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I like to ring the changes when it comes to hair care products as my hair seems to benefit from changing products. I have dry hair that is prone to frizz. I also like to add highlights to my hair and this can make it drier if I’m not careful. I usually opt for a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for coloured hair to help prolong the colour and add moisture. One of the ranges I like is colour mate made by Aussie.
Let me begin by saying that Aussie is not from down under, but is made by the multi national giant Procter and Gamble. I was a bit disappointed when I first leaned this fact! I like to use both the shampoo and conditioner from the range as I find they work well together. The conditioner comes in a round opaque plastic bottle with purple push down lid. The information on the bottle informs me that this conditioner contains Australian wild peach that is claimed to help keep coloured hair looking glossy and * in great condition*. Peach kernel oil has long been used as conditioning oil and is especially good for dry hair.
The conditioner is quite thick and smells gorgeous! I would describe the scent as fruity although I can’t say it smells of peaches. I find a little goes a long way and like to massage it through my hair after shampooing. I also think it works best if left in my hair for a few minutes. It is easy to rinse out and doesn’t leave any stick residue.
After use I find my hair feels soft and the highlights are more noticeable. I also think this conditioner gives my hair a lovely shine and helps stop any tangles. The scent lasts quite well although it is not overpowering in any way. As you can guess I would recommend this conditioner.
The price does vary and I like to buy when its on offer. It is currently on 3 for £10 deal in Boots. It can be bought alone for £4.69 for a 250ml bottle.
I have thick curly wavy hair and it left it very smooth and silky. I was not sure how it made my coloured hair brighter but it did not fade so I guess thats a good sign. Aussie is amazing but I with they would lower their prices!
WHAT IS IT?
Conditioner from Aussie that matches the Colour Mate shampoo. It has been designed to protect your colour.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Apply after washing your hair with shampoo. Try not to get it too close to your skin because it is a rich conditioner so it will make your hair oily if you do not take care. You should work it through the whole length of your hair because it is the ends that get dry if you colour your hair regular.
WHAT I THINK
I think this is very good conditioner and it makes my hair feel very soft and smooth after I have washed it. It stops my hair from getting knotted up and I think my hair feels very silken after I have used it. I can style my hair like I normally do even though it makes it so soft and that is because it does not make it go fluffy so that my hair is always manageable.
I like very much how shiny my hair is after I have used this conditioner because that makes my hair look strong and healthy. It is very rich and that makes it a little bit harder than usual to rinse out of my hair but it only takes a minute longer to rinse out so I do not think that matters very much, it is serious that you rinse it all out because if you do not then it sometimes can weigh my hair down and that makes it look limp.
If the conditioner protects my colour then that is a very good thing, I do not know if that is true but I think my hair looks a lot brighter ever since I have been using the Colour Mate shampoo and conditioner from Aussie so it is doing something good for the appearance.
A bottle of this conditioner costs about £4 but you should check before you purchase because it is very often on price promotion for 3 bottles for £10.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I have been using Aussie products for a while now, but only recently started colouring my hair. I used to use the Aussie Long and Luscious shampoo and conditioner, but decided to switch. I have now been using the Colour Mate shampoo and conditioner for a year or so.
I have ALWAYS adored the smell of the Aussie products. It sounds bizarre, but they smell so yummy that they just always make me smile when I open the bottle. I also really like the packaging, and find myself reading the bottle in the shower as it's quite amusing.
The conditioner itself has a nice consistency and goes on really well. It makes up a good lather and the smell stays throughout - YUM! I have always found that it has worked wonders for my hair and I'm thrilled with the results.
I went to my hairdressers recently, and she complimented the condition of my hair and asked what products I used. I told her and she said 'ah well that explains it then'.
The price of this conditioner seems to have increased quite a lot recently, and it's now too expensive for me to buy unless it's on offer. I think the last time I looked, it was about £5 a bottle. However, if you shop around you can normally get it for '2 bottles for £7' or similar, which is fairly reasonable.
Overall, I would recommend this product as it smells great and makes my hair looks good. What more can you ask for from a conditioner?
I have naturally curly hair which I straighten on a daily basis and dye every couple of months, my hair can tend to get quite frizzy and dry due to these factors so I was looking for a decent shampoo and conditioner to help solve my problems.
My sister who has similar hair to me sugguested that i tried Aussie Shampoo and Conditioner after starting to use it herself and being very satisfied with the results. I took her advise and started buying Aussie Colour Mate about 6 months ago and after only a few washes I noticed the difference straight away. This conditioner leaves my hair not only super soft but super shiny too! and has also solved my frizzy problem, it smells devine and you dont need masses of it to do the job either.
