At the beginning of this month, I received the Richard Ward Keratin Rehab Conditioning Treatment* to test out. I had been toying with the idea of getting another hair mask for a while, so this arrived at the perfect time. It is a deep conditioning treatment enriched with keratin, hairs natural protein, which helps protect your hair and helps it to re-build it's natural fibres.
I had real high hopes for this, and at my first chance, I applied this to my hair after shampooing for the full half an hour. You can leave this treatment on from five minutes, to half an hour; I was really looking forward to having beautifully soft hair.
Unfortunately, I was really disappointed. I have fine, flat hair and leaving it on for this amount of time obviously really weighed my hair down, as well as making it feel really thick, and greasy - because of my hair type, I took extra care to ensure that all the product was washed out, but it must have left behind a very moisturising residue. On drying my hair, my hair actually felt worse than when I first started, it felt dry and matted.
I tried this mask again for a shorter time of five minutes recently, and the same thing happened again minus the greasy feeling. My hair felt so dry and I can't understand why or how it happened. I was so looking forward to trying it seeing as it is a product by a top hairdresser; looking after the locks of Kate Middleton would be enough to make me buy anything he had to offer! Unfortunately, I just don't think this mask is for me but there are lots of other things in the collection that might be more for my hair type! I'm currently eyeing up the Keratin Volume Shampoo and Conditioner.
The Richard Ward Chelsea Collection is exclusively available at Waitrose, and this particular mask is £5.99. If you want think that this is suitable for your hair type and want to try it, or anything else from this collection, the Richard Ward range is currently on a 3 for 2 promotion! (On a positive note, I really love the little illustrations on the packaging!)
Have you tried any of the Richard Ward products? What hair masks would you recommend?
*PR Sample. This product was sent to me for review.