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      28.02.2013 19:31
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      I couldn't live without it!

      I believe I have mentioned Macadamia Oil in a few previous reviews and it is a product I have been meaning to review for quite some time. I've been using the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment for around a year and a half. I was first introduced to it when I received a 10ml bottle in a beauty box and I liked it so much I have been using it ever since.

      Macadamia oil is described on the bottle as being a 'Healing oil treatment' for the hair. It is a natural oil blend the main ingredients being macadamia oil and argan oil. It is suitable for all hair types, but people with dry or damaged hair will see the most benefits.

      The idea of this treatment is that it will deeply nourish the hair leaving it 'ultra smooth and manageable'. Having checked the website I can see it also claims to give natural UV protection to extend the life of hair colour and reduce drying time by 40-50 percent. I will say now that this is the first I knew of either of these claims and I can't say I have noticed either - especially not the drying times which is a shame as having thick hair it takes an age to dry naturally!

      The product comes in four different sizes and the packaging will vary depending on which size you choose. As I got the 10ml bottle in my beauty box, I decided to continue with this size as I found the small size convenient to take with me and because only a few drops are needed this size lasts me literally months. The 10ml is a small brown glass bottle with a screw top lid. There is a 30ml size also with a screw top and the larger sizes (125ml and 30ml) have a pump nozzle.

      The oil itself is very thick and as mentioned really only a couple of drops are needed - even for long, thick hair like mine. I was a little unsure about the smell of the oil at first, because the sweet, nutty fragrance reminded me of furniture polish, but it has really grown on me!

      To use, you simply smooth the oil through the hair. It can be used on either damp or dry hair. I have used it on both and although I find little difference between one and the other in terms of results, I do think that it is easier to apply to damp hair, just because the oil smoothes through easier. The way I most often use this is to run a few drops through the lengths and ends of my hair when it is still damp to nourish the ends. I have also applied it to dry hair when the ends are looking particularly frazzled or ratty. It sort of soaks in quickly and doesn't leave behind any oily residue.

      This was the first hair oil I ever tried (I have since used Avon's Morrocan Oil which is good but not as good as this) and I did have my reservations that it might leave my hair looking very greasy, but let me assure you that is not the case. The results I get from using this oil are amazing. For a start my hair simply feels better - much smoother and not as dry or frizzy as usual. I also feel it looks healthier, probably because the ends are hydrated, and this product gives it a subtle shine. As someone who has quite dry hair this product has been an absolute godsend!

      As well as applying directly to the hair, you can add a few drops of this oil to a hair mask before application. I will admit I have only done this once, the main reason being I keep forgetting, but disappointingly I didn't really notice any difference between using the mask with this oil and using it without.

      Prices of this oil will vary depending on where you shop and which size you choose. Amazon are currently selling the 10ml bottle for £3.45 and the 125ml bottle for £17.95. Beauty Bay sell the 30ml bottle for £9.68, the 125ml bottle for £21.56 and the 300ml for £42.26 so it pays to shop around. I personally could not imagine myself getting through the 125ml bottle never mind the 300ml as my two 10ml sizes have lasted me for a year and a half - although that said I only apply it around three times a week.

      Overall I think this is a brilliant hair product and not one I could imagine myself going without now. If your hair is particularly dry on the ends then this is an excellent product and the 10ml size is not too expensive so I would definitely recommend this product.

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        02.01.2013 00:39
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        a great hair treatment

        I recently got my hair dip dyed, and ever since, the bleach has left my ends really dried out and unhealthy looking. My sister, who is a hairdresser said that the salon she is working in sells Macadamia oil, and that it has been getting lots of sales and great results in the salon. I decided to buy a bottle to see what all the fuss was about and I must say, this is a really lovely, luxury product.

        Application
        The bottle that this oil comes in looks tiny when you first get it, I thought that I had been ripped off, however you only need a little bit of this oil to get really good results. You take a little blob of this oil, no bigger than a 20p coin on your hands and work it through wet hair before you blow dry it. It is really simple to apply and as long as you do not use too much at a time, it will not leave your hair greasy or heavy.
        You can also use this on dry hair, however you only use about half of what you would use on wet hair when your hair is dry. I find that you shouldn't use this product every time you wash your hair, it is better to use it as a weekly/fortnightly treatment, as it is so good, it lasts a few washes.

