Briogeo's Don't Despair Repair Mask Gave Me Silky-Soft Hair

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask

Incredible scent

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ishonest No.401 - Dark Circles

No.401 - Dark Circles

Suits most hair types (including curly, coily, and coarse)

Sulfate- and silicone-free

Contains rosehip and almond oil plus B vitamins

High price point for a hair treatment

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May be too rich for ultra-fine hair types

Cult products often fall short of my expectations, but the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask isn’t one of them. As someone with fine hair, I can attest to the fact it nourishes and adds shine without weighing the hair down. Overall, it’s a really beautiful product that does what it promises.

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask

We put the Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.

As someone with hair that’s on the thinner side, finding an ultra-nourishing but still lightweight hair mask is not a simple task. But frequent swimming, heat styling, and more than six months without a trim (thank you, Sydney lockdown) have meant that my strands aren’t exactly in the best shape.

ishonest No.501 - Frizzy Hair

No.501 - Frizzy Hair

With some serious need for a nourishing boost, I called in reinforcements by way of the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask. While relatively new (the brand launched in 2013), Briogeo is making huge waves in the industry, loved for its clean but effective formulations that cater to all different hair types. The mask specifically is somewhat of an iconic product, so my expectations were pretty high.

Best for: All hair types, especially dry and damaged.

Uses: As a weekly deep conditioning hair treatment.

Hero ingredients: Rosehip oil, algae extract, and B vitamins

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Price: $38 for 8 oz.

About the brand: Briogeo is a haircare brand founded in 2013 by Nancy Twine, who created the products based on nourishing DIY recipes she learned from her grandmother. Now, Briogeo is one of Sephora’s leading haircare brands, and its Don’t Despair, Repair Mask is a fan favorite.

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