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Earlier this year I tried out some Aussie hair products and ended up loving them. I am still working my way through their range and trying out more, but the Frizz Miracle shampoo and conditioner are definitely products that I will be sticking with and purchasing again.
I have naturally wavy hair which can be very prone to frizz if not looked after properly with decent products to smooth it out so I was drawn to this due to the name and the promise to keep my unruly hair in control. I have been using it with the matching shampoo.
Aussie products are not the cheapest when you consider that you can often get some shampoos and conditioners for about £1 in the supermarkets, pound shops etc but Aussie is not ridiculously expensive and you can usually find their products, including this shampoo, for about £3 to £5 each.
The conditioner comes in a 250 ml bottle which I find a fairly decent size and not too small for the price. Oddly it comes in a slightly smaller bottle than the shampoo, which is 300 ml, which I suppose is Aussies way of telling us to be a bit more generous with the shampoo and go easy on the conditioner! I don't put the conditioner on the roots of my hair as I want to avoid any greasiness there, so at start a couple of inches down, and I suppose this is why I use less of this than the shampoo and the same is probably true for most people as I never seem to run out of shampoo and conditioner at the same time normally!
The bottle has a top where you have to press one side down to open the hole, and then squeeze some out. This is quite practical and I prefer it to a lid which you have to fully remove. The bottle looks quite standard with the typical Aussie branding and it looks nice enough.
The conditioner is fairy thick but still has plenty of runniness to it as well as a bit of a shimmery sheen. It feels quite silky and smooth. Although it is runnier than the shampoo, it never slips through my fingers or slops around. It is very easy to smooth it through my hair and I feel that it coats all my hair very well, spreading out easily. I leave it on for a couple of minutes to get the most benefit from it as possible before rinsing it out, and when I do rinse it,it comes out easily. When rinsing I can already feel how smooth soft and silky it has left my hair. It feels light and not weighed down, and my fingers run through it easily without my hair feeling knotty or rough at all. This conditioner has an unusual but quite nice scent to it. It is not really a salon or chemically smell at all, but more of a natural fruity or plant smell. The bottle tells us the shampoo is made with blue gum leaves from the Australian eucalyptus tree so I assume that is what it smells of! It also contains aloe Vera.
This particular conditioner is intended for those with frizzy, dry or fly away hair and it is designed to de-frizz, smoothen and control the hair. I do have those problems as my hair is naturally wavy and can become quite frizzy and a bit dry at the ends on occasion. Defrizzing and smoothing are properties that I do like to look out for in my hair products. I definitely think this conditioner is great for those with dry hair as it feels so rich and moisturising due to its texture. As for defrizzing and smoothing I can say for sure that using all of the range together has given me great results.
My hair feels completely clean with no build up and it is not weighed down or left greasy, which is always a risk with very moisturising products for dry hair. It is very easy to comb through and is detangled after washing. These frizz miracle products leave my hair manageable and shiny.
Overall I really like this conditioner and the whole Frizz Miracle range from Aussie. I am sure I will definitely buy this again and I recommend it to anyone who suffers from frizz or unruly hair.
My sister brought me this conditioner and the shampoo to go with it to use as my hair is rather frizzy due to the fact it is wavy and ever since then i have been hooked on aussie products.
The aussie frizz miracle conditioner works really well with the shampoo and they compliment each other, it smells like sweets and it states it smells abit like bubble gum which is completely true!! I use this product a couple of times a week with the matching shampoo and it really smooths and controls the frizz of my hair.
The conditioner is made out of australian blue gum leaves ( same as the shampoo) which are from the australian eucalyptus tree and they believe it contains soothing properties which makes the hair smooth and controls the frizz which i actually completely buy into because my hair feels absolutely great after i use it. The price for a 250ml bottle is under £3 but i think every penny is worth it seems that it does the job!!
I have very frizzy shoulder length hair which has been even harder to tame in the recent muggy weather that we have been having.
I happened upon this range of hair products some time ago and generally wait until places such as Wilkinsons or Sainsburys have their 2 for £6 offer on, making each 250ml bottle just £3 compared to the usual price tags, e.g. Boots - £3.67, Sainsburys - £3.57 (currently 2 for £6 offer available).
