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I have naturally frizzy hair which means I have to spend a long time straightening and blow drying it when I went to get it straight and under control. Unfortunately this also means that I cause a lot of heat damage to my hair which leaves it dry and frizzy. It's a bit of a vicious circle! I bought the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Treatment to try and help the situation.
What does the product do?
The product claims to be the very thing that your hair has been crying out for. It is an intensive conditioner which is enriched with Australian Eucalyptus and Avocado Oil and promises to deeply hydrate, condition and nourish your hair. The end results should be hair that is soft, shiny and bouncing with health. It also claims that it will strengthen the hair to stop it from snapping and breaking leaving it looking and feeling in a much better condition.
How do you use the product?
The product should be applied to damp hair which has already been shampooed, in the place of your usual conditioner. You need to work the treatment through the hair from root to top, concentrating many on the drier ends, and then leave it to get to work for one to three minutes. Personally, as I have long hair, I left it on for five because I wanted it to do a really good job. Whether this makes any difference, I don't know. Once you're done, you can rinse off the conditioning treatment and then dry and style the hair in the usual way.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in the standard white plastic packaging which you would expect to see from this brand. It has some purple banding, a picture of some eucalyptus and a kangaroo and also some more information about the product is given on the bottle. The bottle doesn't have a lid which I found very strange at first. The product is dispensed from the bottom of the bottle and when you squeeze the bottle it comes out. Not sure about the thinking behind this design but it works well. I wouldn't take it away with me on holidays however because if it was squashed in the suitcase, it might all come out. The treatment will cost you around £5 for 250ml of the treatment. It can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
The product has a really thick consistency that it slightly greasy and borders on being a gel. It is white in colour and rich. The aroma is not an altogether pleasant one and although it doesn't really smell like anything in particular. It has a slightly waxy, greasy smell but it just shows the product is natural and it doesn't linger on the hair after use anyway. It is easy to dispense from the bottle because you just have to squeeze it and it is easy to control how much is released by the pressure that you use when you do so. I have long hair so I use a considerable amount to ensure that I am covering the hair properly and giving it a really good coat. Three minutes isn't really very long to wait at all and most treatments require a ten or fifteen minute wait so this gets to work quite quickly. It is gentle on my scalp and it hasn't caused me any irritations or discomfort.
When the time is up, the product comes out of the hair easily and quickly. I do take care to give it a longer rinse that what I normally would as it has quite a heavy formula and would make your hair look greasy if you didn't. Once my hair is dry, you can tell that the treatment has improved the condition of the hair after just one application. It feels really soft to the touch and it is noticeably less frizzy because the treatment is so moisturising. It is shiny and looks in a lovely condition. It is also tangle free and easy to brush through although I can't say I've noticed fewer breakages when I am brushing or straightening it. The formula doesn't weigh down my hair or leave it looking flat and it still has a good bit of body and movement. My hair can still go the usual 48 hours comfortably without me washing it so it doesn't cause my hair to become greasy too quickly. I can't say that the results are long lasting as with a few washes without it, my hair is back in the usual condition. So you need to use it probably once a week to keep your hair looking good.
All in all, this is a quick treatment that leaves my hair looking and feeling in a better condition. It leaves my hair really soft to the touch, easy to brush through and shining with health. It's easy to use and gives immediate results without weighing down the hair. I will be repurchasing this product once mines all gone. I have knocked one star off because the packaging prevents me from taking it on holidays with me and that's probably when I would need this one most!
Aussie 3 minute reconstructor
When I went on holiday recently, I bought the shampoo and conditioner in the small travel sizes and used the conditioner after washing my hair with the shampoo in the same range.
WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
The product is advertised as a deep conditioner for damaged hair which whilst my hair isn't damaged, is ideal for taking away on holiday to hopefully combat the drying effects of the sun. It is apparently a unique formula containing Australian Balm Mint which smoothes rough cuticles and helps restore manageability.This product promises to help reconstruct damaged hair, smoothing and soothing and leaving it smooth and shiny
Sounds like a good one...
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
I have the smaller travel size bottle which is 75ml, although the product is available in bigger bottles. the plastic bottle has all of the information and instructions on labels on the front and back of the bottle. The product is dispensed by opening the flip up lid giving the bottle a squeeze and out it comes. Its important to remember to close the lid securely as the bottle stands on the lid and I if its not closed properly bit of the conditioner will seep out.
