The 28$ hair mask that totally transformed my curly, frizzy hair

Finally, I found a mask that works on my thick, curly and frizzy hair.

OUAI Treatment mask for thick hair

Everything about Ouai’s Thick Hair Treatment Masque is rich. From the formula, a blend of almond, macadamia, and olive oils with shea and illipe butters (the latter is a tree nut high in vitamins E and A), to the scent. The fragrance, a blend of roses, bergamot, and champagne called Melrose Place, lingers just long enough for that freshly washed feel without interfering with your perfume. And, of course, like all of Ouai’s products, the packaging is chic enough to make me consider redoing my bathroom to match.

Holding the Oaui hair mask in my hand in my bathroom. It has a grey color

OUAI’s Thick Hair Treatment Masque helps restore hydration, repair damage and add shine to thick hair with almond, macadamia and olive oils, shea and illipe butters and hydrolyzed keratin. Benefits

  • Provides hydration for dry, damaged hair
  • Strengthens with proteins to prevent breakage
  • Leaves hair healthy with a shiny finish

Key Ingredients

  • Illipe and Shea Butters: Hydrate and condition dry, over-processed hair
  • Almond, Olive, and Macadamia Oil Blend: Softens and smooths hair while adding shine
  • Hydrolyzed Keratin and Protein: Prevent breakage while reducing frizz and flyaways

Scent Type

  • Melrose Place: A velvety-rich rose scent infused with a swoon-worthy blend of fragrance notes.
  • Key Notes: Champagne, Pink Peppercorn, Berry, Lychee, Amber, Sandalwood, White Musk, Cedarwood, Peony, Rose, Freesia, Jasmine, Bergamot
  • Melrose Place scent can also be found in OUAI Detox Shampoo and Scalp & Body Scrub.

The mask is super easy to use: spread it throughout your hair and let it sit for five to 10 minutes. You can be super liberal with the amount, and you can also let it stay on as long as you want. You can even apply it to wet or dry hair. I typically put it on at the beginning of a shower and rinse at the end. According to the Ouai site, you should apply it before a workout or before you go to bed, but I’ve found that it’s hard to mess up with this product, no matter how you use it. Every time, it’s left my hair feeling soft and buttery, and looking super shiny. The results also hang on until the next time you wash your hair — and you’ll definitely be addicted to this mask after one use.

It contains smart keratin and tamarind seed extract, which help nourish and build up your strands without making them feel heavy, which is super important during the summer when light, beachy waves are the go-to. It also contains an amino acid blend, as well as artichoke leaf extract — all of which work to repair damage and seal off the hair’s cuticle to protect from future damage.

Can you leave OUAI hair mask in overnight?

Definitely! Before you get into bed, use a spray bottle to make your hair slightly damp. Then apply Treatment Masque from mid-shaft to ends, distributing it evenly with a wide-tooth comb.

I also love the thick texture, it’s almost youghurt like and you need a small amount to cover all the hair. If you have curly, thick, damaged and frizzy hair you absolutely have to try The Ouai Mask. I love it!

Hair Mask Texture that is white and thick. It looks like a coconut youghurt


Aqua (Water, Aqua, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride (Anti-Static Agent/Agent Antistatique), Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Esters, Quaternium-87, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata Seed Extract, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Tocopherol, C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropyl-Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Bht, Trideceth-3, Trideceth-15, Acetic Acid, Dimethicone, Laureth-23, Laureth-4, Salicylic Acid, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Cetrimonium Chloride (Anti-Static Agent/Agent Antistatique), Sodium Chloride, Isopropyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Citronellol.

You can also see the Coco&Eve Like a Virgin review. From my opinion they are pretty similar.

Do you have a favourite hair mask?

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