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Macadamia Deep Repair Hair Masque/Mask

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Grace

  • hi joonam! its your cousin and fan ariana :) i use this product religiously and i am in love with it!! my hair is so thick and difficult to manage but this product does wonders for me and smells soooooo good! its sort of pricey but i highly recommend it. i went to this fancy hair salon and they were trying to charge $20 to simply apply this masque. love you <3

    Ariana

    May 17, 2012

  • Hey lovely!

    I am glad you like it too!! I am loving it at the moment, long may it continue – and you are right, it smells yummy!

    Thanks for your comment love xxx

    admin

    May 24, 2012

  • I bought this after reading your write up on it. It didnt really have the result Id hoped for. Although id rinsed it well in my power shower i felt for the whole day that i had product on it. I think it maybe too heavy for my type of hair. I have alot of hair and its wavy if unstraightened. Ive been told by a hairdresser that i have fine hair but alot of it. Maybe this conditioner is better for coarser hair. I will try using this again and maybe not applying so much as i did apply it very liberally. I feel i need to buy a clarifying shampoo now to get rid of the heavy build up feeling.

    michelle

    June 13, 2012

  • Hi Michelle, I am sorry to hear that you didnt experience the same results as me with the mask, but I do hope that if you try using less you might get good results and like it more. I do have quite coarse hair, and I think the trick with masks in general is less is more. Please update me and let me know how you get on, it might just be that the second time round you still dont like it, but I would love to know! thank you :-) xx

    admin

    June 14, 2012

  • So u first put it on then put shampoo and conditioner? Or rinse off and put conditioner I’m a bit confused

    Genny

    July 24, 2012

  • Hi there, you wash your hair with shampoo and rinse it all out and then apply the mask. No need to use conditioner and then the mask, just shampoo, rinse and the use the mask. I hope that helps!
    Grace x

    admin

    July 24, 2012

  • ok so i put shampoo then the repair mask then rinse it off thanks for being very helpful

    genny

    July 25, 2012

  • Hey!!! I love the review you did on the mask! I just have a question or two. So I put on my Macadamia shampoo and I rinse it off then I slather on my Aussie conditioner and rinse it off, then do I slather on the repair mask all over my ends or just my roots? How long should I leave it in? How many times a week should I use it?? I have long hair and it gets tangled like crazy. Please help me out ;) I’m planning to purchase the mask sometime next week so please please help! Thanks

    Sarah

    December 26, 2012

  • Hi Sarah, thanks for your comment and questions!

    Yes, wash your hair with your normal shampoo and then its up to you if you want to use conditioner or not, I sometimes do and sometimes I skip it and go straight for the mask. I slather it on most of my hair, avoiding the roots but pretty much cover the rest of my hair. The instructions say 7 minutes but I sometimes leave it on longer. I tend to shave my legs, wash my face, give myself a body scrub, anything really to fill up the 7 minutes. Then I rinse thoroughly.
    I only use my mask about once a week, I dont think you need to use it more than that but see how you get on with it.
    I would love to know how you get on with it – please let me know!
    all the best
    Grace xx

    admin

    December 27, 2012

  • Hi Grace – i think i am going to have to try this. lately the ends of my hair have been feeling rather dry but the rest of my hair tends to get oily so i shy away from a coconut oil mask. I love how your review explained how your hair felt after rinsing the mask out. Thank you for your review !! xoxo

    Belinda DeMery

    January 3, 2013

  • HI Belinda, you are welcome, I am so glad the review helped and you want to give the mask a try, I hope you end up liking it as much as I do!

    Thanks for your comment xx

    admin

    January 3, 2013

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