The conditioner itself is nice and thick and is a just off white colour- looks almost pinky/orange in the bottle but comes out as a slightly milky colour. It's the smell I especially like. I don't know what it is but I would buy the product for the smell itself. Its slightly floral but definitely not a floral I recognise and not cloying or overpowering. The smell is enough to leave my hair smelling clean but not so much that it takes over any perfumes or creams I may later apply.
Its suggested that a small amount of the product is applied to clean wet hair and massaged in then left for between 1 to 3 minutes depending on how much your hair needs a condition. I don't like the feeling of wet hair down my back so tend to towel dry my hair before application. I find that it is best to leave it on for the full three minutes to make sure my hair is well and truly conditioned.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The conditioner is available in several sizes as well as the one I have including a small 20ml sachet fro about £1,and 250ml of the stuff for around the £4 mark.
I will certainly be buying more of this product. It smells great and really does leave my hair feeling and looking conditioned although surprisingly for hair which is well conditioned I don't have that wispy fly away look. For such a rich and creamy product it is easy to rinse out and a little of the product goes a long way so greta value for money.
Recommended for anyone wanting to really condition their hair.
Thanks for reading
I woke up one morning, and could not brush my hair, it was so tangled and every time I ran the brush through my hair most of it ended up in the hair brush lol. I decided that I had to do somthing!......But what??? What would make my hair more managable? What would Help?
I went to my local Hairdresser for some advice as to what would be the best thing to use that would help me with my bad hair day problem, after explaining what the problem was, I was adviced to try Aussie 3 minute miracle luscious long deep treatment. I had never tryed it before so I was willing to give it a try.
You can buy this in either in a sachet form which will give you one application, or a bottle form. I bought the bottle as I felt it was better value for money, and as I have long hair, I felt that the sachet would not be enough for me.
The bottle looks very simple, it is white with a sticker on the front and back containing the instructions for application. As suggested by the name, this treatment apparently works in just 3 minutes and Aussie claim that "the Australian Eucalyptus extract and Avocado Oil contained in this treatment, should help to deeply moisturise, revitalise and nourish your long hair.
How to use
So after shampooing and conditioning with my regular (Pantene) products, I applied a big dollop of the treatment onto my hair and left it for about 5 mins - well I thought I had better give it a load of time to work as I have such thick hair. The treatment is white and has a thickish consistency somewhere in between that of shampoo and conditioner, not a liquid but not totally thick. One thing that I was disappointed in at this stage was the smell; this treatment smelt a bit funny, not totally unpleasant, but not the nicest either. After leaving it on for about 5mins I rinsed off with warm water and awaited the results!
I must admit that I was a bit sceptical as to weather or not this would work, as my hair is thick and a bit frizzy. I never dry my hair with a hair dryer due to useing straightners I feel my hair has enough heat styling. after my hair dryed I was amazed as to how my hair felt, it was less frizzie and not a tanggle in sight, I then straightened my hair, after doing so my hair was tanggle free, shiney and not at all frizzy. whoooo hooo. I have never looked back since and use Aussie twice a week.
A sachet is 99p and a bottle is £4.89 from Boots
I do buy this often. My hair has never looked or felt so good.
Those of you who have read my recent reviews will know that I raved about some cheaper shampoos and conditioners as being ones I always went back to even after having tried some more expensive ones. That was however before I tried Aussie's shampoos and conditioners. I originally bought them because they were the ones on offer at the time I went looking - I haven't looked back!
Who Are Aussie?
Aussie's shampoos and conditioners were first created and sold around thirty years ago. The products contain ingredients found in Australia such as Eucalyptus, Gum leaves and Jojoba seed oil and the formula is exactly the same now as it was when it was made 30 years ago.
Despite the name these products are no longer even sold in Australia and are now owned by Procter and Gamble, an American company, who bought the company around 2003.
The bottle is made of opaque white plastic with an opening at the bottom although no actual lid. Instead there is a one way valve on the bottom of the bottle where the conditioner comes through as the bottle is squeezed. When I bought the conditioner this valve had a sticker covering it but this was the only protection.
The front of the bottle has a purple banner with a half circle at the top. In the half circle is a kangaroo and in the banner is the name "Aussie" both are the same colour as the bottle. It also tells me that is it the 3 minute miracle luscious long deep treatment. Below this it tells me that it contains eucalyptus extract and avocado oil to "deeply moisturise, revitalise and nourish long hair." It also tells me that the bottle contains 250ml.
On the back of the bottle there is a lot of information which to be honest if it weren't for this review I probably wouldn't have read through as although the language is very colloquial there's a lot of information that doesn't tell me too much at all! There is however the ingredients and contact information. To summarise the rest it tells me that it nourishes ever hair from the root to the tip. It also claims to help with dry and damaged hair and prevent breakages from combing. I actually quite like the fact that it's written in a very colloquial manner but it does mean that it takes up a lot of room and therefore appears almost cramped in order to tell me very little useful information.
