Product Review| BASK Beauty Y.A.M. Nectar Intense Honey Hair Nourisher

by West Parsons on January 30, 2012 · 9 comments

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Price: $20.00 (8 oz.)
Where to Buy: Bask Beauty
Product Claims:Pamper your hair with a true HONEY spa regimen! The word Y.A.M. boldly represents the oils of Yucca-infused olive, Avocado, & Meadowfoam that are artfully “churned” throughout a sweet base of honey nectar targeted to rejuvenate parched hair!All-natural (US Grade A) clover honey is slowly simmered with vegetable glycerin, thickened with y.a.m. oils & conditioner, & swirled with healing Manuka honey – yielding a luxurious hair spa treatment for ultimate hydration. Product texture is of a very concentrated, toffee-like consistency out the jar – but once applied to wet hair – turns into a lush conditioning cream that sinks into your curls!
Ingredients:  Pure Clover Honey, Vegetable Glycerin, Yucca Oil (Virgin Olive Oil infused w/ Yucca Root), Avocado Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Manuka Honey


How I Found BASK
I first heard about this company around product junkie season. Yes, I am talking about Black Friday.  The ladies over at Naturally Curly were raving about them.  I decided to take the leap and purchase in January when they released a new product called YAM, which was also on sale. At that time, the reviews on YouTube of those who received samples had me very interested.  It  is a very unique looking product made from a combination of honey and oils. We all know I’m a honey lover.  I practically add it to all of my conditioners, but the YAM appeared to be a stand alone treatment.

Know this — I ordered on Jan 1st. Got my shipping notice on Jan 6th. Product was in my hand by the 9th. Considerably quick service! I ordered 2 products; Cacao Bark Deep Treat and the YAM.  My order came with a  generous 2 oz sample of a new body product soon to be released called Condensed Custard Thick Body Cream which was quite yummy and I will be buying in the near future.

I first used this product  after a henna treatment.  Anyone that has hennaed before knows, it takes a minute before your hair bounces back.  The effects of henna on my hair is like that of a protein treatment x10.  Typically it takes at least 2 weekends of deep conditioning treatments before my hair is back to normal. Henna is also known to have a lingering smell for days on end after it has been washed out. BASK changed this henna experience.I used the YAM immediately after hennaing, while my hair was in the expected straw-like and very course state which often results.  The YAM emulsified into a cream in my wet palms. After smoothing it through, I followed with a plastic cap, and I left it on for 45 mins.

The scent of the product reminded me of the green grease from when I was a kid.  There are undernotes of a buttery smooth/rum ice creamy fragrance, but the scent of the oils seemed stronger. Nothing too overpowering; once it was settled in my hair, I couldn’t smell it at all. My hair rinsed clean with no residual honey remaining and the scent of the henna was practically gone and totally gone once my hair dried. My wet hair was very soft and curls were evident.

Because I was completely paranoid about my hair eventually becoming hard, crispy, dry,  henna hair I followed up with the BASK Beauty Cacao Bark Deep Treat.  I swear, if I was not the one who actually slathered my own hair with henna, I would have never known a henna treatment was done (besides the blinging hair). The finished product was soft, shiny, fresh smelling hair.  Not the stiff, dry, herb-y smelling hair.

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A week later I used the YAM again immediately after DCing (with the Cacao Bark Deep Treat) to see if there was a difference in performance when used post DC.  I can honestly say there was.  I used YAM on one side of my hair and left the other side of my hair bare. The YAM made my hair smoother and softer than just the DC alone. That’s not to say their DC isn’t good, because IT IS! But it’s as if the YAM gave the conditioner an extra boost. It also resulted in my curls being a bit elongated. That is not typical when I’ve only used a product for 30-40 minutes.  Overnight?  Yes.  But not 30-40 mins.

READ MORE: Tutorial| Braid n’ Curl

Final Thoughts
Although this product can be used independently with really nice results, as I experienced when using it to combat my henna hair, I think it is definitely a treat to use after DCing.  It seems to provide an additional boost of moisture and a little goes a long way.  Unlike typical DCs, using my method of covering each and every strand on my head, the YAM will last beyond 2-3 applications.  I foresee being able to use this product for at least 6 more wash days before scraping  the bottom of the jar. This definitely makes the price of $20 feasible. Will I repurchase? Yes!  I love the concept of  making my wash day a Spa Day for not only my hair, but my body. I’ve actually been circling  their website like a hawk.  I have my eye on few body and hair products.  My fingers are crossed  hoping they will have a sale soon! 🙂

This is the result of this week’s hair styling after conditioning with the BASK Beauty Cacao Bark Deep Treat followed by the Y.A.M. Intense Hair Nourisher.

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Cacao Bark Deep Treatment
Vanilla Whiskey Reparative Hair Soak
Apple & Sorghum Supple Hair Syrup
Fatty Coconut Cleansing Hair Froth
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Stephanie January 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I did ALL three! So excited!! 😀

Lisa (blueottlisa) January 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

Thanks for doing this.

Raquel January 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

done! i so want to try these but i have the typical broke college student sob story and unfortunately the site doesn’t carry individual samples :/

tanya January 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

i did all 4 steps.

Jasmine January 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm

OMG! so pretty, what style did you put your hair in to get your end result?

westNDNbeauty January 30, 2012 at 12:52 am

Thanks. This tutorial for this style was actually outlined here

Trella Gordon May 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

How ironic? I did a google search and saw that I won something! Here it is 6 months later! Congrats to the second winner.

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