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I have to admit I am a salve to my hair straighteners and unfortunately it was beginning to show! My hair had started to feel dry and brittle especially at the ends and despite regular trims it just didn't feel or look healthy.
I do wash my hair every day and had been using a basic Superdrug brand shampoo and conditioner, it was affordable and smelt very pleasant and during the summer I hadn't experienced any problems, it appeared to be doing the job. However with the long winter months, central heating, blow drying and straighten I was about to pay the price.
It was a friend who suggested I give the Aussie range ago, they also had long hair and trouble with heat damage and found Aussie products very helpful. So of I want to boots to purchase this 'miracle', priced £4.49 for 250ml bottle (a little more than what I would normally pay).
The conditioner comes in an off white bottle with a purple lid featuring the brands logo, a kangaroo. The list of hair 'recusing' ingredients, visible on the front label defiantly entice you to want to buy and give it a go. Jojoba seed oil is renowned in aromatherapy for its healing, soothing qualities so it's easy to see why it would restore harmony to troubled tresses. My first reaction was how wonderful the product smelt it was sweet, floral yet not overpowering. It was easy to apply and had a good consistency, not to thick or runny (cheaper brands tend to be rather watery). I applied the conditioner after shampooing and did use a little more on the ends of my hair. I would advice leaving it on for as long as possible (at least 5 minutes) before rinsing. Even after the first application my hair was a lot easier to style and felt so much softer, I could run my fingers to the ends without any tangles, something that had been a problem before. It was easy to rinse and didn't leave any heavy residue You also have the added bonus of that beautiful fragrance lingering throughout the day.
I have to say I would defiantly recommend this conditioner for heat damaged or dry hair and plan to use other products in the range as I feel it meets and revolves my hair concerns.
Aussie 3 minute miracle is one of my all time favourite beauty products for those times when my hair is feeling like it is needing some extra tlc due to it being styled and teased far too much. In 3 minutes it gets my hair feeling soft and conditioned again.
Because the 3 minute miracle is so good I just assumed that everything that Aussie would do would be up to the same high standards but this isn't the case at all. For instance the take the heat conditioner is nowhere near as good as the 3 minute miracle and I bought it once and wouldn't buy it again.
The take the heat conditioner is a daily conditioner instead of an intensive one like the 3 minute miracle and is to be used daily to keep hair in tip top condition and protect it from damage from heat. As I use a blowdrier and straighteners on an almost daily basis I thought this would be ideal for my hair as it does show signs of damage from all the heat.
My hair and this conditioner just didn't get on at all with each other. I felt that although this left my hair lovely and soft it didn't really do much to repair any damage and I didn't feel like it was doing much to prevent further damage from happening to my hair. It also felt really heavy on my hair and although I always washed it out well it seemed to build up in my hair and leave it looking flat and lank instead of bouncy and shiny. It also made my hair feel greasy after a few hours of using it and overall it just wasn't the nicest feeling conditioner on my hair.
It is a shame that this didn't really do much for my hair as I had really high hopes for it and hoped it would mean that I wouldn't need to rely on deep conditioning products so often as I hoped this would stop my hair from becoming so dry and straw like. It did make it soft and it didn't look as dry after using it but this was because it was so greasy looking instead.
This costs £4.50 so it isn't too expensive but I wouldn't recommend it as on my hair it did nothing to stop damage and just left it feeling and looking limp and greasy.
As an ex hairdresser, my hair has suffered a lot over the years, I was the guinea pig and would let the other girls try anything on my hair. I have had every colour you can think of!
I calmed down and stuck to dark brown for three years until a few months ago I went back to blonde.
It has taken several weeks and a ridiculous amount of bleach and intense hair colouring sessions with my hair dresser to get back to being a blonde and I wouldn't have got through it without Aussie's amazing products.
Hair care products can be so confusing, there are hundreds of products and it can all be a bit over whelming. Well let me help you with that..........buy these products!
Most stores such as Boots, Superdrug and Wilkinsons (and I think Asda now) are selling Aussie products at 3 for £10. BARGAIN!
I personally buy the take the heat shampoo, take the heat conditioner (3 minute repair) and the take the heat leave in spray conditioner.
Even after all the long and sometimes uncomfortable bleaching and colouring my hair has never felt, smelt or looked this good and it is all down to these products.
I use the shampoo and conditioner twice a week and I spray the leave in conditioner once a day after I have straightened my hair, it gives my hair an amazing shine and the smell is incredible and it lasts all day.
If you love your hair you will treat it for £10 and in return you will receive top class results.
Thank you Aussie Products, I cant get enough!
