I was a little dubious about trying this product. My hair has a tendency towards greasiness, and so I generally avoid any kind of “leave in” product for fear it’ll just encourage that tendency, and force me to re-wash my hair. And my hair is long, and takes a while to dry, so that would clearly be a disaster. Oh, first world problems!
I needn’t have worried about this one, though. The instructions tell you to spray it onto towel-dried hair: I decided to take the “in for a penny, in for a pound” approach, and sprayed it on fairly liberally, before drying my hair as normal. And “miracle” indeed: not a trace of greasiness or stickiness, just hair that felt totally normal, but for the fact that it was both shinier and smoother than usual.
This even passed a little something I call “the bathroom mirror test”. The mirror in my bathroom is directly opposite the door, which means that every time I go in there, I come face to face with myself. (I know, it’s awful.) I deem a new product to have passed The Bathroom Mirror Test if, when I glance at myself in this mirror on my way through the door, I actually notice a difference in my appearance. This passed because my hair has been looking a bit… well, a bit like straw, to be honest with you… recently, but Aussie made a noticeable difference: I could see the shine when I looked in the mirror, and while I couldn’t claim to be blinded by that shine, exactly, it was definitely there.
And how is this leave-in shine achieved? Mostly using jojoba seed oil, apparently. It conditions and detangles the hair, and would be ideal for beach days, which is, in fact, one of the things it was developed for. Just as good for hanging around the house on a wet Wednesday afternoon, it costs £3.49 at Boots.