Product review: Keratin Complex Color Care Moisture Masque

Nov 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. ET

The word "keratin" is normally always followed by the word "treatment." While I've never gotten a keratin treatment done to my hair, the name of this product definitely intrigued me to try it out — and see if it had any of the same benefits. Let's see!


Product Review: Keratin Complex Color Care Moisture MasqueName this product:

Keratin Complex Color Care Moisture Masque (, $40)

What the product claims to do:

This deep conditioning and deep hydrating formula claims to replenish moisture to your locks, leaving them feeling soft and silky, while strengthening and improving hair's resilience. The Color Care Masque is specifically designed for dry, damaged, over processed and color-treated hair.

How it worked for me:

The treatment made my hair feel softer upon air dry. Normally, heavy conditioners tend to leave my hair weighing heavy, but the Keratin Complex did just the opposite. My hair felt light and airy.

How this product looks and feels:

I love the packaging of this product! From the colors to the branding — and the gorgeous (heavy) glass container, Keratin Complex did an amazing job with this product's look. Once opened, you can tell that there's obviously less actual product than the container makes you believe, but still a plentiful amount.

What I would change about this product:

I would put the directions somewhere on the container as well. They were only available and printed on the box.

Describe the application process, how often you used the product and for how long:

I used this product only once (for purposes of review) but will continue to use it and come back here to comment as time goes on. For my application: I shampooed and then towel dried my hair. Then I generously applied the product as if I was using leave-in conditioner. Once most of my hair was saturated, I made a high bun and covered my hair with a shower cap. Since the treatment calls for 10 minutes, I went back in the shower and did all my other shower things. After what seemed like the appropriate time, I rinsed my hair. I did not shampoo again.

I would recommend this product for:

This feels like a truly rich deep conditioning treatment. I've used only two before and this was the richest and offered the best results.

How I felt about the scent of this product:

It was actually quite pleasant and reminded me a little of blueberries.

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