Product Review| BASK Vanilla Whiskey Repairative Hair Soak

by West Parsons on May 19, 2013 · 9 comments

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Price: $20
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!

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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?


Zainab1 May 19, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Thanks for the review. Bask is a great line. I love and use their seven fold butter, and the balm are my faves and oh can’t forget the yam. Take care!

westNDNbeauty May 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Thanks for commenting. I love the seven fold too!

Chantelle May 20, 2013 at 7:29 am

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indesign18 May 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I really love Bask! Lol, so much so i am trying to find a backup when the shop is down. lol. I love the palm tapioca, the cocoa bark ( with steaming), (about to try the YAM nectar) and the Silk and honey Latte. Any advice on another water based moisturizer like the palm tapioca?

westNDNbeauty May 31, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Wait — Bask is never offline for long periods of time, but Pura Body Naturals Murumuru Moisture Milk works well too.

Drea June 4, 2014 at 11:16 am

indesign18 there is no need to find a back-up while BASK Beauty is down. Tendrils and Curls sell all of the BASK hair products, per the newsletter BASK posted on their FB page. I believe T&C charges an extra $1 for the products, but I am okay with that. If I run out of any of my BASK items before the store is reopened, I plan to order from T&C.

Teresa Melvin November 23, 2013 at 11:15 am

Is your Bask twisting cream on sale for black Friday?

westNDNbeauty November 23, 2013 at 11:38 am
Lisa Woods April 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

hello: I saw a video on Youtube about extra dry natural hair. She highly recommended this product
The Vanilla Whiskey Deep conditioner. I would like to try it. How do I order some.

Lisa Woods
Cleveland Ohio
216 217 1643