Tuesday, February 19

Macadamia Hot Curling Brush & Healing Oil Treatment!

I recently had a lovely lady called Sara contact me and ask if I would like to try some products from Macadamia! Baring in mind I have super thick curly hair, she recommended these. My first impression was how well designed the brand is. The colours compliment each other perfectly and the overall feel if sleek and professional. It was particularly the glass bottle of the oil treatment which amazed me.  

This Natural Oil 100% boar bristle brush is designed for 'ultimate heat styling'. It claims that the boar bristles maintain the hairs natural health and shine leaving hair smoother, shiner and more manageable. You can purchase the brush is four different sizes from 25mm to 55mm, I tried the second size at 33mm although I probably would need the next size 43mm in future. It's meant to be perfect for short-mid length hair, creating volume at the roots, designing body whether for straightening or curling.

I absolutely love the rubber handle and ease of using this. You can dry large sections and it doesn't tear or pull at your hair at all.

I do however have a major downfall which I'm so disappointed about! After about 10 minutes of drying my hair, I started to smell burning and instantly turned everything off. At closer look at the brush, some of the bristles starting to fall out! I couldn't believe it as it was functioning so well! I then considered if I was using too high a heat, but the packaging claims its 'high heat resistant'. Now I'm unsure if I use it again, I'll get lots of bristles in my hair. 

On a different note, I absolutely fell in LOVE with this. Here's the key benefits:
  • Suitable for all hair types
  • alcohol-free
  • light weight (not a thick oil at all!)
  • extremely beneficial to dry damaged hair
  • keeps hair ultra-smooth, manageable and shiny
  • includes natural UV protection to extend life of colour treatments
  • reduces drying time by 40-50% (I looked into this drying time claim and apparently, because oil and water separate, when the oil is absorbed into the hair it basically pushes trapped water from under the cuticle out, and allows it to dry faster. I have to agree, drying took about 5-10 minutes quicker than usual too!)
  • beautiful glass bottle with plastic pump, so easy to use!

I applied one pump, rubbed it through my fingers to warm it up and put straight onto damp hair. My only concern is if you use too much on the top around the roots, it can look a little greasy once dried. Not a huge problem, as I tried to focus the product on my bottom half of my hair anyway, mainly my damaged roots. It definitely helped with frizz which I usually have a problem with when drying.

I researched and found they sell this exact same product in a spray form which I would much prefer as my fingers wouldn't be left oily and require a wash every time after using the product. 

Finally, it smells absolutely amazing, fruity and herbal-like and I feel so confident using it. It is a little pricey, but I'm sure you could find a few deals about!

Final Thoughts?

The Healing Oil is amazing, I'll be featuring it in my favourites at the end of the month! Its great for whatever type of hair you have, but I'd recommend for thick or long hair. There's loads of sizes in the range to suit you, and it creates frizz-free, silky smooth hair. The smell is divine and it's a product I would give a friend or family member. I can't see me using any other hair oil treatment and I'd definitely buy it!

In fairness to the Hot Curling Brush, I had such fun styling and watching the video on what you can do with it. It didn't tug at my hair but I would prefer the bigger size. If the bristles didn't let me down, I would be recommending that too! However, I hasn't put me off and I'd love to try the Paddle Brush as a good brush makes a lot of difference.
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