It’s for dry hair. It’s for heat-damaged hair. It’s for dull, frizzy, or bleach-impaired hair. EVOLVh’s UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque is an intensive treatment for hair that’ll rock your world.
Here’s the rundown:
- it’s for all hair types
- it provides deep conditioning to repair and strengthen hair
- it improves and protects color-treated hair
- the formulation is free of parabens, which are potentially problematic preservative agents commonly found in other beauty products
- this mask contains a high concentration of amino acids to strengthen and restore hair by improving its elasticity and resilience to breakage and splitting
- it’s free of silicones, which are frequently used in other hair products because they give a temporary appearance of smooth shine; but over time, even with regular shampooing, silicones can make once-healthy hair become dull and dry
- it is made in the USA
The UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque isn’t just another hair mask. It’s a lifesaver.
Dear God, Please Let Them Make This Mask Forever
Have you ever loved a beauty product so much that you shuddered at the thought of ever being without it? For me, the UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque is that. I’m tempted to horde every last bottle in existence à la Miranda Priestly and her white Hermès scarves in The Devil Wears Prada.
This mask saved my hair after I went through a frustrating—but common—hormonal shift. (Fellow moms, you’ll totally understand this. Non-moms, someone’s gotta explain to you why we look so haggard after having a baby.)
One of the perks of pregnancy other than, well, THE BABY, is the fertility-goddess hair. Pregnancy hair is the bee’s knees. All those pregnancy hormones create locks that are not only shiny and bouncy, but that also seem to grow faster and thicker than usual. But for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and in this case it usually hits a few months after the baby is born. At that point, a hormonal shift causes hair to look dull and limp, and even fall out at a startling rate. And that’s the exact moment when a hair mask like this can do wonders for a new mom struggling in the self-esteem department.
The very first time after using this mask, dullness and frizz vanished. My hair felt softer than it had in months. Not only was my hair shinier, but my natural color (a warm brown) looked undeniably more vibrant and rich.
Since using this mask for the first time, I’ve felt as if I conquered the challenges of new-mom hair. I’ve never found a hair mask, mainstream or natural, that delivered so completely on its promises.
For All Sorts of Hair
This natural hair mask works surprisingly well for a variety of hair types. Yes, I adore it for my fine, un-colored, straight hair, but I’ve witnessed its transformative powers on hair that couldn’t be more different than mine. My daughter’s hair is thick 3B ringlets. My mom’s hair is baby-fine and bleached. Both have benefitted from this mask.
The UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque has given all of us softness, shine, and strength that our hair didn’t have before. And for my daughter’s thick African-American hair, the manageability she’s gained is invaluable.
Inside the Ingredients
This mask is free of parabens, gluten, and silicone. But check out the goodness that it contains below!
Full ingredient list: water, pHytoBlend (a proprietary concentrated blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base), stearalkonium chloride, silk amino acids, glyceryl monostearate, palm oil, mango, lecithin, sunflower oil, soya, safflower oil, soy amino acids, vitamin C, wild pansy, sweet clover, apricot, watercress, nectarine, passion flower, citrus seed extract.
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When I attempt to sort out in my brain exactly why the UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque works so well, even better than other masks that make similar promises, it comes down to the amino acids present in the formulation. Sourced from silk and soy, the amino acids help to strengthen the hair shaft and improve its elasticity. It’s a natural and safe way to rebuild and revitalize hair.
Amino acids are, essentially, the building blocks of protein. One specific amino acid, tyrosine, helps hair to retain both natural pigment and any color treatment. So, virgin or dyed, hair color gets a natural boost with this mask.
There’s one last ingredient worth highlighting, which is sunflower oil. It not only moisturizes the hair and scalp, but it also promotes hair growth and provides UV protection. Which makes it yet another awesome ingredient in a hair mask!
Tips on Usage
First, wash hair and gently dry it with a towel. While hair is still damp, apply the UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque with a thin layer of saturation and comb through for even distribution. Top with a shower cap (the kind you can find at your local pharmacy will work just fine). Wait 15 minutes. Rinse.
If your hair is naturally fine with low-porosity like mine, you may need to shampoo again after using this mask. As I stated above, it’s an intensive mask and really gets the job done, so it may take this extra step to get hair ready for the world. On the other hand, if your hair is thick and drinks up product, leaving a bit in when doing your rinse may not be such a bad idea.
I use this mask about once every 10 days, although you may prefer to use it more.
Where to Purchase
You can find EVOLVh’s UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque (8.5 oz) for $48 at Credo Beauty, one of my favorite green beauty emporiums. Get it here.
This product is part of my popular guide to natural hair care.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
**Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.7