I bought the ikoo Deep Caring Hair Mask Hydrate & Shine through Amazon* after being intrigued with this German brand that very much sounded like Korean.
1. Product description
They say this mask is suitable for all hair types, since hydration and shine is something everyone needs. I found it good for my dry hair and ends.
Key ingredients are camellia oil, macadamia oil and honey extract. They nourish the hair and give silky and shiny result.
AQUA, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, OLETH-5, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM ACETATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-11, PHENOXYETHANOL, HYDROGENATED MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, PARFUM, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, OLUS OIL, CITRIC ACID, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, GLYCINE, GLYCERIN, HONEY EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SORBIC ACID, PROPOLIS EXTRACT, SORBITOL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA WATER, SODIUM BENZOATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FLOWER EXTRACT, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, ROSA GALLICA FLOWER EXTRACT, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL, ALCOHOL DENAT, TUSSILAGO FARFARA FLOWER EXTRACT, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT, CINCHONA SUCCIRUBRA BARK EXTRACT, GARDENIA TAITENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT, DISODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, SODIUM SULFATE, CI 19140, CI 42051
The mask color is light green, and the scent is amazingly floral. It is not overpowering, it’s just right. And when I use it I feel like I’m in a spa, pampering myself. So I always feel good after using this mask. The scent does not stay on the hair though (like is the case for instance with Kerastase). It soon fades out after you leave the bathroom. But I am fine with it.
The structure is amazing, silky and creamy.
Application 1-2 times weekly.
First I apply my shampoo (Alverde Sensitive). And then I apply the mask. I use it for 5-10 minutes. And then wash out with water.
You only need a little amount to cover the whole hair, so it lasts you a very long time. I use the amount of about the size of 1 chestnut for my mid-bob length hair. And this is more than enough for the effect.
- No animal cruelty (PETA approved).
- No microplastic
- Aimed at empowering women.
I think they have a really good story. They are sort of a niche startup brand from Germany but available around the world. So quality should be high. Not too big, looks like managing sustainable growth. I see some good values in them so I am continuing to follow them and will try out more products in the future and write if I like any.
In the same “infusions range”, in addition to the ikoo Deep Caring Hair Mask Hydrate & Shine there is also:
It cost me €10.95, and it was cheaper on Amazon than on their website.
It also seemed like a better deal than the ikoo Thermal wrap mask Hydrate and Shine, because you get much more uses and higher quantity of the product. But I assume the wraps are more effective since the heat helps the product penetrate deeper in your hair. So your call 🙂
2. Packaging & size
The ikoo Deep Caring Hair Mask Hydrate & Shine comes in 200 ml. It’s from the ikoo Infusions range of hair masks, and not the thermal wrap one.
The box is paper, and inside it’s in a plastic container, white bottom and green top. In my opinion it is a bit bulky for the amount of product you get in. Thus it is not fitting to keep in my shower, I keep it in the room and take when I need to use. Usually you see 400-500 ml masks in this size of container. But that’s less important, more important is the result. Just wanted you to have a better feeling if you have a small bathroom as well. I would also suggest just tranfering it in a different container, possibly a longer and one with a pump. Will be easier to use that way as well to not contaminate the rest of the product with wet hands.
The box is of nice floral design, including the inside. It has camelia flower and bees. That is something I was really impressed with. It tells you what you can expect from the mask, and indeed the nice floral scent is showing up while you use it.
3. Opinion on ikoo Deep Caring Hair Mask Hydrate & Shine
I must say this mask did not give crazy results when I used it for the first time. And I assume it is because my hair was really dry from having highlights all the time, and repeated over same hair. But, after I started using it every week (I didn’t change my shampoo, my other shower routine stayed the same) I noticed that my hair was less frizzy after washing and I didn’t need the extra oils to calm it down. It did work from the inside.
Since you really need a small amount of mask it lasts a long time, so in that case it’s well worth the price. And I got much better results than any cheaper mask. I would say it can definitely compete with the big brands over price&value ratio. It’s a middle range and worth of a slightly higher price than usual drugstore brands.
Also I loved the shine. Somehow my highlights nicely glow in the light, especially in the sun. And I connect it to this mask because nothing else changed in my hair care routine. So this is very much true, it hydrates and gives you shine just like it says on the packaging & in the name.
I would give this hair mask **** stars. Just because I have seen other masks that do provide a more instant result, but I stopped using those products because of harsh chemicals. I’m trying to use products (lavera, Alverde etc) that have all high marks for ingredients showing no harm to the body and impact to the environment.
Also disclaimer: Not everyone’s hair reacts the same to treatments. So you’ll just have to be trying until you find the right one. And you can start with this one. 🙂
You can find out more information about the price locally and buy it HERE.
There is also Thermal Wrap available, which I haven’t tried yet but might be a good option as well if you want an even more intense heat treatment or if you just want to try 1 out before getting the full mask. See here for the Ikoo Hydrate & Shine Thermal Wrap mask
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