Where to Buy: Bask Beauty
Ingredients: Distilled Water infused w/ organic Marshmallow Root & Burdock Root, Virgin Pumpkin Seed Oil, Virgin Hemp Seed Oil
Product Claims: Truly unique & innovative – Our new “first of its kind” VANILLA WHISKEY REPAIRATIVE HAIR SOAK contains a malt extract derived from Scottish whiskey that’s loaded w/ natural sugars & minerals such as vitamin B6….yielding the perfect unity of hydrating & anti-inflammatory properties for your tresses! …Hair should feel revitalized yet soft!
I purchased this product and few of my other BASK faves during their recent sale. The shipment arrived about 10 days after I ordered, which is reasonable considering BASK makes their products fresh.
Initial impression of the scent is it’s indistinguishable [-_-] Though vanilla is contained, I really can’t compare the overall scent to anything I’ve ever taken a whiff of. Per the BASK website a fragrance is not added to this product and in my review I did not experience natural fragrance to last beyond rinsing, so it’s really not a big deal.
The texture is super thick! It’s almost the same thickness as the Palm Tapioca Deluxe Hair Cream. When you flip the jar upside down, the product will not move. If you scoop it out with your fingers, the exact imprint of your fingers will still be there days later. This stuff is THICK!
Application + Results
The texture initially concerned me because I thought the product would not spread well, but it was actually quite slippery on my freshly washed hair; applied in 4 sections as usual. I left the product on for 4 hours using my therapy wrap. Prepared to follow up with my YAM Intense Hair Nourisher, because the Vanilla Whiskey Repairative Hair Soak is a protein treatment (due to the hydrolyzed quinoa protein), but to my surprise it was not necessary. I think the moisturizing ingredients (which includes the whiskey malt) played a huge role in this protein conditioner not requiring a follow-up moisturizing conditioner. My hair felt much like how my hair feels after using Cacao Deep Conditioning Hair Treat, but waaaaaay less messy. My hair was soft, easily detangled, and very moisturized.
I followed-up by applying the Palm Tapicoa as a leave-in and drying my hair in braids using my bonnet dryer. In the end, my hair was very soft, yet nicely defined. Unfortunately I forgot to take a pic, but I anticipate that I will be following this same routine on my next wash day and I’ll update with a pic then 🙂
Would I purchase again? Yes! As I patiently await their next sale, which I anticipate will be in July or Nov.
Other BASK Product Reviews
Cacao Bark Deep Treatmentt
Y.A.M. Nectar Intense Honey Hair Nourisher
Apple & Sorghum Supple Hair Syrup
Fatty Coconut Cleansing Hair Froth
Sample Pack (Palm Tapioca, Honey Latte, Java Bean Pomade)
Which are your favorite BASK products?