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Beauty Brands ‘Soak & Style’ Box Review – January 2020

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakFeb 2, 2020 | 2 comments

The Beauty Brands Soak & Style Discovery Box is a beauty box collection of Beauty Brands' favorite products for helping you improve your hair health.

FYI - This box is still available for purchase!

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About this Discovery Box

The Box: Beauty Brands Soak & Style Discovery Box

The Cost: $9.98 + $5.95 shipping (a $65 value)

The Products: A collection of 9 products to help you take your hair health to the next level

Ships to: The US, plus APO and FPO addresses.

Beauty Brands 'Soak & Style' Box January 2020 Review

An information sheet was included, along with a coupon code for a free Deep Conditioning Treatment with the purchase of any Salon or Spa purchase. I don't have a Beauty Brands salon near me, so I can't take advantage of this.

amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask, 0.7 oz - Estimated Value $4.20 (Buy the 2 oz version for $12)

This isn't a new product to me, but I love amika and honestly, I love stocking up on hair masks since they're usually pricy and I go through them pretty quickly. This has jojoba oil and sea buckthorn, and it adds a nourishing boost to dry hair without being too heavy.

Biolage Hydrasource Shampoo, 1.7 oz - Retail Value $5

Biolage Hydrasource Conditioner, 1.7 oz - Retail Value $5

I am very familiar with Biolage- it is the shampoo and conditioner my mom has been using for years. She is always asking me for samples of shampoo and conditioner to use when she travels, so these will be going to her. The shampoo wasn't stripping to my hair but it wouldn't be my first pick for shampooing my curls, and the conditioner did a good job of adding any moisture the shampoo may have taken away. I didn't dislike this pair, I just think it's better suited for those with dry hair that isn't as curly as mine.

DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask, 1.5 oz - Estimated Value $6.75 (Buy the 8 oz version for $36)

This isn't a new product to me, but it is one I am always happy to see and use. The matcha butter and sweet almond oil add moisture and nourishment to my hair, and if my strands are feeling extra tangled I leave this in to soak while doing other shower tasks before grabbing a wide-tooth comb to separate out any knots. To make this last a bit longer I usually apply it to just the ends of my hair, and I have success with that.

Kenra Volume Spray 25 Super Hold Finishing Hairspray, 1.5 oz - Retail Value $7

Volumizing products are ones I usually stay away from because my curls don't need the added texture. This also has a super hold hair spray finish, which is just all around something I don't normally reach for. I have this tucked away, though, because I think it'll be exactly what I need when I need to have my hair in a polished bun before going into a professional setting like a courtroom- that is when the frizz will really need to be super held at bay.

KMS Hair Stay Working Hair Spray, 2 oz - Retail Value $9.99

Flexible hold hair sprays are much more my speed, and I like that you can customize the hold of this. To have a light hold, use less product, and for a stronger hold use more. Some hair sprays will leave my hair feeling crunchy and gross, but I didn't have that problem with this one.

Macadamia Professional Nourishing Repair Masque, 1 oz - Estimated Value $4.50 (Buy the 8 oz jar for $36)

This mask is on the thicker end, but I love it. Along with macadamia oil, this has argan oil and glycerin to really pack in the moisture for dry stands. You only need to leave this on for 5-10 minutes, but I applied it to clean, damp hair before braiding it and letting it chill out for a few hours on a lazy Sunday. My hair was so much softer when I rinsed this out, and my tangles were non-existent.

Ouidad Ultra-Nourishing Cleansing Oil, 2.5 oz - Retail Value $10

I love Ouidad for my curls, and I love that the value of this sample is the same price as the entire box. This was a product I hadn't tried before, and I really love the concept because typical shampoos will really dry my scalp and strands out. This cleansing oil shampoo lived up to its name in nourishing my hair, but my hair still felt clean, too.

Verb Hydrating Mask, 2.5 oz - Estimated Value $6.62 (Buy the 6.8 oz version for $18)

I have the full size of this, and I am happy to now have a mini of it for travel. This does a good job of adding moisture to my hair when it is dry or tangled, but it doesn't weigh my hair down or leave a residue on my scalp. One thing I love about Verb is that all of their full-size products retail for $18, so they're a bit more affordable than some other quality hair care brands.

Verdict: I enjoy these Beauty Brands Discovery Boxes- they give a good value for the price, even though I know I can't take advantage of whatever coupon is included in the box. This box was no exception, and I think this is actually my favorite discovery box from them that I have reviewed. I calculated a value of $59.06 for everything except the coupon for a deep conditioning treatment, and I think that is a great value when none of the samples were especially tiny. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you order today? Yep! It is still in stock!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $15.93 ($9.98 + $5.95 shipping) and I calculated a value of $59.06. That means you are paying approximately the following for each item:

  • amika: $1.13
  • Biolage Shampoo: $1.35
  • Biolage Conditioner: $1.35
  • Devacurl: $1.82
  • Kenra: $1.89
  • KMS: $2.69
  • Macadamia Professional: $1.21
  • Ouidad: $2.69
  • Verb: $1.78

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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thanks for the review, i enjoyed the read! i would love to see curlsmith in a box, it’s rather expensive to try new curly hair products trying to find what works bc not all offer trial sized and some trial sized products are still $12+. gel seems to be too heavy for my curls, can anyone recommend a good mousse or foam with better hold? i’ve tried ouidad mousse and like it, but not enough hold. thanks! i just got kenra and wasn’t impressed, or if someone can recommend a light gel. thanks!

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DevaCurl has a light hold gel that might work for you.

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