Eventhough the days of COVID and do-it-yourself-beauty are thankfully behind us, it doesn’t mean that you should ditch all DIY. Aside from saving money, at-home treatments also often save time.
If you’re someone who enjoys DIY beauty treatments, then you’ll love the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil!
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Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil is exactly as it sounds- it’s a hair oil that strengthens and repairs dry and damaged hair, and it’s clinically proven to work on 88% of hair! Sounds like my kinda product!
Before we get into the actual product, let’s talk a bit about the packaging. I mean, talk about uniqueness, have you ever before seen a beauty product with a dried rose stem swimming inside it? I love originality and this hair oil ticks the box there!
Briogeo intentionally put it there (obviously!), it’s a reminder of the product’s ingredients.
The main ingredients are rose flower oil, rose extract, and Rosa canina fruit oil (a.k.a. rose hips). A lot of roses and that is very evident in the scent, which is a little on the strong side.
- Rose flower oil
- Rose extract
- Rosa canina fruit oil (Rose hips)
- Macadamia Nut Derivatives
- Sweet Almond oil
- Plum Seed oil
- Hydrogenated Castor Oil
For $30 in the US and £28 in the UK, you get 1 fl. oz. or 30 mL of the product. So it is pretty small and I thought it wouldn’t even last me a month. But that was not the case…as you will soon see.
It’s silicone-free and DEA-free, has no artificial dyes or harsh sulfates, and it is 97% natural! On top of all those excellent features, it is also safe for colour-treated, keratin-treated, chemically-treated, and relaxed hair.
Formula & Application
Briogeo recommends this hair oil for all hair types with dry and damaged hair. As in ALL. I’ve seen plenty of people who love it from hair Type 1 to Type4c hair! And it is one of the reasons that drew me to the product as well.
Their claimed dramatic results don’t lack any momentum too as it promises to fix exactly 88% of hair damage, in just two uses!
That is a pretty bold and brave claim to market to the public. And typically, that only means two things: either they are lying, or it really works that way, right?
Fortunately, I found out the truth is exactly what they claim it to be. I have medium-length hair that is pretty damaged from years of styling. It breaks easily and is really dry and coarse. It’s always been coarse, it’s simply part of my DNA! Thanks, Mom:)
The hair oil can be used in two ways. You can either leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse it out, you can simply apply the product and leave it in. I’ve tried both ways to get a full picture of the product.
Applying the oil couldn’t be easier, I simply applied it to my hair right after the shower. The strengthening treatment is surprisingly light on my hair and it feels and looks silky smooth after the process of applying it. It doesn’t feel thick or sticky, unlike many other hair oils.
To be honest, when it came to leaving the oil in my hair or washing it out, I prefer the latter option. The reason being, that leaving oil in the hair all day left my hair feeling oily! And that is not the nicest feeling.
I felt like I was walking around with dirty hair the whole day. Perhaps with frizzier and dryer hair than mine, it would work better.
However, when I tried the oil the other way and left it in for 10 minutes before rinsing it, my hair felt amazing! The whole overall appearance of my hair dramatically improved and it felt much less coarse.
The hair oil smells really lovely too and its rose fragrance lasted a good 4 hours every time before it slowly fades.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil really helps with dryness, and it’s also good at taming flyaways at the top of your head. I like that this is a clean product and am obsessed with how it makes my hair feel softer and shinier.
Within just a few uses, my hair’s frizz and damage were significantly better and my hair has improved with each use. It has the right ingredients to help reduce split ends and make the hair stronger.
The only thing negative point I have to comment on is the opening of the bottle. It has a doughnut cap that is similar to some toners and alcohol bottles.
The watery liquid comes right out easily on those products, but with a more dense substance like oil, you need to shake out the product for drops of it to come out.
It’s a little wasteful, however, besides that, this hair oil is everything that it should be. It’s a dream in a bottle for those with dry and damaged hair like mine!
If there’s a product out there that’ll keep me from asking Mr Google so many hair questions, then it’s the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil.
It is undoubtedly on the higher end cost-wise for such a small amount of hair product, but the results from this product justify the splurge. (Even with the awful bottle opening!).
This was such a surprising treat for my hair. Being able to get soft and sleek hair without a trip to the hairdresser is not something I expected I could from my home.
At least some good things came from COVID- discovering awesome hair products out there! Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil is worth every penny! Check out some inspiring hairstyles for short and long hair as well as grey!
Hi, I’m Hollie, and I’m passionate about everything beauty. Over the last decade and a half, I’ve tested thousands of products to bring you the best of the best! I also love bringing you fun and creative beauty looks. Learn more.
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