Tried this a while agao and returned it after a couple uses. I bought it mainly because the bottle was like nothing I've seen before! The marketing department hooked me! But unfortunately I hated the product. It felt like the shampoo didn't clean my hair but left a film on it and made it dry. Back to the salon it went.
Consumers Beware! I bought the sample size of this shampoo (thank goodness) and I hate it! I bought it because a lot of beauty gurus on YouTube had mentioned it, and I assumed it would be really gentle and hydrating for my hair since it says it's for dry and damaged hair..well, definitely the opposite!! I've notice when I'm washing my hair with it, it feels rough and it pulled out a lot of my hair..which I thought was odd because I've never had a shampoo do that. Not to mention, it smells like hand soup. I was expecting like a nice exotic nutty smell like Moroccan oil (my favorite smell in the world) but definitely not! And the result once my hair dries, is even worse! Really greasy at the scalp, and course and dry and tangled at the ends! Very disappointed that I wasted any money on it when I could have bought my trusty Moroccan oil instead. I will definitely not be repurchasing or even using this product again! So disappointed:(
Personally I love the smell of this shampoo. It lathers well and makes my hair soft. I can't go 2 days without washing after using this though. The cap broke which considering how expensive it is should not happen. It's in my rotation, will probably buy it again.
I'm on my 2nd bottle of this. I have naturally coarse, thick, wavy hair that is to my bra strap. I only need about a quarter size and it creates a TON of lather. It is moisturizing, so I can skip conditioner if I want. Most days I just use this, and spray a leave in conditioner when I get out of the shower. My hair is not weighed down or greasy looking. (I still use a clarifying shampoo once a week. I do use the Macadamia Deep Repair Mask a few times a month as well.) I'm sure I would repurchase in the future.
Having tried dozens and dozens of sulphate, paraben, silicone, blah blah blah free shampoos and having dry matted hair I was near the end of my tether. Then I saw this at my local TK Maxx and thought "What the heck, how bad can it get?"
My hair (1c, dry as hell from dying it for years) is in HEAVEN. It is light, bouncy, shiny, and smooth as could be. Ok so it doesn't smell as good as the mask or oil, but it cleans my hair brilliantly and doesn't leave it knotted together in a mat like so many other sulphate free shampoos do.
Once a week I use ElastaQP even though it's a little drying, just to mix it up a bit, as I find my hair becomes dull if I stick with any one shampoo for too long. That said when this small bottle runs out I am totally buying an enormous one. I love love love this shampoo and would recommend it to almost anyone.
I am kind of on the fence about this shampoo. It does aid in making my hair softer but I find that because it does contain oil in this product, my hair gets oily rather quickly. Waking up the next day I find that my hair already gets a bit oily. I usually don't have this issue when using my usual Dove shampoo.
I purchased this shampoo after falling in absolute love with with the Macadamia Brand's deep repair mask conditioner. I assumed that in buying the shampoo I would be doing something great for my hair, and I was so ready to reap all the benefits of what I thought was a good brand.
I was wrong. The shampoo is NOTHING like the deep repair conditioning treatment. When I first tried the shampoo, I was only slightly underwhelmed. For one, I thought it would smell better since the deep repair treatment smells so amazing. The shampoo smells nothing like the conditioner. The best way I can describe the scent is by comparing it to the hand soap you would find in a public restroom. It smells exactly like a plain old mall hand soap. It doesn't smell bad, per se, but it certainly doesn't smell as a $30 bottle of shampoo should smell.
After being disappointed by the lackluster smell, I noticed that the shampoo simply would not lather up. The lack of lathering made it really difficult to wash my hair as I didn't know what parts had been washed and which parts haven't been cleaned. I could have gotten over the lack of lather were there not sulfates in the shampoo. Typically shampoos without sulfates don't lather as well as do those with sulfates. However, when I turned over the bottle to look at the ingredients, I discovered that this shampoo, despite its hefty price tag, does contain sulfates. So not only does it stink and not lather up, it also contains hair-destroying sulfates. Great.
I used this product for 2 weeks and my hair has never looked worse. I even used the shampoo in conjunction with the line's other products (the deep repair mask, moisturizing rinse, and leave-in conditioner) just to see if it would work better if I used the entire line instead of just part of it. Nope. My hair is course, straw-like, and so, so, so difficult to de-tangle.
Bottom line: Don't be fooled if you've used the deep repair mask and loved it. The rest of the line is nothing like the mask. Don't waste your money.
Having tried many high end shampoos, I have to say this is my favorite. For my 2A waves, this light shampoo smooths and enhances shine. It's true it's expensive but I didn't find any it left any heavy buildup the way Tigi does to my hair. The smell is okay, nothing stellar. I like that it seems to emphasize the natural texture of my hair. Not only does it emphasize, it perfects (well, maybe perfects is a strong word but it leaves my hair better than it found it). The thick conditioning masque isn't my favorite ever (it's not bad at all, but it's nothing special). I purchased a small set at Ulta for $25 that had a normal sized bottle of the oil, the small shampoo and a small masque. I'm about to repurchase the shampoo (from at least 6 months ago) but the masque is still about half there and the oil is about half gone. I rotate through a few different shampoos/conditioners and I use one other hair oil.
Having discovered in the Macadamia treatment mask my HG of masks/conditioners (5 lippies) I excitedly purchased the shampoo thinking I was going to get an ever better end result. Sadly this shampoo does nothing for my hair & unlike the mask which I only need a small amount (I have very long, waist length hair) I needed to use tons of the shampoo to get my hair clean, like half a 100ml bottle! My hair felt awful after washing, matted & brittle feeling & not really clean feeling either. The mask rescued it, but I won't be buying the shampoo again, I think even if it was any good I wouldn't as the amount I needed to use made it very bad value. continued >>
This shampoo was alright. Nothing special about it though. It helps keep moisture in the hair and it's sulfate and paraben free, so that's good. It's supposedly also color safe but I don't really know about that since I don't dye my hair. This shampoo doesn't really lather on the hair though and so I found myself using a lot product and it would quickly run out. Overall I think it's not really worth for the price :/