I have been pretty obsessed with my hair lately. It has to look, feel and be super healthy. Mainly because I am trying to grow it out and I want to add an ombre effect to my usually dark mane. But.. putting bleach on your hair is a pretty harsh thing to do. So before dumping the buckets of bleach on my head, it needs to be super healthy and strong so that the damage the bleach does doesn't completely ruin it and makes it fall out. Oh, the horror that would be.
Helping me in maintaining a healthy mane are the Aussie 3 minute miracles. I love these bottles and I take them into my shower every time I wash my hair. In this review I'm focusing on the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor. Aussie is a brand that was created in 1979 by the American Tom Redmond. Mr. Redmond payed a visit to Australia and was inspired by the different kinds of fruit and herbs and the aromas that they create. After being so fascinated by all the wonderful ingredients that Australia provides he thought that they would be fantastic to use in your hair. And Aussie was born. The 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor being the first product to be released under the now super popular brand.
When I first used the 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor I was a little surprised by its scent. It smelled vaguely familiar, but I couldn't name it. After standing dazzled under the shower spray for a minute or so it dawned on me. BUBBLEGUM! It smells exactly like the pink roll up bubblegum you used to get as a kid. Lord, am I craving that gum now after smelling the product.
The packaging of the 3MMs is super handy! The bottle has an opening in the bottom, so that you always store it upside down and there is no squeezing and shaking the bottle trying to get the product out. Yet there is a little seal preventing the product from dripping out when you have it stored away.
The product itself is a little more liquid than you would expect from a deep conditioner. You spread it out over your hair. I like concentrating on my ends, seeing those need the most reconstructing and putting too much conditioner near your roots can easily make them greasy. You leave the product in for 1-3 minutes, depending on how much love your hair needs and then rinse it out with luke warm water. (Tip: never use hot water on your hair, it can dry out your locks)
The Reconstructor gives your hair a boost and leaves it feeling smooth, smelling like bubblegum and looking super shiny and healthy. However, make sure you don't use too much product in your hair as it can weigh it down quite a bit. A coin sized amount should be enough, a little more if your hair is way past your shoulder
If you're looking for an affordable deep conditioner that leaves your hair smooth and shiny, the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor is the product for you. The ingeniously designed bottle holds 250 ml, quite a generous amount. The Aussie 3MMs are sold in drugstores all over the world. The Dutch recommended retail price is €8,99 for 250 ml.