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This is the mother of all hair cleaning products if ever I saw one!
I use so many products and dye's for my hair that it's starting to be a little obsession to find the best one and this comes pretty close.
My main issue with product build up is in the summer months when the sun is bearing down or your travelling on the underground and you can feel your hair losing the will to live.
One other reason is even though I now have long hair I went a long time with short hair, the hairdresser didn't get a lot of customer wanting short styles and was all pent up with this information about ingrown hair, styling damage and sun damage, its okay wearing sunglasses to protect your hair but he was pretty strict when making sire his clients heard loud and clear that we should wear hats or protect the follicles better with [shampoo] and this conditioners like these when piling on the products.
I'm not one to disobey my lovely hairdresser and purchased this whilst browsing in BOOTS. This range is already pretty incredible, could it go one better? YES!
I firmly believe this helped my transition from short to long hair with the regrowth process. My hair was stronger as a result of thoroughly cleaning my scalp and preparing new growth whilst attacking my hair with coloured dyes it helped it look moisturised and feel it too.
The growing out process I was warned would be difficult but this helped maintain the condition and I hihgly recommend it.
I try to buy myself a nice-but-not-tooooooo-expensive product from time to time and I often find that Aussie products fit that category well
A 250ml bottle of this retails at £3.99 but you can nearly alway find these on a 3 for £10 deal at Boots or Superdrug
*** Appearance ***
The bottle is white plastic and has a purple flip top lid. My only criticism of the packaging is that the flip top can often be a bit stiff to open the first time. Especially if you are in the shower with wet hands. As a result once I have opened this I tend to leave it open on the side
The conditioner it's self is a thick creamy beige and it smells absolutely divine. I'm actually willing my hair to grow longer so I can smell this around my face all day
*** Use ***
I use a 10p sized dollop through my ends, comb through, leave for 5 mins and rinse. It rinses out easily and does not leave a residue
I leave my hair to dry naturally and it is left feeling soft and silky after using this. I use it every time I wash my hair which is every other day
It is one if the best conditioners I have ever used although by no means the cheapest!
Aussie Mega Instant Conditioner
I have used a lot of the Aussie conditioners and shampoos in the past year or so and overall I do like them (although the Aussie Mega shampoo, not mega instant) does cause my scalp to become really flaky and then when I stop using the shampoo my hair/scalp goes back to normal almost immediately). I will not be buying the mega Instant shampoo anymore but the conditioner is quite nice.
- About the product
This conditioner comes in a 250ml bottle and it states that it has a new formula which contains aloe vera. This conditioner also contains Australian Kangaroo Paw Flower which is supposed to condition the hair without weighing it down. This product also claims to rinse clean and will not build up. Suitable for everyday conditioning.
The scent of this product, for me, is really nice but my sister hates the scent of this product - it is a bit of a 'marmite product', either you love the scent or you hate it. The scent to me is really sweet, floral and fresh but I think some people would say that it smells like cheap fruity bubble gum/chewing gum. The scent does linger in my hair but not for a very long time, which some people may view as a positive point but others as a negative point. The scent of this product is fairly similar to the Aussie Mega shampoo although the mega shampoo smells a lot more bubble gum like, when compared to this.
- Using the product
I use this conditioner after I have washed my hair a couple of times; I use a conditioner every time I wash my hair (about four times a week). I have to use a lot of conditioner (I have to use a lot with any product as my hair is very long and fairly thick). I use about a £2 coin sized about (well, just a bit more than that). I apply the conditioner to my hands first then I distribute the conditioner over my hands and I run the product through my hair. I start at the ends as the ends of the hair are the oldest and usually the most damaged and I work the conditioner upwards towards the roots of my hair. I use this product mainly on the ends and midlength of my hair (although the 'midlengths' of my hair go on for quite a bit). I then apply whatever is left on my hair on the top of my head as I can get some frizz there and it needs to my conditioner as well. Once applied all over my hair I then run my fingers through my hair and this acts as a comb and detangles my hair as the conditioner is working. After about two to three minutes I then rinse the product out of my hair and this takes a few minutes - it does not take very long and it wash out quite well.
