Friday, September 19, 2014
First Impressions ~ Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Conditioning Masque
So, have you tried this stuff? YouTube made me buy this one. It has been mentioned on various vlogs and I felt compelled to buy it when I saw it at Target. Beware...this item has a steep price, about $28. (I know, you think I'm nuts now, huh?) This is called Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Conditioning Masque and today was the first time I used it. You use it the way you would use any conditioner after shampooing. You leave it on for at least 7 minutes and then you rinse it out.
My first impression was that the consistency and color reminded me of when I mash ripe bananas to add them to pancake mix to make banana cinnamon pancakes for my kids. So, it is pretty thick and yellowish. I expected a nutty smell, but there is barely any scent. Just a normal light, bland, perfumed scent.
After washing my hair I proceeded to slather this bad boy all over starting with the ends. I combed it through my hair so that distribution would be even. I left it in for at least 7 minutes, if not more, before rinsing it. My hair didn't feel any different than it does when regular conditioner is used on my hair.
However, I did notice after towel drying my hair that my hair appeared wavier than it usually does after I wash and condition my hair. This is what it looked like -
My hair is not softer or shinier than normal, as far as I could tell.
So, overall, I think this is an overpriced conditioner that does nothing special than any other deep conditioning treatment. Out of 5 stars - 5 being the best and 1 being the worst, I give this product 2.5 stars for its thick consistency and for making the natural wave in my hair appear more lively. The downfalls are the lack of a distinct scent and it's price.