        Results
        I have had loads of compliments from people on how good of condition my hair is in when I use this treatment. My hair looks, feels and smells amazing after using this product every time. I cannot sing its praises enough. I find that when I use it, it makes it look so shiny and healthy and it also feels amazing. This product is really good at adding moisture to my hair and it smells lovely as well.

        I love using this on wet hair as it leaves it really easy to detangle when I am brushing it out to blow dry, also my hair is really smooth when I have used this and does not frizz up as easily. Also I have noticed that my hair colour does not fade as quickly, it keeps it looking more vibrant for longer.

        Price and Availability
        You can buy this heat treatment in most hairdressers at the moment, it costs around £13 for a 30ml bottle, however it can also be bought online on Amazon if you want a bit of a bargain, or your hairdressers do not stock it for £13 for the 125ml bottle. I think next time I decide to buy it, I will order it online through Amazon just to get a better deal.

        Overall
        I think that this is a fantastic and professional product, it is a little pricey, but a bottle lasts ages as a little goes a long way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to give their hair a little TLC. Overall I would give this product 5 out of 5 stars.

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          13.12.2012 15:06
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          heals hair

          Ever since a trip to the hairdresser where they used Moroccan Oil on my hair, I had been looking for something similar as it had left my hair feeling soft and healthy. However, I couldn't justify the price of Moroccan Oil (£12.85 for 25ml) so I was looking for a cheaper alternative in the hope it would give a similar result at least. When I saw this Macadamia Oil come up on the Amazon Black Friday deals for £8.49 for 125ml I thought it was worth a go. This is currently priced at £17.82 on Amazon. The oil comes in a glass bottle with a green plastic push pump. The bottle has a plastic covering with green patterns and product labelling on.

          Macadamia oil is said to be a therapeutic oil that rejuvenates and nourishes all hair types, especially dry and damaged hair. It is a blend of Macadamia nut oil and organ seed oil which give hair a shine and smooth it down. It also offers UV protection and helps prolong the life of your hair colour.

          The oil is quite runny and certainly not as thick as I was expecting. It is a clear golden brown in colour. I usually apply after washing my hair as it can be used on wet hair or dry hair. One pump of this is sufficient per application and I have quite long, thick hair. Therefore, I expect this bottle of 125ml to last me quite a decent length of time. The oil doesn't feel at all greasy on the palm of my hand and does not leave any sticky residue either. It is easy to apply to my hair and doesn't feel greasy on that either. It has quite an unusual scent. I would describe it as quite masculine - it reminds me a little of aftershave. It is quite pleasant though and the scent isn't overpowering on the hair - I can still smell my shampoo and conditioner scent rather than this once applied.

          The oil doesn't feel at all heavy in my hair and certainly doesn't leave it feeling oily or sticky like I would fear an oil would. Once dry, my hair feels soft and it certainly looks and feels in better condition. It straightens nicely and leaves a smooth finish too. My hair does feel more healthy and not so dry at the ends - I do feel like this does protect against damage to some degree.

          Overall, I am really pleased with my purchase - especially at the price I paid! I think it is well worth the money and expect it to last me quite a while. My hair is definitely healthier and shinier for it and it has helped me to achieve the stronger hair that I was after. Recommended.

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            25.08.2012 18:11
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            Overall, fantastic for dry damaged hair with need for moisture and protection from split ends

            I originally purchased this Oil Treatment online (just £14.75 at CheapSmells.com) after a friend recommended it to me and said it did wonders for her dry and damaged hair.

            Let me first start off by explaining my hair type. I have long, thick, wavy, coarse hair just above waist length, which is very dry and damaged at the bottom 4 or 5 inches due to several bleaching attempts (my hair is dip dyed) , yet very oily at the roots. Due to age, length and state of the ends of my hair I decided to give this treatment, made up with natural macadamia nut oil and argan oil, a go.
            "How to use: Work a small amount into damp or dry hair for styling and finish"
            I washed my hair thoroughly with a clarifying shampoo to rid my hair of any product build up to get a fair idea of what the oil treatment could do alone and ran about 3-4 pumps of product through about 4 inches from my roots to the tips. I let my hair dry naturally and immediately I was impressed with the results! My hair was much softer and sleeker and I could actually run my fingers through my hair without getting into a tangle after the first few inches. It has a unique nutty smell, not amazing, but not unbearable either. I found the smell disappeared after the hair dries anyway.

