Packaging, texture, smell
The Briogeo hair mask is pretty much straightforward when it comes to packaging. It comes in a packet with two sections, one carrying the hair cap and the other holding the conditioner. According to the label, the 2-in-1 hair repair system boasts to perform three things: visibly repair and strengthen hair, enhance softness and silkiness, and nourish the hair with natural oils, vitamins, and antioxidant complex.
From left to right: What my hair looked like prior to the treatment; creamy and thick texture of the Brigeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
Upon opening the step 1 packet, I was initially worried that the product won't be enough to cover my long hair. But the 0.6 fl.oz was more than enough in the end. The conditioning mask has a very thick and creamy texture that feels just like any other conditioner, but what I really liked about it is the smell. I can definitely smell traces of coconut and argan oil in there, as well as other mildly sweet fragrances that remind me of spas more than salons.
Application and usage
As instructed, I gave my hair a quick wash of water and shampoo first before applying the conditioner. It was pretty much as simple as it can get. According to the packet, the mask contains a blend of coconut, avocado, sweet almond, argan oils, vitamin B and biotin, most of which are pretty common when it comes to hair treatment products.
After making sure that I covered my locks from top to tips, I pulled the hair cap from the second packet and secured my hair.
At first, I was really sceptical about it considering that I see the whole capping thing a gimmick. After all, I have tried a lot of products that use the same system, with the caps serving nothing more than just an accessory to amp up the price. However, what I noticed about Briogeo is that the cap was atypical in a way that it had a weird smell and texture upon removal from its package. At first, I wondered if it was just the material of the cap that caused the smell, but then I figured that maybe it contained treatment elements on its own. Alas, upon reading the packaging again, I learned that it does.