My 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…