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I have been using Aussie products on and off for several years now. My hair is dyed blonde and can be very dry so I find I need to use a deep conditioner/treatment often to help nourish and moisturise it and find this does the trick!
The product comes in a white plastic bottle (250ml). It has the product name clearly written on the front and it specifies that it is for 'damaged hair.' There is no actual lid to flip or remove, instead the product is dispensed from the bottom of the bottle. After moving the initial sticker covering the hole a gentle squeeze releases the product. The back of the bottle gives the ingredients, directions and contact information for the company. The left and right sides of the bottle has small indentations which make the bottle really easy to use stopping it from slipping in your hands when wet.
The product itself is fleshy coloured and quite thick. It dispenses easily into your hand. To use simple squeeze the bottle and apply to clean wet hair, leave on for 1-3 minutes and rinse with warm water. I always leave it on for either 3 minutes or even longer if my hair is in need of a thorough condition. The ingredients contain Aloe Vera and Australian Balm mint extract which claims to smooth rough cuticles, and help restore manageability and add shine. The product smells lovely and has a 'bubblegum' like scent. The product normally retails around £4.99 and is widely available from supermarkets and beauty stores including, Boots, Superdrug, Amazon and Sainsbury's. Superdrug currently have an offer on for certain Aussie products with the 3 minute miracle conditioner on a 2 for £7 offer.
If you have dry damaged hair give this one a go. I love the product and it always leaves my hair feeling really soft and smelling great.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle is one of my favourite brands and as I had just highlighted my hair I decided to swap form the standard 3 Minute Miracle to the 3 Minute Miracle Colour Conditioner instead. This is basically the same product but with Wild Peach Extract to help maintain and revitalise your colour. The conditioner's main ingredient is the Wild Peach extract which the indigenous Australians used to grind up these wild Peach kernels to condition hair so Aussie has taken this knowledge and transformed it into a luxurious conditioner along with Aloe Vera.
The conditioner comes in the same squeezy bottle with a nozzle on the bottom. A bottle costs between £4.50 and £4.99 so is quite reasonably priced for how long the product lasts. The conditioner is specifically designed for colour hair to revitalise and replenish colour and condition. Aussie claim this conditioner to be "an amazing concoction that takes only 3 minutes to help revitalize dry dull hair for vibrant, luscious yumminess", and it doesn't disappoint.
To apply you simply smooth over damp hair and leave the conditioner in for anywhere between 1 & 3 minutes depending on the needs of your hair. The conditioner does not lather up but remains creamy, and the smell of peach is quite strong but very nice. During the 3 minutes some of the conditioner seems to sink into the hair and the remains wash out easily.
When hair is dry the smell of peach remains but only as a faint hint of fragrance, hair feels deeply conditioned, nourished and thick and healthy. As for the conditioners colour protect ability, with regular use I did notice that my highlights stayed brighter than previously and seemed to hold their colour better, whether this is due to the conditioner helping the overall condition of my hair so protecting the colour that way, but even if it was the colour protection did seem to work. The conditioner really is great and I feel as good as the standard 3 Minute Miracle with an added extra benefit of colour protect
I bought this product recently at the same time I bought the leave in conditioner (which I have also just reviewed), as my highlighted hair has been in need of some TLC of late (it's been dry and difficult to manage).
It retails at just over a fiver but I purchased it as part of a "2 for £6" deal, and it is easily recognisable as part of the Aussie range as it has quite a uniform look. One of the things I love about the packaging is the opening - once you peel the sticker open on a new bottle, all you need to do each time you use it is squeeze the bottle and out it comes - there's no fiddly lids to contend with (and no potential damage to finger nails either - very clever!).
It contains Australian wild peach extract which has been used by the indigenous people of Australia for many years as a hair conditioner (They used to grind up wild peach kernels to get the oil out apparently according to the bottle).
Like everything else in the Aussie range, the product smells gorgeous and fills your bathroom with a lovely scent that you can still smell long after your shower!