The conditioner comes in a very basic opaque plastic bottle with a screw top lid which has a push down top so that the product is dispensed through a small hole at the top. As with most bottles this does mean that there's always going to be some waste stuck to the inside of the bottle when you near the end of the 250ml unless you decide to cut the bottle open and scoop out the last remains!
So what does it claim to do?
As the name of the product suggests, this conditioner claims to keep frizzy hair under control and smooth.
It's said to be suitable for flyaway and frizzy hair. On the bottle it states that Australian Blue Gum leaves from the eucalyptus tree were believed to have magical soothing properties thereby helping to smooth away flyaway hair and control frizz.
- Smell and Appearance -
This conditioner has quite a thick consistency to it and has a tiny hint of very pale blue colour when in the bottle.
As for the smell - I think it's a little like Marmite, as in you either love it or hate it! I unfortunately belong to the latter group although others I know do really like it. The smell is really strong and for me not that great and unfortunately it does remain on your hair after washing off and drying and well into the next few hours after washing. It's very hard to describe the smell other than being strong and potent without any hint of sweet smelling perfume like aroma which for others has been the selling point.
- So does it work? -
Despite my dislike of the smell, I continued to use this, such is my hatred of my frizzy hair!
It suggests that you use this after the shampoo in the same range. I've tried it with and without so as to see the effectiveness of this conditioner in both situations. The guidance is that you need a 'splodge' on your hair and wash it off with warm water. Given the extent of my frizz, I am quite generous with how much I apply to my mop and leave it on my hair with a towel wrapped round it for about 5 minutes hoping that the 'magical' properties of the Blue Gum leaves will infact work their magic and do their best!
It's easy to wash off and even though I use it all over my hair, given the awful frizzy nature of my hair, rather than just limiting it to the ends which is often the guidance for some conditioners, it doesn't leave my hair looking limp or greasy.
My hair certainly feels softer and tangle free once this has been washed off and towel dry but if left for too long before drying, the build up of frizz as it is drying naturally is obvious. I rarely allow my hair to dry too much naturally so on with the verdict of what it's like when blow dried and tamed with the help of a brush to pull it down......
After the first few weeks of using this I did notice a slight difference in the end result. It wasn't frizz free or totally tamed but it was ever so slightly smoother and a little bit easier to control and smoother. However after having used this for a few months I'm finding that the small improvement in condition of my hair is getting more difficult to notice after using this..... Has the frizz has fought off the 'magical' properties and built up an immunity to them, who knows?
- Overall -
*Slightly controls my frizz but doesn't leave my hair tamed and smooth, which is what I long for!
*Reasonably priced, especially when on offer.
Thanks for reading..... N.B. Review also appears on ciao.
After using the Aussie Frizz Miracle Shampoo and finding it really helped to tame my curly hair, I thought I would combine it with the matching conditioner.
====Look & Smell====
The conditioner is fairly thin in consistency and is a lovely blue colour, with a shiny effect. The fragrance is fairly sweet, but subtle - it is hard to put a finger on what exactly it smells like, but as it contains Australian Blue Gum Leaves extract from the eucalyptus, it must be that. The thin consistency can mean the conditioner will happily run about wet hands, which could lead to some waste if it runs off your hand and down the drain. The consistency can also mean you pour out more than you actually want or need, so have a gentle hand when squeezing the bottle.
====Application & Rinsing====
Like most conditioners, this doesn't lather on application. However, a little goes a long way. I probably use less than a five pence piece amount on my hair which is shoulder length, but I don't condition all the way to the roots, only midway to the tips. The reason for this is the conditioner has refused to wash out of my hair at the roots before today. So I give the ends a good rub between both hands to really work the conditioner in and leave it for about 30 seconds, whilst scrunching my curls to help further define them. The bottle suggests a "splodge" for your hair, so you'll have to interpret that to your needs! If I only apply the conditioner to the ends of my hair, it will rinse out very quickly, but as I said, you could be in for a long rinse if you apply to your roots. I had to shampoo again to get it to rinse out of my roots.
This is in the Aussie colours of creamy with a purple lid and writing. It is cylindrical, which when wet will happily jump out of your hand in the shower, which can make for some fun! The lid is the tricky part; you have to press one side of the cap to get it to pop up the other side so you can dispense the conditioner. This cap can clog up very quickly. I have found the easiest way to unclog it, is to hold it upright so no conditioner can come out, hold one hand fairly close to the cap and squeeze the bottle hard with the other hand and this will force any dried up conditioner to jump out of the bottle into your hand - one unblocked conditioner bottle! As the cap is flat, it is perfect for standing the bottle up-side-down when the conditioner is getting low so you can get every last drop out.
