December 14, 2012
The search for my HG hair products – nuNAAT
I think the search for holy grail products is a journey every girl goes on, whether it’s skincare, beauty, or hair related. For me, the search for my HG hair products has been the most difficult – of the many products I’ve tried, only a few are even worth mentioning, hence my search continues.
I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to try out a line of hair products from nuNAAT, and based on my thinning, damaged hair, I chose the NAAT Treatment Repair Care with Açai Berry and Keratin line.
From left: hair mask, shampoo, leave-in treatment, and conditioner
This line claims to reverse the affects of age and combat hair loss, thanks to its potent ingredients:
- Acai berry
- Vitamins A, B1, C, and E
- Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein
All 4 products have the same scent, which reminds me of a berry yogurt protein smoothie
, and it’s very light. I can see people liking this light scent, but I’m personally not a fan. However, scent is the last of my concern when it comes to my search
At first I didn’t notice anything special about it, but then I started to see less hair fallout when I shampooed. While I do notice some buildup with this, it’s nothing that a weekly clarifying shampoo can’t solve. However, after using it for almost 2 months, I still ended up switching shampoos, only because my hair tends to “get used to” shampoos after a while.
Price: $7.91 on Amazon
I’m not a fan of conditioners in general because they’re never rich enough for my damaged hair. However, to test out this line, I actually only used this after shampooing, and I was pleasantly surprised by its moisturizing abilities. It doesn’t give my hair that smooth & slick feeling in the shower, but I do notice it after my hair dries.
Price: $8.31 on Amazon
Intensive Hair Mask
Now we’re talking. At first I was disappointed in how thin this mask felt - it’s very yogurt like
– not thick or creamy. However, after using this, I definitely noticed that my hair was softer and more moisturized. I’ve actually been using this in place of the conditioner every timer I shower now, and my damaged hair is loving it!
looks and feels like blueberry yogurt!
Price: $5.90 on Amazon
This has a richer consistency compared to the hair mask, but nothing too heavy that’d weigh down your hair. Unfortunately I didn’t notice any significant improvements in my hair after using this, as it’s rather comparable to other leave-in treatments I’ve used. On top of its mediocrity, the packaging for this product was just awful. It’s extremely difficult to squeeze out, and I actually ended up squeezing so hard that the side of the bottle cracked:
Proof of poor product design
In the history of products, I don’t think I’ve ever had this happen to me before
So now I have to screw open the cap every time I use it, which ironically is much more convenient. That’s no good
Price: $9.47 on Amazon
I’m definitely repurchasing the hair mask once I finish it, not to use as a hair mask, but as a conditioner. $5.90 for 17.6 oz worth of product is such a steal, and I wouldn’t feel bad about using it every time I might repurchase the shampoo because I do like how my hair reacts to it, but it’s definitely no HG product.
As for the conditioner and leave-in, I’ll pass on those. For the price, I think there are definitely better products out there.
Hope you all enjoyed this series, I’ll be posting more hair product reviews in the future! Oh and congratulations to Cat for winning the Marshall’s giftcard giveaway!