My HERO product: Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave-in Conditioner

Aussie Miracle Leave in ConditionerMy hair is my ‘thing’. I love going to the hairdressers, trying new styles and discovering fabulous new products.

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been blessed with – or cursed by – very thick, naturally wavy hair, and after many, many frustrating years I finally accepted the fact I was never going to have Hollywood-style waist-length hair (once it gets past my shoulders it grows out instead of down).

My daily hair wash, which I love, always seemed to entail ten minutes of tugging with a comb to remove all the knots, with an alarming amount of hair ending up in the comb.

Then a few years ago I discovered Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave-in Conditioner.

I spray it on after washing and conditioning my hair as normal, and somehow the comb seems to glide through it like silk. I was a bit worried at first about leaving a product in my hair – having found hairsprays and mousse too sticky – but it doesn’t leave any residue and I’m no longer pulling my hair out at the roots on a daily basis.

My kids love the gorgeous smell (not that I let them use it, they can stick to their own stuff thanks very much) and best of all it doesn’t cost a ridiculous amount of money. On the few occasions I’ve forgotten to take it somewhere with me I really notice that my hair feels frizzier and out of shape.

I’ve noticed a difference in the condition of my hair, too – it feels healthy and looks super shiny. While I love my just-stepped-out-of-the-salon hairstyles, a few weeks in they usually become harder to maintain, and I’m generally found doing the school run wearing a ponytail (five extra minutes in bed is worth it).

But even with it scooped back in a hairband, I’ve had lots of compliments about how shiny my hair is – one friend mentions it every time we meet!

I love the Aussie brand as well, as it’s not too serious. Any website which declares ‘Warning. Risk of persistent glare (mainly jealous)’ is fine by me.

I love love love this product (I use their shampoo and conditioner too, by the way, but it seems to work well whatever you use).

When I pack my suitcase it’s more important to me than my make-up bag, and that’s really saying something…

What’s your hero product?

Kay Garrett

About Kay Garrett

I’m Henpicked's editor, which means I'm lucky enough to spend my time reading the fabulous articles our authors send in. I'm a massive James Bond fan, an Agatha Christie geek and love films and books in general. Most of my spare time is spent with my husband and our two lively and very lovely daughters.

  • Nadine Cooper

    I tried this on the back of Kay’s recommendation. I find it particularly useful as a detangler – when I’m trying to get the comb through wet hair after a shower. I’ve also used it on dry hair when it’s got into a knot. And the smell is most pleasant.