Running my fingers through my hair is now a delight and I dont even seem to get tangles anymore, even my friends and family have noticed the difference and complemented me on how healthy and shiny it looks now. I am definatly sticking to this shampoo and conditioner now that I have found it and would recomend it to anyone!
This is the complementary conditioner to the colour shampoo that I have just reviewed. I again bought it from wilkinsons on offer and it is also the same limited edition packaging, but for some reason the conditioner and the shampoo are different size bottles - the shampoo is 300ml and the conditioner is 250ml.
Anyway the conditioner contains the same really nice and luxurious Australian wild peach extract which protects coloured hair an gently conditions my colour abused hair.
I found that the conditioner was very good on the roots and mid lengths of my hair but I found that the end become 'dry' like all of the conditioner just washed away from the ends and my ends became a bit tangled, which is not very good and quite disappointing as I have tried many other shampoos, conditioners and styling products in the wide aussie range but this was not very good for my hair, but it might be different for your hair.
*Again the nice colourful limited edition packaging
*Did not condition the ends of my hair very well - it is vital that the ends are conditioned as the are the parts of the hair that would become damaged easily and quickly when coloured or styled
*Good price and is usually on offer in a lot of larger supermarkets and superdrug
*Available in a wide range of shops
*Smells really nice - although some people may not like the scent
*Really nice thick, creamy, silky texture
*Contains some natural ingredients
*There are so many other really really good products in the range but this in my opinion is not the best
*Good high quality brand
Thank you for reading my review
AUSSIE COLOUR MATE CONDITIONER.
Having received a large supply of products from my son for Christmas i have slowly been working my way through these products and reveiwing them to let you know what i have thought of them.
The Bottle **********
The Colour Mate Conditioner comes in a hard plastic bottle and is funnily enough for Coloured Hair, which as i do have a tendancy to colour my hair such an awful lot needs something to help put the shine and softness back into my hair. The Bottle has a push down bit on the lid and when you press it the other side opens and reveals a slit where the conditioner will come out of once you push the bottle and squeeze it.
The Conditioner contained inside the bottle does come in an off white coloured mixture and smells absolutely definely and also you do not need to use a whoile lot of this mixture because with this a little goes a whole long way, as it is a bit more expensive than some other conditioners it is great because you do not need to use a lot, and thus the bottle lasts a whole long time.
This Conditioner contains not only Wild Peach which is the first obvious thing to hit your noistrols when you start to use this product on your hair, but also the silky ness and feeling that your hair receives once you use this product is second to none.
Ive used it a couple of times, and have already reveiwed their shampoo and i would say that this conditioner certainly helps my hair which is damaged by all the colouring that i do to it, and every day living and i found that the conditioner really made my hair feel softer and more manageable and easy to brush than usual.
I have been given this product as a presant and well i realoly think that it does work, and will be recommending this product to other consumers and will be adding it to my basket in the next time i go shopping.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviewsx.
I was stocking up on health and beauty products for my up coming holiday in boots. With shampoo and conditioner, my hair can go crazy if I dont chose the right one, so I am a bit cautious and normally stick to what I know works. When I was looking round the store there was a rather funky looking stand advertising Aussie Mate conditioner, shampoo and heat protector on special offer for all three. They were ideal sized bottles for travelling, so I snapped them up and took them to the check out instead. I have coloured hair and was hoping that buying a conditioner or shampoo especially for this would improve the condition of my hair.
The bottles travelled well and did not explode or leak some I have tried. The conditioner comes in a tall thin cylindrical bottle with a round lid. You push down one side of the lid and the other half pops up with a hole to squeeze some product out of. It is a two handed job to open and squeeze some out which can be a bit of a problem in the shower when your hands are a bit slippery from the rest of the cleaning products.
One first instinct the conditioner is white in colour and shimmery, a bit like a pearl colour. It is smooth and silky and smells like peach. It is not a sickly smell, but a nice fruity smell which is lovely to wash into your hair. I massaged the conditioner into my hair. A little bit goes quite a long way, which is great in these times of recession! I left it in for a couple of minutes out of habit and then washed it off at the end of my shower. As soon as I was washing it off it my hair felt really silky and smooth. It smelt nice too, luckily the smell stuck to my hair.
