After years of haircare monogamy, I’ve been having all kinds of new relationships with haircare products, and my hair is thanking me for it!
Be Gentle. Be Kind.
When Sebastian discontinued the shampoo I used for years, I tried a new shampoo based on a glowing review from another blogger I follow. Briogeo. Be Gentle. Be Kind. (my review here) I’ve been using Be Gentle. Be Kind. Shampoo for about 10 months now, and I’ve just started my second bottle. I can truthfully report that I adore this shampoo, and I no longer need Sebastian to finish reformulating my former shampoo. Briogeo is sulfate-free, but it cleans my hair so well, I’d never know it was safe for color-treated hair. Seriously. It’s priced at $19.00.
Don’t Despair. Repair!
Since I like Briogeo Be Gentle. Be Kind. shampoo so much, I was happy to have an opportunity to try the hair mask, Don’t Despair. Repair! I just love the names of the Briogeo products. They are so witty!
The holidays are just a few weeks away, and I’m eager to make sure my hair is in good shape. I’m adding more products to my usually spartan routine of shampoo and conditioner. But I’m impatient sometimes, and one of the things that I love about Briogeo. Don’t Despair. Repair! is that you can apply it to your hair in the shower for about 3-5 minutes and get a much deeper conditioning than using a regular conditioner. When your hair is more stressed out, you can apply it, put on a shower cap or wrap your hair in plastic wrap and, if you can, sit under a drier or use a hand held hair dryer for about 10 minutes for even deeper conditioning.
Don’t Despair. Repair! comes in a clear plastic tub with cheery, modern designs. Just stick a couple of fingers in and scoop out as much as you think you need.
I have thick, coarse hair, but I only need a small blob to coat my color-treated hair. I also like the fact that the mask isn’t as thick and difficult to apply as some deep-conditioners can be. I do the 10 minute treatment when my hair needs more attention, like at the end of the summer. I’ll also do the 10 minute under-the-heat treatment right before the holidays. Once a week, I use Don’t Despair. Repair! for 3 minutes instead of my regular conditioner to get the extra benefits of the mask.
The mask works by increasing the hair’s elasticity as well as its moisture level.
I love the results I get. The packaging says that it “intensely repairs and nourishes weak hair”, and I can attest to that! My hair feels super silky, and it’s more manageable. I have no split ends. My thick hair feels lighter, and it looks smoother. And Briogeo. Don’t Despair. Repair. doesn’t weigh my hair down like other deep conditioners have in the past.
Don’t Despair. Repair! is safe for all hair types, and it’s particularly helpful to those with dry, damaged or chemically-treated hair due to processing, weather or heat-based styling tools. I think that means just about all of us!
The mask comes in a 5.25 fl. oz/155 ml plastic tub so it’s perfect to leave in the shower or tub. It contains 95% natural ingredients (which is amazing in a haircare product!) like rosehips, avocado, sweet almond oil, and argan oil. It does NOT contain parabens, silicones, mineral oil, artificial fragrances, or phthalates. It’s both cruelty-free and gluten-free. It’s made in the U.S., and the price is $26.00.
I love this product, and I love the brand. I strongly recommend both the Be Gentle. Be Kind. shampoo and the deep-conditioning mask, Don’t Despair. Repair! Learn more about Briogeo and the other haircare products they make at their website. If you’d like to try them, I’d be happy if you’d help support the blog by ordering either product through the ad below or through the ads on my homepage.
Briogeo. Don’t Despair. Repair! Giveaway
But I’m happy to have the opportunity to run a GIVEAWAY of a tub of Don’t Despair. Repair! to one lucky winner to help get your hair in great shape for the holidays!
Giveaway Rules: PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY!
This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents, age 18+, where permitted by law, open to all US NSDB readers even if you have won in the past.
Please leave a comment on the blog about why you’d like to win Briogeo. Don’t Despair. Repair! deep conditioning mask. The comment is mandatory. If you don’t comment, you will be disqualified. I do check! When you leave a comment, no duplicates please, ie don’t just copy what someone else wrote. 😉
One entry per household, please.
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To recap, this giveaway is open to US residents age 18 or older. Void in states where prohibited. The winner will be selected by a random drawing via the Rafflecopter widget (that’s why you want to make sure you enter via the widget!), and the winner will be notified by me via e-mail. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not a new winner will be selected. The winner will provide me with her/his mailing address, and Briogeo Hair will mail your prize to you as soon as possible. Briogeo and I are not responsible for loss or damage in shipping. In other words, if it’s lost or damaged in shipping, we will be sad, but there is no replacement.
The giveaway runs for two weeks: from Monday, November 3 at 12:00am to 12:00am Tuesday, November 17.
Thanks for entering, and don’t forget to tell your friends who might be interested!!