Pureology • Antifade Complex ThickeningMasque • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is an awesome product that truly delivers. I literally only use just a pea-sized amount as more will make your hair very dry looking but still very full. You need to mix this with a good conditioner in your hand BEFORE applying, so if you're getting bad results with this product, you should try this method. This is not a conditioning product by itself.
I can go to bed with my hair wet and wake up with awesome body and soft hair. It looks like I just blow dried it or something upon waking. I mix it with Redken All-Soft conditioner in addition to some purple conditioner that also helps tone down my highlights. The combo works for me. I also wash with Infusium Full Body Shampoo before using this product. In CA humidity it holds up nicely the next day. I love this product and Purelogy did an excellent job in formulating it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I had really high hopes for this product. While I can tell that my hair feels thicker after using it, my hair also looks and feels really greasy. Even when I use just a tiny amount I get the same results.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a really fantastic product!!! Just remember to use a SMALL amount, which is about a pea size of it. Forget what you think about when you hear the word "mask!" Emulsify it on your fingertips, leave it on for a few minutes then use conditioner. Anything larger than a pea size will weigh your hair down because of the volcanic ash.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Another way to use this product (which works for both my daughter and myself; we both have somewhat oily scalps, and neither of us have real short hair): spread that pea-sized amount on fingers, then work into only the top of your head, into the scalp and out a couple inches. Then apply conditioner to the rest of the hair.
What it does (at least on our hair): stops oil from forming on scalp, or dries it up (have no idea which), so that you can go longer between shampoos, or be extremely athletic 10 hours straight and still have bouncy hair that night. At the same time it gives me a lot more volume on top of my head, more than any other product I've tried.
I can see it could be very drying for some types of hair though. I have to keep the product away from the hair ends or it makes it like straw.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I use this on some of my clients who have really thin hair, it's good for a quick fix and works best with short hair. After the treatment, your hair will feel kind of gritty due to the ash in this product, but after you style your hair you see noticeable difference. This is a great product if you need to use it occasionally to make your hair appear and feel super thick, but after one shampoo the results will fade.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Nice smell, great concept, and I like how it heats up. What I don't care for are the cones. Why do they feel the need to add two cones to this?
My hair: long, fine, thick, striaght & prone to oiliness. I applied this 1 inch from my scalp, down to the ends after using the volume shampoo. I let it sit for a few, rinsed, then applied the volume conditioner. The result? My bangs looked like they needed to be washed again (parts looked dirty & stringy). So, I washed them (not with Pureology), this time they looked fine. I tried applying the masque to my bangs again and then rinsed. After I blow-dried them again, they looked like they did after the first time I washed them & used the masque. Now that my hair is dry, it's completely lifeless, limp & stringy...all over except near my part (where I didn't apply the masque). So, I'm pretty sure the masque is the culprit. I may try it again, using dif. S&C, and only apply it from the neck down. If it's any better I'll update
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I use and like the Pureology Nanoworks Shampoo and Conditioner products. So I figured I would like this treatment as well. I bought an enormous tube of it on ebay (it was a great price) and tried it immediately. I followed the directions and used only a very small mount of the product. Well, it didn't do anything for my hair and my scalp broke out after using it. So I threw the tube away. I didn't dare give it to a friend in case it did the same thing to her. But I will continue to use the shampoo and conditioner.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been waiting to review this( I have been using this for over a year on and off). I am very picky about what I use on my hair and will spend $$$ if the product works. This is a very unusual product. The owner of the salon I go to says people either love or hate it, depending on their hair type. This has a similar effect on my hair as Aveda Pure Abundance Potion(but the Aveda is applied during styling). Both products include silica, so maybe that is why. Most volumizing sprays/gels/mousses actually weigh my hair down. My hair type: healthy, never been colored/chemically treated, but somewhat porous. I seem to have a lot of hair, but it is fine and very wavey, but quite flat on the top. This product usually works very well on me. I look as if I have almost 2x the hair if I use it in a certain way!
Here is how I got it to work for me after several tries. As someone said below, this is NOT a conditioner! I mix this w/ my Pureology volume condtioner at the same time and leave both in for several minutes before rinsing. If my hair is feeling dry or stripped from frequent washing, I load up on a heavier conditioner to mix w/ this. I only use a very SMALL amount(pea to nickel size; it's very concentrated!). I also start applying a couple of inches from my scalp and I go lightly on my ends. Since my ends always seem dry & more porous, they seem to absorb more of this and feel too coated. I rinse very thorougly. I can immediately feel the difference in my hair. If your hair is like mine, you may need a little leave-in condish on the last few inches of your hair. Blow-drying seems to really help increase the volume. If I use too much and not enough condish w/ it, I do get the straw-like feeling and tangled mess that others have noted. This can also happen if I use this on consecutive shampoo days. I think this takes a couple of shampoos to be fully removed. When I use it according to the specifications above, my hair has never looked thicker in my life. people have asked me what I did to my hair to make it look so full. I love that this does not make me hair greasy/dirty as so many other products do on my hair. It gives my hair a lot of "heft." The only other volumizing product that I find works well is the Aveda Potion. The Pureology mask is my favorite because the results last and does not give me as much as a dirty matte roughed-up appearance that some other texturizers do.
