Sunday, August 17, 2014

Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque First Impression

Hey guys,

Some of you might have seen my last first impressions post a few days back on lush's Ocean Salt which can be found here. Since I recently got my hands on the famous Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque, I decided why not do another.

I had searched far and wide for this baby when I was in Europe, but I just couldn't seem to find it. Lucky for me, my friend was in the States, so I asked her to buy a tub for me. I never thought it would be this expensive. This little 250ml tub cost a whooping $29! Thats around 10ml/dollar!

At this point, I was thinking "this better be worth it."

The packaging was pretty, which is always a plus for me. I'm huge on the packaging; if your product isn't nice on the outside, what will guarantee that it's good on the inside?

The famous Macadamia Deep Repair Masque!

Loving the packaging :)

When you unscrew the cap, it looks like this. There is a white covering that helps prevent the product from sloshing out, which is always a plus.

The white covering

Ta-da! The product!

The product itself is an off-white color, and has a consistency of a heavy lotion or a body smoothie. Its essentially a very thick conditioner. 

Ooh :)

The first thing that I noticed about it was its smell. It has a very sweet scent. It seems tropical-y and floral-y at the same time. When I told my friend to smell it, he said it smelt like (and I quote) "nice-smelling bathroom cleaner."

To some extent, the product does smell like that. It smells very nice and perfumed. I like it. It smells even better after you wash it out (the scent dulls into a not-too-overbearing-smell). However, if you don't like the smell, it becomes milder after you wash the product out.

What I did was take about a grape sized amount of the masque and applied it to freshly shampooed hair. I didn't add conditioner, because it defeats the purpose of using a hair mask as conditioner closes your hair follicles. As I was applying it, I noticed how it seemed to detangle my hair. You can literally FEEL the mask doing its job.

I let the product sit in my hair for around 5-6 minutes before rinsing it out. After I rinsed it out, I let it air dry and I went to sleep.

The next day I realized that my hair was extremely shiny and frizz-free (now I'm the type of person to wake up with messy hair). Although my hair isn't overly damaged, it is really dry at the ends. The mask left my hair feeling moisturized and soft. Plus the smell is really good. It lingers for about 2-3 days after use. 

The only con to this product is that it kind of weighs my hair down. My hair is naturally straight and frizzy, and this helps tame the fly aways, but it does make my hair stick straight and un-volumized (my frizz is what gives my hair volume). I don't have super thick hair, and it already weighs my hair down. If you have fine hair, I'd image it'd affect you even more so.

Also I cannot come to terms with the price. I will definitely only be purchasing this if it's on sale or if it's been gifted to me. But then again, it does last for a while since you don't really need that much...hrm I'm still torn on the price part.

However with that being said, I do really like this mask. Next time I'm going to try leaving it in for an hour, since everyone says that it yields the best results.

Have you tried the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque? Do you like it? Comment below and tell me!

Disclaimer: I purchased the product mentioned above with my own money. Macadamia Natural Oil is not paying me to make this review (I wish!!!)

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