Using The Conditioner
The bottle has a valve on the bottom which allows conditioner to pass through as you squeeze the bottle.
The conditioner isn't scented beyond what is actually in the conditioner itself. This disappointed me as I like quite strongly scented products but may be of benefit to other people as they obviously haven't added any extra scents beyond those naturally in the products they use. The scent is that of avocado really, I know having hair smelling of avocado doesn't really sound too appealing but I think the addition of eucalyptus has sweetened it a little because it really doesn't smell as bad as it sounds and it's very subtle anyway and so won't really stand out too much.
Squeezing the bottle to get the product out is easy, the plastic is firm enough to reassure me that I won't break it by squeezing too hard yet supple enough to give when I squeeze. Having the opening at the bottom of the bottle is also useful as it means you can get every little bit out so no wastage. The conditioner itself is a white colour and has a very thick, creamy consistency which went on to my hair really easily and gave a nice even coverage.
I usually get through conditioner like it's going out of fashion! My hair is almost down to the small of my back and I found that two to three small blobs about the size of a £2 piece was plenty to cover it well, I did put a little extra then needed on my ends and so you might even be able to get away with less.
Rinsing out the conditioner was equally as easy, there was no residue left on my hair and I didn't really have to try too hard to get it out although I did find myself rinsing more then normal just to make sure it was all out. Once it was out my hair was noticeably softer and smoother, even when wet.
I'm a convert! I don't think I'll be using another shampoo or conditioner with my hair again I've even given away all the other bottles to my mum as this has just been a miracle cure for me.
My hair is thick, long, completely wild and knots up at the slightest thing. It also has a tendency to dry out rather easily. I used to use a leave in conditioner to solve these problems but this conditioner has done it all for me. I just wish I'd found it sooner!
My hair is silky smooth and very manageable, the flyaways, although still there, are a lot less common and a lot less noticeable then they were before. It almost used to look as if I had this aura of frizz around my actual hair - that's gone. I would never have the confidence to wear my hair down for longer then about half an hour before because I knew it would just turn into a ball of frizz. Since using this conditioner I have left my hair down for the whole day with very little frizz at the end of it. I've had comments on how much better my hair looks and even been asked if I had it washed and cared for in a salon.
I had straw like dry ends that I'd pretty much given up hope with and was about to book an appointment to get them cut off, however after only one use these showed a very noticeable improvement and have now been completely rehydrated so no need to get them cut.
Also it's a standing joke with those that know me that my hair has a life of it's own as it gets places I have never been. I don't know how I have any hair left to be honest due to how much I molt! However since using this product I've found a lot less hair around the place and it really does seem to be stronger and mor resistant to breakages when brushing it.
After use my hair felt weightless, clean and refreshed. To use their words it really did give me "luscious long" hair.
This really has been a miracle product from me and although it is more expensive then other products I don't mind paying for quality and I use a lot less of this conditioner each time anyway so the bottle will last longer and therefore may even end up saving me money in the long run.
This is a three minute deep treatment as opposed to the normal conditioner but this works so well I'm happy to stick with this and just treat my hair every time I wash it. To be honest, my hairs been so difficult and out of control maybe a deep treatment is what it's needed this whole time anyway.
The shelf life of this bottle is 12 months but despite having said I use a lot less of it I'll be very surprised if it lasts that long.
It gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Price and Availability
Aussie's products are available from:
Prices vary from £3 to around £5. Although Boots often has them on offer for 2 for £6 and ASDA currently has them on offer for 4 for £3. A good deal in my eyes!
0800 169 7955
There is also a form on their website to email them.
Recently my hair has seemed really dry and damaged so i have been looking into different deep conditioners to try and bring some life back into it. I had seen some good reviews on Aussie so decided to give it a go.
When I got home and decided to try it I was surprised to see no lid. Its not a major problem I just have to hide it a little better from my children as they would love getting hold of this no lids to stop them getting to the contents.On the plus side no lid means no sticky mess. Once i removed the seal a scent of peach hit me straight away.
It is a 250ml bottle that does not seem to last that long but does work wonders with my hair so even at a higher price than my usual conditioners it is well worth it.
The back of the bottle instructs me to add a splodge of this to may hair and to leave for 1-3 minutes depending on how much my hair needs. Here i did find a needed a lot more than a splodge as its designed for long hair i thought it may have spread a little better but have found the more times i use it the less i need to use as my hair has improved amazingly.While adding it to my hair the peach smell was very strong but not overpowering.
