For some completely strange, weird, unknown [insert similar words here because if you leave it to me I will literally still be rambling at Christmas] reason, i get a lot of lovely comments regarding my hair. I’m not sure whether people say these sort of things to give my ‘size of a pea’ ego a boost, or maybe they’re so astounded by the look of everything else on me that they’re clutching at straws and going for the obvious line, or – and I’d say this was definitely the most likely of the three – they are just pure and simply taking the piss. Or, maybe it’s all three. I think that’s probably the safer bet!
Which is where the hair care range ‘Aussie’ comes into play. Aussie is one of those brands that you see constantly on the high street – drugstores for you Americans reading 😉 – and whilst I’ve always wanted to give their products a go, I’ve never actually committed. You know, bop into the shop – bop? I’m not sure why on earth I would bop anywhere but I’m going to roll with it anyway – grab a load of products, wack it on the counter, done…all mine! I’m not sure why, maybe the price put me off (they are around a fiver on average so this is a complete reflection of my utter ‘tight arse-ness’ rather than the affordability of the products) or maybe that it was due to the fact that I live at home so more often than not, just use whatever has been bought on the weekly shop? I’d probably say a combination of the both. Laziness and a massive cheapskate – and the award for the worst blogger of all time goes to….Ahhh thanks guys, I never win anything!! No, completely ridiculous, unfunny – is that even a word? English teachers look away now – dry jokes aside, good old Tesco had a 3 for £10 on Aussie products, and good old Ellie fell hook, line and sinker into that deal. The fact that Aussie has a bit of a quirky, unique style, with witty little phrases and catch lines didn’t hurt the cause either. But don’t worry I wasn’t one of those people who make the most of the offers and stock up as if they’re automatically going to turn agoraphobic overnight and no longer be able make it outside to the shops. Oh no, not one of those….
…little white lies are allowed once in a while right?! In all honesty, I’m in love with the whole range, but for the sake of yours and my own sanity, I’ll just go into detail for my top 3 picks Thank f**k for that, said everybody, that will ever read this post. P.S I actually bought more products than the picture shows above however the lazy prat in me being the unorganised person I am, forgot to get the rest from my bathroom. I’m a disgrace, I know!
First up in the Aussie line up is their Aussome – see what they did there? See, see? – Volume Shampoo (£4.49) Now, here’s my issue with ‘volumising’ shampoo’s. For a start, I have yet to come across one that actually works. Whether that be because I have pretty long, thick hair…I don’t know, but what I do know is even frizzier/lion’s mane/Hagrid-esque/dragged through a hedge backwards hair is never a good look – I know, judging by my hair in all my pics you’d never believe that I knew that – and that’s exactly what I ended up with with previous volume shampoo’s. This one however, is different. From the first use I noticed that as well as smelling bloody lovely – same goes with each of the products I tried FYI. Always wanted to use FYI in a post. Does that make me a loser? On second thoughts…don’t answer that – and making my hair extremely soft, it was actually noticeably more voluminous from root to tip. And not in a “Hi Hagrid, what have you done with Ellie?” way. More of a “Cheryl when did you move to South East London?” way. HA, IN MY BLOODY DREAMS!! No, it doesn’t perform miracles but it is pretty impressive!
Next up for my blunt scrutiny, their Miracle hair insurance leave-in conditioner (£4.49)…and, breeeeaathe. For the last year or so I’ve shunned ‘leave-in conditioners’ for hair oils, so I was a bit hesitant to try this assuming it would be a bit…’lackluster’ in comparison. As with 99% of things in life, I was wrong. *cue the violins, wack out the sad Eastender’s theme tune when someone’s died, and everyone say “ahhh poor you”* Now, soppy soaps aside, where was I? Oh hair products, that’s right. I sprayed the leave-in conditioner pretty liberally (basically, I could’ve showered in it and still had less in my hair) and it really did leave my hair feeling so soft and smooth, made it much easier to brush through (#winning) and just kept my shitty scraggly barnet well conditioned and frizz free – well, let’s be serious, less frizzy – a winner in my books. I would highly recommend!
Ahh the 3 minute Miracle Reconstructer (£4.99) Jesus Aussie, give us less well spoken girls a break with these tongue-twisting names will you?! Possibly the most hyped/talked about product of the bunch. Is it just me – oh god, whenever I ask these questions I’m pretty sure I’m always met with a resounding ‘yes, it is just you’ – but when a product is really highly thought of, I kind of want to, I don’t know…prove it wrong? Yes I know that’s ridiculous because I’ve spent my well earned money on it, but I hate falling into the trap of thinking I like a product when actually I’m just being influenced by the majority of bloggers raving about it. Anyway, putting my strange tendencies aside, I wanted to hate this product, but I couldn’t. This is just a great, really basic deep conditioner – err…we realised that from the name you tit – that just, works! Soft, nourished, smooth and well conditioned without becoming greasy hair – listen to me going on as if I’m in some sort of commercial – you can’t really ask for much more than that can you?
So, as per bloody usual I waffled into the year 2014 (and not given up my love of exaggeration either) so to make this easier – or for people with the attention span of a 2year old, just like me – I’ll wrap this up short and sweet. Considering how inexpensive the Aussie range is, these products are ridiculously good. They easily match up to some pretty high end hair products that I’ve used before (for anyone that knows how much of a tight-arse I am, yes they were samples) Each and every product smells amazing – major plus for me – genuinely improved the condition of my hair and most importantly, has become the first set of hair products that I have, and will, consistently re-purchase for what I predict to be a very long time. So, in the extreme unlikelihood that those people pulling out the compliments for my old barnet, were being genuine and not just taking the piss – these Aussie products are what I credit for the condition of it!