Old Wives Tail – Almond and Cinnamon Organic Hair Mask – Product Review

This weekend I needed to give my hair some TLC.  So I decided to try out The Almond and Cinnamon Organic Hair Mask. It is made by a Company called Old Wives Tale.


Old Wives Tail is a small UK hair care company selling handmade organic hair care products, their products are sulphate and paraben free.



Look how it came – pretty packaging

When describing their hair mask they say;

“This protein enriched mask is perfect for dry, broken and brittle hair. Bursting with vitamins and nutrients this almond oil and shea butter based mask will smooth and nourish your hair’s cuticles leaving you with soft, glowing and manageable locks”

This sounded like just what my hair needed. I first shampooed my hair then I slathered this product all over. It was rich and creamy like a body cream and it smelled so warm and yummy. I like the smell of cinnamon it reminds me of the holiday season. Hubby said I smelled like ‘food’ I will have to check with him if that was a compliment or not lol. I then went under my steamer for 15 mins, I wanted to be under longer but I had a visitor so I had to sit and chit chat for at least an hour before I washed it off my hair.


Inside was rich and creamy

In this time I realised I had totally messed up! I should have read the instructions first!  With this hair mask, unlike any others I have used, you are supposed to just put it on your hair, leave it for one hour under a warm towel then shampoo out.

Always read the instructions!

Always read the instructions!

This really confused me as when I looked at the ingredients which are:
Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Karite Butter Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil.

I thought to myself, why would I want to shampoo them out?

Almond Oil
Almond oil has polyunsaturated and mono fatty acids as well as vitamins E, D, B1, B2, B6 and A. These are all helpful nutrients that allow you to grow strong, healthy hair strands. Vitamin E is high in this product which helps you condition your hair

Shea Butter
Shea butter is a rich source of moisture, vitamins and fat for your skin it also has a natural factor 5 sunscreen

Cinnamon Leaf Oil
Cinnamon leaf oil helps stimulates your scalp and encourage healthy hair growth, it is known to help the thinning of hair.

Olive Oil
Olive Oil is known the make your hair thicker, fuller and more lustrous

These are the types of things that my hair likes to keep in!

Anyway I followed what it said and shampooed out – luckily I use a gentle shampoo. Unfortunately I did not like the feel of my hair after the second shampooing so I had to put another conditioner on just for 5 mins before I rinsed out.

My hair after an hour with it on

My hair after an hour with it on – not sure I was feeling it. It did suck up all the moisture though.

I couldn’t say I was a fan of the results, I am used to instant softness after a hair mask and my hair, whilst it didnt feel stripped it just did not feel right to me. I put my hair into two strands and left it to dry.

The next day when I undid my hair and erm….wow I need not have worried, it actually did what it said on the tin. What did they say? Soft, Glowing? Yes my hair was that, it was also shiny and it felt really nice. I would definitely use this again. I did not use flash in the photos below.

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Next time – I won’t be doing all that shampooing, I will still use it with the steamer as I really don’t have an hour to spare sitting with it on. Yes there will be a next time.

Moral of the story – read the instructions.

For more information visit www.oldwivestail.com

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