Friday, 15 February 2013

Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Hair Care Review

Let me introduce you all to my latest find ~
Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Hair Care Range.
My hair is, of course naturally red, but also incredibly dry as dry can be, very thick, long and has a coarse texture by nature.
I think this tends to be the case with natural red hair.
 I want it to be soft, sleek,  smooth and shiny and to achieve this I have quite a routine going on!
I often laugh with my hairdresser that I've got more hair products in my bathroom than she has in her salon!
I am a total devotee of the Macadamia Natural Oil brand of hair products and simply CANNOT live without their deep repair mask,  it has saved my hair on more than one occasion!
 I am also a huge fan of The Moroccan Oil brand haircare range as well, especially the Moroccan Oil itself which is truly amazing!
However both these ranges are very expensive and I have been on the look out for a cheaper alternative in terms of shampoo and daily conditioner, as I get through these two products very quickly.
Up to now I haven't really come across anything else that I liked or that would give my hair the moisture it desperately needs.

I also prefer my shampoos to be sulphate free as it's less stripping on my already dry hair.
I was then, super excited to find this range being sold in Boots and Tesco - yes that's right Tesco!
All of the products in this review Retail for £6.99 each.
Let me just say straight away non of the ingredients are organic - which you may think would be the case from it's name - a bit naughty -
but all their shampoos & conditioners are paraben and sulphate free, not tested on animals, gluten free and safe & non stripping for colour treated or highlighted hair as well as natural hair.
That's pretty good for a brand you can pick up with your weekly shop!
Have a look here for more facts about the brand ~
The shampoo & daily conditioner use a blend of macadamia oil,  bamboo extract, cocoa seed butter, coconut oil, avocado oil and aloe leaf extract, all good moisturising botanicals.
Both promise to drench your hair with ultra moisturising macadamia oil, sugar cane & bamboo extract to soften and reduce the appearance of split ends and produce a 'luscious vibrant mane with brilliant shine' !
Shampoo ingredients
Conditioner Ingredients.
Well yes please to all of the above! -
 although we all know the only remedy for split ends is to chop them off!

The range also has a intensive moisture mask and a dry styling oil.
This mask really interested me as it promises to
drench even the driest, most brittle hair with moisture, leaving it soft, supple, and touchable.
The ingredients in terms of the oils are pretty much the same as the daily conditioner, this one does contain lanolin oil though, which some like to avoid.

My hair loves oils and this dry styling oil promises again to drench the driest hair with moisture.
It is a multi purpose oil and can be applied to wet hair before blow drying or to dry hair to tame fly aways and moisturise dry ends.
This product uses macadamia oil alongside linseed, bamboo and sugar cane extracts.
Dry Styling Oil Ingredients.
The Results

~ Hydrating Macadamia Oil Shampoo 385ml  ~
The shampoo lathers up really well for sulphate free, it did struggle on the first wash to get going but this happens on my hair's first wash with all sulphate free shampoos.  On the second wash I got lots of lovely suds!
My hair felt nice after washing and it felt clean and my hair texture felt better, smoother.
The shampoo itself is a pale yellow and a thickish concentrated consistency, and smells lovely.
from me does everything I want a shampoo to do!
~ Hydrating Macadamia Oil Conditioner  385ml ~
This is a fairly light weight conditioner in texture, but not runny, I did have to use quite a lot on my hair to get it all covered as it is thick and long, but again this is normal for me.
It also smells lovely!
The instructions say to leave on for 3-5 minutes, which I did.
It rinsed out really easily and my hair felt incredibly soft and smooth.
 - I was pleased with this and it worked well as a daily conditioner, but perhaps not quite as moisturising as the Macadamia Oil branded daily Conditioner.
~ Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Moisture Mask 237ml  ~
Top ~ Moroccan Oil Moisture Mask
Bottom ~Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Moisture Mask
This is a very thick gel like cream, very similar in texture to The  Moroccan Oil intensive mask, as you can see above.
Spreads through the hair very easily to say it's quite thick. I had to use about a quarter of a tub for my hair because of it's thickness.
You can leave this on for 3-5 minutes or for really dry, brittle hair 20 minutes, I went for the full 20 minutes!
It rinsed out well and very quickly, also smells lovely!
My hair did feel really soft, smooth and moisturised, especially the ends, and there was a big difference between this and the daily conditioner, this is much more moisturising, which you would expect really !
My hair was also considerably less 'tangled' after using this mask, it combed through really easily.
My hair also had a good shine to it once it was dry, even before straightening!
- My hair definitely prefers this mask to the daily conditioner, but I still think my Macadamia Natural Oil branded deep repair mask just has the edge on this in terms of deep moisturisation but this is still very good.
~ Hydrating Macadamia Oil Dry Styling Oil  100ml ~
Top ~ The Moroccan Oil Oil
Bottom ~ Macadamia Dry Styling Oil
This is oil smells lovely and  is a nice consistency and it spreads out well in the hair. It doesn't feel greasy or sticky and my hair just drank it up!
I applied it to wet hair before blow drying and then again once it was dry before using my GHD's and then a little more just as a finisher.
My hair loved this oil and just absorbed it - it really made a difference to the end result of my hair, it was smoother and had more glossy shine to it - and more importantly it was really well moisturised and looked in better condition.
The one thing I didn't like was the bottle, you have to pour the oil out,  which was quite messy as it runs down the front of the bottle so you are always wiping it to tidy it up,  plus this is wasting the product as well - so I've taken a point off for that!
A pump would have been much better.
I still prefer The Moroccan Oil and The Macadamia Natural Oil as they both just feel a thicker better quality oil and give my hair a real glossy sheen - but this is still a impressive oil and gave a really good result for the money!
Overall I am really very impressed with this range.
I would certainly say they are a good inexpensive alternative to the branded Macadamia Natural Oil range, they don't quite reach it in terms of results,  but they are pretty close and the price difference between the two is significant.

For example The Moroccan Oil is £30.45 for 100ml where as The Hydrating Macadamia Oil Dry Styling Oil is £6.99 for 100ml.
At £6.99 each they are incredible value for money in my opinion I will certainly re purchase all of them again.
Organix have several ranges of haircare to suit different hair care requirements.
Browse the full range of Organix Haircare products here ~
What do you think?
Have you tried any of their other ranges?
I'd be interested to know!
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Till next time my lovelies!
Jenny xx




  1. I've tried the coconut range in Organix - love the scent. Love Morrocanoil and Macadamia too. Great review x

  2. Thankyou ! x I did have a smell of the coconut one in Boots and it was heavenly :-)