Missha is one of the most widely known Korean brands. They have been running their international operations successfully for quite some time now. Missha is yet to make its presence felt in India but their products are easily available online. I got my products through a friend in Korea sometime ago. I had been wanting to try out some more of Missha products and the Dong Baek Gold Premium Hair Essential Ampoule had been on my wishlist for quite sometime. So I finally got it and started using it a few weeks ago. Here is a review!
Claim: Missha Premium Hair Essential Ampoule is a special ampoule to care for your damaged hair. Pure natural Camellia Oil provides nutrients to protect and reconstruct damaged hair tissue. Wheat Germ Oil provides anti-oxidant properties while Avocado Oil and Evening Prime Rose Oil form protection coating on the surface of the hair to protect hair from outer irritation, like UV rays. Jojoba Oil protects the hair and Sweet Almond Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil provide rich minerals and vitamins.
Quantity: 4 * 8 ml
Price: 12000 KRW (~ 12$)
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-10, Camellia Oil, Sweet Almond oil, Avocado oil, Wheat Germ oil, Sunflower Seed oil, Evening Primrose oil, Fragrance, Hexyl Cinnamal
How to Use Missha Dong Baek Gold Premium Hair Essential Ampoule:
After shampoo, get 2-3 drops on hands and gently massage ends of hair, where there is most damage. This hair ampoule can be applied on damp or dry hair and does not need to be rinsed out. Recommended use is 2-3 times per week for best results.
Missha Dong Baek Gold is a hair care range from the brand that comes features various products essential for hair care. I have not tried any other products from the line but I grabbed the Premium Hair Essential Ampoule quite sometime ago. The hair ampoule comes in an attention-grabbing hot pink cardboard packaging which houses 4 sealed glass bottle and one plastic cap. The bottle are tinted (brown) but transparent. You are supposed to open one bottle at a time and attach the plastic white cap which helps dispense the product properly.
Each hair ampoule bottle contains 8 ml of the product. And for my medium length hair, I use 3-4 drops at a time so one bottle lasts me 4-5 washes. The hair ampoule smells nice but not in an artificial or perfume kind of way. It is transparent in color and looks water-y even though it has a thicker consistency.
I have used this hair ampoule a few times and I think it has an apparent silicone feel to it. it is easy to spread and adds shine and softness to hair instantly. It does not weigh the hair down and does not make it look greasy. It has worked really well for my dry hair. It makes my hair look healthier that it really is and makes it more manageable.
I researched a little on the ingredients list and found out a bit more about a couple of things I was not too familiar with. Cyclopentasiloxane and Cyclohexasiloxane are volatile silicones which quickly evaporate into the air after delivering nutrients to the skin and hair. So these are ideal for hair and skin products and are usually paired with Dimethicone.
A lot of people refrain from product containing silicones so this hair ampoule is definitely not suitable for them (3 silicones!). However, for me, this has worked really well and the ingredient list is full of a lot of nourishing items and when I compare it to other finishing creams, styling products or hair serums, this ingredient list is far superior. So I give it a thumbs up. I enjoyed using this Missha Hair Ampoule!
Do you use hair serums and creams? Have you tried Missha Dong Baek Gold Premium Hair Essential Ampoule? Comment below!