Today I’m sharing a quick review of two Macadamia Natural Oil products – the Deep Repair Masque and the Nourishing Leave-in Cream. I know I’m very, very late to the party with these ones however in my defense I must say that I’ve been using both of them for a sufficient amount of time now and a review is only necessary :)
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque, 500 ml
“Our Deep Repair Masque is a hair reconstructor that will penetrate and rebuild damaged hair for improved health, shine and elasticity. Great for color treated and course hair.”
This is what they claim and I must agree that the masque leaves my hair feeling restored and silky smooth. It has a nice long-lasting smell, which is always a plus. It also helps a lot with detangling my hair. If you use the treatment too frequently however I’ve noticed that it could act the opposite way and makes your hair feel heavy and lose its shine.
It’s advertised as a natural product that is cruelty-free, paraben-free and alcohol-free. This sounds pretty good however if you go through the ingredients list you may find with a bit of research that part of the masque’s building components could be harmful to our health. This I don’t like.
How to use the Deep Repair Masque? Apply on wet hair and leave in for up to 7 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. I personally use a scoop of the mask half through my hair and leave it for about 5 minutes, a good rinse is definitely necessary. They recommend to use it twice a week, however I use it once a week or once every two weeks even. I find it quite a heavy treatment to use more frequently.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Palmitate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Trideceth-12, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium PCA, Dimethicone,Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Limonene,Yellow 6 (CI115985), Yellow 5 (CI119140), CI14720, Fragrance (Parfume).
Macadamia Natural Oil Nourishing Leave-in Cream, 300 ml
“Infused with nourishing oil, this cream tames unruly locks, imparts a silky softness, protects and adds fabulous texture and shine.”
I share the statement that the leave-in cream tames hair fizziness and adds softness. I would add that it detangles pretty good, too. Again, it has a pleasant long-lasting smell. As an overall effect, it is very similar to the Deep Repair Masque. A downside shared with the masque is the ingredients list. Not my preferred ingredients but it does a good job.
How to use the Nourishing Leave-in cream? Simply work a small amount of the product through towel-dried, clean hair. Be careful with the amount you put in, as with the mask you wouldn’t want to overdo it. No rinse is needed.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-20 Stearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Isopopyl Myristate, Lanolin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (linseed) seed oil, Triethanolamine, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-28, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Fragrance (Parfume).
In a nutshell, my hair doesn’t need both products at the same time as they are both quite nourishing in a similar way. However I would prefer the Deep Repair Masque over the Nourishing Leave-in Cream as takes less applications to reach the same look and feel of my hair.
One last thing. When I list the ingredients of products I use and review, and also share my concerns about what is in them, this I do purely because I personally need to know how I’m treating my body. I also believe people should look at ingredients’ list and ask for health-friendly formulas. At some point maybe, cosmetic producers will realize and answer the need for pure and truly natural products that enhance beauty without damaging our health.
Here I’d like to share with you a web site I discovered few years back that I feel is a reliable source of health risk assessments on broad range of cosmetic products marketed worldwide. Essentially a cosmetic products’ database, the www.ewg.org, was created in 2004 by the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep. The EWG Skin Deep mission is to use the power of information to protect human health and the environment. I strongly support their work!
What are your thoughts on these two Macadamia Natural Oil products? Have you used them? Are there any better alternatives out there? :)