It's easy to use - after washing hair, rinse then apply a "splodge" of this miracle in a bottle and leave for 1-3 minutes depending on how much of a treat your hair needs! I've been leaving it for 3 mins because my hair has been so difficult to manage and once you rinse it's like new hair! My hair feels really soft, shiny and manageable and is gorgeous - even if I do say so myself!
I have to change and rotate my haircare products to avoid build up but I will definitely be using this at least every other day at the moment to keep my hair under control and would really reccomend it if your hair is in need of some love!
now my hair is the WORST of everything; its bleached,very thick, breaks easily,dry, tats up and becomes so unmanagable I cant even get a brush through it. Its really that bad. And because I've spent so much money on trying different products that never work it actually becomes very depressing!!
Im not sure why I decided to try this, probably because my neighbour recommended it to me when she had her hair stripped. I'd tried Aussie stuff in the past but wasnt overly impressed even though many people rave about it. Why would this work for me when so many pricey hair products have failed? Nethertheless i purchased a sachet for 79p from my local Bodycare.
The full-sized product itself comes in a 250ml circular-shaped white bottle with flip-top lid, with the familiar 'Aussie' kangaroo logo in purple. This particular bottle for coloured hair has orange writing, you can also get the original formula or a lighter version, probably for fine hair thats weighed down easily. Contains Australian peach extracts, designed to replenish and revitalise coloured hair.
Aussie products are widely available and are sold in most chemists and supermarkets, and if your lucky are often on offer, although this product usually retails at around £3.50-£4.50 mark, making it quite affordable.
The conditioner isnt thick like a masque as you'd expect but a more gel-like formula, i found it quite easy to apply to my hair and it seemed to sink in and not just sit on the surface. It smells really nice too just like the peach extract it contains. I dont think you'd need to use a lot of the product but since my hair was very dry I used a generous amount, even on the roots although I usually only condition the ends.
I honestly found my hair to be in the best condition its been in for a long time. It felt very smooth, controlled and I was able to get my fingers through it without getting stuck!!! I actually cannot believe this worked for me having tried SOOOOO many products, I wished I had tried this ages ago as I would have saved myself so much time and money!!
Im an Aussie convert and I'll definetly be buying the full-sized bottle of this!!
I have been dying my hair red for 6 months now and haven't been doing anything other than the ordinary wash/condition routine to take care of it (not to mention not having it cut during that time as I am growing it out. I know, I'm doing it all wrong!!)
Well, my hair was drier than the sahara desert and I decided that I really needed to take a more pro-active effort in caring for it...
I have used some Aussie products in the past so I decided that this would be the best place to start in my search and I came away with two products, this 3 minute miracle and the dual personality shine protection serum (both for coloured hair) and tried them out for the first time tonight. Well, let's put it this way, it's rare that I use a product and am so gobsmacked by the result that I think 'I MUST review this immediately' and much less rare that I actually jump to the computer to do it!
Firstly it smells absolutely divine and the smell has lasted well after drying, I keep swishing my hair to catch a drift of the smell! (It contains Australian wild peach extract) It was pleasant to use and I wrapped my hair in cling film, followed by a towel, for 3 minutes to help it absorb. It rinsed out easily and didn't make my hair feel 'bogged down' like other conditioners can, sometimes I'm so infuriated by some others that I have to re-wash my hair because it feels dirtier than when I started! This really just left it feeling light but conditioned. I followed that with the shine protection serum and the effects were noticable before I even finished drying my hair. It didn't tangle, felt incredibly conditioned and looked phenomenally shiny! It was the same effect as when you go to a salon and find yourself wondering where your old hair went, because these new shiney locks can't possibly belong to you! I have shoulder length hair and didn't even need to use a brush, because it's far too conditioned to tangle. I had to actually do a double take when I looked in the mirror afterwards, because my hair looks more freshly coloured than when I coloured it last week... erm how?? That really is a miracle.
