Macadamia is a brand that combine two natural ingredients, macadamia nut oil and argan seed oil *blog world goes insane*. I've put these to the test because well I am your curly girl casualty and sometimes find if a product works well when my hair is curly, it's ideal once straight. Previously reviewed the Deep Hair Masque Repair, that product can be a tricky one to use if I'm honest but you can read my review on that. I received the Rejuvenating Shampoo, Moisturising Rinse and Healing Oil. Just about every company says that you should use all their products in conjunction of each other to get the best results, therefore I did look forward to using these.
I use a shampoo rinse before *puts on repeat* as I hate using shampoo but decided as this one says it is SLS, paraben free, it will be alright to see how it works with/without a shampoo rinse. Instead of SLS which is the foaming agent in shampoo it uses Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, the lowdown on DLS is a larger molecule that can't penetrate skin unlike SLS that are smaller and can penetrate the skin therefore causing skin irritation. DLS is safer for those even with sensitive skin.
Macadamia Natural Oil's Rejuvenating Shampoo is designed to add moisture and protection, perfect for replenishing dry, damaged hair. Sulfate and paraben free // Gently cleanses chemically treated, damaged hair // Replenishes dry, damaged hair with no heavy build-up // Builds protection from harsh daily environmental elements // Suitable for all types of hair.
Macadamia Natural Oil's Moisturising Rinse is a daily conditioner designed to nourish and detangle hair, leaving it soft, silky, manageable and ready to style. Gently replenishes moisture, nourishes & detangles // Infused with Macadamia’s unique signature fragrance // Paraben-free & SLS-free.
Our Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic blend suitable for all hair types and is especially beneficial to dry, damaged hair. Intense nourishment for tangle & frizz free hair // Hair that is ultra-smooth, manageable & shiny // Natural UV protection extends the life of colour treatments //Reduced drying time by an incredible 40-50%.
I comb out my hair before wetting it, as it's curly it needs a good detangling, I find when my hair's curly it gets so dry, so quickly and I section it into four to get all knots out and to work in coconut oil. Dampen my hair and distribute the shampoo evenly, working up a lather and cos I've already sectioned the hair it's easy to part and work each section and scratch at my scalp, that feels so good. This would be the time I can feel my hair start to feel stripped and lifeless (that feeling is horrendous) I start to rinse well with warm water.
I flip my head upside down and apply the moisturising rinse more at the roots and my ends, it glides through the hair well and smells divine. Once that has been washed out, every other wash I use the Macadamia deep hair repair masque as I was told when I got my hair last to make sure that I use a deep moisturising hair masque to repair the condition after the bleaching.
Onto the 'miracle oil' I really love, love, love this oil. My hair is sectioned to apply this, the ends and roots are most important as that is where frizz attacks first. Once I apply at the root, I drag the oil down and only get more for the ends and apply the coconut oil again. I let my hair air dry and might just scrunch the ends. For this example I put my hair into twists left it to dry overnight and took them out with the oil rubbed into my hands or simply put it into my hair as it begins to dry.
The shampoo doesn't have the distinctive macadamia product smell, which is odd. Reminds me more of handwash, best way I can describe it. The conditioner carries the smell Macadamia Natural Oil users are custom to.
The very first use of this routine, I couldn't believe how soft my hair was. I've found that a product has to be a multi-tasker, curly hair is science to keep it happy, bouncy, soft, shiny and detangled but of course a lot goes into how well you grease the hair afterwards, put nothing in it, it won't be as moisturised. I'm someone who doesn't want to use 101 things in my hair to get it to a healthy and happy point. The oil is fantastic, it's something that will be purchased in a bigger bottle. I find this works better with the shampoo rinse before hand but the shampoo rinse is to protect my hair against the hard water in my area. The oil is thick, worked into the hands to put into the hair begins to thin out allowing it to be distributed smoothly. I'm yet to use the brush until my next blow-out when I want to do a length check on my hair, I'll do a separate review for that. All in all, I've been satisfied with these products.
Price : Shampoo from £6.45 from 100ml // Moisturising Rinse from £4.20 for 60ml // Healing Oil from £12.95 for 30ml
* These product was sent to me for consideration for a review, this doesn't sway my judgement. Words, research and images are that of my own unless otherwise stated.