{"id":606814699826,"title":"Is Aussie Good for Your Hair? An Ingredient Analysis","created_at":"2023-12-07T23:28:07-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Is Aussie Good for Your Hair? An Ingredient Analysis\",\n \"keywords\": \"is aussie good for your hair\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/is-aussie-good-for-your-hair\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The company allows shoppers to sort by potential hair benefits, like \"Color Protection,\" \"Frizz Control\" and more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBut does Aussie contain research-backed ingredients for supporting hair quality and appearance? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe the effects of Aussie hair products? And why was the brand sued in 2021?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in two of Aussie's most popular products (Miracle Moist Shampoo and Miracle Moist Conditioner) based on clinical studies to give our take on whether or not the brand is a good choice for hair. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe'll also feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand, and explain why the brand was sued over alleged ingredient contamination.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIngredient Analysis | Miracle Moist Shampoo\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Aussie_Miracle_Moist_Shampoo_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1702009661\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe ingredients in Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo are shown above.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis product does contain some ingredients that are shown in clinical studies to be good for hair.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJojoba oil\u003c\/strong\u003e is one of the most effective shampoo ingredients, as it \u003cstrong\u003ewas shown\u003c\/strong\u003e in a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8197201\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e published in the \u003cem\u003ePolymers\u003c\/em\u003e journal \u003cstrong\u003eto improve hair fiber, protect hair thread and improve breakage resistance.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAloe vera\u003c\/strong\u003e is clinically shown to increase collagen production locally, and improve skin health, which suggests it can enhance scalp health as we documented in our article on \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/is-herbal-essences-good-for-hair\"\u003eis Herbal Essences good for hair\u003c\/a\u003e. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eEcklonia radiata\u003c\/em\u003e extract\u003c\/strong\u003e may promote hair growth, because a similar plant had that effect in a 2013 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24252083\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUnfortunately, this product also contains a number of ingredients that we consider to be questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMethylisothiazolinone\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003esynthetic preservative that induces cell death and inflammation in human cells\u003c\/strong\u003e, as documented in a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29110394\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in the\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eEnvironmental Toxicology\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ejournal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFragrance\u003c\/strong\u003e can trigger \"adverse health effects,\" according to a 2016 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/pmid\/27867426\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYellow 5\u003c\/strong\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003eRed 33\u003c\/strong\u003e are synthetic dyes, and a 2015 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/25599186\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e suggests that synthetic dyes can absorb through the skin, and may have toxic effects.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOverall, we consider Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo somewhat likely to improve hair appearance given the three research-backed active ingredients highlighted above, but we do not think this product is good for hair given the questionable inactive ingredients.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal People Try Aussie\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA YouTube creator named \"CurlieCrys\" had a negative experience with Aussie hair products:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/barOA6vK_mY?si=jpRuCoIxtX_VshqS\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA YouTube creator named \"Twisted Glam\" shared before-and-after images from a three-month test with Aussie hair products:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/oIeyBTpdi9c?si=ylMihUu902S295Ci\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIngredient Analysis | Miracle Moist Conditioner\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Aussie_Miracle_Moist_Conditioner_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1702011433\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe ingredients in Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner are shown above.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJojoba seed oil\u003c\/strong\u003e is included in this product, and we explained in the previous ingredient analysis section why we consider this ingredient effective.