I’ve made no secret of my never ending journey to find the products that will give me the perfect hair. Whilst Philip Kingsley’s Elastisizer will forever hold a special place in my heart for the wonderful things it does to my hair, it’s an expensive addiction and not in everyone’s price range. If you’re looking for a hair mask that will transform your hair overnight, then I think I’ve found a dupe for you.
Vatika is brand well known to Indian and Pakistani girls – we’ve grown up with the oils, had it slathered in our hair since childhood and we come back to it again and again for it reliable hair moisturisation. Now those clever people at Vatika have come up with a cream version, the Dabur Vatika Naturals Night Repair Hair Cream, which applied overnight, literally revives, moisturises and conditions. Apply at night (to dry hair, unlike the Elastizer), concentrating on the damaged parts, (that’s the mid lengths and ends for me), wash out in the morning and you’ll have the softest, shiniest hair imaginable. And you haven’t had to sit around waiting for the mask to work – you’ve been sleeping while it’s done all the hard work for you!
Although it contains egg protein, castor oil and almond oil to repair and nourish and give shine, it does contain loads of other stuff too, most of which are ok, but a couple not so much. (Water, Paraffinum Liquidum, Cocosnucifera Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Poly Ethylene Glycol 400, Cetyl Alcohol, Cresmer 1000, Bis (C13-15 Alkoxy) PG Amodimethicone, Parfum, Triethanolamine, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Carbomer, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Phenoxy Ethanol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Methyl Paraben, DL Panthenol, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Ethyl Panthenol, Glycine, Disodium EDTA, Honey Extract, Butylated Hydroxy Toluene, Propyl Paraben, Egg Powder, Marrow Extract)
You’ll see a couple of parabens listed in there, (as does the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer), so steer clear if you don’t use anything with parabens.
At around £2.50 for a huge 140ml pot, it comes in a great deal cheaper than most hair masks I’ve used, and works wonders on my hair. It’s easy to get hold of too – you can pick it up in Tesco, Wilkos, Superdrug and on Amazon! It’s featured in my October Favourites which you can watch here, and stay tuned for a video coming soon on the best way I’ve found to use it for the ultimate results. (Hint: I get busy with my mixologist hat on!)
Dabur Vatika Naturals Night Repair Hair Cream, around £2.49, here