I can see why this would not work on all hair types. It does have a "restructurizing" effect on hair and your texture will probably feel very different. This works wonders on my hair if I'm careful to use it properly. Try a sample before you buy. I took off only 1 lippie just because of the tricky application and it probably isn't suitable for all hair types.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I was so excited to find this for a reasonable price on ebay; however, my excitement was short-lived. This product made my hair so disgustingly clumpy that I could barely get a comb through it right out of the shower. Not only that, it made my hair look dirty, greasy, and dull. Yes, it did supply some volume, but my hair felt "moldable" - like I could form it into shapes and it would almost stay! Gross! I'm so disappointed, I normally love all of Pureology's products. I will only use their shampoos and conditioners. Guess I need to keep looking for a decent volumizer...
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
You might as well dump a full ashtray on your head...maybe i used too much, maybe i didn't use enough conditioner, but after 20-30 minutes of trying to comb out my hair, which felt like straw...i jumped back in the shower and rewashed my hair. Only thing I liked about it was it has a nice fragrance.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm a Pureology fiend - I use the Nanoworks shampoo and conditioner, and use almost exclusively Pureology styling products. Unfortunately, this is the one Pureology product I wouldn't repurchase. It just didn't do enough for my hair to justify using it. It does give it a little bit of a "dirty" feeling that helps create volume, but it's not the kind of mindblowing volume that I'm after. I ended up tossing half the tube.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I received several samples from a hairdresser friend and fortunately she gave me explicit instructions. I can see how some users could have been disappointed with the results using the instructions provided by Pureology. I wet my hair throughly, applied the masque and waited the requisite amount of time (shaved my legs), then shampooed with Redken anti-snap and rinsed throughly. I applied a liberal amount of Redken anti snap conditioner and combed it through with a wide toothed detangling comb. The final step was a good dose of anti snap leave in treatment. I plopped my long, fine but thick hair into a towel for 15 minutes or more and Voila... I let my hair dry naturally and it was amazing.. Lots of volume, shine and my curl was even more defined.. I loved it.. The self heating part may be a little gimmicky but I enjoyed it. Will definitely purchase the larger size product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
NIGHTMARE!!!!!! I used this after shampoo and it made my hair so heavy, I couldn't get a comb through it. I sent my husband to the store to get me a clarifying shampoo (that I had to use 4 times) in order to get this product out of my hair. I guess when they say "thickening", they aren't kidding.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a wonderful product that truly works. However, these other ladies have stated that the product made their hair dry. I work in a salon using all pureology products. When the shampoo technicians use this masque on the clients, they ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS mix it with conditioner. That is what this product was intended for. If it is making your hair dry, I am almost 100% sure you did not mix it with the conditioner!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I bought this thinking it would condition my hair. WRONG! All it did was make my hair dry like straw. Sort of the opposite! It was truly horrible. I was so horrified I threw the whole, brand new, expensive tube in the trash...I wouldn't want anyone else to use this terrible product. I will never buy anything by Pureology again-this product destroyed my hair, it didn't improve it. My Kerastase and Terax products are putting me back on track.Stay far away from this, ladies-stick with Kerastase, Oscar Blandi, Terax, Phyto, Frederic Fekkai, anything but this.
PS-There is no mention anywhere of using this product with conditioner. THERE SHOULD BE! Even so, it is horrid.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
OK, this product is a little strange ... it does heat up, briefly, and it does make your hair feel weird as you're applying it. And while my hair does feel more straw-ish as I am styling it, I think this is a texture-thing which creates the thickening effect (hence the name). Neither I nor my boyfriend can believe the volume and texture my hair has after using it!
I have a lot of very fine blonde hair--a double-whammy if volume/thickness is your passion. While I have only used the sample packet twice now (a little goes a long way), my hair is CRAZY-thick with a surreal amount of volume compared to normal. The product doesn't seem to be drying my hair out, just changing its texture to something a little rougher/courser to create thickness that was never there before. The product also allows me to go my normal length of time between washings--does not seem to make hair any more dry or more oily than normal.
I plan to purchase more ASAP, and REALLY suggest all you fine/limp hair girls at least give this one a try. If you truly aren't amazed, I would think you could exchange this, since you'd have to buy it at a high-end salon anyway. Good luck!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Kinda cool how it heats up but don't let that impress you too much. Made my hair sort of dry! I though it was supposed to do the opposite?
Like rubbing wet ashes in your hair!