Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner was one of the conditioners featured in When To Use Protein Deep Conditioners & 10 Best Protein Deep Conditioners for Natural Hair.
I’ve had it in my stash for a while and finally had a chance to give it a go this weekend after taking out braids.
Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner claims to be a restorative protein treatment which is also moisturizing and suitable for promoting smoother, shinier and frizz-free hair strands. It’s free of sulfates, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.
Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner Review
When I take out my protective styles, I usually go through the max hydration method but I kept the braids in a little longer than I should have because I was so busy with work.
I didn’t like the way my hair felt after taking out the braids so I decided to include a protein treatment after shampooing my hair with diluted Castile soap.
The Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner is thick, creamy and has a delightful smell. As I have thick, very curly hair, a creamy deep conditioner is right up my alley. After shampooing my hair, I applied it to wet hair in the shower.
I worked it through my hair in sections and my hair swallowed it quickly, twisted up each section and covered with a shower cap then went about my business for 10 minutes. It doesn’t have a lot of slip so I didn’t try to detangle too much at this stage.
I then rinsed it out thoroughly. My hair felt smoother and softer to the touch afterward, which were two things I was after. One use isn’t really enough to determine its effectiveness for preventing breakage but I plan to continue using it.
I followed it up with rest of my modified max hydration method — conditioner, clay, leave in, gel and oil and loved the end results. Below is a pic of my hair after I finished my regimen. It’s still dripping wet in the picture.
The standard bottle comes in 12 oz and I was a little concerned my hair would swallow up half the bottle but I didn’t need too much after all.
Below is a pic showing how much of the product I used in one go. My hair is a mix of 3C, 4A, 4B and almost APL. It’s a bit pricey but I expect the bottle to last for a while.
Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner Ingredients
Water / Eau (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Quaternium-18, Cetyl Alcohol, Lanolin, Fragrance / Perfume (Fragancia), Keratin Amino Acids, Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Rice Protein / Siloxysilicate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Panthenyl Hydroxypropl Steardimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Palpitate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Sorbitan Oblate, Butyl Stearate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Dictate, DMDM Hydration, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
It has one or two ingredients I’m not crazy about but since I knew I would be using bentonite clay later on in my regimen, it didn’t bother me too much. I would definitely recommend following this up with a deep conditioning treatment.
Overall, I give the conditioner a 4 over 5 and will continue using it intermittently. The line also includes a shampoo, leave in and treatment oils but I’m fine with just the protein smoothing conditioner. You can check out the entire line HERE.