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Sephora Favorites: Healthy Hair Must-Haves Kit Review

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakOct 14, 2021 | 7 comments

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Everyone knows Sephora is a beauty store where you can find almost anything and everything related to makeup, skincare, body care, hair care, and self-care, but did you know they have a Favorites product line dedicated to curated limited edition sets? They recently released their Sephora Favorites: Healthy Hair Must-Haves Kit, and I grabbed it as soon as I could.

FYI – this kit is still available for purchase (while stocks last)! 

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First Impressions

 

This set comes packaged in a pink, red, and white outer sleeve with the products nestled in plastic in the inner box. It doesn’t have an info sheet, but you can get the names of the products and their ingredients on the back of the box.

small white box and two foil samples

Also, don’t forget that with every Sephora purchase you can choose two free samples, and all purchases over $25 qualify for various gifts with purchase- I chose to try the Gisou Honey-Infused Leave-in Conditioner along with picking foil samples from Laniege and Summer Fridays.

The Breakdown – What’s Inside This Limited Edition Box From Sephora

amika Flash Instant Shine Hair Gloss Mask, 6.7 oz – Retail Value $25

bright pink bottle with nozzle tip

I love this mask- and I really love that we received the full-size in this kit. While you can use it on its own, my preferred way of using it is mixing it with another hair mask like the Amika Soulfood mask or even the bumble and bumble mask that came in this kit. It’s not super hydrating, but it does add a noticeable shine to my hair. Mixing it with a more hydrating mask gives me hair that looks like I just left the salon after paying extra for a deep conditioning treatment, and now that’s a look I can have on a regular basis (until this bottle is empty, at least).

Briogeo Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo, 1 oz – Estimated Value $6 (buy the 2 oz version for $12)

white tube with blue Briogeo logo
I like this shampoo, but my boyfriend loves it. Together, we’ve emptied the big 8-ounce jar of this exfoliating shampoo. It technically has enough grit to be a scalp scrub, but the grit is incredibly mild so it isn’t intense like some other popular scalp scrubs with larger salt granules. I love the peppermint, spearmint, and tea tree complex in this shampoo- it gives my scalp a fresh, zingy feeling that I really enjoy. It does a good job of cleaning my hair without being too stripping, and it feels great when you gently massage it into your scalp.

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil 72 Hour Hydrating Hair Mask, 2 oz – Retail Value $15

white and red tube on white background
I’m no stranger to the Invisible Oil line from Bumble and bumble, and my hair responds well to their formulas. The main drawback of this mask is how much is necessary – per the brand, medium-to-coarse/thick hair should “apply a palm-size amount from roots to ends.” I did just that and had softer and more moisturized hair, but I used quite a bit of product to get that result. The full-size version of this mask is probably better suited for those who have fine hair, but this travel-sized tube will get used up completely by me (the last time I had a mini of this mask, I used scissors to cut open the plastic so I could get every last remnant).

Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $12

shiny silver reflective bottle
This is the one product that was a miss for me in this kit simply because I rarely (never) heat style my hair and you use a blow dryer on damp hair to activate the super shine, frizz-free properties of this spray (it’s described as a mini keratin treatment!). I have used this before, though, when I tested it out for a different review, and I did notice an increase in shine and a slight decrease in frizz, so I think this product does what it says it will do- which sounds awesome if you regularly blow dry your hair!

Fable & Mane HoliRoots Pre-Wash Hair Treatment Oil, 0.48 oz – Retail Value $16

brown bottle with white label and gold and black dropper top

This is my first time trying a pre-wash treatment oil for my hair, but it makes so much sense to me! This is designed to strengthen your hair, hydrate your scalp, and treat damaged hair, and it uses ingredients like ashwagandha and castor oil to do so. The star of the formula is called dash mill, and it’s a holistic blend of 10 different roots that works overtime to improve the health of your hair. The third ingredient on the list is fragrance, but I don’t mind it because my boyfriend said it made my hair smell good. Even though this is a treatment oil, it was really lightweight and absorbed quickly into my hair and scalp without leaving a greasy residue on my pillow. I’m a fan, and I’m excited to see what continued use will do for me. 

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oil Serum, 0.14 oz – Estimated Value $1.97 (buy the 1.7 oz version for $24)

gold plastic packaging of clear hair serum

Sure, I wish we received a mini bottle of this oil instead of two single-use samples- but that’s my only complaint about this product; I love it. It’s made with a blend of oils to add hydration, prevent breakage, and fight frizz while keeping your hair shiny. My hair loves hair oils, and this one wasn’t too heavy but still gave a big boost of shine to my hair. I enjoyed using this and will keep it in mind the next time I need a restock of hair oil. 

Kérastase Nutritive 8h Magic Night Serum, 6 mL – Estimated Value $3.73 (buy the 90 mL version for $56)

amber and beige foil packet on white background

I love, love, love the concept of this product- it’s a leave-in overnight hair treatment designed to nourish and detangle your hair while you sleep! My hair needs all of the nourishment and detangling help it can get, and I like that this is formulated with vitamins and iris root. Even though this literally has the word serum in the name, I was still expecting it to be a lightweight cream. Nope, the texture is definitely that of a thicker serum, and it wasn’t difficult to distribute this through my dry hair before throwing it up in a bun and going to bed. I didn’t get the feeling that this got anything on my pillow, but I’m not quite sure I noticed a difference after my single-use- I wish a bigger sample was included so I could keep testing!

