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Do you like Macadamia Oil?

I am not going to bother to review this in great detail as it has been named a cult-favourite quite a few times already in the past few years.

I didn't feel like getting on the bandwagon then but recently I have been taking extra care of my hair and have been spending a bit on hair treatments, oils, masks and all that good stuff.

Of course, the big debate of what to try first, Moroccan or Macadamia Oil did surround me for quite a while but after reading that people found Moroccan oil a tad bit too heavy and that it contained silicone and all those artificial ingredients, I thought the clear winner was Macadamia. 

After searching through the web for quite a bit, I found ebay to be the cheapest option. A very tiny 30ml bottle retails for around a tenner which is quite ungenerous I have to say. 


I have been using it since quite a few weeks but for some reason it does not work in sync with my hair texture at all. Yes it imparts an artificial shine element to the hair but it does not feel 'healthy' if you know what I mean. It just looks superficially glossy and that's it.

Besides, it actually worsened the split ends in the sense that it separates every single hair which in turn causes them to appear frizzy, messy and extremely dry consequently exaggerating the damage quite a bit. 

I have naturally dry, slightly frizzy and wavy hair and if your hair is anything close to that, I would recommend you try out a 5ml sample size before making a purchase. 

For those of you who actually like this product, feel free to let me know how to use up 30ml of this damn product! 

Till date, Gielly Green Argan Rescue is the only oil treatment/leave in conditioner that has actually worked at making my hair tame, manageable and healthy. I am still in the hunt for similar products however. 

Next on the list to try out are...

Moroccan Oil - All that hype surely deserves a try!
Dead Sea Spa Magik Hair Serum - Has fantastic reviews online and has been recommended by a trusty colleague.

Let me know if you have any recommendations :)

Roshni said...

I have the Macadamia Hair Masque - and I LOVE it! It really nourishes the ends of my hair! I highly recommend it xx

Safiyya said...

I love Macadamia Oil! But I only use it on wet hair.. I think when oils and serums are applied on dry hair it feels greasy, but I should try Gielly Green Argan Rescue!

Will be looking forward to your Morrocan Oil review too..

Kisses, S.

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