The end result, my hair genuinely looks in better condition than before I started to dye my hair, which is absolutely unreal! I would be amazed if anyone reading this tried it and wasn't happy with the results and I won't stop using this from now on. This is unbelivable value for money considering the effects. I would put the overall condition of my hair down to this conditioner, however I also attribute some of the more subtle finishing and smoothing effects to the serum (which I will do a seperate review on)
Hang on, let me just have one last swish.... ahhhh that smells good.
Price for 250 ml -
£4.49 or 2 for £5.99 superdrug
I have used the normal variety of this condition for a number of years. My hair is very dry and it's highlighted so it has a tendency to feel a bit straw like at times, so I thought I would try the version for coloured hair This conditioner comes in a bottle that contains 250ml of the product. It costs around £5 from most supermarkets and Boots, it is often on offer though so I tend to wait until then and get the shampoo too. If you are only looking to try this you can also pick up a sachet for 99p which contains 15ml to try it out rather than spending the full amount.
Aussie claim that the conditioner will in just 3 minutes revitalise and replenish coloured hair. It contains wild peach extract which is a deep conditioning agent. To use the conditioner you just wash hair as normal and then apply to wet hair. The conditioner bottle is a great design it has no lid you simply squeeze the tube and the conditioner comes out of the bottom of the bottle. This is great as it means you get to empty the whole bottle rather than having to try to get the last bit out!
The conditioner has a lovely fruity type smell, it has a very rich consistency I only tend to use a small amount as I find it goes a long way. You can leave the conditioner in for 1-3 minutes depending on how bad your hair condition is. I always leave it for the full three minutes. After the 3 minutes you then need to rinse the conditioner off however I found it took a lot of rinsing! Even after several rinses I felt my hair still had a sticky feel and that there was a lot of residue left.
After blowdrying my hair and straightening it, I did notice it was softer, however I felt that my hair was too fluffy from this product and it felt weighted down and slightly greasy. This is unusual for my hair which is normally really dry.
Overall I was disappointed with this conditioner. Compared to the normal 3 minute conditioner this left my hair unmanagable. I had to wash it the next day where normally I would only wash it every other. I would only give this 3 out of 5 stars.
Aussie is a haircare range known for it's deep conditioners; intensive masks and nourishing shampoos. And, this '3 Minute Miracle' is no exception. The '3 Minute Miracle' conditioners come in a wide range of varieties; a reconstructive one; some designed for long hair; others made to add moisture. In this case, it's the 'coloured hair' type. It's specially designed to lock in colour; shine and to avoid split ends after dying your locks. It aims to keep your colour looking vibrant and to replenish damaged hair. It contains many unusual ingredients from Australia; one of which is Jojoba oil - it smells delicious! Another one of Aussie's secret ingredients in this is wild peach kernals. Basically, like the name says, you have to keep it in for at-least 3 minutes however for a real treat I tend to keep it in for 30 minutes to get best results. This conditioner has really revolutionized my hair: I wouldn't dream of using anything else.
This 250ml bottle contains enough product to last me a good two weeks; I think it is quite long lasting compared to other brands I've used. Packaging is a cream, squeezable plastic bottle. It has a screw on lid, which is easy to remove and doesn't leak. It has a visible orange and peach sticker on the exterior, saying 'coloured hair' as well as the well-known 'Aussie' logo so it's not difficult to distinguish it from other brands.
Application is a piece of cake. Just give it a firm squeeze and quite a large dollop of product is excreted; it looks alot but once it is smoothed over your hair; rubbed into your scalp and dabbed onto your frazzled ends it is more than enough to really distribute over your whole head. Depending if you have quite short hair though, you may want to use less. Personally, my hair is just a few inches below my shoulders and I've had it highlighted blonde for quite along time now so this conditioner really did the trick. You leave it on for 3 minutes minimum, and let it work it's miracle magic! If you feel your hair whilst in use, you can already feel it working and smoothing your locks. After, rinse the conditiner off with warm water. Immediately, after rinsing, it fet smoother and better than it has ever done before. Hair no longer feels dry, weathered and straw like. It's remarkable! My split ends feel less frazzled and my hair is noticeably sleeker. The consistency of the conditioner is quite thick, so it doesn't drip and make a mess everywhere. It is also white in colour. Although it's thick, it never leaves my hair greasy, which is an added bonus.
