Review: HASK Chia Seed Oil Volumizing Collection

Hey hey, I’m back with another review for my favorite shampoo brand! I’ll start with a quick refresher, since it’s been a while since I last reviewed anything from HASK. HASK shampoos and conditioners are free of sulfates, parabens, drying alcohols, and phthalates (lol how do you pronounce that?) – all things that aren’t necessarily the greatest for your hair. HASK’s hair care products have SO many different benefits, ranging from curl care to color protection and moisturizing – all made with exotic ingredients and oils. They’re pretty great, and I’ve continuously been impressed with how soft and clean my hair feels after using any of the varieties. So soft.

Whew, now that that schpeal is over, on to my review! I’ve been able to try out a few different varieties from HASK, and while I really don’t have complaints about any of them, I use a volumizing shampoo on a daily basis….so I was super excited to get the opportunity to try a Volumizing duo from HASK! I’ve noticed with other sulfate-free shampoos that they don’t seem to do quite as good a job at lathering up, leaving my hair feeling a little less clean than with other shampoos, but for whatever reason I have yet to run into this problem with any of the HASK products I’ve tried. It’s probably the natural oils/nuts and such 🙂

The volumizing effect comes from Chia Seeds that are fortified with proteins, antioxidants, calcium and nutrients like omega-3s to boost shine, increase volume and lock-in moisture without weighing hair down. Sounds like magic, right? It acccctually might be. I can say with confidence that my hair has been feeling a bit bouncier over the past few weeks, and there’s definitely a difference from my normal dry, winter hair. Not to mention all of the traveling we’ve been doing. I’m pretty sure my entire body is drier than normal this winter. Darn airplanes.

So much volume! Well, more than usual anyway.

Yay clean hair 😀 Also – I definitely wasn’t exaggerating when I said HASK has shampoo for basically any of your hair needs. You can see all of the varieties on their website, and can find them at Target, Ulta, and even some on Amazon (if you’re like me and avoid going to stores as much as possible. Plus we have Prime so…) (Except also it’s totally worth being able to smell before you buy, because they all smell SO good.) Thanks again for the samples, HASK!

Have you tried any of HASK’s hair products? Any favorites? Let me know!

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 Mint Almond Oil Hair Products

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!

After the resounding success of the Macadamia Oil hair care set I received from HASK a few months ago, I was excited to receive another set for review last week – this time a thickening formula instead of moisturizing. Not gonna lie, I kind of feel bad for Joe – I’m taking up much more shower caddy real estate than he is with my wide variety of shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, face washes, etc. Oh well – I’m a girl so that’s allowed, right? 😛

Thanks, HASK!
Thanks, HASK!

While I don’t think anything will ever beat the amazing smell (reminiscent of cookies) that the Macadamia Oil shampoo and conditioner brought to the table, I do love the smell of mint in the morning – it wakes me up! Well, kind of. I still need a can (or two) of Diet Pepsi before I’m fully functional:)

Anyway, I’ve been using this shampoo for about 8 days now, and I’ve definitely noticed a difference – especially when I actually remember to use the root thickening spray before drying my hair (remember, not fully awake until after that Pepsi!) The shampoo gets super sudsy, and the conditioner doesn’t weigh down my hair – both key elements to a good thickening/volumizing shampoo in my book – especially since my hair is very fine. I’ve noticed that my hair does look more voluminous and feels a bit thicker after using the trifecta of hair products – but not in a bad way, I haaaate when my hair looks too puffy.

 

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selfie time- not sure why they look blurry 🙁

There’s really nothing to dislike about this hair care set – it smells good, makes my hair feel a bit thicker (though I suppose if you already have thick hair that’s not the most useful thing,) and it’s sulfate/paraben free, which I know is important for those of you that are doing the all-natural thangggg.

Well actually, there is one thing….the damn Papyrus used all over the bottle! Why!?!? I think I mentioned this in my other review too, but if I saw any of these HASK products on the shelf, I would pass right by them simply because of the font choice…no matter how great the product inside the bottle is. Goodness gracious.

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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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