b.a.s.k. Cacao Bark Deep Conditioning Hair Treat Review
Claims: After days of stress, over-styling, and mistreatment – your natural tresses could use nothing more than just good old-fashioned “comfort food” to indulge in. b.a.s.k. “look good enough to eat”, bitter chocolate hair mask gives your hair that sweet retreat it’s been craving!
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Prime Pressed Cocoa Butter, Virgin Coconut Cream, Kukui Moluccana Seed Oil, Agave Nectar, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Raw Cocoa Powder, Amalaki Fruit Powder, Cetyl Alcohol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin
Price point:$21 USD/ $28 CAD
My 6¢: b.a.s.k. Cacao Bark Deep Conditioning Hair Treat like its name implies, a chocolate treat for your hair. I decided to try this product on my natural hair and to be honest I did not have high expectations. As usual I’ll start with scent. If you love chocolate you’ll love the smell of the Cocoa Bark Deep Conditioning Hair Treat. It smells like rich cocoa. Do you know that smell when you make a chocolate cake batter with cocoa powder…well that’s how it smells. Delightful!
The product is very similar in texture to chocolate butter icing. Thick and pastey. I usually prefer thick conditioners because of the thickness of my hair. In my opinion, the thicker the conditioner, the more likely it is that my hair will not howl with laughter when it is applied. I cleansed my hair with Keracare’s Natural Textures Cleansing Cream and applied the Cocoa Bark section by section until my hair was saturated with the product. I’ll be honest, I didn’t skimp on the product because my hair soaks up conditioner like Bounty paper towels soak up spills! Please be warned, your head WILL look like it is covered in mud, but stay the course and maybe your results will be as good as mine were.
I was pleasantly surprised at how soft my hair started to feel. The longer I left it in, the softer my hair became. I then deep conditioned under a warm dryer for 30 mins to ensure that my hair cuticles could open up and soak in more of the chocolate goodness before washing out. Even after rinsing the product from my hair, my hair remained soft (well soft by my hair’s standards). I was able to comb with a wide-toothed comb without much of a struggle.
One shortcoming of using the b.a.s.k. Cacao Bark Deep Conditioning Hair Treat is that is can get very messy because of the raw cocoa powder. Like I mentioned earlier your hair resembles mud and if you plan to deep conditioner under a hooded dryer or soft bonnet dryer as I did, you have to be careful that your hair is not dripping otherwise you WILL make a mess. The b.a.s.k. Cacao Bark Deep Conditioning Hair Treat is also on the pricey side going for $21 US and $28 CAD respectively for 9 oz. Unfortunately it seems that my hair has champagne taste because all the products that I tend to have hair success with are in this price range. *Sigh*
Other than that, for a product that I had little expectations for, it sure did surprise me and left me with some of the softest hair I have experienced since my Bee Mine Bee-u-ti-ful Moisturizing Deep Conditioner and Jessicurl Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner ran out.
If you have thick natural hair and have not yet found a moisturizer that gives you softness the b.a.s.k. Cacao Bark Deep Conditioning Hair Treat may be worth a try.