I've used many other professional products in the past, (e.g; Tigi, Redken and Bed Head) but they don't compare to this Aussie conditioner at all. Affordable priced at around £3 at Boots, it is a great price for an outstanding product. You can also buy it at Superdrug, Asda, Tesco and other good chemists.
'Theres more to life than hair, but it's a good place to start,' is Aussie's philosophy. And, I couldn't agree more! Hair is one of the first features people notice first, so healthy hair is vital! This 3 Minute Miracle can help you achieve just that. After all, who wants fuzzy, faded hair? Not me.
Overall, a superb product! It conditions and tames my long, frizzy locks and leaves them smooth and stylable within minutes - what's not to like? It's like I've just walked out of a salon. I couldn't live without this conditioner. It's totally recommendable if your hair is dry, faded in colour or untamable. It's my all time favourite haircare product. 5 stars!
Lets get straight to the point; this 3 Minute Deep Treatment for Coloured Hair is one of the best products I've ever tried (and believe me, I've tried a few).
The 'Aussie' hair care brand has built an empire around its famous '3 Minute Miracle' treatments, and with good reason. The treatments all seem to work like a dream, and all do exactly what they say on the tin.
I've been dyeing my hair for the last 3 or 4 years, so it is very important to me that my hair gets the moisture it needs, else it becomes dull, dry and unmanageable. So, when I spotted Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle specifically for coloured hair, I knew I had to try it. It cost around £2 from my local Asda, and contains 250ml of treatment. For me, this lasts about 10-15 treatments (I have relatively long hair), which, at 1 treatment a week, works out to be relatively cheap.
The liquid itself is relatively thick, with a sweet coconutty smell (the 'flavour' is listed as Wild Peach, but in my opinion the smell is much more reminiscent of a bounty chocolate bar). The instructions are very easy to follow (douse hair, leave for 1-3 minutes, wash out) and very effective.
I've also used it before for considerably longer, due to the extent of damage present in my hair. After going to a festival, my hair had tangled so badly at the back that it was in dreadlocks. My auntie recommended getting some Aussie treatment and using it in a slightly different way that she used once or twice a year on her hair (which is incredibly curly). So, I doused my hair in the treatment, wrapped a warm towel around my head and left it for 30 minutes. My hair has never looked better.
I can't recommend this product enough to people who dye their hair and suffer from dryness or split ends. It really is a godsend.
And finally, a little fact for you. 'Aussie' haircare products are no longer sold in Australia. Its a bit disappointing to find that out, isn't it?
***AUSSIE HAIR PRODUCTS***
Aussie is a well known brand for making hair care products and they have a large range of products to suit any types of hair. Their products can be found in local supermarkets and stores such as Boots and Superdrug and very often Aussie hair products are on offer. I was first introduced to this range by a friend when she did my high-lights for me and sued the leave in conditioner in my hair. I thought this product was amazing and since then I have continued to buy Aussie products and try new products from their range. Every-time I try a new product from the Aussie range I am never disappointed and am always pleased with the results the products give. Some of their products include Shampoo, Conditioner, Mousse, Spray, Deep Treatments and more. They have specific products for Frizzy, Curly and colour treated hair and also do products if your hair just needs some care and attention.
