Hask Macadamia Moisturising Shine Oil - review


Last time Priceline had one of its big haircare sales, I bought four of these hair oils because I'd heard so much about them.

I opened the Hask Coconut Oil first and absolutely loved that, but then I managed to accidentally lose it before I could review it, so I went ahead and opened this one. 

I'll have to buy the coconut one again because I liked that a lot more, although at least I've now found a use for this macadamia one that works for me. More on that below.

Hask claims/product details:

  • This lightweight, instantly absorbing oil is alcohol-free and rich in omega 7, vitamin e and antioxidants
  • Macadamia oil helps replenish moisture and seal the hair cuticle for added softness to transform dry, damaged hair into soft, silky locks
  • Hydrates and protects
  • The delicious scent will delight your senses
  • Free of: sulphates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and drying alcohol
  • To use: can be used on both wet and dry hair to create a silky, smooth finish; apply a coin-sized amount evenly throughout hair, avoiding the root area
  • RRP $4.99 AUD for 18ml, but do shop around (I bought mine at 40% off)

One thing I really love about these is that they come in such small tubes that you can travel with them if you want to. I don't like massive bottles of hair oil because they take me so long to get through, and I also often bring a mini oil with me in my handbag so I can apply it when we're out if my hair is starting to get frizzy. I can't do that with a big bottle.

Indeed, now that I've discovered these I'll probably keep buying them - they're the right size for me and I don't use much each time so they last a while anyway. Now all I have to do is pick my favourites!


This oil is ok and I have found a use for it as a pre-wash treatment, but it doesn't work well for me as a leave-in treatment so I wouldn't buy it again.

It's quite a thick, sticky oil and it smells like vanilla. The first time I used it, I applied too much because I was expecting it to be as lightweight as the first one I tried, but it wasn't so I ended up with sticky, heavy hair that needed to be washed straight away. So I recommend going in carefully with this.

After that I started using a lot less of it, and while I do think it helps a little with things like detangling my hair, it's one of those oils that coats my hair (rather than being absorbed) so it tends to weigh my hair down and I don't think it helps that much with nourishment or frizz.

Perhaps it would be a better option for very thick, very dry hair, but for my hair (which is long, wavy, dry and frizzy), this is too much. I can get away with using a very small amount on my dry ends, but it's honestly not worth doing that because I can still see and feel it on my hair after use.

After introducing this product to Project Pan a few days ago, I decided to try it as a pre-wash treatment - and I'm pleased to report that it works very well for that purpose, which is good because I have a couple of conditioners in my shower that aren't hydrating enough for me and that I've been trying to finish. This product will help me finish them.

What I do is coat my hair in this oil around twenty minutes before my shower (I'm sure you could leave it on for longer if you wanted to), then I shampoo and condition my hair as normal. What I've found is that while most of the oil washes out, some of it hangs in there and it leaves me with very soft, hydrated and shiny hair that feels healthier and stronger. 

Yes I'm still using one of those two conditioners, but I know this oil is responsible for making my hair look and feel nicer because neither of those works for my hair - so this oil is giving me a way to get through them while still stepping out of the shower with hair that's not a dry mess of knots.

Overall I don't like this product as a leave-in treatment and I can't recommend it for that purpose, but I do like it as a pre-wash mask and that's how I'll get through it. Nevertheless, I wouldn't buy it again because I don't need an extra step in my routine and my normal conditioner does the job for me.


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