Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Quaternium 80, Amodimethicone, Ricinus Commmunis Seed Oil (Castor), Parfum/Fragrance, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methypropional, Hexylcinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, C11 15 Pareth 7, C12 16 Pareth 9, Trideceth 12, Trimethylsilosyamodimethicone
This deep conditioner/hair masque is targeted at dry, brittle or damaged hair to reconstruct and improve elasticity.
With claims to nourish, rebuild and rejuvenate I just had to try this conditioner. I did a lot of research before I bought a jar because here in Canada they don't sell it at many beauty supply stores and at Trade Secrets Salon where I purchased it, the cost was $38 including tax.
Like most products, I read a ton of contradicting reviews with some people absolutely loving this conditioner and others claiming that it did nothing miraculous for their hair.
So the question is, after 2 years of use do I think this conditioner is worth the price tag? My answer would have to be no but not because I don't like it, but because I think the claims are a bit exaggerated relative to the price tag. No product can actually reconstruct and rebuild hair once the cuticle is damaged, only growing new healthy hair and cutting off the damaged parts can actually get rid of the damage without just covering it up and trying to make it feel silky. I don't think this conditioner will do anything miraculous for people who are expecting to rid themselves of years worth of bleaching, dying, styling tools and chemicals but it will probably make your hair feel better to the touch.
I do like this conditioner and I still use it in rotation with my other deep treatments to help keep my hair in good shape, the smell is also okay. I would recommend it for those willing to pay $38 dollars to try it out and get softer hair. If you don't like that option you could always buy a sample pack or two before committing to an entire jar, they should have the sample packs at Ulta in the U.S. and Trade Secrets in Canada.
In the directions it says to leave it on for 7 minutes but to me that just isn't enough time to really get the full effect. I advise you to do whatever is best for your hair type but personally I leave it in for about 30-40 mins without any issues and for better results. This may be too long if your hair tends to get over moisturized, you may just have to experiment.
I also purchased this conditioner once at Target, they were having a sale where I got 2 jars for $27 so keep an eye open for that in the future.
Is this a good deep conditioner...YES but for some it may not be $38 dollars a jar good it just depends on your hair's needs.
I deep condition my hair once per week, for more info on different methods to deep condition your hair you can find that here: http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/2013/03/how-to-deep-condition-your-hair.html
You can find more details about the Macadamia products here on their website: http://www.macadamiahair.com/
I have been curious about this stuff! I think I'll pass because I could probably get something similar or better for cheaper. Thanks for the review!ReplyDelete
You are very welcome. I will post a review probably tomorrow on anther deep conditioner (drug store) that I think works just as well as this one and is much cheaper :)Delete
Nice review, Erica!ReplyDelete
Recently I've noticed many good reviews about Macadamia products, looks like it is worth trying ;)
Thank you! It is, but I would recommend trying the sample pack first to see if you like it.Delete
Following Via Friday Blog Hop!ReplyDelete
I have read great reviews about this product! I need some!
You should try it out.Delete
Thanks for stopping by
Great review! I've heard good things about this product and I always thought the claims seemed a little extravagant.ReplyDelete
I'm stopping by and following via GFC from the Friday Blog Hop. I'd love it if you stopped by my page as well!
Have a great weekend!
Stopped by and followed back :) Thank you for checking out my blog and you have a great weekend as well.Delete
Dearest Erica! You are beautiful and I adore your blog! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, for following, and for commenting. Your comment was so sweet and lovely that it made my day! THANK YOU. Just wanted you to know I am returning the follow. Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks Aleisha :) ....Love how you spell your name by the way and you are VERY welcomeDelete