***3 MINUTE MIRACLE COLOUR DEEP TREATMENT***
The 3 minute miracle deep treatment comes in a white, squeezy type bottle which stands up on the lid of the bottle. On the front it explains what the product is and there is also a leaf design on the front and it states that he bottle is 250ml. On the back of the bottle is more information about the product as well as directions for use and ingredients. You can also contact them using the information provided on the bottle. The Deep Treatment is made with a unique formula using Australian Wild Peach extract which takes just 3 minutes to transform dry, dull hair into conditioned, vibrant looking hair with glowing colour. Australian Wild Peach is a great extract to use as a form of hair conditioning. Although the bottle design is quite simple the Aussie range does stand out to other brands, probably because the design of the packaging is very simple and they use plain white/beige bottles.
This is avlaible to buy from some local supermarkets. This will cost you £4.99 in Boots, but it's currently 2 for £6 on Aussie hair products. This offer is also available in Superdrug which is where I purchased my products from.
***USING THE PRODUCT***
On the bottom of the product there is a label which you need to peel off and you will see a small hole in the centre of the bottle with a rubber like stopper which obviously stops the product coming out of the bottle when not in use. Simply squeeze the bottle to dispense some of the treatment into your hand. It recommends that you also use this with the Aussie Colour Mate shampoo and other products. When dispensing some of this into my hand it was a pale white, pearlescent colour. I thought it smelt like coconut and I couldn't really smell any of the peach extract that is said to be in this product. It did still smell very nice though! I massaged this into my hair and left it in for 1-3 minutes which gave the product time to work. I made sure I rinsed my hair throughully and then styled my hair as normal using a hair-dryer.
After drying my hair I noticed that it looked smooth and sleek and looked in better condition that it did before. My hair looked shiny and nourished and I could now smell a slight peach smell in my hair but nothing too strong. Even the day after using this on my hair, it still looked healthy and nourished and I was very pleased with the results.
I absolutely love this product and love the Aussie range. This is the best hair range I have ever used and I am always buying new products from this range. The hair masque didn't leave any residue in my hair after washing and the mask didn't feel thick and heavy whilst it was left in my hair. It had a nice, pleasant smell to it and washed out easily. I was very pleased with the results and I thought my hair looks nourished and healthier than it did before. In terms of price I think this is fairly reasonable and worth the money as when comparing this to other hair masques it's about the same priced as brands such as L'Oreal. I have also used a few of the L'Oreal masques before and I think this Aussie masque does a far better job and lasts longer as well. I will continue to use this product once a week to keep my hair conditioned and nourished. If you have coloured hair I would highly recommend you give this product a go as it's a great buy and you will be amazed at the results.
(review also on ciao)
For years i had been buying Aussies 3 minute miracle conditioner and found that although it helped it wasnt brilliant. I actually didnt realise that there was a few versions of the 3 minute miracle conditioner and that i had been buying the reconstructive one. In Boots one day i picked it up as normal but when i got home i found out that it wasnt the normal one, but was the one for coloured hair. My hair is coloured so i gave it a try. That was a about a year ago and i have been using this one ever since.
It sells for about £4.80 in Boots and so i normally wait until there is a 2 for £6 offer on and get two so i save some money. I dont mind paying that much for it because it makes such a difference to my hair and it smells gorgeous. It comes in a 250ml white plastic bottle with the Aussie sticker on the front. This smells slightly different to the normal Aussie products because this smell likes peach. The product is white but like normal conditioners, when its on you cant see it.
Like the name suggests its meant to be left on for just 3 minutes. I dont think it really has as much effect by being left on that little so i find i get best results when i leave it on overnight and wash my hair the next morning. It makes the smell linger in your hair a lot longer aswell, which is always a bonus. Aswell as my hair being coloured its also quite damaged from using Ghd straightners all the time but this manages to sort it all out by just using it once or twice a week. My hair looks really shiny and feels so soft for a few days afterwards that i would pay 3 times the price for it.
I have for many years used the original Aussie 3 minute miracle conditioner and i loved it, so when they brought out the colour conditioner version of this i was delighted.
