08 October 2015

Brand Focus: Marc Anthony

As you may already know, I have been bleaching the crap out of my hair for nearly a year now. As a result, my hair is extremely damaged. My hair now requires moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, as well as purple shampoo and/or conditioner to keep my bleached blonde hair from going brassy. I have yet to find a good set of haircare products that is both moisturizing enough and can keep the brassiness at bay. Therefore, I like to mix things up on hair-wash days - I use two types of shampoos (purple and moisturizing, one after the other) and two types of conditioners (one for blondes and one specifically made for damaged hair - I use both together).

I have been trialling the Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter shampoo and conditioner, as well as the Repairing Macadamia Oil Deep Rescue Conditioning Treatment over the past month or so.

I am quite picky when it comes to coconut scented products. I feel like there's a fine line between nauseating-fake-coconut scent and mmm...tropical-holiday-coconut scent. Fortunately, the hydrating coconut oil shampoo and conditioner did not cross that fine line, and smelt rather heavenly, if coconut scented products are your thing. Both products were satisfyingly hydrating/moisturizing. The shampoo lathered up really nicely, whilst the conditioner felt thick and moisturizing without weighing my hair down. The conditioner is obviously not as moisturizing as I would expect from a treatment, but I thought it was adequate for a conditioner (I use a treatment/mask every other time I wash my hair).

Where do I even start with the Repairing Macadamia Oil Deep Rescue Conditioning Treatment?! Holy meatballs, this stuff is AMAZING. So amazing that I am overlooking the way this product is packaged and picked up 5 sachets during Priceline's 50% haircare sale (FYI - today's the last day). It smells amazing, and has to be the best treatment I've ever used. My hair feels so soft and detangled after using this treatment. Furthermore, it has even put a bit of shine back into my hair! I never thought that was possible considering how much bleach I've subjected my poor locks to. As mentioned before, the only con is the sachet packaging. However, this flaw can be easily overlooked thanks to its magical formula and it's affordability (RRP$6.99 for 50ml - approx 3-4 applications on long hair).

Marc Anthony has created some amazing products, and I'm really keen on trying other Marc Anthony products in the near future.
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This product was kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.

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