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We Try It: Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask

My hair goes through a lot of heat-styling, particularly during the work week. It is pretty healthy, but still, like with everyone else, heat styling does take a toll on my hair. I’ve always made it a point to deep condition my hair once a week because of this. Usually I like to use the deep conditioners that Garnier and Aussie have in their lines, but when I went to the store, they were all sold out and hadn’t yet been restocked. So I picked up Neutrogena’s Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask. It’s been around for a while, but I had never ever tried it. Well, there’s a first time for everything, right?



To start, let me just say that it smells absolutely wonderful. And a little bit goes a long way, since it’s a concentrated formula. You’re supposed to apply it to your hair after you’re done shampooing–I did it after using some clarifying shampoo–and leave it in for three to five minutes. The three active ingredients are olive, which is supposed to “penetrate the center” of the hair strand, meadowfoam seed, which “helps mosturize the middle,” and sweet almond, which apparently “wraps the surface.” Regardless of the claims, the stuff works. I’ll admit that right now I do need a trim, but after using this, my ends looked less ragged and my hair was less frizzy. It’s afforable, too–it only cost abut $7.00–and I found that it worked better than the Aussie deep conditioner that I have always sworn by.

So, on a scale of 1 to 5 unicorns, I would give it a 5. For not only its effectiveness, but for its affordability.

So have any of you Persephoneers tried this? If so, what did you think about it?

12 replies on “We Try It: Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask”

As a nutty environmentalist cruelty-free vegetarian, I have to chime in here and say that Neutrogena isn’t cruelty-free. I want to give some alternatives to Neutrogena. Here’s a link to some cruelty-free brands: On that list, I’ve personally tried Giovanni, Paul Mitchell, ShiKai and The Body Shop before they were bought by L’Oreal (I won’t purchase from them anymore; I know–I told you I’m a nut). I’ve heard good things about Jason and Nature’s Gate.

I have tea tree Giovanni in my shower now, and it’s pretty great–smells good and helps w/itchy scalp. They have several formulas, including a leave-in conditioner and a damaged-hair formula, and the price is comparable to Neutrogena. I get mine at ULTA w/a coupon (in the U.S.), but they might be at drugstores now–check for sales.

I’m going to have to try this now because I have to have put everything in my hair at least once – but you know what I’ve been doing for a long-ass time? Olive oil. Just olive oil. Put it in the microwave for a couple of seconds to warm it, rub it into your hair, and wrap it in a towel for about half an hour (my hair has serious problems, so this may be too long for some people), and it looks awesome after – all shiny and moisturized, and it helps with my winter dandruff too!

I completely agree with this! I’m sure there’s some actual science behind it, involving product build-up or something, but I find that even my mostest favouritest products stop working so well after a couple of months. I change it up and go back to them and they become awesome again!

Of course, it’s just possible that I’m using this as justification for owning a ridiculous number of hair products…

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