not unlike freshly made buttercream icing.  Yum.  Despite the thickness, this mask is remarkably easy to distribute through the hair - it has plenty of slip, and I needed a much smaller dab than I expected to saturate my thick hair with product.  The scent is described as pamplemousse and cassis, but in reality, it doesn't really smell all that strongly - slightly fruity and very creamy, but very subtle.

After fifteen minutes in the hair, the mask rinses cleanly away and leaves the hair feeling incredibly silky and smooth.  It definitely lives up to its promise of being a lightweight product - despite applying quite close to my roots, my hair still felt light and bouncy, which I found quite surprising for something so rich and thick.  I'd definitely recommend this if you've got hair that's a little bit frazzled, and want to avoid the oil-slick action you can sometimes get with intensive conditioning masks.

Gielly Green Nourish hair mask is available from the Gielly Green website, where a 200ml pot will cost you £29.50.  Spendy, yes - but given the small amount needed to saturate the hair, and the size of the tub, it's likely that using this as a weekly treat will still give you a good couple of months use before it runs out.

Disclosure: PR sample

1 comment:

  1. This is absolutely one of my favourite hair masks.. my hair is always the better for a fifteen minute soak in that stuff!


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