For all of us with coloured hair it really gives you a lasting healthy shine leaving your hair silky soft which also helps to maintain your colour between appointments. It pretty much does what it says on the tin and gives you an intensive conditioning treatment in only 3 minutes which is far better than many of its competitors which you have to leave on for 5 to 15 mintes.
It is part of the Colour Mate Aussie range and works great in conjunction with them.
The conditioner smells fab and has ripe Australian wild peach extract in it too, which leaves a lasting smell on your hair too.
It is available in Boots, Superdrug and most large supermarkets.
I cannot rate this product highly enough it keeps my hair looking in tip top glossy condition and ensures that my colour maintains its healthy look.
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Well, I guess it comes to us all (unless you're really lucky in which case you owe me an "nom" out of sheer audacity for reading and gloating!) and I have here to publicly admit that Cutecandy has discovered one or two (to the power of a lot!) greying.....oh, okay, very grey hairs! Sob! My once jet black locks are happily stepping aside in favour of the more senior look and I have finally succumbed to the bottle of home dye. I have had lots of fun trying different brands and also experimented with lots of industrial strength bathroom cleaners, but more of those in later reviews.
My first review concerning this new stage of life must be devoted to this gorgeous bottle of Aussie stuff which has rendered the whole sorry process a positive treat!
%% The Aussie 3 minute Miracle Colour Conditioner %%
First off it has to be said that after some colour treatments my gorgeous locks feel even better than before - there are some good after care tubes with many of them. I have found, however that a couple of days in my hair is lack lustre and in need of some tlc. Time to grab this unusual bottle off the shelf.
The distinctive bottle is so predominantly because of its upside-down-ness. (No corny geographical jokes permitted!) I may be easily amused, but I really love the fact that the bottle stands on its head - in other words the conditioner leaves the bottle via the end it has been standing on. No frustrating minutes standing in the cold shower waiting for the stuff to drip its lazy way down the bottle.
Furthermore, it has no lid! All you have to do is pull open the tapered bit you see in the pic and squeeze. No chasing lids through the whirling suds and no flicking of the tab bit that hasn't been made to last.
Plus: it has built in holding grips! Evidently aimed at the 40 something plus of us who are beginning to crumble - it has textured grips on the side of the bottle to help you keep hold even with wet, soapy hands!
When nearing the end of the bottle it's not always easy to squeeze out the final splodges, but the base is very easy to remove and so you can add water to flush out the very last pennies worth.
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I know that this may all be a bit much excitement first thing in the morning, but believe me, the fun has only just begun!
The next thing you'll notice about this product is the smell. The label tells us that the conditioner contains a hint of "Australian wild peach". Not sure how appealing this sounds, but it is in fact a heavenly aroma. It's not peachy in the usual sense (which can be over poweringly sweet and cloying) but somewhat more nutty (a bit like the brazil nut goodies that body shop used to pedal but sadly do so no more).
When you give the bottle a good squeeze you are rewarded with a big glob of white creamy splodge. Not attractive? Au contraire! The smell is enticing and the creamy texture spreads easily through your hair - it feels immediately smooth.
It is almost a shame that it works in only 1-3 minutes as it does feel rather luxurious and the aromatherapy factor is gorgeous. Mind you, it's much more convenient than having to leave it on for ten minutes at a time and means you can treat yourself more often.
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The conditioner prices up at about around £4.50 a bottle. It may seem a bit pricey compared with some, but when you think that there must be at least 10 conditioning experiences in here, it's not badly priced. Being an avid dooyooer and ciaoer of course I didn't pay that much but bought it on offer in Boots. Aussie products have taken many hair care shelves by storm and thus offers are a plenty.
% More Info %
You can find out more about the Aussie brand on
www.aussiehaircare.co.uk where you will find info about their colour / anti-frizz / long hair / moist collections with great bylines such as: "I'm no angel but I have the hair of one" and the rather depressing "I keep my hair as colourful as my past".