Moroccanoil All in One Leave-in Conditioner, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $13

blue bottle with white lid on white background
I have been seriously loving this leave-in conditioner. I already like the Moroccanoil brand, but I hadn’t tried this before. It’s a spray-on leave-in conditioner, and it is super lightweight. It doesn’t weigh my curls down, yet it still leaves my hair feeling incredibly soft. I’m used to using a lot thicker leave-in conditioners so I am honestly surprised I love this as much as I do, but I can’t stop reaching for this. I also really like the mist nozzle, too- it feels like it evenly coats my strands with minimal work on my end.

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, 20 mL – Estimated Value $5.60 (buy the 100 mL version for $28)

skinny white tube with black writing on white background
I have completely emptied the 3.3 oz bottle of this hair treatment, and I actually repurchased it in the jumbo size when it was offered for a limited time. That should tell you all you need to know about my feelings on this product, but I’ll share more anyway. One thing that I think is important to note is that this is not a hydrating hair mask (check out No. 8 if that is what you’re looking for). Rather, it’s a true hair treatment designed to strengthen your hair with consistent use. That consistent use is key- when I used it for the first time I didn’t understand what the fuss was about and overall found it to be lackluster compared to the hype, but once I started using it as a treatment once a week I noticed an increase in the overall health of my hair.

OUAI Hair Oil, 0.45 oz – Retail Value $14

small clear bottle with white lid showing slightly yellow hair oil
I’m really pleased that this set came with a larger travel-sized bottle of this hair oil after I was able to try a sample out in the Cult Beauty Curl Edit Box. I love hair oils, and my post-shower routine always involves applying some to my curls when my hair is still damp. This oil checks all of the boxes on what I look for: it’s hydrating, adds shine, and pairs well with whatever leave-in cream I am using for maximum curl payoff. This oil isn’t too heavy in my hair and helps with frizz, and I really enjoy the floral scent.

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $38

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Cost Breakdown: 

  • Amika: $25 →  $9.38
  • Briogeo: $6 →  $2.25
  • bumble and bumble: $15 →  $5.63
  • Color Wow: $12 → $4.50
  • Fable & Mane: $16 →  $6
  • Kerastase Elixir:  $1.97 → $0.72
  • Kerastase Nutritive:  $3.73 → $1.40
  • Moroccanoil:  $13 → $4.87
  • Olaplex: $5.60 → $2.10
  • OUAI: $14 →  $5.25

This set promises a $105 value and my math adds up to $110.30! For $38, you save more than 55% off of the retail price.

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Key Takeaways

I promise I am not trying to sound like a broken record, but Sephora has truly been nailing their favorites kits lately. I have tried a few tiny tubes and foil samples of the amika flash mask before, so I was absolutely stoked to see this set included a full-size bottle of the shiny stuff. I was surprised how much I enjoyed trying that lightweight Moroccanoil leave-in conditioner, too- my hair usually needs leave-ins that are much thicker to stay hydrated throughout the day. I am also really curious about trying new products from Kerastase and Fable & Mane based on my experience with the samples in this kit. Sure, there was one product I will need to pass along to a friend- which means the other nine products were a hit for me. Even though I have dry, curly hair, I think Sephora did a good job curating a set that will help people of all hair types have healthier hair, and I really recommend this kit if you’re trying to up your haircare game. Also, as someone who does not need to shampoo frequently, I was absolutely tickled to see a haircare set with zero shampoos!

Other Things You Should Know

Can you still get this box if you order today? Yes, this set is still available for purchase!

What do you think of the Sephora Favorites: Healthy Hair Must-Haves Kit? Sephora has released quite a few new kits lately- which one would you like to see reviewed next?

Sephora Favorites are exclusive, limited edition sets filled with Sephora's top-selling and highly coveted beauty and skincare products. Sephora Favorites kits are released several times a year and the curated collections sell out quickly.
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.

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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7 comments

Snow

Ugh I talked myself out of this kit and then here I go and read Jessica’s review and now I want it.

Jessica Hapak

Hi Snow, thanks for reading.
So you’re saying I did my job well? 😉

Kel

Do you all have any idea whether any of these products would be good for stick straight thinner hair or would they just make it greasy?

Jessica Hapak

Hi Kel!
So I don’t have stick straight thin hair, but I think the Amika shine mask would work well for you if you used it on its own and not mixed into a deeper conditioner like I do! The moroccanoil leave in conditioner was super lightweight, too- I was actually surprised by how much I liked it.

Pink5

Appreciate the review. I had been wanting to try the Fable & Mane, and this had enough other good stuff to make it worthwhile.

Not crazy about how the Bumble & bumble smells, but maybe it’ll be better if I try that mix thing.

Jessica Hapak

Hi Pink5,
Thanks for reading! I didn’t notice a smell with the bumble & bumble but now I feel like I need to go sniffing again 🤔

TRGirl66

I just had my hair cut at the hair dresser last night, she ended with a BB styling product – smells awful.

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