When my hair is rinsed out and still wet I can smell the conditioner in my hair which I like as I do like the scent of this product but others may not. The scent does not last in my hair and when my hair is dry (I always leave my hair to air dry overnight) the scent is virtually gone. This product leaves my hair smooth, soft, conditioned and fairly hydrated. Although this conditioner does not help at all with frizz - the frizz with my hair is fairly substantial as my hair is fairly thick/long and this product has virtually no impact on frizz/flyaways. One of the main things I like about this product is that it does not weigh my hair down at all - it makes my hair feel conditioned but light which means that it does not weigh down my hairs natural waves/curls. This product overall does condition my hair well, it smoothes my hair, it does not irritate, it smells fairly nice and it keeps my hair manageable and detangled until I wash it next.
- Price and availability
I bought this product a while ago, as it was on offer, it is currently priced at: £4.49 at Boots (3 for £10 on Aussie hair care as of 23/07/2012). This product can also be purchased from chemist direct for £3.39, Tesco for £4.48, Superdrug for £4.49 and ASDA for £3.98.
*Easy and quick to use
*Smells really nice, to me, others may not like the scent as it is fairly strong/sweet
*Works well with my very long, thick hair
*Smoothes, conditions, detangles and hydrates my hair
*Good price and fairly widely available
*Does not weigh my hair down
*Does not help at all with frizz or flyaways
*I do go through this product quite quickly
Thank you for reading my review
I bought this conditioner to go with the shampoo (see my previous review).
This product smells gorgeous. It has a lovely sweet scent to it that smells divine, just like bubblegum, yum! The conditioner itself is quite thin and runny so be extra careful not to dispense too much of it when you come to use it. However, the conditioner spreads well throughout the hair and the lovely scent makes it even more pleasurable to use. It lasts on the hair too.
The conditioner rinses away easily and leaves no residue on the hair after use. After use my hair feels soft and squeaky clean and appears to look more healthier and bouncier. The conditioner will last you a while too as a little goes a long way so for £3.50 (average value) it's not bad. Just be careful not to squeeze too much out of it!
I have coloured hair and this conditioner doesn't rinse the colour from my hair, which is a bonus. It's also great for thin hair as it makes your hair appear more bouncier, giving it more volume.
I would recommend this conditioner. It's great. It smells yummy and you get great results from it. You can use it as a daily conditioner too, or you can leave it on for a few minutes and use it as a hair mask.
A lovely conditioner.
For quite a while I have used a variety of shampoos by Aussie, and I also tend to use the conditioners along with the shampoo and I find they complement each other giving a better overall result. Having long, thick hair it can be difficult to find a product that works well for me and my hair, especially as it can become greasy easily. On top of this due to the length and thickness it can be so hard to handle, let alone style but Aussie has helped me with that issue slightly!
Aussie are a brand that focuses on the use of Australian ingredients, so they offer something different to some of the other brands on the market. A classic example of one of their bottles is cream with a purple lid and label, with the products name and claims along with a picture of a jumping kangaroo! You can find the product in most supermarkets as well as Boots and Superdrug for around £3 - £4 for a 250ml bottle which I find lasts quite a long time making it good value for money. The bottle had a flip cap mechanism (press down one side and the other flicks up allowing yo to dispense the product) so its easy to get the exact amount you want, however the bottle is opaque so you are not able to see how much product is left inside but this doesn't really bother me. The product smells amazing - sort of fresh and fruity and similar to the shampoo as well as the other Aussie products I have tried.
When I use the product I only need the amount of around the size of a fifty pence piece and I find this much product covers my hair really well. It isn't an overly thick consistency while it isn't particularly runny either, it works well for me. I find it leaves my hair feeling soft and silky and it washes out really easy leaving no signs of residue and it is kind enough to your hair to be able to use daily, what more could you want?
Overall this gives my hair the look I desire and leaves it feeling soft to the touch and well as giving an overall healthy looking shine which is exactly what I want. For around £3 it is really good quality and my hair is loving it! Well done Aussie!
Whenever I buy a shampoo I always look out for its matching conditioner, always believing that this will always make a good partnership! Sometimes it's not the case but when it comes to Aussie Mega it is. Bought for £3 at my local Asda, it's usually on offer in Boots and Superdrug too.
I only use conditioner on my ends as it always makes my roots greasy, and I have easily greased hair so I try to avoid inducing the grease as much as possible! The conditioner boasts the same everyday cleaning and conditioning power as its partnering shampoo, as well as leaving it extra shiny and soft.
