Quick Review – Boots Henna & Horse Chestnut Intensive Hair Mask

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Quick Review – Boots Henna & Horse Chestnut Intensive Hair Mask

by on May 26, 2017 · 22 commentsI found this lingering on of the bottom shelves of the hair care section at Boots, looking alone and unloved. I’ve used Boots brand stuff on and off for years and their hair products all have the same smell. Almost too perfumey but not enough to make me hate it.This has a lovely creamy texture and lasts for ages. I’ve had this nearly 2 months and I still have some left and I use it at least twice a week. What I really like about this is that it doesn’t leave my hair greasy just nice and soft. I only apply it to the bottom 1/3 of my hair though because it’s so thick and it’s my ends that need the most help. I keep it on for about 2-3 minutes when I’m having a scrub and then rinse it out. Even though I have fine hair and it doesn’t weigh it down the way other intensive conditioners do. Although this says it contains henna, it didn’t interfere with my own colour treated hair.You can’t go wrong if you are looking for something cheap and cheerful for your hair. The packaging is basic and it doesn’t smack of luxury but at around £2 it’s bargain considering how long it lasts.Anyone else try Boots brand hair products?Tagged as: Boots


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    Fee May 26, 2017 at 2:31 am

    This sounds really interesting as I’m always on the look out for a nice but cheap hair mask!

    Thanks for the review

    Fee x

    ReplyAnju May 26, 2017 at 7:24 am

    i have never tried any boots haircare stuff. does look amazing!

    ReplyKizzy May 26, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I’m not a big fan of Boots (hair) products, but this looks interesting!

    ReplyMay 27, 2017 at 8:54 am

    @Fee – Your welcome I didn’t find it in a obvious place so you may have to hunt for it!
    @Anju – Definitely worth a look if you can find it over there.
    @Kizzy – I know what you mean, I’m not keen on their shampoos but this is pretty good for the price.

    Thanks for stopping my beauties! xoxo

    ReplyHollie-Anne June 2, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Must buy some of this- nothing like a cheap treat!

    ReplyMegan June 3, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I bought this a few months ago and LOVED it. Have been looking in every Boots I pass for the last few weeks to pick up another tub and it’s nowhere to be found! Does anyone know if it’s been dicontinued? I can’t even find it on the Boots website now.

    ReplyJune 4, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Hey Megan – I’m not sure but I’m going to ask at my Boots today, they still had some on the shelf when I looked but if it’s not on the website then maybe it is doomed…..:(

    ReplyJune 4, 2017 at 9:46 am

    @Hollie-Ann Hopefully we can still get it at our Boots in town!

    ReplyErica June 17, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I have used this fabulous gooey stuff for about 15 years. It’s wonderful. I have just gone to re-order my usual batch from Boots.com, and they have decided to discontinue it. Henna and Horsechestnut has provided me with a cheap solution to dry curly hair for years, and I’m VERY sad to see it go. If you use it, please complain! (boots.customercare_team@boots.co.uk) They are yet to take the Coconut and Almond version off the shelf, so perhaps this is something against brunettes! Here was my response from the Boots Customer Care.
    ‘We are constantly reviewing the products that we sell, and this product hasn’t been selling as well as expected for some time now. Unfortunately I have to confirm that we have made the difficult decision to discontinue this product, to make way for new ranges.’

    ReplyJune 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Hey Erica – I’d put money on it that they will come back with something similar in a new package! It probably hasn’t been selling well as it’s always been on the bottom shelf anyway. You might want to check your local pound shop too, I heard they buy up old stock from Boots and other places and re-label them! I bought a Boots Botanics deep conditioner yesterday I’ll see how that stacks up against this. Thanks for letting know about this lovely!

    Replyclare June 24, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I’m completely gutted that they’ve discontinued this & would have bought up a couple of year’s stock if I’d known. Nothing else I’ve found sorts my hair out to the same extent & I’m desperately trying to find something else before I’m next on stage. I’m the brunette in this band http://www.flamingjune.co.uk

    ReplyJune 26, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Hi Clare – I’m also desperately trying to find something else too, I’ve bought Boots Botanics conditioner maybe that will be similar not tried it yet tho! Listened to a bit of your music it’s lovely!

    Replyjemima Broadbridge (Jammy de Dodgerland on Facebook) January 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Why don’t we start a Facebook campaign to get Boots to reinstate it, even if they decide to up the price? Would you all be up for joining me on that?

    ReplyJanuary 22, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I’d join you and I’d blog about it too!

    ReplySusan July 30, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I am so glad that I found this site. I am really unhappy about Boots shortsighted policy on this product and have written to them in the hope they will have a change of heart. The alternative conditioner in the range is not the same at all and will dye your towels unless you rinse your hair so long that you start to think that using a conditioner at all was a complete waste of time. The other product was a real luxury treatment and offered spectacular value – I used to have to try to stop my man from stealing it because he is grey haired not a brunette and I didn’t want his lovely silvery locks to go red! I seriously used to drive miles to my Boots store for no other reason than that my beloved conditioner had run out and always found myself buying things that I could have got at the same time as my food shopping. If anyone can suggest anything similar – I would be eternally grateful. I can easily be allergic to things so need something really natural.

    ReplyAugust 4, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Oh Susan I feel your pain! I can’t believe how many people really loved this conditioner and I just thought I found a bargain on the shelf I didn’t realise it would be so good. I’ve been using the Boots Botanics 3 Deep Conditioning Hair Mask for the last few weeks and it has a similar feel and texture to it obviously without the colour.


    Maybe that could work for you?

    ReplyIcegirl August 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Oh my God!! I’ve been looking for this mask in the web for days… until I found your comments! I can’t believe it!! I’m from Spain, and I’ve been using it during years… Every time I travelled to the UK I came back with my suitcase full of them! Last time was in January. Now a friend is flying to London and I was about to order a few more from her, but I’ve found these sad news…! I will miss it a lot! I’m despairing.

    ReplyAugust 18, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I can’t believe how many loved this mask, it really is a shame they have discontinued it. I’ve been using the Boots Botanics conditioner which is in a bigger tub and has the same consistency going to do a blog post about it this weekend look out for it. Maybe your friend can pick you up one of those!