If you haven't been to your local Target lately, you must be living in a cave!!!! But if you have joined the rest of us Target addicts, then you might have seen this little display!
Brands like Macadamia Oil, Bumble and Bumble, Bed Head, CHI, Rusk, and Catwalk are Buy-1-Get-1-Free. What an amazing deal for people who consider these products holy grails. I would have stocked up like no other if I were them! But luckily enough for my wallet, I only was interested in the Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Masque. I cannot tell you how many blogs and videos I've come across that rave about this product. My sister and I were curious so we went half-sies on it. $15 each of us... not bad! A girl can never try enough conditioners, right?
$29.99 (but really $15 each!)
8.5 fl oz
Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Alcohol Free
Directions: Our Macadamia and Argan oils combine with our tea tree and chamomile oils, aloe, and algae extracts to produce miracle-like hair rejuvenation.
How to use: Liberally comb through clean, wet hair and allow up to 7 minutes of penetration before rinsing. No heat necessary. Deep Repair Masque is an intense treatment. Use no more than twice a week.
This product is creamy, thick, and smells great. I can't really describe what it smells like, but that it seems sweet and organic? I can feel my hair absorb the oils and instantly feel nourished. However, this is definitely a conditioner that you do not want to apply liberally in one use or throughout the week. I only apply from the nape of my neck down to the very ends. I test the effectiveness of my conditioners based on the ease of it's ability to take out my tangles when washing it out. This product is pretty decent at achieving this, but I definitely was not "wowed." The roots of my hair lose volume because they are weighed down, but on the flip side, my hair looks healthy and shiny. I think the "no heat necessary" claim is slightly true, but I still have to apply Moroccan Oil to the very tips of my hair because no conditioner will ever contain my brittle ends.
Do I regret buying this product? No, my hair is enjoying it for the time being. Will I repurchase for full price? No, I don't think it has reached "holy grail" status for me. It may have been because my expectations were set too high, but this is nothing that blew my socks off. I think you can find decent conditioners for a much lower price. I could imagine this being a God-send for people who have really dry, unruly hair, but this is not necessary for people who have fairly normal, and especially thin hair!
Have any of you ever tried L'Oreal's Nature Therapy Mega Moisture Nurturing Creme?
I think it's a very close alternative for those looking for something more affordable. You can get a 16 fl oz tub (twice as large as Macadamia) for less than half of the price. It's about $13-$14 at most beauty supply stores. I've gone through two of these in the past, mostly because customers at the store I worked at swore this was even better than Kerastase. I never tried, so I wouldn't know... I instantly thought of this product when I first opened Macadamia. They're both the same color and consistency.
These two deep repair masks do create soft and healthier looking hair, but I will continue to try new products!
What are your thoughts on either one of these deep repair masks? Do you have any recommendations?