This has certainly helped to tame my frizz. I noticed a difference with just the Frizz Miracle Shampoo, but by adding in the conditioner, I can, on occasions, not bother with a styling product and just let my hair do as it pleases. My curls, which used to disappear after combing into a big puffball, now sit perfectly defined and look healthy and bouncy. I have a nice shine to my hair now and less split ends, which is always a good thing. I must say, however, that although my frizz has been dramatically tamed, it is still there. The product claims to "smooth flyaways and control frizzes" - not quite in my experience with still those few annoying hairs doing just what they like.
In my local Tesco, this comes in at nearly £4 a bottle, which is not cheap! I will only buy this when it is no offer and I've found one bottle of conditioner can happily see me through two bottles of shampoo, so it lasts twice as long if you like. Tesco regular have Aussie products on buy one get one free, or three for two, so if you like the products, do as I do and stock up then.
If, like me, you have mad hair that won't do as it's told, but flies where it likes, I would suggest you give this product a go. If you are expecting the miracle as suggested on the bottle, you might be left disappointed as it certainly won't completely cure the problem - well as far as I've experienced anyway. But yes, do give it a go and see if you are as pleased with it as I am.
Also on ciao
Some of you will already know I recently tried the Aussie Frizz Miracle Shampoo and wasn't very impressed and at the same time as buying the shampoo I also bought the Aussie Frizz Miracle Conditioner. I paid £3.45 for this too and it's a slightly smaller bottle than the shampoo at only 250ml.
Like the shampoo the conditioner has Australian Blue Gum Leaves Extract which comes from the eucalyptus tree and comes in the typical Aussie colours of a cream label with a purple top. The bottle is actually white though so you can tell the difference between the shampoo and conditioner by looking at the bottle colour if you don't have them close enough to compare size. The top is again a lid that you press one side of to lift the other and squeeze the conditioner out of the lifted side.
The conditioner itself is blue and the consistency reminds me of a lotion which makes it slightly thinner than I'm used to for conditioners. It smells flowery and sweet but quite pleasant and this remains on your hair for a while after washing.
Aussie Frizz Miracle Conditioner is designed to help flyaway and frizzy hair and I have really bad flyaway hair to the point I often feel like the incredible electric woman with my crackling and unruly strands. My hair has also started to get a bit on the frizzy side since I decided to grow it longer and if I don't use the right products it can end up looking like straw. The shampoo on its own didn't help matters so what happened when I added the conditioner to the mix too?
I found this easy to apply although it would have coated the hair better if it had been just a little bit thicker. It rinses out quickly and easily which always makes me wonder if it's going to a deep enough treatment for my hair and then it's onto the combing and drying process.
I find this leaves my hair still thoroughly tangled and doesn't smooth out any knots but I've yet to find a conditioner that really works on tangles. Once brushed I dry, usually without any other products as I'm not a huge product fan, then the final and most important test for flyaway hair is a brush through after drying to see if the telltale static is gone.
I find this works very minimally and initially there isn't much in the way of static but it leaves my hair looking dry and strawlike and not easy to brush through at all. I have thick hair that easily gets this way but I did hope the conditioner might smooth it a bit as it is designed for frizzy hair. It doesn't. The static also returns very quickly and within a couple of hours I'm back to giving everyone shocks and having to avoid touching certain things or I look like I've put my finger in a socket! That's not a great result as some conditioners do keep it at bay for several hours and usually they're not even ones designed for that purpose.
Overall I'm not impressed with this either, some of Aussie's products I've loved but the Frizz ones just don't do what they say on the bottle. It isn't quite as bad as the shampoo because at least the flyaway effect isn't immediate but I'd expect more than a maximum of a couple of hours before it returned. I won't be buying this again as it just doesn't work and give it a measly 2 stars.
I have really curly hair which is prone to frizz and as I swim a lot this just increases the amount of damage I do to my hair. I would say that this is one of the best conditioners on the market that isn't so expensive it's inaccessible but also does the job. I generally buy this when it's on offer at Superdrug you can usual get 3 for 2 or more recently they have had them on offer for £2 each. It smells lovely and if used with the shampoo it really really works. I have found since starting using it that my hair has much more moisture and it looks a lot healthier. I also think that it not only works as a frizz controlling product but it helps to de-tangle I would always brush my hair when it's wet with this in as it makes it much easier to brush.