            At first I was a little apprehensive about the thickness of the oil, which has a similar look and texture to olive oil, but after the first use I realised just how quickly it is absorbed without being greasy. I can even add a little to dry hair to smooth it out after straightening etc.
            This is probably one my favourite hair oil products, and I have tried very many, including the well known Moroccan oil.

            I'm unsure if this is the product for everyone, but it's certainly a favourite for thick, dry or damaged hair to seal in moisture after washing and help detangle the hair to prevent ripping it out when brushing or combing. Over the course of one week it has does wonders to my frazzled, straw like blonde ends and turned them into softer, shinier locks.
            It is available in a large 125ml bottle, which while quite expensive in my opinion (I think it retails at just under £30), I have found it discounted at CheapSmells and the bottle really does last a long time even for my thick and long hair. There is a smaller 10ml bottle available for those who want to give it ago without investing the full price also.

            There is also a similar alternative called Macadamia Healing Oil Spray which I believe is a lighter version of the treatment which may suit people with finer, or greasier hair. I have yet to try this.
            I am overall very impressed with the treatment and cannot wait to try the other products in the Macadamia Hair Care line, including their sulfate free shampoo and regenerative hair mask!

            I hope you find this review helpful. :)

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            10.06.2012 21:57
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            If you colour or bleach your hair, you need this in your life

            I Need to confess, 2 years ago my hair was a complete wreck! The look and condition was pretty much on par with a cheap halloween wig. I Have bleach highlights, Straighten Regular and backcomb my way back to the 80's on weekends.

            I was aware my hair was in bad condition, but they day I noticed "Breakage" for the first time broke my heart. I had to send a Hair SOS out to everyone I knew.. And there I discovered hair oil! At first the idea of putting OIL on my hair sounded insane as even with the damage I have very greasy roots. This is not a problem as these hair oils seem to instantly absorb.. (However I don't apply direct to my root anyway)

            I Have used many Hair Oil products and I was always very impressed with the results, and then in November 2011 I tried Macadamia for the first time......... WOWZER!

            I Love Macadamia oil! I can honestly say my hair is in the BEST condition it has ever been. Ever. The product smells really nice on my hair, absorbs instantly, Repairs, Detangles, and speeds up the drying time! ( I actually timed how long my hair took to dry and it takes about 10/15 mins less after prolonged use of macadamia oil.)

            How I use Macadamia Oil :
            1) Shampoo and Condition hair as normal.
            2) Remove excess moisture by towel drying.
            3) Use 1 Pump of oil (2pumps on Really long hair) if using the pump bottle, or about a kidney bean size amount if using a pouring bottle. Rub into your palms and rub hands through lengths and ends of hair.
            4) comb through and style and normal.

            Macadamia Oil is available in 10ml, 30ml and 125ml size bottles. ( 10ml & 30ml are pouring bottles, 125ml comes with a pump.)

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              10.12.2011 20:56
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              A multi-tasking treatment for all hair types.

              As someone who is plagued by greasy hair, the last thing I imagined myself writing a positive review about is an OIL for my hair, but that's the great thing about monthly beauty sample boxes. I never would have chosen this product ordinarily, but it has made such a difference to the appearance of my hair.

              A little background, my hair is naturally quite straight, and in its current cut I allow it to air dry before straightening/styling. I'm all about low maintenance hair, although as I said it is prone to greasiness so I do find myself washing my hair more often than I necessarily enjoy. It is generally quite well-behaved although since I got my most recent haircut I noticed that it is quite fluffy and when newly-washed, which doesn't look that great on my sleek bob, and on the second day it is already limp and ready for a wash. So, basically, I wasn't getting the same enjoyment out of my lovely cut and feeling frustrated that it never looked the same as when I'd stepped out of the salon!