My hair stayed nice and soft throughout blow drying. It had not damaged my hair further and in that respect my coloured hair seemed to be in good condition, which as anyone who colours their hair knows, it is hard to keep it from being brittle and looking nice and healthy. The only downsides, which may not be caused by this conditioner, but some other conditioners seem to manage to control my hair better were that my hair was too thin and appeared fly away. The conditioner was quite heavy and dragged my already thin hair down with the appearance of no volume, but also gave me fly away ends, which seems like a contraditcion really!
The conditioner made my hair very soft and smelt lovely, but unfortunately there are some conditioners which seem to manage my hair just that little bit better, so I will be sticking with them in the future.
Smelly nappies, baby vomit, Marlboro Lights, sweet and sour chicken and fried rice...you name it, my hair smells of it by the end of the day. So I tend to buy a shampoo and conditioner with a strong perfume in a last-ditch attempt to remain attractive to the opposite sex, as well as making me feel like a million dollars. This is where Aussie Colour Mate steps in. You see, Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo coupled with Aussie Colour Mate equals saving the hubby a packet at Christmas and birthdays in perfume. But more importantly, does it work? The Aussie Philosophy: "There's more to life than hair, but it's a good place to start." ***The Company*** You'll be pleased to learn that Aussie do not test their products on animals. Not to be confused with Aussies though - I couldn't speak for all of them I'm afraid. Founded in 1975 by Tom Redmond, an American businessman with years of experience in the haircare industry, he developed the Three Minute Miracle Conditioner after a trip to Australia. Forty five million bottles later, of which I can account for around ten of those, Aussie now boast a vast range of haircare products to suit all, including Hair Salad, Curing Muddy and Mango Smoothy. Yum! ***The Product*** This conditioner is specifically for protecting "colour-treaters and permies". PH-balanced, with Australian Wild Peach, it claims to gently condition and protect coloured and permed hair, restoring health, vibrance and shine. As well as wild peach, it also includes in its ingredients, eucalyptus and avocado. The product itself is white, with a rich, creamy consistency. ***The Fragrance*** Well, if you've had the pleasure of using Aussie in the past understand when I say it's one of the most amazing nasal stimulators I've ever experienced, aside from the small crusty bits you find between your toes that people have told me about, but which I ha
ven't experienced myself! As soon as you open the bottle, the fragrance immediately struts confidently from its container and winds itself around my very being until I just can't stand it any more and am forced to jump in the shower to use it. ***Using It*** After using my Aussie shampoo, I squirt a little conditioner into the palm of my hand and massage into my hair. The consistency isn't at all sticky so it's really easy to distribute evenly through the hair. And I have found that a little goes a long way, even with my long hair. After letting it work its magic for 60 seconds (through choice), it rinses easily away with water, leaving a mass of glorious, shiny locks. ***The Results*** I have quite dry hair which has been subtly coloured in the past and this product always leaves it shiny and lightweight, and full of bounce. Whether it helps the colour to last longer I'm not sure, as my hair tends to revert back to its original colour within a few weeks of a treatment anyway. I use a conditioner for protection because I have to blow-dry my hair each time I wash it makes it dry and brittle. Using this conditioner certainly rids my hair of it's brillo-pad effect and becomes a soft, strokable pleasure pad, velvety to the touch and with a shine so strong, it reflect a mass of colour. Sometimes, shock horror, I don't get to wash my hair for two or three days but even then, it manages to keep the same qualities it had when I first washed it, including the smell. Using it each day doesn't seem to bring any adverse effects either; it's certainly mild enough for you to do so. ***Why Use Conditioner*** Some may say they're a waste of money. Some say constant use can make your hair heavy, dull and lifeless, but the fact is we damage our hair every day through routine activities such as towel drying, brushing and incorrect combing and styling, which does
nothing for the well being of our crowning glory. Using a conditioner will provide protection against damage and my hair just doesn't feel the same without it. When using conditioner, we are advised to apply from the middle of the hair shaft to the ends, and then to comb through before rinsing away. This is partly due to the scalp being rather delicate, sensitive and easily irritated. Some say rinsing with cold water is best and will add shine to the hair. The choice is yours! ***Conclusion*** At £3.50 for 250ml it's not the cheapest conditioner on the shelves, but it's well worth spending the extra money for the results you can achieve, and the pleasure it provides. It's now widely available from the likes of Boots and Superdrug as well as superstores like ASDA and Morrisons. I also spotted it in Wilkinsons Hardware Store for £2.75, so if you have the time it's worth shopping around a little. The only downside to this conditioner is that you'll constantly shake your head from side to side to release the fragrance on any unsuspecting passers-by. I wouldn't swap my Mate for anything, but I don't mind sharing him occasionally. Thanks for reading :o)
