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I love trying new shampoos and conditioners and have dozens of bottles in my bathroom that bare witness to my obsession! I was recently sent a Boots voucher for completing an on line survey, so was keen to spend it. I had read a few positive reviews about the Aussie range of shampoos and conditioners so decided to opt for a bottle of Aussie instant conditioner. The conditioner comes in a fairly plain cream coloured bottle with a picture of a kangaroo on the front. I paid £3.37 for a 250 ml bottle, so it's not exactly cheap! I had imagined the Aussie hair care range was an Australian brand and had been shipped to the U.K at some expense. However on reading the back of the bottle I see its actually made in Surry! I have to say this information made me feel a bit cheated as I had imagined women with sun and sea salt damaged hair reaching for their bottle of Aussie to put thing right! Still, I was still keen to see what this could do for my abused locks. The bottle has one of those press tops that flip open when pressed. I do find these a bit awkward with wet hands but that's only a minor irritation. Obviously you need to wash your hair before using this conditioner. The conditioner is thick and creamy and smells absolutely wonderful, so full marks here! It contains Kangaroo paw flower that apparently is used to treat depression by uplifting the spirit. The theory being that it will uplift your hair too. I'm not sure I buy into this theory but it makes for interesting reading! The kangaroo paw flower grows in South Western Australia so at least I have found an Aussie connection! The conditioner is easy to rinse out and I have noticed that after using my hair feels instantly smoother, even before drying. I dry my hair using a hair dryer, as it's the only way to pull it into some sort of acceptable shape. I am really impressed with this conditioner as it leaves my hair feeling soft, with less frizz and looking very shinny. I have been using Aussie instant conditioner for a few weeks now and so far, I'm very pleased with the results. Aussie also makes a range of shampoos and I will be giving some of these a go too.
Dont ever buy this conditioner at full price, Wilkinsons have it on special offer a lot of the time. I got 2 large conditioner bottles of this for £1.99 on a buy one get one free offer. A lot of people are put off using this product because of the price. If you can get it cheaply it is the best conditioner ever. It comes out looking a bit green and not very nice, however its thick texture really helps when getting out large tangles in your hair. It has a smell that is quite nice but not as strong as something like herbal essences. It works on all hair types, but I find it is most suited to reasonably thick hair, as it works through your hair making it smooth and shiny. I find it works best if applied after shampoo, and left for a minute or two without being under the water. I think this gives it more time to work and it will make your hair even smoother. I like the fact that whatever your hair condition before it always brings it back to life and makes your hair feel much nicer. Its not a greasy conditioner, it washes out quite easily and doesnt stick like other conditioners do. If you can either ignore the price or get it cheaply I really recommend using this conditioner. It says to use it with Aussie shampoo, but I find the main 'Aussie formula' that they use that is in the conditioner is the good thing and the shampoo is just normal and doesnt really do anything special. I would recommend using a shampoo suited to your hair colour and type with this conditioner afterwards.
I tried this for the first time recently and was surprised by how good it was. I have long stopped being taken in by advertising that claims the latest product is just what I've been looking for and, lately, I have just been staying with tried and trusted shampoos and conditioners. However, I saw this in my local supermarket in a sachet for 99p so I thought I'd give it a go. The full-size bottle costs around £3.99 which is too much to spend for something you may end up not using up. Aussie Instant Conditioner went on easily and I was able to comb it through with no problem. It smelt quite good but not overpowering and the no-nonsense packaging appeals to me -I don't like overdone packaging. Unusually for a lot of hair conditioners, this one rinsed away easily and did not leave my hair feeling heavy or greasy. The result was shiny clean hair that stayed that way between washes. I would definitely recommend Aussie Instant Conditioner and will this week buy the full bottle now that I am confident that it does exactly what it claims it does.
