Don’t ask me why, but I was prepared to be underwhelmed by the Dove Self Warming Mask – I chucked it in my holiday wash bag as a last minute thought and didn’t really think I’d bother to use it. However, it’s something of a phenomenon and a very happy surprise. You pop on the sachet of conditioner post wash and then open up the capsule to add that over the top – the capsule contains the warming element (or, as Dove likes to call it, the Heat Activating Serum – god knows what’s in it). Sure enough, it does make your hair go very temporarily hot but its such a brief moment that I really can’t think that it’s the heat alone that makes the difference.
It only takes three minutes to do its work, and then you rinse off in the shower. One of my dislikes about hair masks is the amount of time it takes to rinse properly but I was under a mega-shower thanks to the hotel and it rinsed away without difficulty. I don’t know if it’s because I was in a soft water area, but my hair was incredibly soft – maybe even a bit too soft – it was a little bit flyaway after I’d dried it. By day 2, it had calmed down! The Dove Self Warming Mask also gave mega shine – quite amazing and a snip at £3.99 for a single go. It’s a brilliant thing to have in the beauty cupboard for days when glossy locks will make the difference to your day – shiny hair is always a confidence boost. Dove Self Warming Mask is sold out currently almost everywhere.. I haven’t managed to track it down (and it’s been going for nearly double the price on Ebay) so if you spot some, snap it up.
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