Back on my ultimate hair mask quest this week, and I was scrolling through the Boots website a few weeks ago and came across this Umberto Giannini product. Now, I’ve never actually heard of this brand, probably because I haven’t ever really paid much attention to my hair, but it caught my eye because the reviews were pretty mixed. I really enjoy testing out products that split previous users down the middle, and this one had a pretty even number of reviews for both the good and the bad. One side said it smelt very chemically, didn’t really make a difference and the good reviews said it was amazing, smelt lovely and really improved their hair. So which is it? Well, I’ve been testing it for the past few weeks and I’ve got a few opinions of my own now.
Firstly, the packaging is stunning – I love the combination of the metallic rose gold with the typeface, and it feels really expensive. Retailing for £8.50, I was a little worried that it would be a waste of money, but given that you get 200ml of product, lovely packaging, a shower cap to use with the mask, and Boots currently have an offer of three Umberto Giannini products for £15.00, I think it’s actually an OK price.
I’ll put in a before and after comparison so you can see what it did to my hair, but I really do think the most obvious difference is in the way my hair feels and behaves after using this mask.
I have to say I really enjoy using this mask. The smell, unlike some of the reviews state, does not smell like nit treatment, but actually smells quite minty and refreshing. After using the mask under the included cap for about 5 minutes you can really smell the mint and it’s really quite lovely if you like a minty scent. If you’re not a fan of mint then I don’t think you’ll like this!
You can also tell straight away when you start rinsing that this mask does a great job of softening your hair. Any little knots that were left in my hair when I started just seemed to fall out which was quite amazing to me as my hair is always knotted somewhere! It’s actually such a nice feeling to not have any knots of any size in my hair, so I’ve really been enjoying this mask for that fact alone.
The other big plus with the Over Indulge Nourishing Hair Mask is that it doesn’t weigh my hair down, so whilst it’s really soft and a lot calmer, it’s not getting any greasier as the week goes on. I’m still able to only wash my hair twice a week using this product, although I don’t think I’d use it more than once a week because I’m sure it would get pretty heavy and greasy doing that.
My opinion of the Umberto Giannini Over Indulge Nourishing Hair Mask is pretty much all good. I like the smell, the effect it has on my hair and the fact that it doesn’t weigh my head down through the following days. Definitely good value for money and definitely something I think you should try if you’re not completely offended by a menthol scent. 8/10 I like it, but maybe there’s something better still?