One Brand Focus: Aussie Haircare - Kilibinbin

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hello ladies, 
''there's more to life than hair, but it's a good place to start.'' Aussie philosophy. 
Don't know what I'm talking about? Then allow me to talk you through quite a few Aussie haircare products that I've been using for quite some time now. I'm sure you've all heard about Aussie products since they have been around since 1979 & are quite talked about in the beauty community, but of course they weren't available in Slovenia until ''recently''. Aussie products actually hit the Slovenian DM Drogeriemarkt shelves last September and quite a few Slovenian bloggers got the chance to try out their products and be a apart of their launch event (read about it here). We also got some more of their products at the BBMU and I've purchased some myself.
Now that almost all of them are empty, it's time to share my opinions about them with you.

So let's touch on a few things that all of them have in common and then I'll go into details about every line/product.
First up the packaging which, in my opinion, is a true eye catcher. Every line has its own colour scheme, so you can easily spot it & differentiate products from each other. They all have the signature purple Aussie sign & lids, and they all have engraved kangaroos around the top (except the 3 Minute Miracle treatments). The conditioners and 3 Minute Miracle treatments are in a white, smaller (250 ml) plastic bottles and the shampoos are in a bigger (300 ml), off-white/beige plastic bottles, so it's very easy to tell them apart, which is great if you're like me and are thinking about ''life important'' issues in the shower & not actually paying attention to the products you're grabbing. The packaging is definitely the first thing that impressed me as soon as I saw the products.
The next thing they all have in common is that they don't cause me any scalp problems. This means no itching, no irritations, no dandruff. My scalp is quite sensitive, so this is something I suffer from quite regularly.
The prices are also similar. Shampoos, conditioners & dry shampoos are all 5,89€ and the 3 Minute Miracle treatments are 6,89€.

Aussie Miracle Moist line is targeted toward dry, damaged, a bit unhappy hair. The line is infused with Australian Macadamia Nut Oil which supposedly infuses moisture into dry damaged hair, leaving it soft, smooth and conditioned. 

The Miracle Moist shampoo* has an amazing sweet, bubble gum scent. I could literally inhale it all day, every day. It has a thick, yellow(ish), pearly consistency that is very creamy. It lathers up really nicely, so a little goes quite a long way. So how does it work? Well, I wouldn't say it's the most moisturising shampoo that I've ever tried (I actually think their Luscious Long shampoo is even more moisturising), although it does make my hair a lot smoother even before I apply the conditioner. I have normal hair, with dyer ends and I've noticed that this was creating quite a build up if I was using it regularly, and that my roots got oiler a lot quicker than usual if I used it with a matching conditioner or with the 3 Minute Miracle Shine treatment. Because of that I started using it every other/third time I washed my hair, or when I felt like my hair was looking a bit more dry than usual, and/or with a different conditioner.

The Miracle Moist conditioner* has the same scent, although I think it's even a bit stronger. The scent definitely lingers for a long time in my hair, which is always great. The consistency comes out thicker than shampoo and also whiter. Once you actually start working it in, it becomes much lighter and creamier. The downside of the thicker consistency is the fact that it's quite difficult to get out once you start running low on it, so you definitely have to keep it upside down in your shower - the same goes for the shampoo.
How does it work? One thing that I like, is the fact that it doesn't weigh down my hair although it has a thicker consistency and it is nourishing. Once again, I don't think it's the most moisturising conditioner out there, and if you have very dry/damaged hair, this probably wouldn't be enough for you. My sister also commented that she doesn't find it to be great at detangling the hair, so if you have extremely unruly hair like she does, maybe look the other way. However, I would agree that it makes my hair soft, smooth and conditioned, but it's not something I would repurchase. I preferred using it with the Repair Miracle shampoo since it was a bit too heavy/ too much for my roots with the matching shampoo.

 The Repair Miracle line is the newest addition to Aussie and it's also my favourite one. It's targeted toward all kinds of naughty hair, has Australian Macadamia Nut Oil, Jojoba-seed Oil & Avocado oil to bring your luscious locks leaping back to life with a fabulous hair-repair formula. It supposedly infuses moisture back into damaged hair, leaving it soft, shiny and fabulously conditioned.

The Repair Miracle shampoo* also lathers up really nicely, creates lots of foams so a little definitely goes a long way. It has a tropical scent that reminds me of Pina-colada, but it's not as strong as the scent of the Miracle Moisture line, so it doesn't linger in my hair for long. It has a completely white, pearly consistency that is also very creamy and on the thicker side. But how does it work? Now this one is a true gem for me, it's definitely one of my all time favourite shampoos! I find it to be weirdly clarifying yet moisturising at the same time. You get the best of both world; it cleanses my scalp, gets rid of any product build up, refreshes my scalp, gives me loads of volume and all that without stripping down my hair. It leaves my hair soft and nourished, and I always love how my hair looks when I use this shampoo. It also doesn't create any build up nor does it make my hair greasy quicker than usual (I usually wash my hair every 4 days). It's one of those shampoos that could truly be an all-rounded that could work for every hair type, and I'll definitely be repurchasing it.

Repair Miracle conditioner* has the same scent, that's a bit sweeter, but doesn't linger in the hair for a long time. The consistency is thicker than the consistency of the shampoo, but lighter than the Miracle Moist conditioner. It's also very creamy. How does it work? Definitely better than the Miracle Moist conditioner, in my opinion. It also doesn't weigh down my hair, or make it greasy quicker. It's not the most moisturising conditioner that I've tried, but it's nourishing enough for my hair, since it does leave it soft, smooth, shiny and healthy-looking. This Repair Miracle combination always makes my hair feel very silky and gives my natural curls a lot of definition. 

