Thursday, 31 July 2008

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Intensive Conditioner

RRP: £3.25 for 250ml at Wilkinson's
*smaller sample sizes also available at some stores

--What does the promo say?--
"There's more to life than hair, but it's a good place to start. Your hair's gone a long way for's only polite to repay it. So here's a great way to turn your pride and joy into silky swathes, in 3 minutes. Our intensive treatment formula, with Australian Eucalyptus natural extract and Avocado Oil, penetrates and nourishes each shaft. From root to tip. In a nutshell, it cares for dry and damaged long hair by helping to reduce breakage associated with combing."

Aussie have achieved a nice effect here, with the bottle being white, and the label being yellow, with orange and blue embellishments. Because the bottle is mostly white, the label actually doesn't look over the top, and the label design itself is simple too. It seems authentic, using real Aussie ingredients and expertise. However, the lack of a proper lid is concerning: instead there's just a weird peel-on/peel-off label over a hole drilled into the base. The label sticks back on OK, but it just seems a little lacking in thought.

After shampooing, slick over hair as an emergency rescue treatment. Leave on the hair for 3 minutes before rinsing.

A lumpy, thick, golden lotion, that despite the lumpiness actually smooths onto the hair very nicely.

The eucalyptus is not really discernible, but there is a softer, oilier scent, which is probably the avocado oil kicking in. Not strong or overpowering, though.

--Washing it out--
The conditioner comes out of the hair easily while still making the hair feel 'different', like the conditioner has done its job.

--How does your hair look and feel afterwards?--
Volume and smoothness are restored without any frizzy or flyaway qualities, and hair feels smooth and stroky.

--Value for money--
While this is perhaps a little on the expensive side, it's still most definitely affordable, with one bottle lasting ages (especially if you don't use it every day). Its smoothness-restoring qualities are also definitely noticeable, which makes this product worth every penny of its price tag.

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