I left for 3 minutes as my hair was in need of urgent help and then proceeded to wash out.It washed out really easily and straight away from the very first wash i could tell the difference. My hair was softer was a lot easier to control and once dried actually looked half decent again. Each time i use it my hair feels more silky now i know why it gets such great reviews.
It cost £4.49 for this on its own but I brought it in a 2 for £6 promotion at Tesco. Although to me this seems a lot of money to me but for the effects of the product on my hair I will have no hesitation in buying it again. This is a must have for anyone who has hair that needs a little life put back into it.
I'd never used any Aussie brand products before this, but my hair needed a bit of intensive care, and following some online research, I popped down to Boots to get me some.
The bottle contains 250ml, and costs £4.59. It is currently on offer along with the rest of the Aussie range in a 2 for £6 deal. The bottle is white with an interesting despensing system: it's a kind of rubber seal which opens when you squeeze the bottle, but otherwise doesn't leak. A disadvantage of this system is that getting the last bits out can be particularly tricky. However, the bottle looks sophisticated and is easy to use, and, well - you can't have it all.
This works because the conditioner has a viscous consistency, and is not liquid like most conditioners. It feels waxy on hands when rubbing it into hair. The smell is one I've grown to love: it's not strong but it's subtly scented with a kind of nutty, sweet scent.
Directions are to use this after using Aussie's luscious long shampoo. I don't do this, because I'm happy with my regular shampoo. You squeeze out some conditioner, and apply from roots to tips (although I tend to apply from about halfway down first, and then use whatever's left on the roots). The conditioner is thick but spreads quite well through the hair.
My hair is pretty long: it is a couple of inches past my shoulders. It is also 'ridiculously thick' (thanks, hairdresser!) which contributes to its totally unmanageable state. Therefore, conditioning it takes a bit of doing. I leave this on for the recommended 3 minutes, once or twice a week.
After using this, my hair is amazingly soft, much shinier and generally in better shape than it was when I started. For the price this is certainly what I'd expect, and although I wouldn't say it was 'miraculous', it was certainly a change for the better. The smell is so subtle it's not really noticeable once you've rinsed, but the other effects are such that I don't really mind.
I would definitely buy this again. Highly recommended.
I am a massive fan of Aussie products. Although they are pricey, I love everything about them.
Aussie products are quite often on offer so if you're thinking of trying these, chances are you will be in lucky. I love the Aussie brand image and this product was the first thing i'd tried. I certainly wasn't disapointed.
The bottle was an average size and the packaging is so-so. It's relatively pretty but there's nothing special about them. There isn't a lid which I expected to be annoying but it proved to be no problem at all. It is easy to dispense and it is easy to get a good amount of product.
The conditioner itself is very smooth and easy to apply through your hair. I don't find I need to use more than a regular conditioner. It feels a lot richer than regular conditioner, though.
The smell of this is lovely, really natural but it does leave a really nice scent in your hair which lasts for a long time. It leaves your hair very smooth and shiny even when it's wet, and it really feels like it has made a difference. I use this everytime I wash my hair instead of regular conditioner as I really feel like it does good. I think the longer than you keep it on, the better if does for you, so this works well in the bath rather than the shower.
I would reccomend this to anyone- whether you need a serious intensive treatment or just fancy a bit of a boost to your hair.
I had tried Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor before and I quite liked it though the price is slightly off putting. Anyway I tried that and then went and tried other deep conditioners because I like to see if there are better products out there.
I finished up my Pantene deep conditioner and went to Superdrug to see what they had and Aussie was on offer as it often is in fact on a 2 items for £6 offer. One of these bottles will cost you £4.49 so I only buy it on offer.
The bottle is the standard Aussie cyclindrical shape with a hole in the bottom which you squueze the bottle to get it out, unusually there is no lid but I rather like this odd design and it means there is no mess. The bottle is white all over but for the front where you get the prdocut details. We are told that it contains Australian Eucalyptus extract and avacado oil with the quip that it is a 'long locks love potion'. Very cute.
The liquid (unlike the other I have tried which is peach) is white and as I found before does not spread out much so you use a fair amount each time you apply it especially given that this is aimed at those with long hair (though I am sure that people with short hair will find it just as effective, it's just a tag line) so not only is it expensive to start with but as you only get say 5 or 6 uses out of a bottle because you need so much each time, it can become very expensive if you use it too often. I use a regular conditioner every other day and this just once at the weekends.
