With all these improvements, you can discover the joy of pampering your hair in each hair care stage! During shampooing, experience no more tangles with Essential’s rich, foamy lather that gently detangles hair while minimizing breakage. After drying your hair, feel ultra smoothness of your hair after it is strengthened from root to tip. Lastly, Hair falls into place naturally all day with each strand moistured even to the most damaged last 15cm of hair. Your precious hair ends, (last 15cm of hair), which is the oldest and most damaged can now be restored from dullness, tangles, spilt ends and frizz to become stunning and healthy again.
- Kao website
Once you open the cap, the most gorgeous smell wafts into the room. I want to emphasise how amazing this smells. You'll sniff this in a way people think you're high.
After shampooing, I towel dry my hair and then coat my hair with the mask with about the size of 2 table tennis balls, massage for about 5-10 minutes and wash away. It did say to avoid the scalp but it doesn't make a difference for me as my hair doesn't weigh down at all. If your hair easily produces oils or can be quite flat I would try and avoid the scalp. Other method is to use a shower cap after applying the mask so that the heat from your head makes it work faster. The longer you keep it in your hair the better the results.
It penetrates the hair core, key repair and nourishes damaged tissue bringing smooth results to hair. As it contains rose essence it gives the hair an extra layer of protection. My hair feels so soft afterwards and it becomes a lot more managable. I hardly find any knots in my hair after using this mask. The next morning the fragrance stays in my hair all day and keeps it silky smooth.
I'm a sucker for anything pink it's got a girly attraction. My eyes are just drawn to it. The pink tub looks a bit like a heart shape, girls must love <3 Only wish it had a different type of packaging, I can't stand the tub.
The texture of the mask is very thick and creamy. It's kind of like butter. This is best at conditioning my hair. My hair is definitely a lot less dry when I use it. My hair has restored some of it's shine. I'm still working on trying to get my hair to look healthier. I skip conditioner when I use this hair mask because it effectively conditions my hair. I'm very satisfied with this product. The biggest difference came with styling as my hair is a lot more managable than before. If you stick with this product you will notice that long term results it improves your hair and reduces split ends.
The scent is quite strong and the smell will linger on you for a long time. It'll make your pillow case smell really nice too~! It has a sweet taste; a touch of shea butter and a fruity rose fragrance.
Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Nuance Airy / Rich Premier
Which is better?
You may have wondered what the difference actually was. And in all honesty, I didn't find any significant difference in these hair masks. They are both equally superb masks. The smell and texture is the exact same and despite it states both give a different finish, due to thickness of my thick hair I find no apparent differences. Either one, you'll love it.
I liked Rich Premier more when my hair was dyed because it really reduced flyaways and it smoothed out the damaged ends. This was my HG hair mask. It turned my dry, straw-like hair to soft manageable locks.
Now I prefer Nuance Airy because I'm trying to achieve a more healthy look. Even though my hair is black now - I don't have to do root touch ups etc - I still use a lot of heat styling tools on my hair. The rose essence just gives my hair an extra layer of protection (but I do still keep using heat protectant spray).