The Italian word “brio” is defined as having an attractive liveliness. And the Greek word “geo” is defined as connecting with earth.
Together they make up the name of the one of the most popular hair treatments you can purchase.
Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Briogeo Hair Mask Review
Keep reading to see what I thought about this deep conditioning Briogeo Hair Mask…
A little background on Briogeo hair care:
Nancy Twine was the vice-president of Goldman Sachs. Then in her late-20’s she realized she was bored and wanted more in her life than money.
Twine had noticed the natural hair care in the stores of New York were not as good as those she made with her grandmother. With her family recipes in hand and a group of Chemists – she launched Briogeo in 2013.
The key ingredients in Don’t Despair, Repair are listed below – take a peek…
- Algae Extract: Rich in antioxidants that protect hair from damage.
- Rosehip Oil: Essential fatty acids moisturize hair and calp.
- B Vitamins: Nourishes severely damaged hair while encouraging thickness and growth.
- Argan and Almond Oils: Gives hair a glossy luster as it eliminates frizz and dry ends.
All Briogeo hair products are 98% naturally derived, gluten free, ethically sourced, and certified cruelty free.
There are also no harsh sulfates, silicones, phthalates, parabens, DEA, or artificial dyes.
Unfortunately, this Briogeo leave in conditioner is not rated on the EWG website. In fact, Briogeo is not rated at all. I have a feeling this will change in the future.
I did find that an independent study showed an 81% reduction in hair breakage after 3 uses of Briogeo conditioner. And, that it was an Allure Beauty award winner!
Why I like the Briogeo deep conditioning mask so much…
The reason I like it is a complicated answer, let me explain…
Briogeo reviews are incredibly good. I was curious to see what all the hype was about.
The claim is that Briogeo deep conditioner is formulated for chemical-treated, damaged, and dry hair. And that it is meant to be used weekly to put moisture back into your hair while making your strands resistant to more damage.
This treatment is suited for many hair types including relaxed and chemically, color, or keratin treated. If this is you, have no fear – this conditioning mask will not interfere.
Personally, I do not have this type of hair nor do I use any of these hair therapies. But for my very fine, thin hair this mask is not really needed. I hardly style or blow dry my locks. I do not have split ends, I have an oily scalp.
That being said – this mask is amazing for the rest of you! Haha.
It really does seem to give long, thick, stressed out strands the support they crave. It is wonderfully thick. And will wake-up your hair, and give it a voluminous bounce.
For a great natural volumizing shampoo check out our review on Rahua Voluminous Shampoo.
How to use:
After you shampoo, take a quarter-sized amount of the mask and spread throughout the bottom half of your hair. Make sure the product is distributed evenly. Using a wide-toothed comb can help.
Then, make sure to leave the deep conditioner on for at least 10 minutes.
If you want the mask to penetrate deeper, try wearing a shower cap after you apply the mask. If you have access to one, then sit under a hair dryer for 30 minutes.
Once finished, rinse out completely. This treatment is okay to use once a week.
Maybe you would rather moisturize your hair quickly, so check out our review of Josie Maran’s argan oil.
How does Briogeo conditioning mask stack up to other brands?
The fragrance in this product is a big hit among everyone that tries it. Which is not always the case with hair masks.
This deep conditioning treatment leaves hair with a silky shine. I realized how Briogeo made this happen. They leave out silicone. With other brands, masks worked at first. Then any results that first appeared, did not last.
The silicone did not provide hydration, it simply coated their strands and weighed them down. Giving the illusion that there was more moisture.
I have also seen many comments around the internet. That say after using this product, their hair returned to the soft texture it once had in childhood. Sounds like a good thing to me!
If you have the right hair type, and are looking for a high-end treatment – I would definitely recommend this mask.
Where to purchase?
Biogeo conditioning treatment is sold at Dermstore and Revolve. At the time of this post it is actually sold out on the Dermstore website. This is to say how popular this product has become!
If you are familiar with our beauty reviews, you know we love Dermstore.
I love the variety of treatments they offer. There is something for every skin concern. And thousands of product reviews. Plus a great shipping policy and rewards program. Craig A. Kraffert, a Dermatologist founded in 1999. He wanted to offer better access to skincare treatments he recommended to his patients.
If you would like to try some of their other products, how about their best selling Don’t Despair Repair line. Try the Super Moisture Shampoo, Deep Conditioning Hair Cap System, or Strength & Moisture Leave-In Mask Spray.
If your hair is in need of volume like mine check out their best selling Blossom and Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Spray.
Is this Briogeo mask going to make it into your beauty routine? Let me know what you think below!