I leave this in for about 5 / 10 minutes while I do other things which will, if anything, make it work better. The smell is also very pleasant, not too strong but just a slightly sweet freshness, the same sort of smell you get from the professional ranges they use at the salon when cleaning your hair. When I have rinsed it out and dried my hair I am always impressed with the condition in which it leaves my hair. It feels soft, really soft to the touch, smooth and my hands can glide through it and it looks in good condition too.
Argggghhhh - just wrote a whopping great review on this and somehow managed to delete the whole lot. How frustrating!!! Anyway excuse me if I'm not quite as detailed as I could be.
In the last few months I have really neglected my hair, it is desperately in need of a cut and I just haven't been paying it all that much attention. As a result, it has got way too long and the condition has suffered. It still looks ok though but it is feeling quite rough and ragged to the touch. As I am pregnant I am reluctant to go for a big chop as I'm not sure my hormones could handle a mistake so instead I decided to make a trip to Superdrug and buy some products to try and give it a boost.
I normally just choose my shampoo and conditioning products depending what is on offer and to be honest the Aussie range is normally a little too expensive. In this instance however I felt as though my hair deserved a treat and the decision was made when I saw that the Aussie products were on special offer for 2 for £6. I selected the Shampoo and Conditioner of my choice but then I also spotted this Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Treatment. I was intrigued as I had used other Aussie conditioning treatments before and been really impressed with the results they produced.
A 250ml bottle of this treatment normally costs about £4.50 which in my eyes is quite expensive but the Aussie products are usually on special offer somewhere so I think it is always worth shopping around for a bargain.
A few days later on a lazy Sunday when the girls were watching one of their Disney favourites, I ran myself a hot bath and prepared for a tough of indulgent pampering. After shampooing my hair, I rinsed it thoroughly and then set about applying this treatment to my hair.
It was a really thick and gloopy conditioner and looked noticeably richer than the standard conditioners. I spend a few minutes ensure my hair was entirely covered right to the ends and to aide this, I used a wide tooth plastic comb.
I then sat back and enjoyed a good few minutes soaking while the treatment worked it's magic on my hair. I always leave these treatments on my hair as long as possible as I believe this produces better results.
I used the shower head to was the treatment from my hair and my hair already felt softer and silkier to the touch. I then blow dried my hair and as it began to dry I realised my hair really did feel in much better condition. It was softer, shinier and felt nourished and healthy. While my hair definately still needs a good cut I would say that this treat has really improved the state of my hair until I get to the hairdressers.
I like to experiment with different hair products - I do so after reading somewhere that a shampoo or conditioner looses it's ability to be effective if you don't change the product every now and again.
I am not a big fan of 2 in one products because I feel that this does not condition the hair enough. I was browsing the aisle in Boots one day when I cam across this product and decided to give it a whirl. That was 4 years ago, and I have to say that I use this everyday now and have not changed my conditioner since.
You can use 3 minute miracle on an occassional basis or as far as I am concerned, as often as you like. Deeply intense conditioning penetrates the dry, damaged hair on your head.
My top tip for it working properly is that you must leave it on for 3 minutes or longer. To be honest, when I am in a rush, I often rinse it off immediately, but I always notice that my hair is so much softer and glossy if I leave the product on longer. I also put more on the ends of my hair than on the top of my scalp - you don't want to end up with greasy or lanky hair. However, I must say that the great thing about this conditioner is that I don't end up with greasy hair - not like other conditioners I have used in the past. I use this product in conjunction with Aussie volume shampoo, as I have fine hair, which is dry at the ends.
The two negatives with this product or the design and the price - it's not that cheap for me, particuarly because I use it daily. But it's worth it. As for the design - it annoys me that the opening is sealed with a sticky label - once you take it off you can't reseal it! However, because the consistency of the conditioner is so thick, I have found that you can actually turn the bottle upside down, and unless you squeeze the product - it doesn't come out of the bottle at all. Not great if you are packing it in a bag for your travels though!
Worth buying for glossy sleek hair - but the packaging lets it down.
This is one of those products I always see recommended for people suffering from dry or damaged hair. My hair gets extremely dry and I've tried all the variations of Aussie's "3 Minute Miracle", and I really don't rate this or any of their products.
The product is supposed to be an occasional treatment, in conjunction with their daily haircare range, as a deep conditioning treatment. It's something you'd use maybe 1-2 times a week, so the bottle does last a good while. The product is quite thick and has a distinct odour to it, which I'm not too fond of in the bottle, but smells better on hair. The bottle has a sealed opening which, once opened, stays that way - there's no lid, and you squeeze the bottle to get it out. I'd prefer an ordinary bottle with a lid as I found that excess conditioner would always cake around the top and dry that way.
