Finder Beauty Fave: Bondi Boost Growth Miracle Mask
If you're struggling with dry, dull locks, this affordable mask will help give your strands some much needed TLC.
Why we love this product
Dry, lacklustre hair is something that I've been trying to combat my entire life. As my hair is naturally quite thin and prone to breakage, it doesn't take a whole lot of styling or hair dying to make my strands miserable. After recently undergoing a keratin treatment, I finally managed to more or less de-frizz my locks and add a bit of shine. Only two months later though, I found that the dry ends and fly aways were already creeping back.
Having seen Bondi Boost products all over social media, I have to admit, I was pretty hesitant to believe the glowing reviews on products that promised everything from hair growth to shiny strands. Tired of forking out $60 for my usual Kérastase Discipline Maskeratine Masque though, I decided to put it to the test to see if it could help condition my hair once and for all.
The quick verdict
Why is it good? Smoothes and nourishes hair, adds shine and encourages growth
How much is it? $39.95 for 250mL
The first thing that will hit you when you open the Miracle Mask tub is the scent. I'm not quite sure where the brand's promise that it "smells like candy canes" came from (it certainly doesn't smell like any candy canes I've ever come across), but it does have a really refreshing, inviting scent that makes you want to get stuck in immediately.
While not as thick as some other hair masks that I've used, it has a luxurious creaminess to it that lets you know it's going to be super hydrating. To use the mask, all you need to do is shampoo your hair and apply the mask in place of a conditioner. You then leave it in your strands for a minimum of 15 minutes, wash it out and dry your hair as normal. It is recommended that you use the Bondi Boost shampoo first which, I have to admit, I didn't do, but I found that I still got results all the same.
As I mentioned, I have had a keratin treatment fairly recently so my hair wasn't as much of a nightmare as it normally is before I used the mask. In saying that, it was still starting to get a little dry, definitely had a bit of frizz to it and was also starting to look a little dull. After just two weeks of using the Miracle Mask though, there was a significant improvement to the condition of my hair which you can see in the before and after photos below.
As you can probably tell by the after photo, the Miracle Mask not only smoothed my frizz and added some much needed nourishment to my strands, but it also added so much shine that my hair almost looked a different colour. You can also see how it tamed my fly-aways and smoothed my ends in the close-up below.
In the month that I have now been using it, I have also noticed that my hair has grown a bit, which means that it doesn't just look like it's making my hair healthier, but that it actually is.
The Miracle Mask is mainly advertised at helping to grow out your strands, which it seems to do through significantly improving the condition of your hair. While I didn't see a crazy amount of growth in the month that I used it, it definitely is longer.
From my experience though, I really do think that the mask has plenty of other benefits beyond stimulating growth. From helping to lock down frizz and fly-aways, to adding some serious shine, the Bondi Boost Miracle Growth Mask is a great product for anyone who needs to give their hair some TLC.
At $39.95, the Bondi Boost Growth Miracle Mask is actually quite reasonably priced. While it may not be cheap, it's certainly much more affordable than other major hair treatment brands on the market. There is also the option to subscribe monthly on the Bondi Boost website and save 25% off your total cost, which means that if you want to get the mask delivered to your door each month, you'll save yourself $10 each time.
In saying that, you don't actually need a huge amount of product to reap the benefits. I've been using it once a week for a month and I still have over half a tub left. If you do have thicker hair though, or want to use it more often, the subscribe and save option could be the way to go.
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Main image: Instagram user bondiboost