Aussie has finally released a curly hair range and as always, I’ll be delivering all the gossip you need to decide which products might be a hit for your hair.
What is in the Aussie Bouncy Curls range?
First up, the basics. There are five products in the range: a Shampoo, Conditioner, 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatment, Butter Hair Mask and Leave-in Curl Cream.
About the Aussie curls collection
Curly girls have been using Aussie for years as it was one of the few, accessible brands that seemed to have enough slip and moisture for curly hair textures. The original 3 Minute Miracle was a favourite of mine whilst transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, and made for a half decent braid-out.
The U.S curly hair community has had ‘Aussie Miracle Curls’ for a while now, but as per usual, the U.K is late to the party and only now has access to its own Aussie curly hair range: ‘Aussie Bouncy Curls’.
A core characteristic of the range is that it was designed for curl types 2B to 3B, which is interesting considering a lot of people deem the curl typing system to be out-dated.
Despite the use of the curl-typing system, I will be giving you the full breakdown on how I think each product will suit thinner, thicker and coily hair textures. I tested out the Shampoo, 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatment and Leave-in Curl Cream, and these are my honest thoughts…
Aussie Bouncy Curls range: reviewed
Aussie Bouncy Curls Shampoo, £4.50
In my opinion, this is the most useful product of the range. It gently cleanses without stripping, and can probably be used by most curl types or anyone who enjoys a well-balanced shampoo.
I followed the directions and used it twice, and my hair felt well cleansed and hydrated.
It has a very creamy consistency and is possible to gently finger detangle with. Overall, it’s a good, affordable wash day shampoo.
Aussie Bouncy Curls 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatment, £4.99
The product claims to bring a rapid boost of moisture and leave curls soft and smooth.
This is where the 2B-3B curl typing of the products makes a little bit of sense; it has good slip to easily detangle, but doesn’t offer a huge amount of moisture, particularly for someone with tighter, coarser and thicker textures. It would perhaps work well as a rinse-out conditioner but not as a ‘deep treatment’. The Butter Hair Mask might be a better option for these textures.
However, if you do have finer, looser hair that is not so naturally dry, 3 Minute Miracle will probably work quite well.
Aussie Bouncy Curls Leave-in Curl Cream, £6
Like the shampoo, I think those with different curl types could use this product.
The product claims to nourish, define and protect curls from humidity while leaving them soft, hydrated and bouncy.
For me, the moisture will last around three days, which is what the brand has suggested, but the hold is not enough to last any longer.
Aussie Bouncy Curls: the verdict
Overall, the range does a good job of hydrating and nourishing curly hair and I agree that the products as a whole are better suited to looser and finer textures.
I would love in the future for Aussie to add a styling gel to this range as at the moment it is conditioner-heavy, and a gel would definitely open the range up to more textures.
Likewise, it would be great to see a line for 3C curls and tighter, especially considering the affordability of the products. Watch this space (hopefully).