              I got a 30ml sample of this in my Boudoir Prive box a few months ago, and a couple of weeks ago remembered it and decided to give it a shot. At that time I hadn't read too much about the supposed benefits, I just read the directions on the bottle and decided to see what would happen. It's easy to apply. My bottle is smaller than the standard retail one and doesn't have a pump, but as I'm prone to greasy hair I just tip the bottle over with my fingertip stopping it then spread it evenly between my finger and thumb and comb through my hair when it's damp. I do this once per side of my parting, so I really use barely any product and my little sample should last me absolutely ages. It is thick and I feel as though I need to wash my hands afterwards as it's a little slick, but it has a lovely sweet (all natural) scent.

              After the first use I let my hair dry before straightening and it looked really great, a lot sleeker and more smooth, less fly-aways, etc. The only thing I will say is that you should definitely make sure to use a heat protectant while heat styling after using this (well, you should anyway) as it is an oil and does make the hair get MUCH hotter. It's a frying pan effect pretty much. I've got used to it now but I did have to change the way I handled my hair a little during heat styling so I didn't get burnt fingers! My hair is really strong and resiliant to heat styling 2-3 times a week, but if you have thinner, more delicate hair, I'd bear it in mind.

              Having loved the effects this oil brought me I decided to research some of the proposed benefits and see whether I achieved them.

              - Improved shine. - Definitely! My hair does look noticeably shiner and I have actually received compliments on this from people who had no idea I was doing anything special.

              - Softer hair. Hmm, this one I'm not sure about. I can't say I've noticed a huge difference. Then again due to my hair type I only use a very small amount so it doesn't get a huge opportunity to sink in and soften.

              - Frizz free. Definitely! It looks so much sleeker and is easier to style.

              - Reduced drying time. I honestly didn't notice this at first but now I'm looking out for it, I think it may have improved, which is great for someone like me who hates blow-drying!

              - Nourishes hair. Hard to measure, especially as I only use a small amount and have relatively healthy hair in the first place!

              - Extends colour. I don't colour my hair, but it's a great natural product to help if you do.

              - Natural UV protection against sun etc - Well, we're not getting a whole lot of sun here up north at the moment, so I really couldn't comment!!

              The best part for me, besides it obviously giving me the lovely haircut I had when I left the salon, is that despite being an oil it doesn't make my hair any more greasy than normal.

              Obviously I'm really enjoying this styling product. I think given my experiences it would suit most hair types, but perhaps people with curly/frizzy hair or damaged hair would love it even more.

              Although I'm sure you could find this product at some pharmacies or perhaps even health food stores, I would recommend going online for a good price. The standard bottle seems to be 125ml which retails for about £17, although I have seen 30 and even 10ml sample-size bottles for much less and these would last quite a long time/be good for travelling which is a great idea as I feel that this product will be even more handy in the summer months/holiday season. Besides this healing oil there are also a number of other products containing macadamia oil, such as a hair mask, shampoo, conditioner, and even brushes infused with the oil. I don't think I will be trying those out though as I've found a shampoo that I'm happy with and conditioner usually leaves my hair too greasy.

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                17.11.2011 22:32
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                A lovely hair oil which maintains healthy locks!

                I have recently got into using hair oils as part of my hair care routine and am finding that they are really improving the condition of my hair. I recently received the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment in a Boudoir Prive sample box and have been testing this out for the past few weeks.

                In comparison to many other hair oils I have used, I would say that this one is a thicker consistency and as such I find that I require only the tiniest amount to run through the ends of my hair. For those who are unaware, the purpose of a hair oil is to add an extra conditioning element to your haircare routine and this oil in particular contains both Aragn and Macadamia oil which makes it really hydrating and conditioning for my hair. I generally run a small amount of the product through the bottom third of my hair length when it is towel dried. I then leave my hair to dry naturally as I think the if you use a hairdryer immediately you actually end up blowing most of the oil back off of your hair! Once my hair is dry I find that I have smoother, sleeker hair which is amazingly soft to touch! I think my hair looks healthier when I am regularly using a hair oil and I find that it styles much better also.

                In terms of scent, I have to admit there isn't really a particular strong smell I can pick out from this product, it doesn't really have a scent and I prefer this as I don't like my hair to be scented too heavily as otherwise I have sensory overload throughout the day!

