I found this product to be a complete waste of money. It isn't thick or nourishing, which is what I expect from a product that calls itself a mask. It does nothing to help detangle my hair, add gloss, or repair any damage. It does, however, leave a slight residue that weighs my hair down and smells terrible until my next shower. Seriously -- that is some powerful fragrance they put in there, and to my nose, it smells cheap and overwhelming.
0 stars, will not buy again.
My hair has become very dry and easily tangled after Clairol's Nice & Easy Foam hair dye completely fried my hair last year. As a result, I've been using all sorts of hair masks / treatments has conditioner every day for the past 12 months, and this Total Repair mask is one of the products I tried.
Effectiveness -- Not much. The consistency was very thin and even my Wella conditioner felt way more nourishing than this. I honestly can't tell the difference between this 'mask' and any other light conditioner. Perhaps it's because my hair was really too dry / damaged for this to be effective, but all the other products I tried (Pantene treatment, Moroccan Oil, Trichovedic, Opal One Minute Treatment) all worked, so this would be ineffective compared to those products.
Price -- Quite cheap (which was the reason I bought it). I think I paid about $8 in Priceline so at least that's a small price for trying out this product.
Packaging -- As with most hair treatments / masks, it comes in a pot with a screw on lid which I find so stupid. Water keeps getting in, hence contaminating the product, and it's so troublesome trying to screw the lid back on when you have product in your hands.
Conclusion: This product is relatively cheap, but I wouldn't call it a 'mask' when it feels even less conditioning than a normal hair conditioner. I think if you don't have dry / damaged hair, this would work, but then if you have healthy hair, why would you need a 'total repair' mask?
well I'm here to review the Total Repair 5 conditioner because I can't find the review...I guess I'll just write one here!
This is by-far one of the best conditioners I have ever used. It is light and creamy and doesn't weigh my hair down but truly moisturizes my super dry damaged ends.
It smooths out my hair, detangles, adds shine, and provides moisture for my damaged ends! It does perform in the way it is marketed.
I totally love this and I was not expecting this to be amazing, I knew the total repair 5 line would be right for me because I tried the detangling spray and it made my hair look awesome.
The smell is fragrant and fresh! I LOVE THIS LINE.
If you suffer from dry damaged coarse hair, this is for you!
This is an excellent conditioning treatment. It wouldn't be suitable for hair that gets weighed down easily, or isn't damaged, chemically/color treated, or otherwise broken. Although it's meant as a treatment, I used it every other time I washed as a conditioner, because my hair has gone through some serious damage.
The formula is thick, and coats your hair nicely. The scent is wonderful also.
One thing that I didn't like so much was the container. I see that they want to differentiate this as a 'treatment' and different from their regular conditioner - but opening the jar in the shower was sometimes difficult, as well as closing it. I was also worried that water would get into the product from the shower. Another issue was also getting the product out of the jar - it seemed like i wasted a lot of product by scooping it up in my hands because it would get in between my fingers and go under my nails (mind you, I had quite long nails at the time). However, the packaging issues are not enough to undermine the actual product. With constant use, I believe I am still on my first package of this, but I have stopped using it as frequently since I'm trying out diff products ATM.
This is marketed as a deep conditioner, but I use it on my fine hair as a conditioner everytime I wash my hair because its rich but doesn't weigh hair down. It detangles nicely and smells good. Of course it cannot compare to Kerastase or Bumble and bumble, but for its price range its the best one.