Somehow I imagine a hair product with the word Aussie in it to be an excellent product, having to deal with the havoc that lots of sun, sea and sand plays on your hair. When I read the other opinions on this brand, all the other members agreed, but unfortunately I was disappointed. I thought I'd try this Aussie Mega Instant conditioner as I am not loyal to any brand of conditioner, never having found the perfect one for me. Also (and most importantly if I am honest), it was very cheap - £0.99 from www.halfpriceoress.com. I have since found out that this conditioner can retail for anything up to £3 per bottle elsewhere, making it quite an expensive product. The packaging is quite simple, a white bottle with a cream label containing 250 ml of conditioner. The embossed kangaroos round the top of the bottle are quite cute though. To get to the liquid, you press the top of the lid and that pushes up the top revealing a hole from which you squeeze the conditioner. After a few uses, this hole blocked with crusty conditioner, so I ended up having to unscrew the lid every time I used it – not the best packaging I have ever used. The conditioner itself is a light peach colour and is quite thick and creamy in consistency. It smells lovely – clean and fruity, probably due to the fact that it contains Australia kangaroo paw flower. Apparently this is ‘multi coloured and velvety to the touch’ and ‘adds vitality and shine to the hair’. I wouldn’t normally mention instructions for hair conditioner, except there is an unusual instruction for this one. It says to rinse with cool water to achieve a better shine. The following was printed on the label, which intrigued me: • Myth: conditioners work better when changed often. • Fact: only if they build up. • Our unique formula rinses clean so there is no build up that causes hair to droop. This was news to me. I had never noticed a build up of conditioner before, and having read all the good reports of this one, I was ready to try it. I did not use it with the Aussie shampoo as recommended or rinse with cool water, as I was not after extra shine. It rinsed well and left my hair tangle free and smelling fruity. When my hair was dry it looked the same as with the usual conditioners I use (Pantene, Organics or VO5). Nothing special, but certainly worth the money. However, after a few weeks I began to notice that my hair seemed to be getting sort of sticky, and even washing it (and using conditioner) did not help. I thought back to the claims the conditioner had made and wondered about build up, so I used another one I had in my cupboard for a few washes. Miraculously my hair was back to normal. The only conclusion I could draw was that the conditioner that claimed you did not need to swap as it was the only one that did not cause a build up, was in fact the only one that had ever caused a build up on my hair – how ironic! This conditioner is part of the Aussie set of hair products which includes shampoos, gels and styling sprays. Aussie was founded in 1979 by an American (!) called Tom Redmond. He visited Australia and he was inspired to create the Australian 3 minute miracle intensive conditioner, which has sold over 45 million bottles. The products are not tested on animals. For more information about the company and range, visit: www.aussiehair.com. Despite the name Aussie and the American connection it is actually made in the UK in Uxbridge by Redmonds products. I will now use up the bottle (as I can’t bear waste) by using it a couple of times and then alternating with my other brands. Due to my experience of the blocking hole and build up, I cannot recommend this product, but it does smell good and works well a couple of times. Maybe the Australians don’t notice the build up, as their hair is sun bleached and covered in salt and sand. If only I had that problem!
It’s true! It does! But then you end up looking silly especially if you have long hair like moi because you end up simply whacking people in the face with your long shiny locks! Still…I’m worth it! :o) Anyway, I used to always walk past all Aussie products simply because firstly I thought they were a bit over priced and secondly because they have daft names like “The Mega Instant Conditioner” and “Miracle treatment in 3 minutes”. The names sounded very American and “surf dude” and hence I stuck to my trusty normal named hair care items. One day I was shopping and in the “what can I buy to treat myself” moods and walked around aimlessly looking for my special treat. I wandered into Bodycare and stood in front of the big stock of items and that’s when I spotted the Aussie Mega Instant Conditioner. “Hmmm…shall I buy or not”. I pondered over it for a few minutes then grabbed it knowing I could stand there all day chewing over it! It cost £2.99 for a 250ml bottle, which is ok-ish, but I find Bodycare is always a bit cheaper than other high street drug stores so it is slightly dear for an everyday conditioner especially considering other brand name conditioners cost in the region of £1.29 (Johnson’s brand). What made me buy it was the fabulous jargon at the back telling me of its Chamomile, Kelp, and Australian paw flower extracts. (The paw flower is apparently velvety to the touch so part of my pondering was whether it’s going to do the same for my hair!) Anyway, off I trot home and use it when next I wash my hair. I read the instructions that tell me to “work through your hair and rinse with warm water. For extra shine follow with a cold rinse”. Urgh…a cold rinse…not very pleasant!! I tried anyway and shocked myself initially when the cold water blasted out of the showerhead but surprisingly my hair even wh en wet felt nicer! Having followed the instructions painstakingly I very excitedly couldn’t wait to see the final result! After drying my hair I did notice a very significant difference, my hair was much shinier AND velvety (well, sort of) to the touch. I sat swishing my hair initially admiring my lovely hair in the mirror...that is till my brother came in asking me what I was doing …OOPS! I try not to use this every day as I know conditioners tend to stop working as effectively the more you use them but at the moment I can’t help myself! I don’t cold rinse after a warn rinse because I just can’t be bothered and I haven’t noticed a difference so to all of you preferring a shower of one temperature only, miss the cold rinse out! Overall: Although it's a wee bit expensive it's a good product and the best conditioner I've come across!Also, this is a very good conditioner to use just before you go out clubbing because then you and your hair can swish away all you want without looking bonkers!
You can't beat Aussie Instant Conditioner. As soon as you put it on your hair you can just feel any tangle disappearing - instantly. You don't even have to leave it on your hair for a few minutes. I just literally put it on my hair and rinse off and it is wonderful! This is just one of many great products in the Aussie range. I have yet to find one that isn't good. My hair has never been is such good condition and it has helped me to grow it longer without it breaking or getting split ends. Well worth trying!
Specially designed for everyday use because it rinses away clean, leaving no build up