Hair Products Under 20 Dhs from Boots – Beauty on a budget – FAIL

Boots Ingredients Coconut & Almond intensive treatment mask and Leave-in conditioner

I got these in boots the other day. I actually went looking for the oglx weightless argan oil spray but ended up getting these as the argan oil was not available. These products were on a buy 1 get 1 offer , so I bought the hair mask and got the leave-in conditioner for free. Apart from the offer , both these products are under 20 Dhs!

Im a big believer in the fact that it doesn’t have to be ridiculously expensive to be effective so let’s put these products to test.

First thoughts :

  • The packaging isn’t too bad for a product under 20 and you also get a good amount of the product.

MASK:

Pros: 

  • The mask has a smooth texture and goes on smoothly.
  • Dries quickly so does hinder your work or drip down your face.
  • Makes the hair feels really soft after washing.
  • Smells good like coconut. I like coconut smelling products.

Cons:

  • While it does make the hair feel softer, it doesn’t do anything else.
  • Does not treat damaged dry hair as it claims to!
  • Can be used only as hair conditioner.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER:

Pros:

  • Calms down frizzy hair.

Cons:

  • The smell is awful and too strong.
  • It does not soften or treats the dry hair.
  • The calming effect of the hair is only  for a day and then its back to normal.
  • The smell is just awful.

What goes on your body,goes in your body. Is it safe ?:


  • Apart from the presence of artificial fragnances , it is a somewhat safe product.
  • Contains dimethicone , so its a silicon based product. Silicon only coats the hair and makes it appear smoother and softer. It does not treat the actual problem.
  • It also contains centronium Chloride which is added to make the product positively charged , so it can control static ie it de-frizzes your hair. This product is toxic to the human body on the long run according to reports.

Chemicals to avoid in cosmetics.pdf

Animal testing : No

Final thoughts: 

  • It’s a meh product. While it can work as a quick conditioner and repair product , on the long run it does not do much for your hair.
  • I like the hair mask more than the leave-in.
  • I do not like the fact that it contains chemicals which are toxic and can be potentially damaging to the body.

Overall Rating: 

  • Hair mask – 3/5
  • Leave in spray – 2/5

Would I buy these products again ?

Not really. I’d probably give the other ingredients a try sometime later but I don’t think these are worth the money. I prefer the oglx weightless oils more!

BEAUTY ON A BUDGET FINAL VERDICT : FAIL 


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