It really is a little miracle in a bottle! With the dry weather, bleaching and re-dying, my hair needs a little bit of TLC. But, who has time for deep cleansing washes every time they bathe? Not me! I love how this does exactly what normal deep cleansing treatments do, but in a much shorter time. I use this along with the Frizz Miracle shampoo and this honestly takes 20minutes off my usual morning routine. It leaves my hair in a lot better condition so it dries better and i don't have to meticulously straighten it to within an inch of it's life! I first bought this when it was on offer in Superdrug, just to try it. Now i really do swear by it, it is by far better than anything that i used to use. I recently stocked up on a few months worth as there was another bargain offer on! So if you see it on offer in a store, i suggest you do go and buy it to see the effects yourself!
I'm not a regular user of 'Aussie' When concerning hair products I stick to what I know is best for my hair. However. On this occassion they had halved the cost in Boots to make it £1.34 which is cheaper than the stuff I usually purchase. Ever the one for a cut price product.
You get 250ml in a bottle and it claims that it will smooth and control frizz. I don't have a major problem with that, but according to somebody else it also works well on those with dry hair. To a certain degree I will acknowledge that but I'd say that you might need to use a bit extra to get any impact.
It comes in a plastic bottle with lots of nice words saying how well the product works. Hmm. I'll admit I'm not completely convinced. The conditioner is of a slightly thick creamy texture and is pale blue in colour. It doesn't come out of the bottle too quickly so you aren't going to waste much and at it's original price of what I think to be over £2.30 that is a good thing. Especially when you can get more for less with the alberto range.
On saying that, it works reasonably well. Whilst giving good coverage and after leaving in for a few minutes there is a noticeable difference. After the first few hours or so it did feel smoother and was a lot easier to get a brush through my hair afterwards without feeling as though I was tearing it off of my scalp. The main problem was, this did not last long.
Once my hair had finally finished drying I noticed during the course of the day that it hadn't maintained the same conditioned effect and if anything it started to make it dryer at the ends of my hair.
The smell is also a bit of a downfall. In my opinion it has the same scent as when I used to go to our swimming pool. The same clinging chlorine which lingers everywhere along with a tiny splash of coconut. It does fade during time but it's not something I really enjoy!
For the cost of £2.30, prices will vary, I am a little disappointed with the end product. You don't really get that much in a bottle considering what you're paying and I don't think it's the best conditioner out there. It did make my hair smooth for a while but not for long. I could say that this might be down to me having thick hair but I'm not entirely if that would be the problem.
So if you want your hair to smell like you've just been swimming and want an average attempt at making it de-frizz then you should buy this product. Just don't expect too much.
I have been reading reviews on Aussie products since I signed up to DooYoo and until then I had completely forgotten about the brand.
On Friday I noticed that both my shampoo and conditioner were about to run out at the same time.
As I was in the middle of my night shifts I knew I wouldn't be able to hold out until I could get into town, so had to pop to my local and rather small Tesco store.
I had a browse of the Aussie products they had to offer and settled on a shampoo and conditioner.
I really wanted the 3 minute miracle but at a pound more than the Frizz Miracle for flyaway frizzy hair, I chose the latter.
I paid £3.45 for my 250ml bottle (why smaller than the shampoo I wonder?) which promised keep frizzes under control and smooth.
Now I wouldn't say that my hair is frizzy but the choice I had in front of me was limited and I had it in my head I was trying Aussie.
Today I have used it for the first time and sadly I think it will be the last...
I washed my hair with the Aussie shampoo which I will review later, and went to apply the conditioner.
I opened the push down lid with relative ease it was a little stiff but still not difficult with wet hands, and squeezed a little of the conditioner into my hand, the first thing that hit me was the smell.
The conditioner is a minty blue colour and quite thin compared to other conditioners I have used in the past, which meant I didn't need to use a lot maybe this is why the bottle is smaller?
I rubbed into the ends of my hair and the smell was even stronger, I can't think of a way to describe it to be truthful with you apart from EURGH!!
