21 December 2012

Product Review: bhave Deep Intense Conditioning Masque

I have long hair, down to the middle of my back, and although it is in a fairly good condition, there is no denying that over the years it has been through tremendous abuse through numerous session colourings at the hair salon, and not to mention the daily tear and wear from blow drying and heat styling it. The ends are as a consequence therefore often a little dry, frizzy and stressed. To protect the ends of my long hair, I therefore do my best to use an intensive treatment once a week, so when I was asked to trial the *bhave Deep Intense Conditioning Masque, I of course happily accepted. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:
bhave™ Deep Intense Conditioning Masque provides hair with intense moisture and repair. It is enriched with certified organic argan oil, macadamia oil, vitamin E, and keratin to work within the hair’s structure to restore elasticity, improve strength, and boost shine and is particularly beneficial for stressed, coloured or damaged hair.

RRP: $41.95 (170g) – available from select hair salons

What I Say:
I recently reviewed the bhave Hydrator Shampoo and Conditioner, the Magnify Shampoo and Conditioner, the Bombshell Blonde Shampoo, and the Leave-in crème, and as I have really really loved every single one of those products, I automatically had very high hopes for the Deep Intense Conditioning Masque.

The Deep Intense Conditioning Masque contains certified organic argan oil, high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants, to moisturise, nourish and add shine to the hair. The masque also contains keratin and macadamia oil to help prevent against hair breakage while improving hair strength and elasticity.

Like the rest of the bhave product range, the Deep Intense Conditioning Masque is free from parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride, as well as it is Australian owned and made, and not being tested on animals.

The instructions on the box as well as on the tube recommends using the Conditioning Masque in damp hair after shampooing, and ideally leave in for 5-10 minutes to ensure the hair benefits fully from the intense treatment, before rinsing thoroughly. I have however found that the masque works even better if used with a shower cap so the heat can help the treatment penetrate better into the hair.

The Deep Intense Conditioning Masque comes in a stylish silver tube, which is designed to stand on its lid which I really like as it means that the product drops down and I can use every last drop in the tube. The tube comes in a simplistic and stylish matte look white box with bhave engraved in the box, and a lime green colour on one side of the box.

The Deep Intense Conditioning Masque is a thick cream, and you can almost feel the goodness in the masque as in instantly absorbs into the hair.

Being so thick and creamy, you could imagine the treatment being difficult to rinse out, but that is not the case – it rinses out easily, without leaving behind a greasy residue (unless it is because my hair has been so dry that it has simply absorbed it all!!) After rinsing the treatment out, my hair is extremely easy to comb, and once dry I was surprised at how soft my hair actually felt – it was soft like silk and so shiny and so much healthier looking. Even the ends of my hair felt and looked so quenched with moisture.

So far just using this treatment in my hair once a week, I have not noticed my hair to become suffocated with build-up, on the contrary, I really feel that it is improving the health and look of my hair.

The Deep Intense Conditioning Masque has a subtle scent reminiscent of coconuts (the product does actually not contain coconut oil!), and that is actually my one and only negative about this products. And that is only because I generally am not a fan of coconut scented products, and when I have the choice prefer other scents. Once rinsed out of the hair, and hair has dried, luckily it only leaves behind a very faint scent, which does not bother me. And given the ‘coconut scented’ ingredient, has clearly been included for its benefits to the hair, and the hair masque has evidently done miracles for my dry and frizzy hair, I can happily live with the scent, as well as I not hesitate to purchase it again.

At $41.95 for a 170g tube, the hair masque is a little pricey, however a little goes a long way, so the tube will last you a long time – and knowing how it has saved my hair, you may even be able to stretch your time between haircuts, hence long run saving you money!

All in all I highly recommend that you try the bhave The Deep Intense Conditioning Masque if you have normal to dry hair needing a little extra care, and you are looking for a chemical-free and natural product, but do not want to compromise on quality and effectiveness. You won’t regret trying it!

*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you tried any of the products from bhave? What is your preferred hair treatment or masque?



  1. Great post! So helpful :)
    Following your blog now. Hoping you'll follow mine too :)

    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment, and for following my blog.
      I will make sure to check out your blog too!!

  2. this product sounds great! my hair is need of some repair!

    thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment earlier!


    1. p.s. thanks for the follow! following you back :)

    2. Thanks heaps for following my blog. I love your blog too, great work!!

  3. These things are always so hard to wash away. Good to know!

    1. The bhave products really are amazing, and so easy to rinse out and with no build-up... but again, I believe they are only available in Australia..

  4. This stuff sounds great. I'm really struggling with dry, damaged ends at the moment and feel I've tried almost everything now. Lots of products seem to be helping at first, but then a week or two later I'm back to square one, so feeling quite frustrated with it! Perhaps I should give this a try. I'm currently using some good products, but my hair needs something more.
    Mel xx


    1. The bhave products really are fantastic, but I believe only available here in Australia..


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