Checking out the future of beauty with the From the Lab September box

From the Lab is a wonderfully unique concept in beauty boxes. Each month you get between 1 and 3 plainly packaged skin care, color cosmetics, or hair products that haven’t even arrived in stores yet…so you really are checking out the future of beauty today.

Checking out the future of

Checking out the future of beauty…today

I previously reviewed the Body Serum No. 580 that was in August’s box, you can check out my review HERE. When From the Lab sent their September box for review, I was extremely excited…

The pink box gets me all giddy

The pink box gets me all giddy

And then I saw that it was a hair product. Oh my. I have been testing lots of hair products lately and have made some truly amazing finds…I was rather skeptical that this particular hair mask would do much of anything that my other favorite hair products don’t already do.

Hair Mask

Hair Mask No. 718.  We don’t know what the name will be when it hits the stores.

Plus, it’s a hair mask…which means one more step. I already shampoo, condition and use styling products. Do I really want to do even more?? My hair is long and I have a lot of it, but it’s extremely fine so hair masks are usually far too heavy for it. Plus I am impatient. I don’t like sitting around with gunk on my hair. Despite the fact this mask promised to treat my scalp along with my hair and promised to put an end to my bad hair days, the future of beauty for September wasn’t looking promising to me.

Good question!

Good question!

In the name of research, and in the name of the future of beauty, I tried Hair Mask No. 718.  (I know, I know, my life is SO tough!)

Hair Mask

Hair Mask No. 718

Hair Mask

the thick and creamy Hair Mask

First, it wasn’t nearly as inconvenient to use as I had imagined. I woke up, quickly put a thick layer on my dry hair from scalp to ends, then went about my morning ritual of brushing teeth etc. while my shower water warmed up. By the time I got into the shower the mask had been on for the required ten minutes. It added maybe one minute to my morning routine.

I quickly rinsed my hair clean, then shampooed and conditioned as usual. I didn’t change anything else regarding my normal hair products except for the addition of this mask.

And guess what? It gave me a freaking amazing hair day.

My hair was smooth, shiny, and soft. The biggest difference though was the volume. Like I said, my hair is fine and long, so getting volume at the crown and around my part is never easy. I didn’t even have to work at it after using this mask! The body and volume were simply incredible. And every time I use it, I get the same results. I am completely sold.  From the Lab recommends using the mask twice a week.

From the Lab says this about Hair Mask No. 718:  Hair Mask No. 718 nourishes your scalp with a powerful anti-aging complex featuring stem cells from the Uttwiler Spätlauber, an incredibly rare apple known for its longevity. Combining this advanced skin care with a biomimetic peptide and customized polymers, Hair Mask No. 718 provides focused conditioning, glide, and improved combability to both wet and dry hair without depositing the build-up that can weigh down your locks. And the addition of trusted ingredients, such as provitamin B5 and natural oils, adds softness and shine while protecting your hair.

Here’s what I say: Yes, a rare Swiss apple can put an end to bad hair days. The really fantastic news is that From the Lab subscribers can order even more of monthly products they love…although this hair mask is so awesome I’ll bet they run out of it quickly.

From the Lab is still running their special, a monthly membership for only $19.95 a month plus S&H, $10 off their regular price. Now is the perfect time to invest in the future of beauty.  – Lisa

*pr sample

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  1. I love the idea of putting on a hair mask BEFORE washing my hair! Sounds like the perfect hair mask!

  2. Edith Thurman says:

    I am so glad you posted this review! I still have my bottle and haven’t opened it yet. cause like you I have fine long hair. I didn’t even think this little bottle would cover my whole head from root to end. Now after reading this I am going to try it soon! My hair is all one length so I don’t have much volume at all. I am now extremely glad I subscribe to your site!!!

    Thank You So Much

  3. Edith, we’re so happy you subscribe! Be sure to enter some of our giveaways. We want everyone happy.