                Macadamia Healing Oil is one of the pricier hair oils and retails at £18.29 for a 125ml bottle on amazon, however seeing as my 10ml sample bottle has lasted me a few weeks I would imagine that a bigger bottle will last you for many months!

                I have nothing negative to say about this product, once I have used up the other hair oils I have accumulated I think I will be purchasing a full size bottle of this one and I may also look into using some more of their haircare range!

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                06.01.2011 12:29

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                Thanks for your great reviews! So glad you're enjoying the product. It's success has been phenomenal - purely based on the revolutionary qualities of the product. Macadamia Natural Hair Oil products are available through leading salons nationwide. Try your local salon, or contact us at info@macadamiahair.co.uk for a local stockist.Let 2011 be a great year for your hair!Macadamia Hair UK

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                02.01.2011 21:24
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                A good product but pricey

                Macadamia Healing Oil products are ones which I first became aware of when a student at work was trying to sell them to everyone who would listen from the hair dressing warehouse anyway many people were 'sucked in' as I thought at the time but then everyone was raving about how good it was anyway I got some for Christmas this year so it was my turn to see if it lived up to the hype!

                What is Macadamia Oil Spray....

                The Macadamia treatments come in different forms some are like serums, some shampoos, others are like masks mine as the name says is a spray. The first thing you will notice about the Healing Oil Spray is the packaging Macadamia products have their own unique design of brown base with yellow flowers and green label as in the picture. Secondly the oil tratment spray comes in a glass spray bottle which again is different as usually hair products come in a plastic container.

                Macadamia oil comes from the Macadamia Nut which grow on the Macadamia tree which is from the South Pacific. Macadamia Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and resembles sebum which is the oily substance we all produce which makes our hair and skin waterproof and stops it from drying out.

                The spray also contains Argan seed oil which comes from the kernals of the argan tree which is found in Morocco. Aragan contains Omega 9, Linoleic, Oleic, and unsaturated fatty acids and has been proven to be good for improving health of human hair.

                So these combined seem to be a promising combination or are they?
                Here are the promises of this miracle spray. It promises to:

                Provide nourishment for hair which lets face it in todays world we could all do with a bit of this. Personally I don't use heat styling products other than a hair dryer very often but my hair still drys out at the ends especially in this cold weather.

                Help with detangling and frizz control my hair does tend to get quite hard to detangle especially if I have not used lots of conditioner so this was something I thought would be quite good for me. My hair also gets frizzy especially after drying it.

                Make hair shiny again I think we would lie shiny hair now wouldn't we it always amazes me how shiny some peoples hair is and I want mine to be like that.

                It is said to be light-weight and non-greasy feel which again is good I always find with serum that you only need to use a slight amount over what is needed and I end up looking like I need to wash my hair again.

                It also provides natural UV protection and is said to reduce hair dryin time by up to 50%.

                And so to the trial.....

                First off I washed my hair and conditioned it as I usually would I then read the bak of the spray to find out what was next I found that I had to 'mist into towel-dried hair.' and 'For ultimate shine and protection, mist on after style is complete.' Now I was not quite sure what mist on meant and I am used to been given an amount of how much to use as well but as I was not going anywhere on my first trial so I thought it wouldn't hurt to give it a good spray so I sprayed it all over my hair the scent was a little nutty but nothing strong. I then run my fingers through my hair to see if I could feel anything and some of the oil came off onto my ands leaving my hands feeling really soft good start I felt. My hair I found was also easier to brush through than normal so that was also pleasing. Next up drying. I dried my hair as usual and I have to say it did seem to knock a few minutes of my normal drying time it usually takes me around 7 minutes to dry my hair through with this it took around 4.5 looking in the mirror I foud that there was still a bit of frizz but not as much as normal and my hair did seem to catch the light more than normal as well I thought I would go for the full applictaion and sprayed a little more onto my hair wher the frizz was and found that that did the trick.

                I have been using the product since Christmas day and I can say that my hair does look in much better condition and is more shiny which is good enough for me.