Well, I'm not going to tell you about my colourful past (need a couple of gins before that) but I will share with you the fact that after using this product my hair feels soft, glossy and generally healthy. Even my football-... sorry work-focussed other half has noticed!
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Avid readers amongst you may have deduced that I rather like this stuff. It does the business for me in terms of ergonomics, aroma, thriftyness and effectiveness. I have read about some for whom it has not been so effective - I guess in the end it just depends on your hair type and all you can do is try it. If you find its not as fab result for you then feel free to send it on to a good home...mine!
Thanks for reading!
I stumbled across this by pinching some off my sister. I dont have coloured hair (well i do as of this weekend funnily enough!) but i put my hair through a lot of chemical and heat abuse. I have my hair chemically straightened every 3 months which can be incredibly drying, along with daily use of straightners. Add this to having naturally dry, curly hair i am constantly on the search for moisture intensive products.
I have tried lots of intensive hair treatments and this is one of the best. The thing i love most is the smell. I dont have a clue what australian wild peach is but it smells amazing. It doesnt smell like peach at all, almost nutty and hard to explain and i love it! The consistency is good, its white, creamy and light. I love the fact it works in 1-3 minutes as there are lots on the market that need to be left on for 10-15, and it washes out easily.
Its good value at around £4.50 a bottle. Its handy having an upside down bottle so when you get to the end your not constantly shaking and squeezing it to get every last bit out. Also the grippy bits on the side of the bottle are great for when you have slippery hands in the shower.
I use this 2-3 times a week after shampooing before my regular conditioner, and my hair is so much more shiny and manageable. I did try another one of the aussie intensive masks, the one for dry hair, but i wasnt as impressed for some reason (think i just missed the smell of the wild peach!)
Its a great product which everyone should have in their bathroom at an affordable price. I wonder whether they do an australian peach shampoo and conditioner...
Recently I changed my normal Aussie shampoo as I wanted to try the new range of Herbal Essences reborn collection. I really wish I hadn't as I mentioned in a previous review, I feel they should have kept on with the old, as certainly my hair has suffered a lot from the less conditioning aspects of the newbies on the block. In fact watching a pair of great tits from my lounge this morning as they prepare to build a nest I can't help but think without Aussie my hair would provide the perfect venue.
So after working my way through most of the Herbal Essences I resigned the rest to the teenage bathroom. I then went back to the serenity of my ensuite to once again use my favourite Aussie moist shampoo to attempt to restore my old hair back to its tangle free and easy to manage state. I felt like I needed some heavy artillery to mend all this damage and decided to buy a special conditioning treatment from the Aussie range. I sometimes buy this product when I am wanting my hair to be a smooth as possible. It works especially well in The Outer Hebrides which has weather to test any product to its limits and is a place I spend a lot of time in.
The Aussie 3 minute miracle conditioner for coloured hair is made with Australian wild peaches and is a deep conditioning treatment. The first piece of advice I have for buying this is to shop around. In Boots it retails at £4.88 for 250mls but currently you can buy 2 for £6. Actually in Superdrug the normal price is £4.49 and they currently have a £1 off. What I am really saying is that there is no need to spend almost £5 on this product.
The bottle itself is an unusual design in that the top is actually at the bottom and the opening is covered over by a peel off label. This revels a tiny hole covered partially by plastic which means that to dispense the conditioner all you do is to squeeze the bottle. Leaving it in this position will not make it leak and it means the conditioner is at the bottom waiting to be used. Only one snag which is that make sure you peel off the sticky label before you get into the shower or bath as it can be very frustrating with wet hands trying for ages to undo it. I don't think this design is very helpful for anyone with arthritis as you do need quite a lot of strength to squeeze the bottle.
The conditioner is a lovely thick cream and it is white with a fresh smell. It doesn't smell of peaches, but is a fresh scent more like a spring day when someone has just mowed the lawn.