After being advised to change my shampoo and conditioner by my hairdresser due to stress related hair loss, I decided to give the Aussie products a try after her recommendation. As I had previously been purchasing a John Freida product, which is a similar price, I personally didn't find it too overpriced but at over £4.00 a bottle I know many would. I do, however, mostly buy the Aussie range when they are on offer in my local Boots for three for £10.00.
After try the Aussie moist product I went over to this product in an attempt to protect my hair from blow-drying and styling. Although, I know many reviews don't agree I have found this product to be really good and have seen an improvement in the condition of my hair. As I was already using a good quality shampoo and conditioner I didn't expect a massive change in my hair but I did get one! My hair has improved in condition and is shiny, glossy and looks healthy again.
The conditioner is thick and the hole on the lid is small but my hairdresser advised this is often done on purpose to stop you over using the product and you only need a small amount! It also smells delicious with all the different fruit ingredients! It's very similar in quality and smell to the deep conditioner my hairdresser uses.
I would recommend giving this product a try but for the best results use it with the other Aussie 'Take the Heat' products.
If you've been reading some of my recent reviews you'll know I stocked up on a shed load of hair care products when Asda's price guarantee system messed up and priced things at 38 pence. One brand of products I got a few things from was Aussie.
The take the heat conditioner is available to purchase from places such as Asda, Tesco, Boots and Superdrug. A bottle usually costs around the £4 mark and can pretty often be found on some kind of special offer.
Usually when you buy matching shampoos and conditioners they come in the same size bottle but that isn't the case with this take the heat range from Aussie. The shampoo is 300ml and the conditioner is 250ml. I tend to use more shampoo than I do conditioner so it isn't really a problem for me but it could be for some others.
The bottle design is the same as the shampoo with it mainly being neutral in colour and having a purple lid and logo. The lid design is a little annoying, you have to push down one side of the lid and the other side will pop up revealing the hole. This hole is tiny and it makes it difficult to get the conditioner out of the bottle unless you don't mind spending time shaking and squeezing the bottle until a little bit comes out. I usually just unscrew the entire lid and the conditioner pours out so much easier.
The conditioner is white in colour and has quite a thick, rich consistency to it. The smell is pretty much the same as the shampoo and you can hardly smell it until you are running it through your hair where the subtle floral fragrance comes present. I tend to run the conditioner through the ends of my hair and use the excess on the top of my head. I leave it for a couple of minutes before rinsing off and find the washing out process quite easy.
I use a hairdryer and straighteners pretty much daily and find that this conditioner (used alongside the Aussie take the heat shampoo) leaves my hair nice and clean. However, it claims to help protect hair from heat damage and I'm not sure it compares to other heat protection hair care products I have used. My hair seems to go dry and straw like a lot quicker than when using different brands.
I wouldn't recommend this Aussie take the heat conditioner, it is simply too expensive for the poor results it gives. As I spent so little on this I'm not overly disappointed but I won't be purchasing it again once I run out.
I was recently given a bottle of this take the heat Aussie conditioner along with the companion shampoo (reviewed). I was pretty excited to try them as I've had some Aussie products before and always found them really nice.
This conditioners comes in a cream coloured bottle with purple and deep pink accents which tie in really nicely. The overall effect is girly and pretty. The bottle isn't especially exciting otherwise but it does the job, so can you really complain?
I have been using this after I've applied the shampoo and find that it works into my hair really nicely. It is a smooth cream coloured product. The cream has the consistency of a thick conditioner which didn't surprise me because the shampoo is pretty thick too.
The conditioner claims to be able to repair hair that is damaged from excessive heat. I do use a hairdryer, straighteners and curlers fairly regularly so this is definitely a plus point for me. However, though I've found the conditioner does leave my hair feeling clean and hydrated I've never seen any difference in the condition of my hair.
I do find the conditioner effectively detangles my hair, leaves it feeling smooth and soft as a conditioner should and gives a lovely shine to my hair. I also dye mine a lot and I've found it doesn't effect the colour of my hair which is also a positive for me.
These conditioners retail at around £4 for one bottle. I would definitely say this is above and beyond what I would happily pay for a conditioner. I usually go for something cheap and cheerful like alberto balsam because I find otherwise my hair becomes overly greasy from too many rich products. I like conditioners like this one for special occasions or when my hair is feeling particularly neglected but I wouldn't pay for it all the time.
Overall, I'm happy to have received it as a gift but I wouldn't be paying the £4 price myself in a hurry.
WHAT IS IT?
A hair conditioner developed by the Aussie brand for people who use regular heat styling hair products such as straighteners, curling tongs and hair dryers.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Wash your hair as normal and apply the conditioner making sure you coat all of your hair to get the best benefit. Leave on your hair for two minutes before rinsing.
HOW DOES IT WORK AND WHO WOULD NEED TO USE IT?