                As far as I am aware these products are only sold in hair dressing warehouses, my friends who are hairdressers are the only ones I know who can buy them direct and as mine was a gift I am not sure how much it cost. However I have just looked on ebay and found that my 125ml of Heling Oil Spray is currently being sold for £19.75 including postage and packaging so its not cheap but it does work. I think it is a nice treat for your air and one to use for pampering I think I will calm down on mine now I know how much it cost and use it when a special occasion is coming up and I want shiny hair.

                I give this 4 stars only loosing 1 for the price.

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                  Expensive but in my experience it's worth buying.

                  For the last two months now I have been using Macadamia Healing Oil treatment on my hair before drying it. Although I keep my hair in a short bob which doesn't require too much attention, my hair is rather thick and there isn't time to let it dry naturally before I go to work. Without using any kind of protection against the heat of the hair dryer or my GHD straighteners, it becomes dry and coarse.

                  Given that I also go to the expense of getting it coloured nearly every time I'm at the hairdressers, I figure I ought to try to look after it well when I'm at home too. The last two occasions I've been to the hairdresser, she has used this Heating Oil Treatment on my hair before blow drying it. All the stylists have been using it on their clients in the salon for a while now, and all the hairdressers there seemed to like using it.

                  Advertising and word of mouth is all well and good, but there's no better way of seeing if something works than actually using it yourself. Now for me, having a hairdresser style my hair and doing it at home myself are two different things. Whilst my hairdresser makes short work of the job, and leaves it looking in better condition than I could ever hope for, when at home I have neither the time or patience to work such wonders.

                  ~ About the Oil and its claims ~

                  When your hair is wet, water gets trapped along the hair shaft, taking it longer to dry than if it were just on the surface. The makers of this Healing Oil Treatment claim that it works primarily on the basis that water and oil don't mix. The two main ingredients are Macadamia and Argan seed oils, which when applied to wet hair results in the water rising to the surface of the hair, thus making it easier and quicker to dry. Logically, the less time you fry your hair using a hairdryer or straighteners, the better the condition your hair will stay in.

                  Who are Macadamia Natural Oil?

                  Well they're based in California, and not a company I have heard of before using this product. Quite frankly, more importantly to me than whether they're a household name (and perhaps they are in the US), is whether the product works or not.

                  The only way of getting hold of their products over here is by buying direct from the US (their website is at the end of this review) or going to a salon which uses their products.

                  ~ The packaging and design of the bottle ~

                  The Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment isn't trying to be stylish or eye catching, but rather the company plays on it's natural ingredients by providing a sombre bottle in earthy green and brown. The bottle itself is made of brown glass and reminds me of medicine bottles. The labelling is also in brown and green. Whilst the packaging isn't particularly attractive, it isn't vying for attention on the shelves of Boots or the like, so doesn't have to compete with the brighter packaging of it's competitors. There is no further packaging ~ this doesn't come boxed, merely in it's bottle.

                  The bottle I bought is the smallest available at only 10mls. The Oil comes in either a pump dispenser of 4.2 oz, or bottles of 1oz or .34 oz (which I have).

                  On the label, along with the products' name, there are instructions for use in English and Spanish, and a list of ingredients, together with the website address, and nothing else. The bottle being so small, I can only marvel at their ability to pack so much information in.
                  Those of you who check what ingredients a product like this contains will be able to read the list, but at a push, the writing is really small.

                  And to use...

                  .. you simply work a small amount into your hair. It can be used on damp or dry hair, although I've only used it after washing mine. It's quite a thick oil, and I only have to use it sparingly, trying to avoid the roots as I rub it in.

                  This does tend to leave a sheeny residue on my hands after I've rubbed it in my hair, so I'm careful not to touch any clothing or anything which it might stain until I've washed my hands.

                  For that reason, if you're clumsy like me, you should also take care where you place the bottle when you're using it. I tend to replace the screw top lid immediately I've put some on my hand. If it were to get knocked onto the carpet, or if one of my pets were to knock it over it, I'm guessing the resultant stain would be difficult to remove from any carpets or upholstery.

                  ~ A heady mix ~

                  When I first opened the bottle I was struck by the strong smell of it. I hadn't really noticed it in the hairdressers, but then I wasn't as close to the bottle then. The ingredients list both Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil and Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil as well as parfum/fragrance. Whatever I can smell, it lends the Oil a very rich scent. I do like the smell as it seems rather earthier and less chemical smelling than a lot of other hair styling products I've tried in the past.

