I rarely try out new hair products, I have products that I love and work for me so I don’t really change it up often however I have actually been trying out some new hair products recently, which is very unlike me.
While I love trying new products, when it comes to my hair I find something I like and keep using it. Especially with having vibrant colour treated hair I like to keep using products I know aren’t going to fade my colour quickly or dry out my hair.
I often find products with sulfates irritate my scalp and most definitely fade my hair, I also like to steer clear of products that have parabens in them as much as possible.
About Maui Moisture
Maui Moisture was a brand the jumped out at me recently, enough so that I wanted to look more into the brand. They claim to be Cruelty-free, Vegan and a more natural alternative. They use a blend of aloe vera juice and pure coconut water instead of regular water.
They also claim to have No mineral oils, silicones, parabens, No SLS or sulphated surfactants and No synthetic dye in their products. Their range is supposed to be eco-friendly with the of use of post-consumer recycled packaging, which I think is great and more brands should be making moves to this kind of thing. Their products are also gluten-free.
They have a range of products for different hair types including curly, dry and damaged, for chemically damaged, just dry hair and weak hair. I picked up the ‘chemically damaged’ one which is the ‘Strength & Anti-Breakage with Agave’ because I thought this might be the one best suited to my hair. From the information on the brand’s website because their products are all free from sulfates I could use anything from their range though because I have bleached my hair in the last couple of years I felt like this one would be better suited.
My Thoughts on the Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage + Agave Range
I love the packaging It looks like a juice bottle and I feel like this really fits with the brand’s aesthetics and gives a fresh look to the products. I also love that the brand uses recycled materials to make their product packaging, I would love if more brands would move towards this type of packaging.
Cost vs Amount of Product
Maui Moistures products are a bit more expensive averaging at $19.99 in Australia, both the shampoo and conditioner contain 385 mL each and the hair treatment contains 340 g which I don’t think is to bad for more natural products without sulfates. My normal shampoo and conditioner are 300ml for $15.99, for a few extra dollars I get an extra 85 ml but I wouldn’t pick it up just for that reason, because I don’t think it would be worth it just for that alone.
The ‘Strength & Anti-Breakage + Agave’ Shampoo
The Shampoo was nice I found it lathered really nicely for a product without sulfates (this is usually what helps create that lather in your shampoo) and it left my hair feeling very clean.
Though I find I need quite a bit I have quite a lot of hair and It just tends to absorb products quite quickly, but even with that I found that it has taken me a while to get through the shampoo.
I also did not notice my hair colour fading too quickly, I felt like it was similar to how it would fade with my normal shampoo and conditioner.
The ‘Strength & Anti-Breakage + Agave’ Conditioner
The conditioner was okay but I did find with this range that even after using the conditioner my hair did still feel a little bit dry for a product that claimed it should add moisture. I will usually leave conditioner in for a bit while I finish other parts of my shower routine and then rinse it out.
I still felt like I needed to add an extra product into my hair to add extra moisture, so I’m glad that I also picked up the hair treatment.
The ‘Strength & Anti-Breakage + Agave’ Hair Treatment
I actually really enjoyed this product, I was probably my favourite out of the products I picked up. On the packaging it advices that you can use this product as a leave-in or deep conditioning product or as a replacement for conditioner. I have tried it the first two ways several times and I found I really liked it as a leave-in treatment which I typically prefer. But If I was to repurchase this range I would skip the conditioner and purchase this instead.
I found that a little goes a long way, if your doing it as a leave-in less is more so to speak, if you put too much in it can end up being too much and needs to be washed out because it weighs your hair down a bit. But its quite nourishing and left my hair feeling moisturized and less frizzy than normal.
I also feel like 340 grams is quite generous as this should take most people quite a while to get through. I’ve been using it for a few months and have barely used half that.
I did read a few reviews before trying this product and a few people claimed that it dried their hair out a bit and left it feeling stringy, not knowing what kind of hair these people had I felt like I had to try it out for myself to make a decision on it.
Overall I didn’t mind it, I felt like the shampoo cleaned my hair pretty well, though I could have skipped on the conditioner and gone straight for the treatment, I just felt like it didn’t do that much for my hair. I felt like it could leave my hair feeling be a bit dry without the treatment but I didn’t feel like it left my hair feeling stingy at all.
I do really appreciate when a brand that takes steps to be more natural and more eco-friendly as well as cruelty-free. For hair and skincare, I prefer a more natural product so I was very happy that I got to try this product even if it didn’t hit all the marks for me after trying it.
Do I think the products are a bit over-priced? Not really I feel like its pretty comparable to similar brands out there on the market, Though I personally look out for sales when purchasing or repurchasing products as much as I can. Obviously, that’s not always possible depending on what you are purchasing but I would definitely say if you are interested a product and can get it on sale then I would do that.
Have you tried this brand? What were your thoughts? Is there anything that you would recommend trying? let me know.
If you’re interested in checking ‘Maui Moisture’ out, you can do so via their website. If you are in Australia you can find them at your local Priceline or Woolworths stores.
UUntil next time, I hope you have a lovely day.
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