If I had expected my crowning glory to be soft and silky after using this product I was sadly mistaken! I should be so lucky..pah! Now if you have read my last but one op on Aussie brand shampoo you will know why I came to be trying this one out. And if you haven’t read that op, why not?? Heheheh:0) As you may know I am passionate about all things Australian, and when I have made my fortune on here (ho ho ho!) I am off ‘Down Under’. But in the meantime I have to contend myself with absolutely anything remotely Aussie that I can get my mitts on, so this is how I came to be testing out this product. I think I will start by returning theoretically, to where I was in the other op. There I was all traces of the ‘germolene’ shampoo removed from my golden (ok red then…) locks all squeaky clean, don’t you just get a great feeling of satisfaction when you get that squeaky clean hair feeling? No? Oh well!! And ready to assault my head with this, Aussie brand Colourmate conditioner. Right well the first thing I did was to flip open the lid and have a good sniff! I was not about to make the same mistake and coat my hair in some vile smelling product! It says on the bottle that it has extract of wild peach in it; all I can say is that these peaches must have been bloody livid I should think! I love peaches but I have never smelt a peach like this!! It certainly smelled a whole lot better than the shampoo, couldn’t have been any worse, but it wasn’t the nicest of aromas. There is a slight hint of something faintly ‘medical’ like in the scent of this. Yet again I can’t quite describe it, you had to be there…but then again maybe not! Still not to be deterred I endeavoured to squeeze some into my hand, and squeezed, and squeezed…..to say this product is thick is an understatement! I truly did have to give it a good old crush to get even the teensiest bit
out. That bottle was not going to part with its contents without a fight! And then it arrived a huge blob of white gloop in my hand. If I was going to ice a cake I would have been proud of that, you could easily sculpt it into a mountain in your hand and I swear it wouldn’t budge! Never mind mashed potato like in “Close Encounters….”; I had Ayres Rock in the palm of my hand!!! Anyway I did the usual thing with it and carried on with the rest of my ablutions. When I came to rinse it off in cool water, it doesn’t actually suggest that but this is my preference, I know I am a tad odd! It rinsed off reasonably well but I have to say that at this stage I was a tiny bit disappointed. I had expected my hair to feel very soft and shiny as I rinsed off, as is the normally the case with my usual brand of conditioner but it didn’t. In fact it didn’t really feel as though I had conditioned my hair very much at all. I am very particular about my hair and will happily pay out for a decent shampoo, conditioner, gel, or serum. And I have paid quite a lot for some products in the past. Often I buy the stuff recommended by, and used by my hairdresser. It doesn’t come cheap but it suits me. Because this conditioner was a thick consistency I really though that it was going to work miracles, it didn’t. So I was forced to use another spray in conditioner as well as this one, thus having to add another product to my hair, which normally would not have been necessary. Not to mention the added expense! With normal use I guess it would be quite good value for money seeing as it is so thick you wouldn’t feel you would have to use that much of it? I however am going all out to use it up as quickly as I can so that I can go and buy something more suitable! Anyway this Aussie stuff comes in a 250ml plastic bottle for about £3, the same as the shampoo. However I can’t
palm this one off on hubby or son, as they don’t use conditioner. Although my son did use some once, my VERY expensive tub of conditioner I got from my hairdresser… He came out of the bathroom moaning that, “The new body wash you got isn’t much good Mum, I had to use ever such a lot to get a lather”! Aagggghhh!!!! It cost me over a tenner for that tub! My hairdresser saw the funny side of it when I told her, yeah I bet she did, she knew I was going to buy another tub!! Now I feel I ought to slightly redress the balance here, everything has to have a good point, even if you have to look really hard to find it. Or so I keep telling my husband! :0) !! I have been using it for a few days now and my hair is feeling softer than it did after just using it the once, so maybe it just improves with use? I am not going to wait around to find out, I want results YESTERDAY!! I am an instant gal! I am not going to buy this again but it hasn’t put me off this range. When I have finished this op I am off to read some ops on some of the other products in the range. I will continue my pursuit in the hope of finding something that turns me into the British version of Kylie Minogue..but then again, “ I should be so lucky!” Thank you again! Kazzie!!
Aussie colormate conditioner is pH balanced to gently condition and protect colored and permed hair, restoring health, vibrance and shine / ColorMate conditioner doesn't coat the hair, so it won't dull haircolor or flatten per