Saturday, 23 January 2016

Dead Sea Spa Magik Conditioning Scalp Mud (review)

Dead Sea Spa Magik Conditioning Scalp Mud

Because I dyed my hair twice in twenty-four hours (home hair disaster contained!) I was worried that my hair might dry out with all those chemicals. To prevent such a catastrophe I decided to dump my everyday conditioner and replace it with a more intensive alternative. A natural alternative that won't coat my hair in tonnes of silicone and leave it unmanageable.

That's why I bought this: Dead Sea Spa Magik's Conditioning Scalp Mud. I've used it before, many years ago, and remember liking it's nourishing, natural conditioning properties. I also wanted a product with lots of natural extracts in it as I'd used quite enough chemicals on hair after two dye jobs!

You won't find any mineral oils or parabens in this conditioner and there are no artificial colours or fragrances, either. (The perfume is made from an essential oil blend.) The formula is a blend of mud, salt and mineral extracts from the Dead Sea. It's not been tested on animals, either; Dead Sea Spa Magik abides by a strict fixed cut-off date animal testing policy.

It's multi-purpose as well; this isn't just a hair conditioner (and a very effective one at that, too) it's also good for dry, flaky or itchy scalps. Thankfully, I don't have this problem, but I've read reports that this does ease a dry scalp somewhat, so that's good to know.

As a hair treatment it works just as I remembered. It's an unusual pale brown, mud-like cream and lacks the ultra-whipped smoothness of artificial products. Don't worry, though, once it's on your hair it gets to work in about five or so minutes – feel free to leave it on for longer. As I rinsed I noticed my hair immediately felt softer and after drying it felt smooth and looked shiny.

My favourite part of this treatment is how it balances nourishing my hair (and presumably my scalp, too) without making the former feel too slick and therefore hard to style. It feels like it's doing good right at the very core of each hair strand and I love that. Yes, it costs around a tenner but I'm sure you'll appreciate the results if you give it a go!

I'd recommend this conditioner to anyone – it suits most hair types and all scalps. I love it's efficacy and good eco-credentials, it's not bad value for money and it's available on the high street. What more could you ask for?

Hair looks and feels strong and healthy
A little pricey (but still good value)
Reassuringly natural and eco-friendly

Hair doesn't feel weighed down or too slippery

Lovely fragrance and texture


Brand: Dead Sea Spa Magik


Size: 150 ml
Price: £10.25 (£6.83/100 ml)

Manufactured: United Kingdom

Ingredients: Harmonised Mineral Water (Aqua, Maris Sal), Coconut Cetearyl, Vegetable Glycerin, Maris Limus (Dead Sea Mud), Behentrimonium Chloride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Dimethicone, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Parfum (Essential Oils), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Vulgaris (Linden Blossom) Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract



  1. I've heard good things about this dead sea spa magik product; Going on my wish list now..... :)

  2. I've heard good things about this dead sea product. Going on my wish list now... :)

  3. Try not to shave anything for a day or so before dipping in the the water is very salty and you WILL feel the burn! The same goes for skin scrapes and cuts. While salt water can actually speed up healing, the burning sensation is not a treat...