Personally, smell is pretty important in a product to me so I always consider this in reviews. In the case of these masque the smell is pretty ‘meh’, the Kingsley one doesn’t really smell of anything and the Murphy one has quite a herby, almost ‘peppery’ smell. Don’t get me wrong, I love pepper, but not really on my hair.
Round two: draw
Round 3: Results
The final round, the all important results. Firstly, to cover the application for a moment, both masques are the ‘scoop and apply’ type of product, which is fine but a little messy. It would be nice to see more masques being sold in easier to use packaging. Texture wise, the Kingsley mask is a bit lighter with Murphy being creamier. The Kinglsey mask has something quite ‘plastic-ey’ and artificial about it, that to be honest I wasn’t keen on.
There is a difference in how you use these two masques, the Kingley product is applied BEFORE shampoo, but the Murphy one is AFTER. I do like the Murphy masque and it did soften my hair but not so much that I would recommend it to friends, the Kingsley masque does give really good results – soft and smooth hair, that feels silky but also strong and not so silky that it wont hold a style – but I am quite put off by how it feels to apply. It almost feels like it is just creating a plastic coat to hair rather than actually soaking in. Very hard to describe I’m afraid, but hope you get an idea of what I mean.
Round three: Kinglsey wins on effect, but gets penalty points for the ‘artificial’ feeling….