Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Product Review: Organix Macadamia Oil Collection

Hey there :). Now that my hair has normalized after my last relaxer, I can try new products... yay! Since I began my hair journey, I tried 2 sulfate free shampoos, Loreal Everstrong and the Shea Moisture Moisture Retention shampoo. The Loreal shampoo was alright, I didn't particularly care for the smell and although it didn't strip the moisture from my hair, it also didn't leave my scalp feeling clean. The Shea Moisture shampoo was the one I tried next and I fell in love! I had no idea that my scalp could feel so clean, and my hair could feel so moist that I could detangle right after shampooing! It has a light fragrance and all natural ingredients... my scalp was finally happy lol. I discovered this shampoo maybe 2 weeks into my hair journey so the Shea Moisture shampoo was one of my first staple products. Recently though, I have considered branching out and finding another sulfate free shampoo should Shea Moisture ever change the formula or discontinue their shampoo like Creme of Nature (click here to read about that debacle lol).
I have been intrigued by the Organix brand for a while, and I've heard some good things. I figured I'd try the Macadamia Oil shampoo because I am a huge fan macadamia nut oil. The macadamia oil line also came with an intensive moisture mask which caught my attention, so I picked up the shampoo, moisture mask and the dry styling oil.

 Pictured from left to right are the Organix Macadamia Oil Shampoo, Intensive Moisture Mask and Dry Styling Oil.

Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Shampoo
This product had a thick consistency and a smooth, pearly texture like many moisturizing shampoos. It also has a lovely smell--it's somewhat sweet, you can definitely smell the sugar cane extract mentioned on the bottle. It had a great lather considering that it's a sulfate-free shampoo. Prior to using this shampoo, I pre-pooed for about an hour with coconut oil. However, even after the pre-poo my hair still felt squeaky clean, not dry, but just as if I had used a clarifying shampoo. This shampoo wasn't so great for detangling, but my hair didn't feel dry, and since I'm only 2 weeks post I can't say that I had major tangles prior to, or while washing. This doesn't compare to my beloved Shea Moisture shampoo when it comes to detangling and smoothing, but it did leave my scalp clean and it didn't irritate it either.

Rating: 4/5
Ingredients: Water, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, dimethicone, sodium cocoyl isothionate, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultane, cocamide DEA, glycol distearate, laureth-4, laureth-23, amodimethicone, trideceth-12, cetrimonium chloride, PEG-23M, polyquaternium-10, macadamia seed oil, bamboo extract, cocoa seed butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, aloe leaf extract, panthenol, parfum, DMDM hydantoin, sodium chloride, citric acid, FD&C Red Yellow No. 5, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Blue No. 1
pH: 7
Type: moisturizing

Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Moisture Mask 
This is the second deep conditioning mask I've tried from Organix, the first was the Moroccan Argan oil which proved to not be moisturizing enough for my strands. I didn't have high hopes for this conditioner either, but I have to say, in conjunction with the shampoo I was pleasantly surprised by this moisture mask! It's scent is slightly sweeter than the shampoo, it has a thick creamy consistency and a light peach color. It spread really easily through my hair and it felt very smooth when putting it on. I then covered my head with a plastic cap and sat under my hooded dryer for about 10 minutes. When I took the cap off to let my hair cool the conditioner appeared to have soaked into my hair and when I rinsed it out about 5 minutes later my hair felt very smooth and moisturized. It provided a reasonable amount of slip for detangling in the shower and it left the hair nice and soft after it was fully rinsed. I like it, I'm not sure if it's a staple just yet (I'll have to see how it stands up to my hair at 8 or 10 weeks post to know if it's really love ;)

Rating: 5/5
Ingredients: Water, behentrimonium chloride, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, cyclomethicone, lanolin oil, dimethicone, macadamia seed oil, bamboo extract, cocoa seed butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, aloe leaf extract, panthenol, parfum, DMDM hydantoin, FD&C Red Yellow No. 5, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Blue No. 1
pH: 7
Type: moisturizing

Organix Macadamia Oil Dry styling Oil
I figured I'd buy the whole set to see how they worked together. I don't use serum very often, mostly because I don't use silicone on a daily basis. This serum is quite light, and is nice on straight hair. I tried it on damp hair as well as on dry after styling. On damp hair, it smoothed my hair out a bit, but it didn't do much to help detangle. On dry hair it worked as a nice sealant to help keep my hair soft and moisturized. The smell of the serum is awesome though, it has a great sugary smell.

Rating: 3.5/4
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethiconol, macadamia seed oil, bamboo extract, cocoa seed butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, aloe leaf extract, panthenol, parfum, D&C Red Yellow No. 11, D&C Red No.17
pH: 7
Type: moisturizing

Overall, it's a nice collection and a great way to mix up your regimen if you want to try something different. I love the way these products smell and they work the way they are advertised. This is also a great moisture based line that I'll probably add to my rotation.

Thanks for reading :),


  1. I absolutely adore this whole liner of products, especially the deep conditioner! Makes hair feel like silk <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


    1. I couldn't agree more! This is definitely my favorite line from Organix.

      Thanks for commenting :)


  2. I've heard good things about this organix product! Going on my wish ♥ list now.


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