After shampooing and rinsing my hair, I used about a 10p sized blob of the conditioner, walking it through from mid length to the ends. My hair is just past shoulder length and quite thick with long layers so I try to make sure all the ends get a taste of the conditioner. The conditioner itself is quite thick in an off white colour with the same amazing smell as the shampoo. A little seems to go a long with this product too which is great as it will last so much longer! Though it says it is designed for everyday use, I could never wash my hair everyday as it causes it to go limp and lifeless. So I only was it around every other day to every 2 days. I've noticed since using the Aussie products my hair has felt and looked cleaner and fresher for much longer than usual and does not seem to get as greasy as quick as it did pre-Aussie.
If you have ever used 'Snow Fairy' bath and body wash by Lush then you will recognise the smell, quite sweetie with a hint of floral. Personally I love it but I know it's not to everyone's tastes. Using the conditioner does help the smell to linger around a day or so longer than usual, so whenever I swish my hair around I get a nice whiff of it!
I have been using this for around 2 weeks now and am slowly seeing an improvement in my dry ends, so hopefully with a few more weeks and washes, they will be completely cured. I love the now permanent softness and freshness to my hair and will be reluctant to switch shampoos anytime soon!
Bless the Aussie brand for coming to my rescue when I need them most. I suffer from dry, unruly mid length hair and I love trying out new shampoos and conditioners. I have used most of the Aussie products now and this one here was one of the very first that I tried a few years ago.
The Mega Conditioner is designed to be used alongside the Mega Shampoo. The aim of the product is to provide your scalp with nutrients while allowing you to to use the product every day. There are many different Aussie products all geared towards different hair types. I would say this one sits in the middle, so it is suitable for long hair, short hair, hair that wants volume and hair that needs moisture. It covers most bases basically.
The bottle costs about three pounds fifty and is often on offer as a buy one get one half price. My bottle lasts me for about three to four weeks, though I like to alternate my products. First off then, as with all Aussie products a pretty good smell. Salon fresh, slightly fruity and a good viscosity too mean you only need a small blob when working through wet hair.
It lathers up nicely and the rinsing off stage is easy too, with no sticky residue on the hair. Even at the wet stage, hair feels light and airy and carefree. After my blow dry, I am pleased to report that the hair is full shine and the ends are tamed too, it also feels squeaky clean. It ticks the boxes here for a good round product. The conditioner did not make the hair go lank either, which is vital for me.
On the downside, it does not inject quite as much volume as the Aussie Volume edition. If had to decide which I preferred I think I prefer their Volume edition more, as it delivers on all accounts. This is a perfectly decent all round conditioner though and it left hair soft and manageable and I will still continue to use it as part of my regime.
The day I found Aussie products I haven't stopped using them ! Aussie Mega Instant Conditioner was the first product I bought along with the shampoo and I noticed a huge difference with the softness and shine of my hair.
Pros : Firstly I have very thick hair which needs deep moisturising conditions to keep it manageable, this product does this but also along with a tip of mine. When in the shower or bath, run the conditioner through the ends of your hair (run it too much through the roots your hair gets greasy much more quicker) and then either tie your hair up in a bun or in a shower cap and leave it for 5 minutes. Then when washing it out, use cold water as this leaves a shine to your hair!
Secondly you don't need to use too much of the product to achieve great results, but of course it depends on the length and thickness of your hair.
Thirdly, the smell is GORGEOUS! And it lasts!
And finally, it isn't beyond anyone's budget as it's on offer quite a lot in all shops, normally with 2 for £5 which is great if you need a shampoo and conditioner!
Cons: There aren't any!
I recently tried the Aussie Miracle Moist shampoo and loved it so much that I went out and bought the conditioner as well. The conditioner I bought was the Mega Instant Conditioner for everyday conditioning.
The Aussie philosophy is that "There's more to life than hair but it's a good place to start."
The Aussie Mega Instant Conditioner comes in a plastic white coloured bottle with a purple lid. The bottle is solid coloured so you can't see how much conditioner is left in it but this is the only drawback. The bottle has a flip cap lid which I found was a bit stiff to use this seems to be a design flaw as I found the same thing with the shampoo. I can open it but I imagine if you have weakness in your hands you would find it difficult. I love the design of the bottle (but not the lid) as it has lovely little hopping kangaroos embossed around the top of the bottle! The bottle holds 250ml.
The bottle states that the Miracle Moist Shampoo is for hair that is "dry, damaged and a bit unhappy".
