Hi guys! I hope you're all enjoying your Friday and looking forward to the weekend ahead, YAY! My nanna is staying with me this weekend so I'm very much looking forward to spending some quality time with her. Also, before I get into this post, I'd just like to do a quick plea that if you don't already, please follow me on Bloglovin' here. I'm sure you're all aware by now that Google is having a 'Spring Clean' in the next few months and Google Reader will be gone as of July 1st. I'm not sure where this leaves GFC but just to be on the safe side, I'd advice everyone to set up a Bloglovin account. Its better to be safe rather than sorry right? Its actually my favourite place to read blogs anyway, I love that you can follow different types of websites over there and not just Blogger blogs. Its also great that you can sign up for an account even if you're not a blogger yourself so if you read my posts regularly but don't own your own blog, you can still sign up and follow me over there, yay! Anyway, ramble over and back to the main focus of this post - Macadamia Natural Oil hair products.
I was recently sent the Macadamia Nourishing Leave-in Cream* and Healing Oil Spray* to review and I have to say, I was ridiculously excited to try them. I'd always been intregued by the range after reading numerous positive reviews on other blogs. I fell in love with the packaging as soon as I saw it too, there's something very natural and earthy about it don't you think? I also love that these products contain a blend of Macadamia and Argan oil which are both exceptionally good for nourishing dry hair. As a blonde with colour-treated hair I'm always on the look out for products that will combat dryness and help keep my hair in tip top condition. With this being said, I've been using both of these produts for a good few weeks and I'd like to let you know my thoughts -
Okay, let me start by saying, just look at the size of that bottle. Its HUGE! I adore everything about the way this product is packaged and of the two I was sent, this has been the stand out product. Its essentially a leave-in conditioner that you apply to hair when wet and leave to work its magic. I've been using this each time I wash my hair (around three times a week on average) and each time I use it, my hair is ridiculously soft. I can definitely tell that this is working straight away as my hair is more manageable, easier to brush, tangle free and most importantly, soft. I've also noticed drying time is dramatically reduced when I use this, I have no idea why but it somehow helps my hair to dry quicker? Just to top it off, this stuff smells incredible. You know when you go to the salon and you leave with beautiful smelling hair? Well this is exactly what this makes my hair smell like, just like I've come straight from the salon.
This product is a little harder for me to review as I haven't noticed a massive difference whilst using it to be honest. I'm not sure if its because of the spray formula but it certainly doesn't nourish my hair as much as standard oil or the leave-in cream. I think the reason I'm a little disappointed with this product is because I was expecting it to have a similiar effect to my Moroccan Oil and leave my hair super soft and whilst it did leave it soft and shiny, I didn't feel it nourished my hair quite as well as moroccan oil. When I first received it I loved the idea of a spray oil as I figured it would be much more convenient to use instead of slathering a sticky oil through the plam of my hands and whilst this is true, the effects of a standard oil are much more beneficial on my dry hair. I've come to realise that the impact a standard oil can give the hair is much greater than a spary as sprays are obviously much finer. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate this product, it just wasn't as amazing as I expected or effective enough on my thick hair. However, if you have fine hair, I think this would work perfectly for you as its very light-weight and leaves no greasy residue.
Overall I'd definitely recommend the macadamia hair range as I do think the leave-in cream is a beautiful product and although I was slightly disappointed with the spray, its still a nice product and one I will continue to use from time to time until it runs out. I'd 100% repurchase the leave-in cream and would definitely try the pure Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment as apposed to the spray version as I image that would be much more effective on my hair type. I really want to try the Deep Repair hair masque too as I've heard great things about it. The only downside about these products is their price tag but as they will last a long time, I'd say its a price I'm willing to pay. They're available to buy here on the Macadamia website.
Have you tried any Macadamia products? What do you think?