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Fanola Nutri Care Mask review

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Fanola does a hair mask, you say? Like me, you may have thought that Fanola, usually known for its no-yellow shampoo (turns yellow hair platinum – review for that coming soon), didn’t have much of a haircare range outside of its shampoos. I’ve been using their sulphate-free shampoo for a while now but I’d not heard of the nutricare hair mask so thought I’d give it a whirl when it was on offer.

Before I say anything else at all, I need to wax lyrical about the gorgeous smell of this hair mask! It reminds me of the milk sweets my mother used to eat (and we used to flash puppy eyes for), but without the sickly sweet part of that smell.

What the brand says

“Nutricare Restructuring Mask carries out a nourishing and detangling action, making hair particularly soft and easy to comb. Enriched with Milk Proteins, Casein and Whey Proteins, Nutricare mask is concentrated and works hard at restructuring your hair to bring it back to health and shine with a rich milk fragrance.”
A photograph of the reverse side of a tub of fanola nutricare hair mask with hosta leaves in the background
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Cost & Packaging

I managed to buy a 1500ml tub of the Fanola mask from Amazon, which cost £9.94 (free Prime delivery). As I always say, prices do jump around a bit so always check on Amazon for the most up-to-date cost. When it arrived, I couldn’t believe just how big the tubs was! I went straight online to see if it was fake as I know that this sells for over $50 in Australia (equivalent to around £29) but I couldn’t find any discrepancy to prove it wasn’t authentic so I thought, “the proof will be in the pudding” and popped it in the bathroom for my shower later that day.

The tub is quite heavy despite it being plastic and it has a secure screw-top lid. The ingredients are clearly listed on the back in several languages but the back of the bottle doesn’t indicate whether it can be recycled which is a bit crap.

Because the tub is quite large and heavy, I decanted some into a smaller jar as knowing me, I’d drop the whole lot in the shower and slip to my death!

A photograph of a middle-aged woman combing fanola hair mask through her hair. The photograph is taken from the back and is laid over a background of hosta leaves.
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Application

The top of the tub is very wide, so you can use your fingers to scoop out the mask, which I found useful for my butterfingers. The consistency is a cross between a gel and thick yoghurt, which means you can spread the mask around without it dripping all over the place.

My usual application method for a mask is to section my hair then apply to each section separately from root to tip. Since I currently have an L.A. Weave, I didn’t apply this to any roots near the tracks to avoid any weave slippage.

Once I applied the Fanola hair mask all over my hair, I clipped it up and left for about 5 minutes while I attended to my other bits and pieces. When I rinse a hair mask out, that’s when I can usually gauge how good the effects will be, and this mask didn’t hold back – my hair felt amazing! I have bleached natural hair and platinum Russian weave hair, which both end up being dry and frizzy a few days after washing, so this mask was the perfect remedy.

A photograph of a middle-aged woman combing canola hair mask through her hair. The photograph is taken from the back and is laid over a background of hosta leaves.
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Application

The top of the tub is very wide, so you can use your fingers to scoop out the mask, which I found useful for my butterfingers. The consistency is a cross between a gel and thick yoghurt, which means you can spread the mask around without it dripping all over the place.

My usual application method for a mask is to section my hair then apply to each section separately from root to tip. Since I currently have an L.A. Weave, I didn’t apply this to any roots near the tracks to avoid any weave slippage.

Once I applied the Fanola hair mask all over my hair, I clipped it up and left for about 5 minutes while I attended to my other bits and pieces. When I rinse a hair mask out, that’s when I can usually gauge how good the effects will be, and this mask didn’t hold back – my hair felt amazing! I have bleached natural hair and platinum Russian weave hair, which both end up being dry and frizzy a few days after washing, so this mask was the perfect remedy.

Results

Both my real hair and my weave felt amazing and silky to the touch after using the mask. I’m really pleased I found something so good for such a low price. My hair was definitely less frizzy at the ends and looked super-shiny after I used the straighteners on it (not always the case with other conditioners I’ve used).

The fact that the Fanola hair mask smells so nice is the icing on the cake. I’ll definitely be buying this beauty again, although with the size of the tub I won’t need to purchase again any time soon.

How did Fanola Hair Mask do?

  • Effectiveness 100% 100%
  • Environmental impact 25% 25%
  • Long-lasting 90% 90%
  • Price 99% 99%
  • Smell 99% 99%

The hair mask lost a few points for not using recyclable packaging but it scored highly for everything else and is cruelty-free. I wish companies would make better environmental decisions when making hair and beauty products!

Video review of Fanola Hair Mask

YouTube video coming soon!
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I’m working on a YouTube video review for this product. When it’s ready, you’ll find it here. In the meantime, scroll down the page to read the ingredients list.

Fanola Nutricare Restructuring Hair Mask ingredients list

Aqua (water), cetearyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, dipalmitoylethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfate, parfum (fragrance), dipropylene glycol, triethylene glycol, triethylene glycol, benzyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, PEG-5 cocomonium methosulfate, methylchloroisothiazolinone methylisothiazolinone,magnesium nitrate, magnesium chloride, sodium glutamate, hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate.

Manufacturer: Fanola. Manufacturer directions: After shampooing, dab dry excess water and apply evenly from hair roots to ends. Leave for 5 minutes and rinse off.

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