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAvocado oil\u003c\/strong\u003e is clinically shown to protect hair from damage, as we documented in our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/veganic-hair-oil-review\"\u003eVeganic Hair Oil reviews\u003c\/a\u003e article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGlutamic acid\u003c\/strong\u003e promotes hair growth in mice, according to a 2021 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8322389\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMethylisothiazolinone\u003c\/strong\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003efragrance\u003c\/strong\u003e are included in this formulation, and we discussed why we recommend avoiding these ingredients in the previous ingredient analyis section.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOverall, we consider Miracle Moist Conditioner somewhat likely to improve hair quality and appearance, but we do not consider this product to be good for hair given its questionable inactive ingredients.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEven though we don't currently recommend either product, \u003cstrong\u003ewe consider Miracle Moist Conditioner to be a healthier choice than Miracle Moist Shampoo, because the conditioner is free of synthetic dye.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhy Was Aussie Sued?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn December of 2021, Aussie was sued in a class-action lawsuit over allegations of product contamination.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAccording to \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.classaction.org\/news\/lawsuit-filed-following-recall-of-pantene-aussie-and-other-dry-shampoos-conditioners-due-to-benzene-contamination\"\u003eClassAction.org\u003c\/a\u003e, dry conditioner and dry shampoo products sold by Aussie were contaminated due to contamination with benzene. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLong-term exposure to high levels of benzene in the air can cause cancer \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/emergency.cdc.gov\/agent\/benzene\/basics\/facts.asp\"\u003eaccording to\u003c\/a\u003e the CDC.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt's unclear to us whether this lawsuit is ongoing or has been settled at the time of publishing this article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSince this lawsuit only pertained to potential contamination of dry shampoo, this suggests that consumers may benefit from choosing liquid shampoo if they choose to purchase from Aussie.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Clean Hair Care Picks\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Shampoo_Image_20df2087-a8ba-4c39-adbe-7dd14757ec84.png?v=1666993226\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3SViT6y\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eAcure Vivacious Volume Shampoo\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e is our top shampoo pick, and\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eonly costs $7.49\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eat the time of updating this article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis shampoo is formulated with effective and non-toxic plant-based compounds like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ealoe vera juice\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eargan oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. It also contains \u003cstrong\u003erosemary leaf oil\u003c\/strong\u003e which was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/22517595\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePhytotherapy Research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e journal to promote hair growth.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=267\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=7700\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eHappy Head Topical\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top hair growth solution.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis formulation uses FDA-approved hair loss ingredients like minoxidil which is\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12196747\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto increase hair count by 11%.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe brand also publishes the percentage concentration of each active ingredient, which is a sign of quality and transparency.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConclusion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBoth of the Aussie products that we analyzed in this article contained several ingredients with research backing for supporting hair quality and appearance.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom an efficacy perspective, we consider that Aussie Miracle Moist shampoo and conditioner may be a good choice.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe do not consider these products to be good for hair overall, due to the inclusion of several questionable inactive ingredients like methylisothiazolinone and fragrance.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAussie was sued in 2021 over allegations of product contamination with benzene, a potential carcinogen. The lawsuit only related to a dry shampoo recall, so it may be beneficial for consumers to stick to liquid shampoo formulations sold by Aussie.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe consider Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner to be a healthier choice than Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo, because the conditioner is free of synthetic dyes.\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-12-07T23:55:21-05:00","updated_at":"2023-12-08T00:17:57-05:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Aussie shampoo and conditioner based on clinical studies to give our take on whether or not the products are good for your hair. We explain why Aussie was sued in 2021 over alleged ingredient contamination.","template_suffix":"","handle":"is-aussie-good-for-your-hair","tags":"_related:hair"}