Applying it is easy and you leave it on for 1 to 3 minutes depending on whether you hair is very dry. It rinses out well but you do have to spend a few more moments than with normal conditioner, as it is does really adhere to the hair strands.
Results are perfect every time. I have long dyed blonde hair with a few weaved highlights, and each morning my locks have a wash, dry, and a session with my GHDs. Using this means that despite all this the hair does not have a dry appearance at all which it was sadly developing when I defected to the new Herbal Essences range. Now it could be that my hair fits all the criteria this shampoo is intended for, I can't say for sure, but it smoothes out the strands and they lie flat. It is especially good in wet and windy weather when without it my hair can soon develop into the sort of place my birds would be looking to make a nest in if I fell asleep outside.
What I really like about this product is that it means I need to spend less time straightening my hair and I can sometimes get away with only a few motions with the GHDs, they are wide plate though, but still they work more quickly and the hair has the shine which comes from moisture, as opposed to the frizz which results from dryness.
This is a great product- no doubt about it.
Despite having a TONNE of hair products all lined up in military formation alongside the bath, I tend to shy away from girly reviews because once I've got past "it does the job" or "it's a bit rubbish really" I don't have a GREAT deal to say on the subject of shampoo, and feel like I have to pad it out with fluff. I'm really much better at writing about ultra-violent computer games, or the Saw films.... but with that said, this was a product that I used, and then actually felt a wave of "I HAVE to review this"- so there we go.
Firstly, a bit of background to my current hair situation. I've got naturally black, currently shoulder-length hair, which I chemically abuse in a rather shameful manner- the most recent wave of which has been bleaching it and dying it bright red. I've probably dye it about every three weeks, so it was only a matter of time before it was going to start complaining. It usually grins and bears it, but the last couple of weeks, I knew I'd gone too far. My tips and fringe are brittle and bushy and dry like straw. However much I brush it, it has knots and split ends, and is generally being a real problem- there's no point having amazing fire-engine-coloured hair if it's going to behave like that. I was wearing hats- even indoors!
Normally I use that L'oreal intense hydrating stuff with honey, which keeps my hair hair-like (and not hay-like)- but this time it wasn't making any difference at all. I tried stay-in conditioners, hair masques, uber-uber moisture-rich products, I tried not washing my hair at all for three days, but it was still brittle and unpleasant. So, panicking a bit, and thinking it was time to pull the clippers out and be done with it, I did a distressed scout of Boots, and the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Treatment for Coloured hair caught my eye (despite the hat blocking my peripheral vision). They had an offer on- two products for £6- so even though they seemed a bit pricey, and I'd never tried anything by Aussie before, I thought it was worth the try- I grabbed the Shampoo in the same Colour protect range, and this.
What they say: "Our unique formula, with Australian Wild Peach extract, takes only three minutes to transform dull dry hair into vibrant luscious yumminess." (but they would say that)
What I say: Completely fantastic product. I don't know what exactly makes it work so incredibly effectively where other conditioners have failed, (is it the peaches?!) but it REALLY did transform my dull dry unhappy hair into smooth and silky luscious yumminess! I used a generous amount while I was in the bath, left it on for three minutes as suggested, (still very much ready to pull out the clippers later on), then blowdried it (which probably wasn't the cleverest move, but I was in a rush!).
My hair was softer than it has been... probably EVER. And shiny. And all strokable. Definitely no tangles or brittle bits or straw. Just big bouncy happy hair.
Although I wouldn't say that it made my actual colour any brighter or more vibrant than it already is, it just overall made my hair look healthier, (and put me in an extremely good mood), and for that reason I'm giving it five stars. I imagine it'd help out anyone with dry hair, but I guess the main reason for having awful condition hair is being a bit peroxide-happy, so that's why it's so particularly suited for dyed hair.
Oh, and it smells wonderful too!
With a hint of ripe Australian wild peach extract this conditioner is designed to revitalise and replenish coloured hair for a more vibrant look in just 3 minutes /