Splurge or Save: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle vs. It’s a 10 Mask

by West Parsons on April 27, 2011 · 4 comments

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It’s a 10 Hair Mask (8 oz) – Amazon.com ($21)
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cyclomethicone, Methyl Gluceth 20, Dimethiconol, Fragrance (Parfum), Keratin Amino Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydroxycitronellal, D Limonene
Ingredients: Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Dimethicone, Glutamic Acid, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, EDTA, Melaluece Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract (Balm Mint Extract), Panthenol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
West’s Word
The common ingredients in both of these products are water, cetyl alcohol and dimethicone.Some are weary of the dreaded ‘cones’, but I don’t think they are detrimental to the health of our hair in the least.  I think cones are ok if your hair currently does not feel dry, as cones do have the tendency to block the entrance of additional moisture.  Use of cones is also ok when you shampoo at least once a month. The cones have to be removed some way right?

On to the comparison between these products — When I first used the It’s a 10 Mask I loved it so much that I reviewed it HERE. A few weeks later, I was perusing the aisles of Target and decided to purchase Aussie 3 Minute Miracle based on online reviews of users with Natural hair.

Pleasant surprise! I never intended on comparing the two products, but after rinsing out the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle, I was reminded of how my hair looked and felt when I used the It’s a 10 Mask a few weeks earlier. I didn’t add anything to the Aussie product.  The potency I observed was strictly that of the product. It helped to duplicate soft, defined, shiny curls, just as I had with the It’s a 10 Mask.

Previously, I’ve stated that the It’s a 10 Mask is something that I would keep in my arsenal of products for those times when I need something that moisturizes well in a short time. Since finding Aussie 3 Minute Miracle I’ve changed my mind. A girl’s allowed to do that isn’t she? At the price of $3 with the performance of a product that costs 7x as much, there is no question about which product I will turn to.

Have you ever used Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle?

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Dominique April 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I've used it as a staple for the last two years. I love it in the summer months. It is a must have in my beach bag!

@MiiSSkECiia Blog April 29, 2011 at 1:35 am

Interesting! I'm a fan of the It's a 10 also… i'll definitely be trying this out

Tia May 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

A few months ago I bought the sample sizes in Aussie moist shampoo, conditioner & the three minute miracle. I love how all of the products made my hair feel, although I’m not a fan of the smell of the conditioner. I absolutely love the 3 minute treatment, I know my hair was shiny & super soft after rinsing it out. We been sleeping on Aussie Moist way too long!

Andrea Jackson May 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I’m considering trying the 3 minute miracle…even though I love Shea Moisture products , I wouldn’t mind trying something cheaper and just as effective!