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Its a Miracle!
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor
Member Name: loveableukangel
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor
Date: 05/05/10, updated on 08/05/10 (227 review reads)
Advantages: A dramatic improvement in the condition of my hair
Disadvantages: Could be considered expensive but I think worth every penny
When I think about it I really do subject my hair to an awful lot of torture. I have long natural golden blonde hair, mid way down my back. As well as regular trips to the hair salon every 8 - 12 weeks to have the under section coloured I also subject my hair to daily usage of the blow dryer and my GHDs, I also reguarly use my GHDs when I want to glam up my look to style my hair and that combined with the harsher colder months we have had reccently my hair really has been taking some torture and looking extremely sorry for itself, dry, dull, lifeless and really in need of a lot of tlc.
Now I have tried many intensive therapy conditioners over the years but all to no avail, they have always failed to live up to expectations, instead of glorious hair that I was promised I would be left disappointed because I wouldnt notice any dramatic improvement in the condition of my hair, it would just be the same or on the other end of the scale my hair would be left looking greasy and feeling heavy. Unfortunately my hair really was in need of some serious tlc so thats when I decided to give the Aussie 3 minute reconstructor a go. I have used Aussie products in the past and had always been impressed by the results so had nothing to loose.
Aussie is a range which is designed to nourish even the most damaged and dried out of hair. Founded back in 1979 by Thomas Redmond, Thomas had over twenty years experience in the professional salon industry and on a trip to Australia and beign introduced to some fruits and age old remedies known to the Australian continent Thomas was inspired to develop the Aussie hair care range.
Now I dont know if anyone else has noticed or if its just me but there are actually two different versions of the Aussie 3 minute miracle reconstructor deep conditioner for damaged hair on the market.
Both are designed for exactly the same purpose to treat split ends, roughened cuticles and to turn dry damaged hair into managable shiny locks.
One contains Australian Mint balm - Designed to helps mend split ends and roughened cuticles
and the other Safflower seed oil - Designed to help soften your hair.
It was only by chance that I came accross this when I made a recent purchase and stood my new bottle next to my half used one in the bathroom and noticed the difference. Both the bottles are the same style, they both have the same label design, use the same colours therefore making it quiet hard to distinguish between the two, If the two were next to each other on a shelf you wouldnt necesarily notice a difference, its only when you look closely at the label that you notice that one uses Mint balm oil and the other Safflower seed oil.
To be honest if I had not noticed this I wouldnt have known, the conditioner is the same unique peach colour, has the same unique smell which really confuses me when they have two different ingredients and is of the same consistency, even the results are pretty much the same but I am going to base my review on the 3 minute miracle reconstructor with Safflower Seed oil as this is the one which I have had the most experience with.
The conditioner itself comes in a 250 ml upside down design bottle, I do like this upside down design as it means that as the conditioner is nearing the end its far easier to dispense and save on wastage and if you want to double check that you have managed to get it all out you still have the option to unscrew the lid.
On the base of the bottle you will find an Aussie sticker, when you peel this sticker back and remove from the bottle a small hole is revealed, this is where the conditioner is dispensed from when you gently squeeze the bottle, just remember that when you have removed the sticker and pick it up dont squeeze too hard or you will end up with conditioner everywhere, this is where I do wish the product did have a lid.
Directions for use are simple:
Pop a splodge of 3 Minute Miracle onto clean wet hair. Leave on for 1-3 minutes depending on how much of a treat it needs. Rinse with warm water.
Now I personally use this every two to three days after I have washed my hair with the Aussie Miracle moist shampoo, you only need a small amount in your palms and need to work the conditioner through to the ends of your hair, although I personally like to use a little more on the end of my hair because my hair is long and I don't want the ends drying out. I then leave this on for the full three minutes unless I'm pushed for time and then rinse with warm water and blow dry as usual.
The consistency of the conditioner is nice and thick which means that it gives great coverage. The scent of the conditioner is a strong, natural, sweet scent, its very fruity, I put this down to the Saffower seed oil as this is known to have a natural sweet scent. This may not be to everyone's taste as it does linger on the hair for a coulpe of days but I persoanlly love it.
So the results:
Now my first use of this product I will openly admitt that I was really disappointed at the results I got, I wasnt seeing any considerable difference or improvement in the condition of my hair which I was supprised at being an Aussie product, I had always had positive experiences with their products, I was starting to think that hair care manufacturers just create these intense conditioners to give false hope to those who really want to improve the condition of their hair and that its a way for them to cash in and make more money with yet another product.
I was tempted to just thow the bottle in the bin there and then but I decided to percevere and to use it again the next time I washed my hair...
Now I am so glad that I decided to give this product another go instead of bin it there and then, the second use I started to notice a difference in the condition of my hair, my hair started to feel more soft, it was more tamed and more managable. I continued to use this and now after eight months of using the miracle reconstructor every other day my hair has dramatically improved from when I first started using it.
In the past I use to get a problem with knotts and my hair getting tangled but not anymore, I can now run my brush through my hair without the fear of it getting stuck.
My hair itself feels silky, soft and smooth to the touch, that feeling where you just cant stop running your fingers through your hair. The conditioner also gives my hair some added volume and a little extra bounce which I love. Along with the lovely shine this conditioner leaves my hair looking and feeling so much more healthier, there has even been a dramatic improvement to the dry ends which I had previously suffered. Ive noticed far less split ends developing since Ive been using this product and this is because of the fact that my hair is now far more nourished.
Now one thing I will say is that you really do need to keep using this conditioner on a regular basis to be ale to maintain these results otherwise you will find your hair returning to its origional state.
I would really reccomend this product to those of you suffer from dry, damaged hair.This product certainly can aid in our cries of hair SOS.
You can find Aussie products in most stores which have a hair care section. Including Boots, Superdrugs and some supermarkets
You can find the 3 minute miracle reconstructor available in three different sizes:
20ml Sachet that retails at £0.99p
75ml travel size bottle retails at £1.59p
and a 250ml bottle retails at £4.59p.
You will on occasion be able to find great promotions on these products so do make sure you look out for these as its certainly worth stocking up when they are on promotion.
A true miracle for your hair.
Summary: A hair care miracle