After using this, my hair always remains dry and frizzy at the ends, but the roots feel really bogged down with excess moisture and overall my hair feels extremely lank and lacking any volume. This was after leaving it on for 3 minutes, so the part about it being effective after 3 minutes is indeed true. My hair did however look a little more shiny even on the dry ends.
All this said, this product does seems to work for a lot of people, so it's probably still worth a try.
Aussie's 5 minute miracle conditioning treatment is a must for those badly needing a deep, intensive treatment for their hair.
Having bleached my hair (badly) last year, and regularly swimming, my hair is very dry and coarse, and sometimes breaks off.
This treatment is normally used after shampoo, on wet hair, like a normal conditioning treatment. You leave it on for, you guessed it, 3 minutes, or longer if preferred. Once a week I put the conditioner on before bed and wash it away with shampoo the next morning, for an extra nourishing treatment. This was recommended to me by a hairdresser and really works!
The product comes in a simple but attractive bottle which contains 250ml. It's easy to dispense as it comes with a self sealing opening at the bottom of the bottle, so you don't have to fiddle around with caps or lids. It doesn't drip out of the bottom as I expected it might, which is a bonus.
The formula contains eucalyptus and avocado oil and smells yummy, reminding me of peaches for some reason, and is thick, creamy and easy to apply. Your hair smells beautiful afterwards and feels soft, silky and shiny. My hair has a tendency to frizz and this treatment keeps that under control too. My hair feels full of moisture after use, without being weighed down, and doesn't leave a residue.
You can buy single serving sachets of the treatment for around £1.20, good if you want to try the product before you invest in a whole bottle, but it is much more economical to buy the full bottle, available for around £4. Sometimes Boots have offers on the Aussie range, including buy 2 for £6, which is a good deal to look out for. I get around 12 treatments from a bottle, and I have fairly long, thick hair, so it works out at a good price per 'serving'!
This is the best deep conditioning treatment I have tried and would recommend it to anyone, especially those with very dry, damaged hair like myself.
~ Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Treatment ~
For quite a while now, I have been getting my hair dyed at my local hairdressers every six weeks or so. Whilst I find the dye that the hairdresser uses is not as harsh as some home-dying kits I have used in the past, I still feel that my hair suffers as a result of the chemicals that are used, by becoming rather dry and frizzy at times.
With this in mind, I have been looking for an appropriate treatment or remedy for this problem for a number of years now. I have tried just about every lotion and potion, conditioner and serum, sometimes spending over £15 on one product, which is quite a lot to pay on top of other 'hair care' costs such as dying and styling.
It was my limited budget that led me to recently try "Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Treatment", as my local chemist was doing a range of the 'Aussie' products at a discounted price. After investigating several of the conditioners, and reading their assorted claims and such like, I opted to purchase the "3 Minute Miracle" treatment, as I particularly liked the eye-catching sub-heading on the front of the bottle that reads "For long hair begging for a treat..." My locks most definitely fit into this category at this point in time, and so my decision was made.
I have been using the product ever since, and would say that overall I am quite pleased with the results.
* Packaging & Cost *
The bottle is reasonably attractive, if a little plain. The impression I get from reading the label and the 'blurb' on the rear of the bottle is that it is quite a natural product containing natural ingredients, and there are several references to Eucalyptus and Avocado on the label which I think help to reinforce this impression. On reading the label, it is easy to understand both the claims made by the product and the instructions that should be carried out when using it. The bottle is average-sized in terms of similar products on the market, the contents being 250ml.
The bottle has a clever design in that it stands upright by itself and doesn't have a separate lid to be removed before using; in place of this, it has a sort of 'plug' which is made of some sort of rubbery plastic, through which the product can be dispensed. This means that it is quite easy to dispense the correct amount of product, and it also makes it very difficult for the product to leak out of the bottle when not in use. The 'plug' design therefore, cuts down on the amount of waste you may have when using the treatment.
The bottle of 3 minute Miracle Treatment would have normally cost me over £4 from my local pharmacy. At the time of me purchasing it, it was only £1.99. This is very reasonable as it has lasted me almost three months and I'd probably still think it offered good value for money if I had purchased it at full price. As @ the time of writing (August 2012) the product can be purchased in Boots (online at www.boots.com) for £4.99.
* The Claims *
The product, simply put, claims to turn your long locks into 'silky swathes' in only 3 minutes. The use of Avocado oil, we are told, helps to nourish each hair shaft from root to tip, giving the impression that the product will be very caring and will leave hair looking gorgeously shiny and full of life...