                  I find I can still catch the scent on my hair for a large part of the day after I've used it too. If you don't like the smell I imagine that would be unpleasant.

                  The Oil itself:

                  The oil is exactly that. Oily. Meaning it doesn't run easily out of the bottle. It's terracotta in colour and as I've already mentioned it tends to leave a little residue on my hands after I've used it although it isn't really sticky to the touch.

                  Although my hair has a tendency to get oily at the roots but dry at the ends, it doesn't leave my hair feeling or looking greasy, which given that it's an oil, it might. My hair is left feeling soft and not at all heavy or lank after I've used this.

                  ~ And does it work? ~

                  I won't say it can leave damaged hair in great condition because the only solution is to get it cut to sort it out. It certainly does leave my hair feeling in nice condition though.

                  It's most interesting claim though is that it reduces the time you spend drying your hair as the oils lift the water to the surface. The claim of course seems hokum, but strangely, it really does seem to work on my hair. I can go over each section of hair once, which doesn't completely dry my hair as it is so thick, but within a few minutes of going away and doing something else, my hair is significantly drier than if I hadn't used anything on my hair at all. That in itself must surely mean that it helps reduce any further damage caused by using my hairdryer or hair straighteners.

                  ~ Overall ~

                  Having used this Oil Treatment for over eight weeks my hair does appear to look healthier and in better condition than it was previously. Aside from using this on it, I spend very little time fussing over my hair and this does seem to help my hair stay much in shape throughout the day.

                  My hair is naturally straight though. For those with curlier hair wanting to use straighteners I don't know how well this would manage to hold their style.

                  * It's suitable for those vain enough to dye their hair. Despite having my hair tinted blonde, the terracotta colour of this Oil doesn't affect it;

                  * It doesn't leave my hair lank or oily;
                  * I like the smell;
                  * It lasts a long time as only a small amount is needed;
                  * The Mobius Loop symbol on the label indicates that the bottle can be recycled although it doesn't contain any recycled materials; and
                  * There is no use by date on my bottle.

                  ~ Recommended? ~

                  Yes, but with several reservations. I've found it to do everything it claims it will. One drawback is the price. My salon sells the small 10 ml bottles at £6.95. This is expensive, and if you were to buy it at that price and not like it then it hasn't exactly been a cheap mistake.

                  If this were sold in shops, you could try opening one and seeing what you think of the scent before buying it. If your hairdresser stocks this, along with Macadamia Hairs' other products, you'll probably already have tried it. If they don't stock it, perhaps it's worth asking them if they might.

                  You can buy this directly from the US as their website says they will ship abroad. I believe it currently retails for around $7, although I imagine the shipping charges wouldn't make this a sensible option, especially if you haven't yet tried it and don't know if you'll like it or not.

                  The other drawback is in relation to the ingredients. For those that are worried about using potentially harmful ingredients it's worth noting that this contains amongst other things, Tocopheryl Acetate. This is believed to be not only harmful to the skin but also to the environment.

                  On the subject of the environmental cost, not only do Macadamia nuts not grow in the UK, but the company is based in the US. For a US consumer this wouldn't be as big an issue as Macadamia nuts are grown widely in California or Hawaii. It is of course up to the individual to decide whether the benefits of using this Healing Oil at home is worth the cost in environmental air miles in getting it there.

                  www.macadamiahair.com

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                • Product Details

                  Macadamia Natural Oil comes from the South Pacific and is becoming very popular for its amazing effect on hair. Hair will be given a soft touch that feels healthy and cared for. Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic oil perfect for all hair types and is especially beneficial to dry, damaged hair. The Healing Oil Treatment is instantly absorbed, weightlessly infusing the hair with moisture and nutrients for silky smooth, healthy looking hair while providing natural UV protection from photo and sun damage. Dry, brittle hair is miraculously rejuvenated with increased shine and control. Drying time is reduced by an amazing 40-50%. To use: For styling and finishing, work a small amount into damp or dry hair. For extra nourishment add a small amount to a masque or leave-in cream.