It is made using the Australian Kangaroo Paw Flower. I had never heard of the Kangaroo Paw Flower but apparently it is named so because its shaped like one, however they reassure us that it doesn't smell like one! It states that the widely held belief that conditioners work better when changed often is a myth, this is only the case when they build up. This conditioner is designed to cleanse without build up and leave hair extra shiny and soft.
The conditioner has a nice sweet scent, its not very strong and to be honest when I use it alongside my Aussie shampoo its only the shampoo I can smell. The conditioner is white and a thick consistency. As soon as I put it on my hair it feels like silk. I love this conditioner it really gets to work straight away. I wash and blow dry and straighten my hair most days which I know isn't really the best thing for it. However using this product I feel I am protecting my hair. It leaves my hair feeling really soft and shiny and just feels great.
I love this product and will continue to use it because it works better than any other conditioner I have used in the past. If you have never tried the Aussie range I would highly recommend it. A 250ml bottle costs around £3.50 but you can get it cheaper if you look out for special buy one get one free deals.
Following on from my review for the Aussie Mega Shampoo I thought I'd review the Aussie Mega Instant Conditioner.
The Aussie Mega Instant Conditioner comes with the same promise as the Aussie Mega Shampoo ... Conditioner for everyday conditioning which rinses clean with no build up.
I converted to the Aussie range over 5 years ago and since then I've not had the need to try an alternate product. Both the Shampoo and the Conditioner actually do what they say on the bottle 'rinse clean with no build up'
The Aussie Mega Instant Conditioner compliments the 'mega shampoo'. The conditioner is sold in a smaller bottle than the shampoo at 250ml, although I'm not sure of the reason for this. However, we always have to replace the shampoo long before needing to replace the conditioner.
The conditioner is packaged in a soft plastic container with a flip top lid (the packaging can be recycled although I failed to mention this in the shampoo review !). To use, simply apply to wet hair which has being washed using the Mega Shampoo. The consistency of the conditioner is not too runny and not too thick, it's just about right and I tend to use an amount no larger than the size of a 20p piece. I simply apply the conditioner to the ends of my hair and work upwards, avoiding the root area (this is due to my hair type and not the product) and then rinse with clean water. The conditioner is very easy to rinse away. My husband has a tendancy to shake the bottle before dispensing the conditioner and I do find that if I use it after him, when I open the flip top lid the conditioner explodes out into my hand but I simply unscrew the lid and place the excess conditioner back into the bottle. (I'm not sure why he persists in doing this as there is no need as it really is easy to dispense but he continues to do it !)
The conditioner contains the same 'australian kangaroo paw flower' extract which helps to clean with no build up, so therefore has the same amazing fragrance as the shampoo ... a very sweet, fruity scent which lasts long after washing.
The conditioner is priced at around the 3.00 mark but it does last so although the initial outlay is a little expensive I usually get 4-5 months out of a bottle.
The results I achieve using the Mega Shampoo and the Mega Conditioner are great ... my hair smells lovely, feels clean and light and actually has that shine that lots of shampoos and conditioners promise but don't deliver.
I bought this conditioner in a set when it was at a good price on Amazon but I have heard that it is usually a good price if you can get it for 2 for £5 which is sometimes is on offer at. All of my school friends used to rave about this brand of shampoo so I thought I would give it a go.
I have been using it with the corresponding shampoo and so far I have found it to be ok. I have medium length hair and i think it is quite normal with regards to oilyness and damage, although it is really thick. It has left my hair feeling nice and smelling clean and it isn't too heavy so there is no product residue on my hair. It says on the front of the bottle that it rinses clean and doesnt build up, which I would say is true. I dont think my hair is as soft as it has been when I have used other things like sunsilk though.
The conditioner comes in a bottle with one of those lids where you push it and the other side opens for the stuff to come out of. I think that this is ok but I prefer the bottles which stand upside down, or the ones which have pump mechanisms because this one lots could get wasted at the bottom, and the top is quite hard to push when you have wet slippy hands.
I have found that the conditioner comes out of the bottle ok though, and it is of a standard conditioner (slightly thick) consistency. The smell is nice, apparently of kangaroo paw flower, but it is not overpowering and it doesn't stay on your hair. The conditioner is easy to rinse off which is good, and my hair hasn't got greasy quickly after using it.
I think this is ok, but it is not amazing and definitely not worth raving about. I think that I won't buy it again unless it is a good price again because it really hasn't lived up to the hype and even at 2 for £5, the bottles aren't that big so I would rather have something else.