So, are those claims reasonable?
Well, I have to be honest here and say that the first couple of times that I used the treatment, I was quite impressed with the way my hair looked after use. I felt that on the whole, it was shinier and rather more healthy-looking than normal. I also felt that it was fairly silky to touch, and very soft. That said though, most conditioners make my hair feel soft to the touch.
I have just finished the bottle of the 3 Minute Miracle treatment, after using it continuously for the past couple of months, and can honestly say that those initial first signs of improvement have vanished somewhat. Yes, my hair is still nice and soft and rather silky, but the split ends have slowly started to creep back, even though I got my hair trimmed around 3 weeks ago, and the ends of my hair definitely look drier than the top part. In addition, I feel that the overall look of my hair is not as shiny and healthy-looking as it was when I first started using the product.
I have found this to be the case with other 'hair masks' and treatments that I have used in the past; it is as if my hair somehow gets used to the product and stops responding! In particular, I have found this to be the case when switching shampoos or conditioners that I have been using for a few months to a different brand. Then, if I were to switch back to the original one I had been using, I can almost guarantee that my hair would be rather luscious looking for the first couple of uses... very irritating.
* Would I recommend it? *
In a word, yes. Whilst the good results obtained from using it have diminished somewhat, I find that this is the case with most similar hair treatments I have used. Also, I didn't find that this product was particularly harsh on my coloured hair and it didn't strip the colour out, which is obviously a huge bonus!
Overall, I liked the product and found the results to be better than most other conditioning treatments I have used. I would recommend it, but can't honestly say that I would RAVE about it mainly because the impressive results obtained from the first few washes didn't last. I think four stars in the product score is reasonable, all things considered..
My hair always ends up looking very dull and dry every winter owing to all the heating I suppose . I keep trying different shampoos and conditioners and then as not one suits I pass them on to my hubby or some other relatives , who apparently do not have this fussy hair as mine. Now saying that I am very proud of my dead straight six inches below the shoulder mane , except that by the end of last year I had developed some alarming split ends which I've never had so far and though I had happily put it down to the stress of motherhood , not being as young as I was and not having enough time to indulge in a bit of self-pampering .
Secretly I had been searching the store shelves for something different and yet not overly expensive, in case I had to play passing the 'potion' again . Was a bit sceptical about sending in my address for a free 20 ml sample sachet of Aussie's 3 Minute miracle luscious deep treatment , thanks to the tip off from a someone on Bounty.com.Even when it did come in through the post it sat in the medicine cabinet quite forgotten for the next six weeks or so. It was just before Christmas I finally dug it out to have a little experiment and was well pleased with the effect to go out and buy a 250ml container of it that very weekend . Here is a description of what and how it is:
This hair treatment product comes in a white 250 ml container which you can stand on its fliptop side , I am hoping its economical in the sense that this is a thick conditioner and this helps drain the last glop out of the pack, but I have a long way to go to finish it up yet . The pack has a good lid and doesn't leak or anything and can be wiped clean and sealed. On front is the typical kangaroo bouncing on the logo in purple and beige.. nothing noteworthy and hence stands out from its bright competitors in its own silent way I guess .The pack also promises to moisten desperately dry and stressed hair.
Direction for use:
My hair isn't very long , though the product is for long dry damaged hair and I need about two teaspoon fulls of the thick glop to cover most strands from root to ends .This has to be applied on damp hair shampooed preferably with Aussie's Luscious Long shampoo, but I have ever only applied it after shampooing with Garnier's fructis shampoo and am happy with the end results. I do intend to buy one of aussie's shampoo too once I have finished my present shampoos. I never overdo it with conditioners as I have had hair looking like unoiled sphagetti on earlier occasions .The hair has to be rinsed off with warm water(not hot) after three minutes.. gives me enough time to defuzz or use one of those body scrubs.
What does it contain:
Well according to the list of ingredients on the pack the active ingredients that are supposed to work the 'miracle' are Australian Eucalyptus (as in sloath/panda food , my hair looks as soft as their fur every time I use it) and Avocado oil (oh yes packed full of anti-oxidants ) and a whole lot of ingredients that make a conditioner a conditioner . I have done a little background study on these two main ingredients and was surprised to learn that people have been using Eucalyptus oil for ages for hair treatment .It seems that a few drops of eucalyptus oil either applied directly to the scalp or mixed with shampoo/conditioner can be used to stimulate the blood flow to the hair and help revitalize dull or shedding hair. Whereas avocado oil or mush has been used in itself as a hair conditioner and has anti-dandruff properties, who would have guessed. Makes me very glad we get all these in a bottle and don't have to go around with our hair covered in avocado mush . There is something witty regarding this on the pack too which I feel compelled to share.. it says 'Avacado oil was once believed to be a powerful aphrodisiac .Who needs oysters and scented candles , when a hair-wash will do?"
