Updated: Jan 29, 2019
‘Oh my god! I’ve left it on for way to long, my hair is going to fall off!’ I shouted, panicking on the phone to my friend. Distracted by our conversation, I left a bleach blonde dye on my hair for over an hour which was passed the guideline.
A chunk of my hair broke off as i washed through it. Once it was dry, I could see the full extent of the damage that I caused to it. Many parts looked and felt brittle. I also had spiky patches on the top of my scalp, from where it fell out. It was a bleaching disaster!
My hair had also been weakened by often blow drying and straightening it. I used to wear little heat protection, so this was the last straw that broke it.
Dreading to cut most of it off, during the next few days I frantically searched for a miracle that would reverse some of the damage. I found it in the form of the hair conditioner Aussie Take The Heat 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatment.
After the first use, my hair immediately softened and felt silky!
With Australian Jojoba Seed Oil, it is specially formulated to soothe and nourish heat-damaged hair. Jojoba oil is a liquid wax that acts on hair by forming a fine, protective, non greasy film. This is why it is an effective ingredient in shampoos to help with the treatment of damaged, brittle hair, hair loss and split ends. (Keller, 1992, page 56, 57)
After falling pregnant, I chose to no longer dye my hair due to health concerns in regards to any level of potential harm being done to my baby. I also used this idea as a stepping stone to help me focus on making my hair recover from damage as well as for it to grow long, shiny and faster.
Plus, in an attempt to maximize my hair’s health, I opted to use a minimal amount of heat on it. As a result, I’ve switched to using another conditioner. Since using the Aussie Deep Treatment 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor, I have seen a further improvement on my hair’s condition. As well as seeing an enhancement in its smoothness and shine, I’ve noticed that it’s significantly less tangled in the morning.
Its active ingredient is Australian Balm Mint extract. Besides mending split ends and roughened cuticles, it penetrates deep within the shaft which reconstructs hair inside and out. This makes hair more manageable and shiny.
Both of these conditioners should be applied to wet hair and left to develop for a minimum of three minutes. This should instantly nourish, help to control and add shine to hair.
Overall, for anyone who is looking to reverse damage done to their hair I highly recommend the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatments Range. There is something suitable for everyone with any type of harm caused from heating to colouring it.
References and book suggestions to read on this subject:
Keller, E. and Grimm, C. (1992). Aromatherapy handbook for beauty, hair, and skin care. Rochester: Healing Art Press, pp.56, 57.