Thursday, June 4, 2015

REVIEW: Hortaleza Professional Hair Spa Treatment

As a beauty product junkie *ehem*, I always drop by at every beauty store if I have the time. (I wish I have all the time in the world haha!) Two months ago, I had my hair dyed in this favorite salon of mine. I also had their keratin treatment and they advised me to go back to their salon every month so that I could keep my hair smooth--since dyeing your hair could make your hair rough and frizzy because of the chemical content hair dyes have, I know all you are aware of that lol-- and well, I could not afford to get my hair pampered that often so I head to the HBC store, the nearest one from my place, to find something which I could use for my diy hair treatment. Oh how I love DIYs, not just you get to learn beautifying yourself, but you could also save a lot!

Anyway, the HBC people (lol) told me that this Hortaleza Professional Hair Spa Treatment is best for color-treated, rebonded and straightened hair. They told me how effective this product is but of course I know better not to believe until I tested it myself. And I wasn't disappointed! Thanks to them I got the chance to try the magic of this tub! Hahah! And I wanna thank them as well for patiently answering my questions until I brought the product all the way to the cashier. They are very accommodating as ever.

Hortaleza Hair Spa Treatment is available in 20g sachets (less than PHP20 I think?), 250g tub (for PHP153) and 500g tub (which retails for PHP200-PHP300). Should I have known at first that HBC has the bigger tub, I would have bought it instead since I could save mor
e if that's the case. Well, talk about being practical. Heheh!

This treatment claims to "help revive damaged hair" and is "ideal for color-treated hair and hair that has undergone rebonding, straightening and relaxing treatments"

I only dyed my hair just once in my entire life and I can tell that it already has damaged every strands of it. Before I dyed my hair, I need not to apply conditioner every after shampoo but now, I feel like I have to, otherwise my hair would turn to a bird nest. Seriously. I also noticed that it has dried big time so I really had to use hair treatment every now and then. I also think that rebonding my hair for the second time would tame my hair once again (since I have that naturally straight hair) but my friends said that I have that "nice" hair already and that I don't need some rebonding. But I don't think that's the case because it doesn't feel like that anymore.

That's when I decided that I really had to go to salon. The problem was that time, I did  not have 2K for the treatment! Hahahahah! Probably, next time.

I still want to have my hair rebonded though it has returned to its normal look again. But I hate those flyaways and those straighteners, and curlers, and blowers, so straight hair is where I'll never get wrong. Hahah!

Application: I apply it as directed and only once a week. After shampooing my hair, I apply a generous amount of the formula into it with constant massaging for a better blood circulation. Oh, and did I forget to tell you that I'm also adding honey, coconut and olive oil to the formula in equal parts. It was not directed though, but in my case it so works! After at least 3 minutes, I fix my hair into a ponytale, secure it with a band and top it off with a shower cap for better nutrients absorption. After 30 minutes (or an hour), I rinse my hair and let it air dry!

Can you believe it? A 250g tub only retails for as low as PHP153! I think it would last me for up to a year! You can also buy it in every HBC store nationwide.

The manufacturing and expiration date are printed at the base of the tub. Obviously, it has a life shelf of at least 2 years which is great since I think it will be emptied by 2016. Another thing that I like about it is the complete information printed on every product because if you're like me, you're going to check out/read every little detail first before purchasing it. You might want to know that the product you are purchasing isn't expired yet or you'll end up feeling sorry. (Hahah! Kidding! I'm pretty sure the HBC people won't sell/do anything that would possibly tarnish the image of the company.)

The formula was not at all yellow-ish. I just had to add some honey onto it since just like what I've said, adding honey and oil works well for my hair.

Photo below was the actual color of the treatment. It's kind of gel-like in consistency and smells good for me. It also has a kind of plastic protector so as not to contaminate the contents easily.

What I like:
  • the affordability (PHP153 for 250g tub)
  • long-lasting
  • has glycerin known to be a good moisturizer both for hair and skin
  • has Vitamin E known to prevent further damage and promote hair growth
  • has Aloe Vera that promotes shine and moisture on hair
  • smells really good (even after two days, the smell still lingers in my hair! It's just so sad that I need to use it only once a week. I'm actually tempted to use it as my conditioner instead.)
  • its effectiveness (makes hair softer and smoother)
  • exclusively available in any HBC stores nationwide
What I don't like:

  • has parabens (lthough it's not yet clear whether parabens are unsafe or not, it would still be better if we get to be conscious enough as our health is what's at risk here)
How about you? Have you tried Hortaleza Professional Hair Spa Treatment? You can share it with me! Happy blogging! xx

Love, Hanna

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