When it comes to mud masks for your face I’ve been slapping them on and gurning at myself in the mirror just to witness the cracking process that no doubt alludes to what I’ll look like permanently in 50 years time, for years. Double digits even perhaps. But a mud mask for your hair? Well that’s a brand new concept to me. It was Alexia Inge of Cult Beauty that originally sung the praises of the newest texture to reach lock land, courtesy Aestalance’s Mud Mask, so I spent last weekend making all my towels crusty with clay testing it out. The things I do, eh?

High up in this hair mud mask’s ingredients list is Dead Sea Natural Mud, which gives it a face mask-like feel and appearance. Coupled with herbal extracts among other good stuff it works as a scalp mask/intense conditioner hybrid; soothing and feeding the roots and nourishing the lengths of the hair too. A 2-in-1 if you will, that treats sluggish shafts from the top down, making it a good choice for those with dry-ish lengths, but congested sometimes oily scalps. You apply it on freshly shampooed damp hair – I used a good few squirts – work through from the roots and leave for up to 15 minutes, during which things felt very cool actually. You rinse it out and you’re left with a soft and conditioned, slightly powdery smelling mop. It’s all rather lovely. I reckon those with coloured or extremely heat battered hair will love this as a more frequent treatment, but I’ll be leaving it on my shelves to get dragged out every week or so.

At £17 from Cult Beauty, I’m impressed. Messy – yes. But well worth the impending towel wash it creates.

  • Zazie Bibi

    Ooh this sounds lovely! xx

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  • Mademoiselle nature

    Mud mask for hair is my next must-try in 2014 :-) x

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  • ElisabethRilatt

    This sounds interesting! My parched hair would love this, might have to make a little pur-chase! :)

    I totally do that gurning thing in the mirror when smothered in a mud face mask too! who doesn’t?! It’s part of the process!

    Lx

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  • http://startanewstartafresh.blogspot.co.uk/ jenny

    I love hair mud masks! Dead Sea Spa Majik do one of these which is also a scalp mask – it’s the best thing I’ve used on my eczema in years! It’s also around half the price, for anyone interested, and can be bought from Debenhams and Amazon etc! Here’s a link to my review if anyone is interested in trying a cheaper alternative :) http://startanewstartafresh.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/dead-sea-spa-magik-conditioning-scalp.html

    • http://www.windycitymakeup.blogspot.com ewelina windycity

      thank you so much! I will definitely look into that :)

  • Amanda

    Sounds like a really intruiging concept! Love the pictures :)

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  • London Girl

    Never heard or mud masks for hair! Sounds very interesting!

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  • Esme

    Wow this sounds amazing, such a unique idea! <3

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  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Wow, sounds like such a unique, interesting treatment! Will have to take a peek at Cult Beauty :)

  • Ellen Findley

    I’ve never heard of anything like this before. I’ve used an exfoliating treatment on my scalp before, but never a mud mask. It’s interesting that more companies seem to want us to treat our scalps with the same types of care we give our faces.

  • http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl/ Savannah Giersthove

    Wow, I have to try this! Dead Sea minerals are the best! My hair could use some TLC..

    http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl/

  • India Benjamin

    I would never have thought of a mud mask for hair! It’s quite cool, only thing is when the mud starts to dry normally it pulls out moisture, and I like to leave hair masks on for hours out of pure laziness! Cool concept tho
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  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    So strange! But it sounds like it works so I may have to try it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Megan Capon

    Better than coconut oil in your opinion??

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  • http://www.windycitymakeup.blogspot.com ewelina windycity

    I came across mud mask for hair once, while browsing Tjmaxx beauty section and I picked it up. Unfortunately it didn’t condition my hair enough and I had to use another conditioner after that :( however , I do have highlighted hair so maybe that was a problem.

    ps. I love how clever you are with your pictures!

  • Poppy

    The gif blogs make me dizzy :( wish I could read them but the constant moving isn’t conducive to reading :( plus the advert that always appears via Bloglovin but only on your blog Anna. I loved reading the blog but find myself skipping it especially gif ones

  • Celina

    Never heard of a mud mask for the hair before! Sounds really interesting :)

  • http://sponsoredbycoffee.wordpress.com/ Connie

    I’ve never tried a mud mask only hair, but it’s definitely peaking my interest!

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  • http://www.moonrivergirl.com Judy

    WOW! I never heard of hair masks before. I’m very interested :)

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  • http://mollyox.blogspot.co.uk molly

    this sounds really interesting, i have never heard of a mud mask for your hair until now xxx

    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

  • Manouk

    My hair is extremely heat battered.. So I may have to give this a go xx

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