You are just like me, stubborn yet free. You make yourself known, intentional or not. A a carefree curl here, and a wiry grey there. We have been through it girl! The good, the bad ,the impromptu haircut in the bathroom while watching the Whitney Houston funeral. You have gone through many of life’s changes with me, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have to apologize though, lately I have been neglecting you. You didn’t do anything wrong, I just took you for granted. I stopped pampering you, I stopped appreciating your power, your beauty. My dear hair; I’m sorry.
Just last fall I was almost to my new hair goal length of mid back. You can see a pic of my hair length in a post here. I don’t even know what happened, I guess Life Happened is the easiest excuse, over time my hair has been used and abused. I have been insanely busy and just was not taking good care of my hair. Once upon a time I would spend Sunday evenings letting a deep conditioning mask steam into my hair, with a skin care mask on my face, while I did my nails. I cannot even tell you the last time I did that. In addition to not deep conditioning for the earlier part of this year, I was also flat ironing my hair weekly. To say my hair was as dry as the Sahara would be an understatement. For the past few weeks I was just leaving it curly and pulling it into a bun. I could no longer stand to see the broken off strands fall to the floor every time I brushed it.
There have been a few things stressing me out lately and I’m just not myself. To top it off my hair hasn’t been looking its best, and the grey hair from hell is back. Even when I’m having a bad day if my hair looks good I’m okay. I try not to get wrapped up in the appearance of my hair, I know I could lose it one day. For the time being though, while I still have hair, I’ll admit that when it looks good, I feel good. Well I haven’t been feeling good and it hasn’t been looking good and honey that’s a problem.
I have been a fan of Macadamia for a few years now, their deep repair mask is AMAZING, holy grail status. After a few weeks of wearing my hair dry and frizzy, I wanted to straighten. I was pressed for time this past weekend and didn’t have time to do a mask. When going straight I have to be conscious of making sure my hair is well moisturized to minimize any additional damage. The Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner were the perfect solution for reviving my lackluster hair, and giving it the moisture boost it needed before the heat styling.
Have you ever used a product and felt like the creators made the product just for you? That’s how I felt when I use this line, which was developed to tackle the specific needs of medium and coarse hair textures.
I literally felt my hair wake up and come back to life while washing, and bonus I didn’t have any shedding while I detangled. Once I worked the Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Conditioner into my hair my comb slide through like butter, tangles who? The moisture ninja ingredients in this line include Macadamia Oil, Argan Oil, Avocado Oil and Hazelnut Oil as well as a blend of Vitamins A, C and E. It’s as if all these penetrating, hydrating oils form a little army of ninjas that repair the damaged layers of my hair.
I washed my hair a little later in the day than I had planned last weekend so letting it air drying wasn’t an option. I sectioned my hair off into four sections. I applied a few spritzes of the Macadamia Nourishing Moisture oil spray to each section of damp hair and proceeded to blow dry my hair with my Conair Infiniti Pro 3Q blow dryer with a paddle brush. This dryer is the bomb, so if you missed my post about it, you can view it here.
Once my hair was dry, I was kind of excited because it felt amazing. I might have whipped it back and forth a bit. Because I use a paddle brush and not a round brush when blow drying my curly hair straight sometimes the roots need a little more attention. I pulled out my babyliss titanium pro flat iron and went over my hair in small sections. I lightly spritzed a little more of the Nourishing Moisture Oil Spray on each section before one pass of the flat iron on setting 30.
Once I was finished I swear my hair had taken on a life of her own. I had a little extra pep in my step as she blew in the wind and then fell right back into place. My hair felt so moisturized, soft and healthy, I was in awe. Days after that blowout I haven’t washed my hair and it still feels and looks amazing, it’s not dry and still has body. Oh yeah and the shampoo and conditioner smell like sugar cookies, yum.
I’m so happy that I am back on my hair care regime and my hair is looking good as we roll into Spring. I may or may not have strutted down my hallway singing along to Diana Ross’ I’m coming out, there I go showing my age again, but if you don’t know what song I’m talking about click here to listen to it on YouTube. Bottom line if your hair is in need of CPR, do yourself a favor and pick up the Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Care line and bring it back to life.
Price: Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Shampoo /Conditioner 10oz $22 each Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment 4.2oz $31.95
*The products featured in this post were provided for editorial consideration, all opinions are my own.