Review: HASK Charcoal Purifying Hair Care

Woop woop! HASK was generous enough to provide another set of hair care products for me to review! This time, a charcoal-based purifying set. I’ve been super interested in the charcoal trend (face masks, toothpastes, etc), and with summer coming up quickly (and the sunscreen, pool/lake water, and other outdoorsy things that go along with it…) it’s probably a good thing I’ll have a go-to product to make sure my hair is as happy as a clam 🙂

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I’ve used a couple of other clarifying products that dried out my hair and scalp, but after almost a week of using HASK’s purifying hair care set I’ve only noticed that my hair is shinier, less frizzy, and feels a bit less weighed down – all good things! It also doesn’t help that my hair is at that annoying length right now where it doesn’t want to behave, so anything that makes it look a bit better gets a thumbs up in my book 🙂 Sometimes a drastic, noticeable difference isn’t what you need for a product to do its job well!

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From HASK’s website: Whether you rely on dry shampoo to maintain your weekly blowouts or reach for sprays and gels regularly, overdoing it with product can create build-up that weighs your hair down and can seriously cramp your style. Charcoal, a hero ingredient derived from coconut shells in the Philippines, acts as a magnet and attracts and removes impurities – like product build-up – so you are left with hair that is full of body and shine.

While the charcoal line of products doesn’t have the delicious sugar cookie smell of the moisturizing macadamia line, or the refreshing ‘wake me up’ smell of the thickening almond oil line, it does have a pleasant light citrus scent. It isn’t too overpowering, and definitely plays into the purifying/clarifying aspect of the line – as it should!

This is how house thangsss make me feel. At least my hair is fresh and clean ;)
This is how house thangsss make me feel. At least my hair is fresh and clean 😉 Not that this picture really makes it look that way. I promise it is! The more I look at it actually, the stranger this picture looks. Oh well. Very accurate depiction of my right now.

I’ve seriously been beyond happy with every product HASK has sent me. They don’t test their products on animals, and are free of sulfates, parabens, drying alcohol and artificial colors. I’m not even really one to avoid those things, but I do feel better knowing what I’m using is thoughtfully made 🙂 My only gripe, which has been a gripe since I was first introduced to the HASK brand, is the use of Papyrus. But I suppose I can continue to look past that – plus I usually shower without contacts in, so I can’t see it anyway! Heh.

You can find this line, as well as all of HASK’s other lines on Ulta’s website for only $5.99 each! Doesn’t get better than that.

Have you used any of HASK’s products? What’s your favorite? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Disclaimer: I was sent these products from HASK, with no compensation other than the products to test and review. The following post consists of my honest thoughts & opinions about the product!

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Review: HASK Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Hair Care


Disclaimer: I was sent these products from HASK, with no compensation other than the products to test and review. The following post consists of my honest thoughts & opinions about the product!

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My hair is longer than it’s been in 9 years, and I’m not going to lie – I have no idea what to do with it 90% of the time. It just feels limp, frizzy, and on the either end of the dry/greasy spectrum depending on the day. Since I’m so used to having short hair, I have no idea what to do with it being this long (and typically pretty unruly,) so it usually ends up in a ponytail, bun, or more recently, a side braid (though not nearly as epic as Rapunzel’s sadly.)

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So, I jumped at the chance to review the HASK Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Hair Care Collection – anything to get this mop on my head under control!

I’ve been using the shampoo and conditioner for 6 days now, and although my hair still ends up in a ponytail most days from hot yoga/barre/flex classes, I’ve definitely noticed a change in how soft and smooth it makes my hair feel, without getting too oily or weighed down with product like so many oil-based hair products do (and trust me, Birchbox has sent me my fair share of hair masks/oils.)

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I took so many selfies.

Pros:

It smells SO good. Especially the shampoo. I feel like I’m baking cookies whenever I wash my hair!

Affordable ($6 each for the shampoo and conditioner.)

There’s also a deep conditioning hair mask and a hair oil to complete the macadamia oil circle of moisture. (I just made that phrase up. You know what I’m getting at though.)

No sulfates (which isn’t usually something I pay attention to, but it’s good regardless!)

The wording on the bottles is super approachable. “Apply generously, leaving on for 1-2 minutes, or as long as it takes to shave your legs!” <- things like that make me chuckle and appreciate the brand. Buuuuttt…..

Cons:

Papyrus. Why!? Why do so many companies still think using Papyrus as a font choice is a good idea?! You’re killin’ me, HASK. If I saw this brand on a shelf, I’d move right along simply because of the typeface :/ #graphicdesignerproblems ?

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WHYYYY!?

From HASK:

You know how macadamia nuts are super delicious but super-high in fat (and thus, calories)? Well, the very thing that makes them not-so-great for your waistline is what makes them oh-so-perfect for your hair: Essential fatty acids! Macadamia nuts are loaded with these things! That-plus the fact that they have the uncanny ability to mimic our scalps’ natural oils-is probably why Macadamia Oil has been a treasured beauty aid in Australia for generations.

Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.

Sooo, yeah! If you’ve been looking for an effective, affordable moisturizing shampoo, especially with the impending dry winter weather (it’ll get here eventually, I’m sure of it!) –  I can definitely recommend the HASK Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Hair Care collection…if only for the smell of the shampoo! 😀

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