The Rave Reviews for This Softening, Angelina Jolie-Approved Shampoo and Conditioner Are Out of Control
It's a testament to Angelina Jolie's extreme class that she can be five years into an ongoing divorce and still come off as one of the most magnanimous people in Hollywood. She's not on social media or spotted in the press often, which makes the rare beauty tips she divulges all the more precious. So when her Maleficent hairstylist, Audrey Futterman, revealed at last year's Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Awards that Jolie's a fan of drugstore hair products, that little gem lived in my mind for a full calendar year.
Futterman says she used Hask argan oil and tea tree oil treatments on a daily basis for the entire month of filming, since Jolie was "having a problem with hair growth" (relatable). According to the hairstylist, Jolie was surprised by the affordable products' impact: "She couldn't believe it! It was a regimen that I did for morning, afternoon, and evening, and I'd let her go home with her own wave, which was unusual for her to do. But she let me do it, because she saw the results."
So speaketh Jolie of Hask (via Futterman), and so echo over 8,000 Amazon shoppers. The brand's $15 Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner set is one of Amazon's best-sellers in the shampoo and conditioner category, thanks to rave reviews from people in search of soft, shiny hair. Forty-five-year-olds write that thanks to the duo their hair is still thick and soft, and over a dozen reviewers say the pair brought their hair back to life after getting frustrated with frizz or wild with color changes.
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"This is the only shampoo and conditioner that I've tried which will revive my very fried hair after bleaching and then repeatedly coloring," one shopper says, and another writes that after bleach left their hair in the dreaded "gummy," about-to-break stage, the Hask products pulled off a Hail Mary recovery. "Now it's soft, shiny, strong, and even though I bleach it, it doesn't look processed aside from the platinum tone," they added. "I'll never use another brand again."
True to its name, the shampoo relies on argan oil for providing impressive moisture, plus three sources of plant protein and hydrolyzed keratin to strengthen damaged hair. The conditioner follows with more argan oil, shea butter, olive fruit oil, coconut oil, panthenol, glycerin, and the same protein factors to penetrate the hair shaft and leave it silky, per the brand. Both products are free of sulfates, parabens and phthalates, which is great news for the eco-friendly and health conscious among us.
On top of leaving formerly straw-like hair bouncy and manageable, shoppers say the combination spurs hair growth even for "very, very thin" hair. Customers dub it a "miracle for scalp ailments," and one person writes that after losing 70 percent of their hair, they switched to Hask and found relief: "My hair is strong and it is growing again. I tell all of my friends about it and give out the conditioner packets."