Is Aussie Good for Your Hair? An Ingredient Analysis

Is Aussie Good for Your Hair? An Ingredient Analysis


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Aussie is a hair care brand that sells a wide range of products, from shampoo to conditioner to hairspray and more. The company allows shoppers to sort by potential hair benefits, like "Color Protection," "Frizz Control" and more.

But does Aussie contain research-backed ingredients for supporting hair quality and appearance? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe the effects of Aussie hair products? And why was the brand sued in 2021?

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in two of Aussie's most popular products (Miracle Moist Shampoo and Miracle Moist Conditioner) based on clinical studies to give our take on whether or not the brand is a good choice for hair. 

We'll also feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand, and explain why the brand was sued over alleged ingredient contamination.

Ingredient Analysis | Miracle Moist Shampoo

Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo ingredients

The ingredients in Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo are shown above.

This product does contain some ingredients that are shown in clinical studies to be good for hair.

Jojoba oil is one of the most effective shampoo ingredients, as it was shown in a medical review published in the Polymers journal to improve hair fiber, protect hair thread and improve breakage resistance.

Aloe vera is clinically shown to increase collagen production locally, and improve skin health, which suggests it can enhance scalp health as we documented in our article on is Herbal Essences good for hair

Ecklonia radiata extract may promote hair growth, because a similar plant had that effect in a 2013 clinical trial.

Unfortunately, this product also contains a number of ingredients that we consider to be questionable from a health perspective.

Methylisothiazolinone is a synthetic preservative that induces cell death and inflammation in human cells, as documented in a clinical trial published in the Environmental Toxicology journal.

Fragrance can trigger "adverse health effects," according to a 2016 medical review.

Yellow 5 and Red 33 are synthetic dyes, and a 2015 medical review suggests that synthetic dyes can absorb through the skin, and may have toxic effects.

Overall, we consider Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo somewhat likely to improve hair appearance given the three research-backed active ingredients highlighted above, but we do not think this product is good for hair given the questionable inactive ingredients.

Real People Try Aussie

A YouTube creator named "CurlieCrys" had a negative experience with Aussie hair products:

A YouTube creator named "Twisted Glam" shared before-and-after images from a three-month test with Aussie hair products:

Ingredient Analysis | Miracle Moist Conditioner

Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner ingredients

The ingredients in Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner are shown above.

Jojoba seed oil is included in this product, and we explained in the previous ingredient analysis section why we consider this ingredient effective.

Avocado oil is clinically shown to protect hair from damage, as we documented in our Veganic Hair Oil reviews article.

Glutamic acid promotes hair growth in mice, according to a 2021 clinical trial.

Methylisothiazolinone and fragrance are included in this formulation, and we discussed why we recommend avoiding these ingredients in the previous ingredient analyis section.

Overall, we consider Miracle Moist Conditioner somewhat likely to improve hair quality and appearance, but we do not consider this product to be good for hair given its questionable inactive ingredients.

Even though we don't currently recommend either product, we consider Miracle Moist Conditioner to be a healthier choice than Miracle Moist Shampoo, because the conditioner is free of synthetic dye.

Why Was Aussie Sued?

In December of 2021, Aussie was sued in a class-action lawsuit over allegations of product contamination.

According to ClassAction.org, dry conditioner and dry shampoo products sold by Aussie were contaminated due to contamination with benzene. 

Long-term exposure to high levels of benzene in the air can cause cancer according to the CDC.

It's unclear to us whether this lawsuit is ongoing or has been settled at the time of publishing this article.

Since this lawsuit only pertained to potential contamination of dry shampoo, this suggests that consumers may benefit from choosing liquid shampoo if they choose to purchase from Aussie.

Our Clean Hair Care Picks

Acure Vivacious Volume Shampoo is our top shampoo pick, and only costs $7.49 at the time of updating this article.

This shampoo is formulated with effective and non-toxic plant-based compounds like aloe vera juice and argan oil. It also contains rosemary leaf oil which was shown in a clinical trial published in the Phytotherapy Research journal to promote hair growth.

Happy Head Topical is our top hair growth solution.

This formulation uses FDA-approved hair loss ingredients like minoxidil which is clinically shown to increase hair count by 11%.

The brand also publishes the percentage concentration of each active ingredient, which is a sign of quality and transparency.

Stay up-to-date on our research reviews

Conclusion

Both of the Aussie products that we analyzed in this article contained several ingredients with research backing for supporting hair quality and appearance.

From an efficacy perspective, we consider that Aussie Miracle Moist shampoo and conditioner may be a good choice.

We do not consider these products to be good for hair overall, due to the inclusion of several questionable inactive ingredients like methylisothiazolinone and fragrance.

Aussie was sued in 2021 over allegations of product contamination with benzene, a potential carcinogen. The lawsuit only related to a dry shampoo recall, so it may be beneficial for consumers to stick to liquid shampoo formulations sold by Aussie.

We consider Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner to be a healthier choice than Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo, because the conditioner is free of synthetic dyes.