It works because there is jojoba oil in the conditioner and this will help to repair hair that is already damaged, it will also help to prevent further damage to your hair occurring. It is only people who style their hair using heat that can benefit from this conditioner because anyone else can use cheaper conditioners.
WHAT I THINK
I did not think the Take The Heat conditioner was very good as a conditioner and it did not make my hair feel like it was protecting it from heat damage like my usual VO5 does. It made my hair feel soft but after that my hair turned greasy very quickly and by the time I washed it the next morning it was visibly greasy. I think that is because the conditioner felt very rich but was also very oily in texture.
It didn't detangle my hair and took a long time to rinse out, I don't think it ever rinses out completely and leaves a lot of build up on my hair. I like the smell because it is very much like the rest of the Aussie range but it is a bit more bitter and that is the smell that sticks to my hair.
If you use a lot of heat styling products you should buy a more effective treatment than this because you might think you are doing good for your hair but you are not really.
2 Dooyoo Stars.
Recently I have been using this conditioner along with the Aussie shampoo from the same range and the two compliment each other very well, the normal retail price for the conditioner is £4.49 however Boots have a 3 for £10 promotion currently running on Aussie products so it ended up costing £3.33 which is a nice little saving on a product that is not that cheap. The bottle holds 250ml of conditioner.
The packaging plays up the Aussie image of the product with a kangaroo image on the off white plastic bottle, not the image you normally associate with hair care I guess. The lid is one of those lever actions where the top pivots down and raises and from the raised end the conditioner is dispensed. I'm not a fan of these as they can become a bit gunky after a while and that has been the case with this bottle as well.
This conditioner is designed for heat damaged hair which is an occupational risk for my hair as it has to be manipulated into different styles for work sometimes and so I was keen to see if this product delivers what it claims. It contains jojoba seed oil which is meant to act as the main aganet to repair the hair and replensih it.
The conditioner certainly has a rich creamy consistency and a strong fruity smell to it which is very pleasant. It massages into the hair very easily and according to the instructions can be washed out almost straight away, like most people when applying conditioner I tend to leave it in while I was the rest of my body and I did this with the Aussie conditioner although once when in a rush I did wash it straight out and did not notice any difference in how my hair felt afterwards compared with leaving it in. It is very easy to rinse out. In terms of whether it is particularly effective at repairing heat damaged hair compared to other conditioners is hard to say. Certainly my hair felt smooth and soft after using this conditioner and it was very easy to style afterwards however I cannot say I noticed any significant difference in the results.
My hair smelt nice for most of the day, a strong almost mature fruity smell to it (that does not mean it smelt like rotting fruit) however this did not last throughout the day. Whether it justifies the high normal price I'm not so sure but I'm glad that I stocked up while it was on offer.
I was given some money for my 30th birthday and decided that I would treat my hair to some decent products for a change. I was in my local Asda store and saw that they had the Aussie range on 3 for £10 so I decided that I would try some of their products.
The conditioner usually costs £3.98 for a 250ml bottle which is more than I would usually pay and generally I don't buy products which have less in the conditioner than the shampoo as I know they say you are not meant to condition your roots I do as I like my hair to all feel the same.
The product comes in a cream plastic bottle with little kangaroo embossing around the top of the bottle, the kangaroo is the Aussie company's logo. The bottle has a dark purple lid which is one where you push down on one side and the other side pops up revealing a hole, the hole for dispensing on this bottle is not very big. I don't really like the look of the bottle as I think it is dull and boring and it was the offer that I noticed when shopping not the actual product.
On the front of the bottle it states that it is for heat damaged hair and also states "with Australian Jojoba seed oil be hot hot without getting frazzled. This soothing smoothing conditioner used with our take the heat shampoo will help protect your hair against heat styling damage" On the rear of the bottle there are more little statements about how good the conditioner is, a list of ingredients and the contact information for the company.
On opening the bottle the smell isn't very strong but once you have the product in your hands it smells lovely like exotic fruits. The product is nice and thick but still came out of the small hole easily and it felt quite silky in my opinion.
The product was very easily to smooth through my hair and according to the bottle it doesn't need leaving on the hair for any length of time before rinsing although I still put it on then wash my body and then rinse. The product washed out of my hair easily and I was pleased to find my hair felt much nicer after this was rinsed out than when I had rinsed the shampoo out.
The shampoo and conditioner used together (which is how you are advised to use them) left my hair feeling soft and shiny and it was very easy to manage. After a day I could still smell a musky scent to my hair which can only be from these products which I liked. I don't think the products helped with my current heat damage at all however it could of course be preventing further heat damage but this I will never know. I will give this product 3 stars out of 5 as a conditioner there is nothing wrong with it but as a more expensive conditioner which is supposed to do great things to your hair it isn't fantastic.