Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Tell-All Tuesday: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle (3MM)
Walgreens: 8 oz. for $3.99 or 2/$7.00
Ingredients: Water (Eau) , Stearyl Alcohol , Cyclopentasiloxane , Cetyl Alcohol , Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine , Dimethicone , Ecklonia Radiata Extract (Australian Sea Kelp) , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba) , Glutamic Acid , Fragrance , Benzyl Alcohol, EDTA , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone
Where to start? It may sound a bit cocky to proclaim that your product is a miracle in a weirdly shaped plastic dispenser, but I really do believe Aussie is on to something with this product.
I can't begin to tell you how long I've been using 3 Minute Miracle for, although I certainly do remember when I first began to, though: it was after I had become mildly addicted to dying my hair. In the span of a few months, I went from brown (my natural, lightish brown), to a more redish brown, to a dark brown, to a black under panel, to blonde with brown lowlights, back to brown...which kept fading due to the bleaching so I had to dye it brown literally every other week (oh identity crisis how we love you!). If this doesn't sound like absolute hair torture, I don't know what does. Needless to say, my hair was crispier than Kentucky Fried Chicken. I was desperate for a way to help restore the health of my hair without having to chop it all off.
So I headed to Walmart, saw Aussie's conditioner, figured I'd give it a try (it's cheap-you really have nothing to lose!) and ended up falling in love with it.
Let's just start with the design...I know that there are other products made to sit upside down so that it is easier to get the product out when you start running low, but the fact that there is no real lid to the 3MM is what really impressed me. Instead, it has a plastic stopper that opens only when you squeeze, so product isn't going to come splooshing out the second you open the lid, conditioning your shower floor rather than your hair (I hate when that happens!)
I don't think I can do justice to the scent, trying to describe it in words I mean. It's like a coconut, slight vanilla, luscious yummy smell that is truly one of the best smelling hair products I've ever had the pleasure of encountering. It isn't one of those nasty "fruit punchy" smells either if that's what immediately popped into your head...yuck! 3MM is a thicker consistency than typical day-to-day conditioner, so it stays put in your hair; once again, we want to condition our hair and not the shower floor. I usually use 1/2 a palm full - I rub my hands together to evenly disperse the product in each hand, and then I pretend like I am putting my lower hair in to a pony tail. Then I allow it to sit for the remainder of the time I am in the shower (which usually amounts to anywhere from 5-10 minutes).
I give most of the credit to the Jojoba oil for this pleasing phenomenon: as soon as you begin washing out your hair, you can immediately feel a difference. I remember freaking out because it felt like I still had product in my hair and it wasn't washing out until I realized that my hair was ACTUALLY that soft now. The scent and softness last all day - and no this is not an exaggeration by any means. From the second you get out of the shower, you can tell a difference in your hair. Not only is it completely tangle-free and easy to comb through, but it smells great, feels stronger, and looks healthier.
I really can't find any negatives to this product...I do wish they would make a larger "bulk" edition though! I usually use this 2-3 times a week and therefor go through a container fairly quickly. I used to use 3MM daily and the results were remarkable. My hair looked healthier than ever.
If you have damaged hair, dye your hair often, use heat styling tools on a daily basis, or just feel like your hair is coarse and needs some TLC, definitely give Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle a try...I can guarantee you won't be disappointed! This is a must try!
Let me know what you think!