I haven’t talked about it much, but my hair is a hot mess of damage. I’ve been looking for a rejuvenating hair treatment since the summer and I finally found the hot ticket: the Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Coconut and Fig Mask.
My Hair Troubles
A little bit of hair background first. I had a Brazilian blowout in July, thinking it would help tame some frizz but let me keep my natural wavy hair. Unfortunately my strands had an adverse reaction to the chemicals, and my hair started breaking off. It is slowly growing back, but my hair is still very brittle and feels rough. Especially the top layer.
In an effort to distract myself from my sad brittle hair, I curled it. All the heat styling probably wreaked more havoc on my hair, but at least the curls disguised the icky ends. I recently invested in some gorgeous hair extensions to be able to have long hair while my natural hair grows out, but the top layer of breakage is still very much visible.
About The Coco & Eve Hair Mask
After trying various methods (less heat styling, some masks, oils, dusting) I finally heard of the Coco & Eve hair mask. It contains raw virgin coconut, fig, shea butter, linseed and Argan oil, and claims to rejuvenate and revive parched hair, damaged by styling, heat, dyes and the environment. DING DING! That’s my hair in a nutshell. I gave it a whirl to see if it could help minimize my damage.
Before and After The Hair Mask
After showering and shampooing, I slathered on this delicious-smelling mask, concentrating most of it on my ends and top layer of hair. A little went a long way – I probably only used about 1/4 cup of product. Since I have tape-in hair extensions I don’t like to get oils or masks too close to my roots because the extensions could slide.
The mask comes with a free and cute little de-tangling brush, which I used to distribute the product to my ends with minimal breakage. I let the product marinate for about 25 minutes while I did other things around the house. Okay let’s be real – I caught up on an episode of This Is Us.
After washing out the mask I noticed that it didn’t weigh my hair down like other masks have. You know that oily feeling by your scalp? I had none of that. I blow dried it and found a surprising amount of volume, shine, and bouncyness to my hair – in both my natural hair and extensions
My Thoughts on the Coco & Eve Hair Mask
The before and after photos pretty much say it all. Look how much smoother and bouncier my hair looks! My color even looks richer. I plan to use this mask 2 times a week to rehabilitate my hair and keep my extensions looking beautiful.
Would I recommend the Coco & Eve hair mask? Absolutely. It helps that the product is 100% vegan and cruelty free, and contains no icky ingredients (i.e no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or gluten). And Coco & Eve is officially PETA approved! You probably already know this, but sulfates cause skin irritation, strip hair of naturally occurring oils and can cause hair loss. Parabens are harmful chemical preservatives that go into many conditioners that have carcinogenic effects. And Phthalates are plastic gelling agents used to enhance fragrances which can cause skin irritation. So I try to stay away from those.
As a final little tidbit, I’ll tell you a secret. Coco & Eve leaves a secret hidden message at the bottom of the jar that contains discount code for your next order. I definitely plan on finishing mine! I hope my discount code says something like “you are now a hair goddess” haha. So clever!
This hair mask post is sponsored by Coco & Eve. As always, all opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting the brands that support Glass of Glam.
p.s. – If you like masks, check out my review on this amazing pink clay face mask!