Monday, September 1, 2014

AMW Reviews: Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner


When I visited Piandre Salon at FORT for a Macadamia Muse Party, I saw Drea, owner of Piandre Salon whom I met years ago when I had my Keratin treatment at Straight and Smooth salon.

She took one look at my hair and told me I have a "unique" hair texture, she's probably just being nice!  My hair was in bad shape!  So she handed me a Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner in 3oz 90ml to try!  She told me this product is unique and a bit tricky to use!  I told her I take the challenge and I'll try this product!

True enough, it took me weeks, almost a  months to finally get the hang of using this product!  


Did I get your attention on why this product is so unique?  I'll share to you after the jump!



The packaging!
And it's even more unique because the Flawless Cleansing Conditioner appears to be like a "foam" on each squirt!  But uniqueness aside, I'll share to you why this product is worth trying!

Macadamia Natural Oil says --- (taken from website)
Flawless Cleansing Conditioner is a revolutionary product that cleanses and conditions, provides style control and reduces blow dry time ALL in one product. Flawless recreates the perfect salon blow dry at home.
  • Cleanses and conditions
  • Provides style control
  • Cuts blow dry time
  • Ideal for coarser hair types
  • Surfactant-free and paraben-free
  • No suds formula
  • Use on WET HAIR
Ingredients: Water (Aqua/EAU), Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopentane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Stearalkonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Macadamia Integrifolia (macadamia) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Chamomille Recutita, (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silonetriol, Oleanolic Acid, Apigenin, Isobutane, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ceterth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Steapyrium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methylchloroisothia-Zolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Fragrance/Parfum.

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Very gentle on hair.
  • Hair feels soft, tangle-free on FIRST wash.
  • Cleanses and conditions so this doubles as a shampoo and conditioner.
  • Great smell.
  • Adds shine to my hair after air-dry or blow-dry
  • A little goes a long way!  A pump is enough for my hair length.
  • This product helps take away my frizzy ends!
  • Since this conditioner cleanses and conditions, this is a perfect partner on days you don't want to shampoo your hair. 
  • My hair color appears more vibrant after every wash.
  • Can be used alone as it really cleanses the hair!

Cons
  • If applied too much, hair may feel heavy and weighed-down.
  • If you love to style your hair, the curl or waves may not last even for an hour.
  • If the pump doesn't work, I'm not sure how you'll get the rest of the product.
  • The mess of the pump after every use.  
 
 

Neutral
  • So far, I haven't notice that it cuts my blow-drying time, I guess it really depends on your hair texture, thickness and condition.
  • "cleansing" may not be enough if you have extremely greasy hair.
Overall
Unique foam-type cleanser/conditioner.  Helps in conditioning dry and frizzy hair leaving hair soft and sweet smelling.

Tips

  • If you want to invest/splurge, go for Macadamia Rejuvenating Shampoo and conditioner pair, I LOVE that combination more than just using this Cleansing Conditioner.
  • Try not to pump too much!  A little goes a long way!  I pumped an almost golf-ball size and my hair feels heavy and weighed down the whole day!  The perfect size for my hair length is a size of MAC eyeshadow pan.
  • Shake before you pump.
  • If you have extremely frizzy and dry hair, use this alone and concentrate massaging on the scalp area and apply more on dry ends.
  • Once a week, use clarifying shampoo to remove residue from hair products. 
  • If you have extremely greasy hair and still want to try this product, shampoo off excess "oil" before you use the Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner.

Will I repurchase?
Yes

To whom do I recommend this to?
Those who have dry scalp, dry hair who can't use regular shampoo on the daily basis. 

Where to purchase and how much?
At Piandre salons nationwide.  I will update the price details ASAP.


Photos

Back packaging, feel free to click photo to zoom

With just 1 pump, you get this much of product.  Gently massage the product using both hands before you start applying on your wet hair.  For better results, I like to put a shower cap and wash the rest of my body leaving the Cleansing Conditioner to do its' job.


Air-dried hair using Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner.  
Photo taken using Samsung NXMini with NO Flash.

Overall, I find this product unique, yet effective at a certain extent!  If you have extremely frizzy hair, the effect may not be as instant like it did on me but so far, I find that after almost a month's usage, my hair feels better!  Like I had hair treatment everyday!

How do you feel about this unique Hair product?
Will you splurge on such product?

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(Product sent by company/PR  for review.  Opinion 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

2 comments:

  1. I was meaning to get this for travel but hindi ko na nagawa. Must get soon. Drying ang dry shampoo hihi.

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    1. Tara, naku, believe me! worth it, one of the highly hydrating/non greasy shampoo/conditioner out there!

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