Product Review: Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle

Price: $2.99

Purchased At: Target // Also available on Amazon.com, Walgreens, CVS

Promises: Super deep conditioning for a seriously simple fix to dry, damaged hair. It’s your own little wonder for wrongdoing done to your ‘do.

Directions: Work into clean, wet hair. Use the next 2 minutes and 45 seconds to think deep thoughts about your day. Rinse then go!

Ingredients: Water, stearyl alcohol, cyclopentasiloxane, cetyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, dimethicone, fragrance, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, ecklonia radiata extract, benzyl alcohol, EDTA, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, glutamic acid

My Assessment:
Packaging: I call this packaging for this conditioner a “tubble” because it’s to me, it’s a cross between a bottle and a tube. The design makes it easy to squeeze and dispense the conditioner. It’s not jar but I appreciate that all it takes is a squeeze to get going.

Fragrance: This conditioner has a pleasant, floral fragrance that does not linger.

Consistency: This conditioner has a creamy consistency that’s a bit on the thick side but sinks right into my hair.

Number of uses: I get 4-5 uses from one “tubble.”

See what I mean by “tubble?”

Effectiveness: I bought this conditioner on a whim and didn’t know what to expect from it. During my mid-week conditioning sessions, I’ve used it a couple different ways: (1) I’ve applied it to dry hair, steamed, then rinsed it out, (2) I’ve applied it to damp hair, steamed, then rinsed it out, but it works best for me when I’ve (3) applied it to wet hair, let it sit for 3-4 minutes, then rinsed… just as directed, go figure lol.

It contains stearyl alcohol and cetyl alcohol, which are both fatty
alcohols that are emollients and moisturize the hair (a post on “good”
alcohols will up be next week) as well as aloe leaf extract. Aloe vera, as well glutamic acid are is a humectants that draw moisture into the hair.

This conditioner softens my hair up fairly quickly and detangles any knots or clumps of hair (my hair loves to clump together at the roots) I have have. It rinses out well, provides slip, and does not leave my scalp or hair feeling coated, which in the past was my biggest deterrent for co-washing. I like to do my mid-week co-wash/deep conditioning sessions on days that I’ve a lot of cardio and have sweat quick a bit (and I sweat a lot from my scalp!) so this conditioner has been helpful in restoring moisture to my dry new growth. The few times I have applied it to my hair and steamed with it, it
didn’t work as well as my other deep conditioners do so I won’t be replacing my tried and true deep conditioner for this conditioner any time soon, but for a quick 3
minute co-wash, it’s great and a keeper.

Have you tried this conditioner? Like it? Love it? Left it?


For more reviews, check out the Aussie Moist 3 Min Miracle thread over on the JGA Forum!


Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

23 Comments

  1. Hey Nat! They still have it in dollarama stores. Bought mine in pickering town center Ontario.



  2. I found this product via pinterest, I purchased it and fell in love. My hair loves it. I mix it with my shea moisture conditioner, and I use it a deep conditioner for about 20 minutes. I keeps my hair fully hydrated and nourished. I love it.

  3. I really like this conditioner and its perfect for travelling. Cheap, works as a co-wash and to DC and you won't be mad if you leave it in the hotel room. LOL @ "tubble"

  4. i loooooooove this stuff! i recently just reunited with it by co-washing and using this as a deep condition. My hair loves it so much, and sadly they have been discontinued in Canada :(, so now i'm probably gonna have to order online.

    1. Author

      Hi Temmy, the article I linked discusses which method of trimming is better, here's an excerpt: — For straighter hair types, wet cutting may not be very problematic. Straighter hair is not very vulnerable to "shrinkage" and porosity issues, all characteristics that are found exaggerated on wet, textured hair. So, for those of us who are chemically relaxed, color treated, or have curl patterns that aren't exactly uniform– dry trimming is actually the best method of hair trimming.

      The gist is that it's better to trim dry, straightened hair. HTH.

  5. I love it! It's one of my few staples and is currently residing in my shower. I only use it for co-washing.

  6. I really love this as a moisture DC and when I'm trying to combat those pesky ssk's (single strand knots) and I even mixed it with olive oil and it softens it even more or rather locks in that moisture after a full rinse out. I've not used it for a co-wash though, I imagine it as a scent refresher and hair moisturizer/softener. This is one I get with after taking down my braids or sew-in. As usual love the blog Jen. Keep it up

  7. I just used this DC today! I think I will follow in your footsteps and just use it as a cowash conditioner instead of a DC. It isn't the best DC I've tried, but it is very nice to my hair and works really fast. I'm also surprised that you described the smell as "floral"…to me it has a coconut-y aroma!

  8. Yes, this conditioner makes my hair really soft (and smell really good!). That said, I've given up on silicone conditioners. I didn't use silicone for two years during my natural hair journey, but after Tresemme Naturals changed their formula (I STILL haven't gotten over that!), I needed a new detangling conditioner.

    I tried Aussie Moist, Aussie 3 Minute, and Hello Hydration. All of these conditioners worked wonderfully to detangle, but I also noticed that I was losing TWO to THREE TIMES more hair during my detangling sessions when I used these silicone-heavy conditioners. I did an experiment and went back to non-silicone conditioners to detangle, and voila, my shedding/hair fall has been back to normal.

    Not sure why conditioners containing silicone have this effect on me, but I am listening to my hair and staying away from them.

    1. Author

      It's great that you pinpointed that silicones were the problem, listening to your hair is always the way to go!

  9. It is one of my staples. I always use it after I clarify with V05 cheapee. Adds moisture right back into my hair. Or I use it if I need to deep condition but I don't feel like sitting under my steamer or cap. Love It!

  10. When I was relaxed I loved this as a deep conditioner with oils added but now that I'm natural, my hair hates it. It works like a dream on both of my daughter's natural hair though. So I still buy it for them.

  11. Love your HHJ, When is it best to trim the hair, is it when wet, damp or dried? Thanks!

  12. Here in Namibia the Aussie packaging isn't blue but cream and I've been wondering if the formula is exactly the same as what's available in the US. I've been wanting to try this conditioner for a while now but we have ONE retailer in ALL of Windhoek (the capital, where I live) that sells Aussie products and the Moist 3 minute miracle is ALWAYS sold out. I guess one can assume that is because people LOVE it 🙂 Nice Review Jen!

    1. Author

      Oh wow now I'm curious about whether the ingredients are the same as well. Hopefully you get to try it soon!

    2. Hey Pheonix, I live in too and I'm finding it very hard to find products that can work with my natural hair. Which retailer do you get your products from?

    3. Hi, Phoenix. I also want to ask which retailer do you get this product?

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