I normally like to leave conditioner on my hair for a couple of minutes although the directions on this bottle don't tell you to, which was a good job for me as the smell was really overpowering. I had to rinse it off as quickly as possible.
The conditioner is made using Australian Blue Gum Leaves Extract which is what I'd guess the smell is but I couldn't tell you not having smelled them before.
Once I'd towel dried and then finished off with the hair drier I was actually quite impressed with the end result. It didn't seem as static as usual and had a nice shine to it.
This is a shame as unfortunately I can still smell the conditioner on my dry hair, and it's actually given me a headache.
Obviously the smell won't be such an issue to everyone, if you're interested in trying this conditioner then I would recommend taking a sniff in the shop and seeing what you think of it before buying it.
I won't be using it again... I'll have to see if anyone I knows wants it?
I actually left this at my Mum's house the other day - I'd made her smell my hair and she said it smelled nice. She tried it on Friday and phoned my mid afternoon to say the smell was getting annoying by then.
Thanks for reading.
Aussie frizz miracle conditioner is the best conditioner I have come across. This conditioner does exactly what is says on the bottle, it helps to control static and frizz, which leaves you with smooth and silky hair.
It comes in a 300ml bottle which normally lasts me two weeks as I wash my hair every other day.
It contains 'Australian Blue Gum Leaves Extract' which is the part that helps to control the frizz and any fly away hairs. This conditioner is not very cheap but it will give you the results you want and will last a reasonable amount of time. You will end up saving money in the long run as you only need a tiny amount with each wash. I only use enough conditioner to make a size of a pound coin, therefore I don't waste any, but at the same time it's enough to leave your hair nice, fresh nd de-tangled !
This product smells absolutely gorgeous and will leave your hair smelling lovely, it smells a bit like bubble gum, although the smell is not too over powering it just leaves a nice pleasant scent. After using this product I definitely noticed a difference in my hair, because I have very curly hair and do not always want to straighten it, so now I use this conditioner and I don't have to worry about my hair going frizzy.
Having been a long term user of Aussie Moist products I decided to try a sister product called Frizz Miracle Conditioner which said it was for flyaway and fuzzy hair. With all this dreadful winter weather we have been having I thought I would try this for a change. I also bought the matching shampoo but this review is concentrating on the performance of the conditioner.
On offer at Superdrug it was 2 bottles for £5 and this price to me seemed reasonable.
The first thing I noticed when opening the bottle was that it was not the same luscious smell which is in the other range I adore so much. Instead this one does not rely on macadamia nuts, but on blue gum leaves, for its moisturising and taming properties. The leaves are from Eucalyptus trees which are a subject close to my heart at the moment, with the dreadful bush fires in Australia raging out of control. The tall trees are so combustible they burn rapidly, and help to spread the fires to homes as they are so near to houses. I felt very very humbled this morning using this conditioner and thinking about the poor victims of these fires. It is so often that ingredients we take for granted in everyday products come from areas so affected by climate change, and by extremes of weather and natural and man made disasters.
The smell is pleasant and is reminiscent of the hairdresser quality treatments you get in a salon, quite distinctive, but not something you could pinpoint to a fragrance or a fruit.
It is duck egg blue in colour and it does not come out easily if you invert the bottle, you have to squeeze gently-not too quickly or it pops out in a globule and you end up with too much.
It is creamy, almost like it should be a face cream and it coats the hairs beautifully and rinses off quickly and easily. You only need a small amount - I used about a walnut sized splodge.
The results are really very good. The comb passes straight through it, and after drying and styling the hair looks sleek and controlled. I have very thick coloured hair which can be difficult to tame for the whole day, especially if I go outside for any length of time in misty or damp weather. This product was extremely effective at delivering a very good result.
There was no need to follow it with any kind of leave in spray, and the overall experience was great. I must say I find all the Aussie products to be very reliable and this one is no exception. Where it falls down compared to say the Moist version is the smell as it doesn't quite have that wow factor of the outstanding fragrance that has, but apart from that its ability to smooth the hair and tame any frizz is outstanding.
If you would like more imformation about Aussie products go to www.aussiehaircare.co.uk.
Here you can view all the ranges and you can also sign up to their mailing list known as the A List. This often yields free samples so is well worth it.The company makes the shampoo here in the UK so it isn't as I used to think a product which actually gets bottled in The Outback.
A great conditioner and another Aussie product which does exactly as it says.