I generally don’t have a lot luck with hair masks. Many of the ones I have tried have either done nothing for my hair, or they been really heavy and difficult to wash out, with less than brilliant results after what seems like an a lot of effort. Now, for the first time in ages though, I have actually found a mask that I really like, its easy to use and the results have been great!
I received a sample of this Macadamia Deep Repair Masque in one of the many beauty boxes that I subscribe to (I have forgotten which one!), and low and behold I liked it so much I have gone ahead and bought a tub of the stuff and have carried on using it. Seeing as I have a love for Argan oil – see my review for that here, I was excited to see this mask has Argan oil in it too as well as other hair loving goodies. I must admit, I have used Argan oil in my hair mixed with my conditioner and I didn’t get the results I was hoping for, but using it in a premade mask appealed to me.
This product is part of a range from the same company, and all of their products contain macadamia nut oil and other lovely natural goodies.
This is what the Company have to say:
Macadamia Deep Repair Masque is a revitalising hair reconstructor for dry, damaged hair. A combination of macadamia oil and argan oil along with tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extracts rejuvenate and rebuild the hair, leaving the hair deeply nourished for improved elasticity and shine with long-lasting conditioning benefits.
Benefits of the Macadamia range:
- Provides intense nourishment, smoothing and a long lasting, tangle-free, frizz-free finish. Hair is ultra-smooth, manageable and shiny.
- Instant absorption and light-weight, non-greasy feel.
- Shown to extend the life of colour treatments by reducing fading.
- Natural UV protection.
- Reduces drying time an amazing 40-50%.
Directions for use: After shampooing and towel drying the hair, take a small amount of Macadamia Deep Repair Masque in the palm of your hand. Rub your palms together and apply evenly to damp hair. Comb through for even distribution.
First you need to know what my hair is like – its pretty long, to the middle of my back, it is naturally curly although “frizzy” is a more accurate description of it in recent years! It is not particularly course or thick though, in fact its been thinning out a lot in recent years and its something I am really conscious about. I have greasy roots and dry ends, and I have just started dying my hair to cover greys so that means I need to take more care of my hair in the long run to try and minimise the damage.
I have the 250ml tub and it cost me £15.95 from Ebay but its more on other websites, averaging for about £23 for the same size tub as the one I have. The good thing is that its available in different sizes and so you can buy a smaller tub to try it out if you are not sure what the results may be, and don’t want to blow your hard earned dosh!
What I like about this mask is that not is not as heavy as a lot of other masks I have used, but it delivers good results. You can put it on in the shower and leave it for up to 7 minutes. You don’t need any heat or to leave it on overnight (but you can if you want), so its so easy and handy to use.
I love the smell of this stuff, it smells gorgeous and I know some people do not like fragrance in products but I really like this and in general I don’t tend to have reactions from fragrances anyway.
I just scoop out a little handful of this stuff and slather it on my hair after I have shampooed it. I tend to skip conditioner after I have washed my hair, if I am going to apply this mask. The packaging says that this is an intense treatment and shouldn’t be used more than twice per week!
I then carry on with my other shower business, and then wash out the mask. As I am washing out my hair I can feel how soft and silky my hair feels from the mask and its just a dream to use! You can also leave it on for longer, even overnight if you want to, but I haven’t done that as I have had such good results from using it just in the shower.
Results: Once I am out of the shower and my hair is dry (I don’t blow dry as I want to limit the amount of damage I do to my hair as much as possible), my hair is super soft, silky and has a lot of shine. It also doesn’t leave my hair weighed down or greasy at all. This effect lasts for days and definitely until I wash my hair next. Over the 5 or 6 times I have used this mask my hair has continued to improve in its condition. My hair is also a lot less frizzy, and I have a lot fewer fly-aways since using this mask….a complete winner for me!
I have a friend who has used this for a year or so now, and when she went for a haircut since using this her hairdresser said to her that she didn’t have one split end! She is inclined to think its because of the mask, as she hasn’t changed anything else to her routine.
The downsides to this mask for me the unhygienic packaging, I would much prefer it if it came in a tube or something rather than a pot. Also the price of this is quite high however, you get what you pay for in most cases, and having tried cheaper masks that did nothing for me, I am happy to pay a bit more and have this really work. Also, you don’t need much of this to have a great effect so a tub should last a long time.
I bought this from Ebay for a great price, and I haven’t seen it in any stores but it’s available from a variety of online retailers like feelunique.com which has free shipping and its also available on Amazon too.
I am giving this 4/5
Here are the ingredients:
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Quaternium-80, Amodimethicone, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, C11-15 Pareth-7, C12-16 Pareth-9, Trideceth-12, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone
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