The 3 Minute Miracle treatments have a more rounded look, with upside-down tubes that have an interesting, silicone dispenser at the bottom. Because of that they're definitely not travel friendly, but they are extremely easy to use - you just squeeze the tube and the product comes out, no dealing with lids.

3 Minute Miracle Shine deep treatment* is for dull, tired hair begging to shine. It contains Australian Ginseng extract and Pearl Powder to revitalize dull hair and add gloss to each stran. 
This one has a sweet yet zesty scent, that isn't very strong. The consistency is actually lighter & runnier than the consistency of the conditioners, but it's definitely a lot more nourishing. Actually too nourishing for my hair. How does it work? It does add some shine to the hair, makes it sleeker/less frizzy & smoother, but it seriously weighs down my hair if I use it with ''regular'' shampoos. To avoid it weighing down my hair and making it greasy in two days, I use it with my Pantene clarifying shampoo instead of a hair mask. Probably something for those of you who have very dry, damaged and dull hair.

The 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor deep conditioner is probably the most famous of them all. I bought it in Müller before they were available in DM, that's why the writing is in German. It contains Australian Balm Mint that supposedly smoothes rough cuticles and helps restore manageability and adds shine.
Apart from the Repair Miracle shampoo* this is definitely the outstanding product for me, and it deserves all the hype that it gets. How does it work? Out of them all, it makes my hair feel the softest, smoothest and deeply conditioned/nourished. When I use this with the Repair Miracle shampoo*, it makes my hair feel like a million bucks and I really can't say enough good things about it. I can't really explain it, but there's definitely something special about it. My sister is also a huge fan of it, she says that it works miracles on her tangled hair. It has a strong, sweet, bubble gum scent that lingers on the hair for a long time. The consistency is thicker & cremier than the consistency of the 3 Minute Miracle Shine deep treatment* and slightly pink. Definitely something I'll be repurchasing.

I ran out of my Batiste stash so I decided to try out the Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo Aussome Volume. It's targeted toward fine & limp hair (which I definitely don't have) and has Australian Jojoba Seed extract. It claims to be a quick fix for a between-wash burst of volume. It bigs-up, freshens-up and ups the manageability of fine hair.
Although I've been using this for quite awhile now, I still can't made up my mind about it.
It comes in a 180 ml / 120 g spray tube that is actually quite sleek and eye-catching. The spray dispenser works extremely well; it dispenses a lot of product, it's very centred and the mist is quite fine. Another thing that I really like / am kinda obsessed with, is the scent. This could actually work as a perfume, it's very strong, nice and lasts forever on the hair. 
As far as the actual product/results go, I have a love-hate relationship with. If you spray it from far away (like it says you should), it's one of the least white dry shampoos that I've tried (I find the Batiste & Schauma one to leave a whiter cast). I also find it to be effective at refreshing the hair & soaking up the excess oils, if you leave it on for long enough. I definitely think it takes more time to really work than some other dry shampoos do. Because of that I like to apply it before bed, leave it in over the night, and work it in/brush it out in the morning. I definitely don't find this to be a dry shampoo for a quick freshen-up before you run out of the door, since it does take a bit more time to actually start working & for you to really work it in your roots. It also gives aussume volume, as they claim. 
But the thing that I don't like about it is that it makes my hair very dry, crunchy, and I can definitely feel it in my hair, which I definitely don't like. I find it to be like a mixture between a dry shampoo, a texturising spray & a hairspray, that's a tad too drying for my liking. 

All in all, I think Aussie haircare products are definitely worth checking out and I'll for sure be trying out more of their other products, especially ''styling'' ones. You can choose from Miracle Moist, Aussome Volume, Miracle Shine, Mega Instant, Colour Mate, Luscious Long & Repair Miracle line.
From my experiences, I think their conditioners are ok, but nothing outstanding and I definitely found better ones in the drugstore. So I would pass on those. But their shampoos & 3 Minute Miracle treatments are where its at. They're great, affordable, give amazing results and they definitely have something for every hair type.

As far as the products mentioned here, if you have normal/oily hair I would go for Repair Miracle shampoo & 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor / Repair Miracle Conditioner for those with very oily hair. If you have normal/dry hair, I would go for Miracle Moist shampoo & 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor, or Repair Miracle shampoo & Miracle Moist conditioner. And if you have very dry hair, maybe go for Miracle Moist shampoo & 3 Minute Miracle Shine, or maybe Repair Miracle shampoo & 3 Minute Miracle Shine. 

Have you tried any Aussie products? Share your favourites with me.

Sanja ♥

*The products marked with * were given to me. I didn't buy them with my money. But that didn't and won't ever affect my opinion about the products in any way. The review is based on my personal experience with the product.*

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8 komentarji

  1. odlična objava :) dozdeva se mi, da smo zadnje čase vse naskočile na Aussie izdelke, ampak moram priznati, da mi zaenkrat še stojijo na polici in čakajo, da jih preizkusim :D

    1. Me veseli, da ti je bila všeč :)
      O ja, tole čakanje mi je pa kar poznano :D

  2. super objava :D
    in imam isti love-hate mnenje o njihovem suhem šamponu, s tem da me zelo moti da je preveč parfumiran za moj okus :D

    1. Hvala :)
      Hehe, meni je pa ravno ta parfumiran vonj všeč. Je pa res, da je zelo močan :D

  3. Aussie seems like such a nice brand but I think it's not available here! It is in the Netherlands, though! :D

    1. It's a really good brand, in my opinion. It wasn't available here either for a really long time :)

  4. Miracle Shine je najboljši šampon ever:) vsaj meni...lasje so neverjetno gladki, lahki in dišeč tudi balzam je super

  5. I purchased my first Aussie product last week and I love it! I didn't know that we have Aussie in my country, I found them by accident and I cannot wait to purchase more! Great and helpful review :)



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