Nature and effect of product:
The conditioner itself is really thick , not runny like most conditioners , more like cold cream and is white. It has a lovely mild fragrance of something pleasingly fruity and tropical .This has been a great hit with me as I don't like smelling like a perfume factory and I don't want to let on when I have indulged in a pampering bath/wash. Again it does not clash with any other perfume I might like to use. Strangely everytime you wet/straighten your hair the smell tends to linger for upto a week after the treatment. You only need a small amount compared to other conditioners to do the trick.
Well as soon as I start rinsing my hair after the 3 minutes treatment it start feeling light and incredibly sleek , smooth , it has been a long time since my hair has felt this baby soft . The first time I even blow-dried my hair and straightened it and still I had this lovely feeling as if a load had gone of my head and my hair had a very shiny look. With normal conditioners I tend to start having a greasy feel within two days of treatment but now I can keep the greasyness at bay for upto four days. I have a tame mane of sleek healthier looking hair now.
I love this product so far and intend to buy some more Aussie products in future . It has done a lot to bring back some life to my hair . Honestly after a trim my split-ends have just remained in history and my hair is a bit less tangled these days . I only need a very little amount at each application about 10mls or less and an application in every second wash ie once a week, so I think this will last me some many month yet. It has similar effect comparable to some expensive saloon brands without the price tag of one and hence is affordable. It costs about £4.50-£5 in most stores and lasts for about at least 20 washes/treatments in the least . It is readily available in the market which is handy . Best part is that I can have avocado in my hair and guacamole and share a bit of something with the pandas and feel a bit more happy about the way my hair looks.
EMERGENCY HAIR CLINIC COURTEOUSY OF AUSSIE
Me: "Hello Dr Aussie, I really need your help with my hair!"
Dr Aussie: "Well G'day! What seems to be the problem?"
Me: "Well my hair is in a bit of a state at the moment."
Dr Aussie: "Well let's have a gander. Ah, yeah I can see what the snag is. On first inspection your hair seems to be in quite good nick. However, upon closer assessment, the hair close to the parting is very wiry and sticks straight up, as you've had an electric shock mate! Crikey! The hair shaft isn't smooth at all on some of 'em! From root to tip it changes from thick to thin and looks really weak. I gotta say, your hair looks really crook. You're gonna need some proper hair stuff to sort out your problems."
Me: "Well, what do you recommend?"
Dr Aussie: "Well since your hair is shoulder length, I recommend the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Treatment. The Australian Eucalyptus extract and Avocado Oil should help to deeply moisturise, revitalise and nourish your long hair."
Me: "Gee, thanks Dr Aussie! Where can I buy this 3 Minute Miracle Treatment?"
Dr Aussie: "You can buy it from most supermarkets and places like Boots, for around £4.33, but it's usually on special offer, so you can afford to buy some more hair dye for all those white hairs you've got growing too."
Me: "Er, thanks for the advice Dr Aussie."
Dr Aussie: "No worries mate! You should find the Treatment easy to apply, since it comes in a 250ml plastic bottle that is designed for easy dispensing as you simply squeeze and the stuff comes out of the hole on the bottom, therefore no mess and no fuss! A dose of about the size of 50p coin should do the trick, as it's easy to smooth over the hair. Leave on for 3 minutes and then rinse."
Me: "OK, thanks. I'll come back in a few weeks to let you know how I get on."
Dr Aussie: "OK no worries. It should work a treat and I bet your hair will look bonzer!"
A FEW WEEKS LATER .....
Me: "Hey Dr Aussie, I'm back!"
Dr Aussie: "Well G'day mate! Wow your hair looks so much better now! Good on ya mate!"
Me: "Yep, my hair now smells gorgeous, it's soft and tangle-free and my hair is no longer horrible and wiry!"
Dr Aussie: "Well I'm stoked it worked out for ya mate as you don't look so daggy now! So go out, crack a few tinnies, throw some shrimp on the barbie and enjoy yourself!"
Me: "I will Dr Aussie! Thanks for saving my hair!"
I apologise to all Australians reading this as I got a bit carried away with all the Aussie stereotyping! Must have been the 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Treatment penetrating my brain, or maybe it was all the years of watching Neighbours and Home & Away in my youth! Plus I was bored! (^_^)