Here’s my review of Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask from Space NK USA. I find it’s the easiest way to do hair steaming treatment at home. If you are looking for sulfate-free, silicone-free, gluten-free or cruelty free hair care that is not too mild and actually works, Briogeo is a wonderful 6-free brand to consider.

Our scalp is part of our skin and we should treat them nice by avoiding harsh sulfate, silicone and harsh formulations. I love hair steam treatment… except that I can only afford this treatment once a year or so 😊 I regularly use warm coconut oil to mask my hair but it’s really messy. This is when the Allure Reader’s Choice 2017 winner Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask is in!

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Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

According to the brand, Briogeo is 6-free hair care; meaning formulas are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, DEA and synthetic color. All products are 90 to 100 percent naturally derived and packaged in bottles that are both recycled and recyclable. Briogeo formulas are cruelty-free and mostly vegan and gluten free also.


Nancy Twine, Briogeo founder: After an early-twenties move to New York City forced Nancy to trade out her homemade essentials for the store-bought variety, she quickly realized that the natural hair care on the market simply did not live up to its performance claims. Armed with a tiny East Village studio apartment, her grandmother’s coveted beauty recipes and a rockstar natural chemist team, Nancy founded Briogeo Hair Care.

Our clinically-proven collection Don’t Despair, Repair! is fortified with rosehip oil, almond oil, algae extract and b-vitamins to restore dry, damaged hair to look shiny and healthy.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask $36

Say ‘goodbye’ to dry, damaged and lifeless locks with the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask, a deeply nourishing and restorative hair masked infused with 98% natural ingredients and innovative haircare technology.


This conditioning mask sets to work in minutes to restore the hair’s hydration levels and natural vitality. Banishing dry, brittle strands, it harnesses Briogeo’s unique NOVA Complex to deliver transformative nutrients where they’re needed most. B vitamins, rosehip and argan oils, collagen and algae extract ensure that tresses look shiny, sleek and radiant.

The Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask can help to reduce future breakages by up to 75% with repeated use. The mask is made without phthalates, parabens, silicones and artificial dyes and is certified cruelty-free and vegan friendly.


Key Benefits:

  • Award-winning hair mask that delivers targeted nutrients where they’re needed
  • 98% naturally derived formula is kind to all hair types
  • Safe for use on chemically treated and coloured hair
  • Enriched with rosehip and argan oils and algae extract
  • Replenishes hair’s health and shine
  • Can help to reduce breakages by up to 75% with repeated use

How to Apply: After shampooing, massage Don’t Despair, Repair! into the hair, ensuring the conditioner is evenly applied. Leave in for 5-10 minutes before rinsing. For even deeper conditioning, cover the hair in a plastic cap to retain moisture while sitting under the dryer for 30 minutes, then rinse.

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This innovative system combines the healing powers of Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask with a supercharged repair essence locked into the fabric of the cap. Once the cap is in place, moisture is sealed against the scalp, opening the follicles and preparing them for deep nourishment via micro-oil beads that promote resilience in every strand.

The Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Hair Cap System provides optimal penetration for its reparative nutrients, which are contained within the 98% naturally derived formula.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask Review

IcanGWP Review: The huge mask jar form Briogeo has soft bouncy mousse texture. My long fine hair only needed a little table spoonful per mask. It has a luxe scent. It’s like a hair perfume that really stays on. I massage it in after shampoo and left it on as they recommended. Some reviewers leave it on overnight.


It’s so easy to rinse and dry. My hair feels beautiful. Soft, frizz free, bouncy and silky smooth. I can tell you that this formula is not a weak one like most natural formulations. My hair felt cleansed and not greasy like most natural products yield. It doesn’t weigh my hair down.  It did deep conditioning on the hair. This is an awesome mask everybody can enjoy. The result is NOT temporary. Every time I washed my hair, I have less and less fall out hair. It helps strengthen my hair tremendously.

My hair is quite dry from a recent trip and using normal masks to the mid-length of the hair helps. I protected myself well enough that I have no sun burn on the skin except my lips and my scalp. My scalp peeled so bad and I won’t put anything harsh on it while it’s weak. The dandruff products with zinc pyrithione don’t help either. It’s only after I used this Briogeo mask for 10 minutes that my sun burn has finally stopped. Quite a miracle. The mask really is good to the roots and scalp.

If you have thick hair, you’ll have extra medulla (marrow of the hair) that fine hair or natural blonde does not contain it. Several reviewers with thick and/or curly hair, chemically treated or split ends really love how the mask performed.

Here are the five important key ingredients:

  • Argan Oil – Provides extensive conditioning and helps combat dryness and diminishes frizz.
  • B-Vitamin Complex – Helps to repair breakages and split ends.
  • Rosehip Oil – Provides essential fatty acids which balance hair hydration and control frizz.
  • Sweet Almond – Smooths the hair’s cuticle.
  • Algae Extract –  Contains minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that nourish and revitalize hair.
  • Plus biotin, keratin and silk!

Now let’s talk about my DIY hair steaming. Briogeo has this mask and hair cap system set for $36.


I think the hair cap concept is really cool because they use negative and positive ions. So basically, we massage the negative ones from the cap and the positive ones in the mask will attract each other under the hair dryer and end up pushing into inner part of our hair. It’s 4 applications for $36. People loved it but complain that it’s too pricey. I haven’t tried it. I’d buy the caps if they sold them separately. What I did is using a thin one time use hair cap and massage the product while I was blowing the heat from my little heater onto the cap.

It felt good and I know I’m saving $$ from my pocket. The mask became more liquid and absorbed into the hair extremely well. I massaged the scalp and felt the steam created inside. The moist heat also encourages blood flow to circulate which may help promoting hair growth too. It creates a dreamy, glossy hair and feels richly nourishing but lightweight. I highly recommend this if you want an extreme hair moisturizer with extra *oompf*. There’s one caveat I can think of, the scent. It lingers so if your workplace has a strict code of fragrance usage you may try to find sample to give it a try first.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Brassicyl Isoleucinate Esylate (plant derived), Brassica Alcohol (from brassica oil), Cetyl Alcohol (vegetable derived), Stearyl Alcohol (vegetable derived), Propanediol (corn derived), Cetrimonium Chloride (from vegetable fatty acids), Cetyl Esters (coconut oil derived), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Isopropyl Myristate (vegetable derived), Panthenol (ProVitamin B5), Biotin (fumaria derived), Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Seed) Oil*, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) Oil, Abies Sibirica (Fir Needle) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Oil, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Isododecane, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (from natural guar gum), Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid (Ecocert), Benzyl Alcohol (Ecocert) * ORGANIC INGREDIENTS


If you are looking for a natural hair mask that will resurrect damaged hair, Briogeo is worthy of your consideration. The prestige brand Briogeo has an excellent price for very high quality hair-salon looking hair. I love that it contributes to long term healthier hair and strengthens the hair to reduce hair fall, or treating sun-burnt scalp.

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