Friday, 12 April 2013

Macadamia Healing Oil

Edit - This post was my first impression. I noticed a big difference after several uses and I wrote a follow up post on the Macadamia Healing Oil here.

I’ve heard a lot of hype over the Macadamia  healing oil. I must say I’m a bit underwhelmed.


“Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic hair oil perfect for all hair types and 
  • is especially beneficial to dry, damaged hair.
  •   intense nourishment for tangle and frizz free hair
  •  hair that is ultra-smooth, manageable & shiny
  •   natural UV protection extends the life of colour treatments
  • reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%

It contains both Macadamia and Argan oils making it great for taming frizz and keeping hair nourished. It has a lovely sweet smell and is very thick. The first thing I didn’t like was the packaging, it just has a screw off top in a heavy glass bottle. A pump dispenser would have made things much easier and I could control how much I used, and a plastic bottle would have made it lighter for travelling and I wouldn't worry so much about dropping it in the shower. However the larger sized bottle does come with the pump.

I’ve used it after washing my hair as a serum and while it does smooth out my split ends and make It look sleeker, I find I need to wash my hair every day where usually I can leave it 2 or 3 days without a wash. I’ve always used John Freida's Frizz Ease after washing and it’s never given me that problem. It didn’t seem to weigh my hair down or feel greasy at first but as the day went on it felt like it was just a magnet for dirt and grime, my hair doesn’t normally feel dirty by the end of the day but the few days I tried this it did. I think it’s more of a quick fix than something to use every day to sort out your hair. If your hair is looking a bit flyaway, this definitely smooths it out, but I wouldn’t use it all of the time.

It claims to reduce drying time by 40-50% but I didn’t really notice a difference to be honest. Then again, my hair does dry pretty quickly anyway.


You can also add it to your hair mask to give you a more intense treatment.

I was far more impressed with it when I used it this way. I added a drop to my Neal and Wolf  Intensive Care Treatment and left it in for about 5 minutes to work its magic. I love this hair mask as it is and the oil did seem to help. It certainly felt richer when working it through. I let my hair dry naturally and it had a lovely shine to it, felt really bouncy and it didn’t feel weighed down or too fly away. It was the perfect balance. I did have to wash my hair a little earlier than usual but it didn’t need it the next day like it did when I used the oil as a serum.

Basically while is does the job I think there are equally brilliant oils out there for a fraction of the price.
This might just be the case for me as I've seen a lot of people rave about it so you never know how it will be for you.

If you want to give them a go here's their website. 

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