Sometimes ya just gotta cut through the crap and get back to the basics. There's a lot of junk out there these days. Technology has improved our lives outta sight, with plenty of great advances in our day to day, including haircare products. But things can go too far, and sometimes when it comes to progress in the haircare world that means a lot of nasty additives getting chucked into your shampoos, conditioners and hairstyling products.
Luckily for us, muk is here to fight the good fight on our behalf. The Aussie brand has expanded its reach around the world to help bring some good, clean fun to hair styling. Here's a breakdown of what muk is all about, and which muk hair products might be best for you.
Wait, is muk made in Australia?
You better believe it! muk hair products are made right here on our sunny shores, which is something all of us styling superstars can be proud of.
The Melbourne brand made its debut back in 2006, and since then has grown to become one of the most trusted names in haircare products not only in Australia, but also elsewhere around the world. When it was launched, the brand aimed to get back to the basics of haircare. The muk team felt the space was becoming more concerned with creating new jargon and popularising buzzwords than it was with delivering honest, quality haircare products.
Everybody needs a mate who's willing to just tell it like it is – somebody they know won't sugarcoat it. That's the role muk can play in your hairstyling, only the news this brand breaks is nothing but quality products that can transform the way you look and feel. This honesty and reliability has been embraced around the world, making muk one of the most beloved names in styling.
Is muk good for hair?
Simply put: yep! As we said, muk is all about good, honest haircare. And a large part of that is not stuffing products with nasty additives. muk is a cruelty free haircare product, which means no animal testing in the quest for creating the perfect pieces of your routine. muk is also a member of the vegan haircare sorority, and all of its packaging is recyclable. Good for you, and the planet.
Finally, muk is independently owned, which means it doesn't have to bow to any of the whims of corporate fat cats who are more concerned about making buku bucks than they are helping you treat your hair with the healthy respect it deserves. That puts the power in their hands when it comes to putting good, clean products in yours.
muk shampoo and conditioner
It's only right that we start with two of the foundations of a good haircare routine. Having the right shampoo and conditioner gives you a strong platform from which to leap into living your best hair life.
The marvellous muk shampoo lineup seems to have something for just about every hair type out there, meaning you can find a welcome addition that's tailored to whatever situation you're rocking atop your head. Even better, those generous souls at muk make it easy on us by offering excellent muk shampoo and conditioner combo packs for more well-rounded care for your hair.
It's time for a bit of d+m action. And while this certainly is deep and meaningful, we don't need you to spill your guts and get all emotional with us (though talking about muk conditioner and shampoo can do that to people). We're talking about muk Deep muk Ultra Soft Shampoo and Conditioner here, which is great for those constantly fighting frizzy hair. These two haircare buddies will leave your hair softer and shinier.
Tired of spending week after week with weak hair issues? You can target your damaged hair with muk Intense muk Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. This combo pumps your hair full of some of the key ingredients for fighting split ends and breakage. Behold the power of protein, which can supercharge your hair routine. And all hail hydration, which keeps your hair from drying out and becoming brittle.
If you live a more colourful life, you might want to check out muk Vivid muk Colour Lock Shampoo and Conditioner. Getting that perfect hue can take a toll on your hair if you're not careful. But a solid whack of protein, hydration and essential nutrients can not only keep your hair healthy, but also preserve your colour for longer.
And there's plenty more where that came from. Bring some bounce and life to your look with muk Fat muk Volumising Shampoo and Conditioner, or deal with your oily, greasy hair once and for all with muk Head muk Oily Scalp shampoo, which gently helps you avoid that slick feeling without completely torching your precious little head.
muk hair treatments
While muk shampoo and conditioner are a great start, muk care doesn't end there. The company has plenty of great products that can help you revolutionise your overall routine.
The right hair treatment can provide long-lasting relief for some of life's most frustrating hair concerns. Luckily for all of us, there's a muk hair treatment for just about everything. Take muk Intense muk Repair Treatment, for example. If you apply this to your hair once or twice a week for 15-20 minutes, you'll get a fat dose of protein that can strengthen your hair and have you saying bye bye to breakage.
Meanwhile, muk Head muk 20 in 1 Miracle Treatment will have you dropping to your knees and screaming hallelujah to the heavens. This muk leave-in treatment tackles 20 of life's biggest hair hiccups. All you have to do is apply a solid dose of this to your towel-dried hair (meaning it should be a little damp) and let it do its thing.
Here for a good time, not a long time? It doesn't get much quicker than muk Deep muk 1 Minute Ultra Soft Treatment. This dude goes deep in just 60 seconds, hydrating and strengthening your hair for more shine and softness. It works on all hair types, and you only have to use it once a week. Just shampoo your hair and put this hair treatment into your damp 'do. Then let it sit for 1-3 minutes before rinsing it out. That's it and that's all. Sorry not sorry to take all the air out of your "I don't have time to take care of my hair" chat.
Those thoughtful legends at muk don't want to hang you out to dry when it comes to the rest of your styling regimen. In fact, quite the opposite – they want to help you dry, curl and straighten to your heart's content with their fab range of muk electrical appliances. These hair appliances are made following the same ethos as the brand's other amazing products – good old fashioned truth and quality. Something we can all get behind, no?
For those thinking of giving curls a whirl or our fellow sisters out there who already rock curly hair, it's hard to go past the muk Curl Stick v2.0. This dynamite device is the bigger and better version of muk's best hair curler. So, just what's the big deal? Well, for one, you can breathe some life and adventure into your curly hair routine courtesy of some interchangeable barrel action. Go from effortless, flowing beachy waves to bouncy curls with a quick switch. And with five heat settings, you don't have to sweat the temps with each pull.
And, would you look at that, we have some breaking news for you! The muk hair dryer reviews are in and they are – as you'd probs expect by this point – super positive. Alright, you caught us, that's not breaking news. The range of muk hair dryers is beloved by thousands around the world. For us, the jewel in the muk hair dryer crown is the muk Blow 3900-IR Hair Dryer. While the red light district might not be everybody's thing, we think you'll like where this hair dryer takes you with its infrared light. This helps provide a gentle heat that helps you dry and style in style without leaving your scalp sizzling, and also combats frizz and static. Suitable for a salon setting or suitable for use in front of your mirror at home, this is your path to prime styling.
If your journey is more of the straight and narrow variety, muk hair straighteners can help guide you to the promised land. As with the 3900-IR, the muk Style Stick 230-IR hits your hair with incredible infrared for safer, more targeted heating. And its negative ion generating helps bring the extra shine. For a bit more ironing real estate, you can grab the muk Style Stick 230-IR Wide Plate straightener. It's great for thicker heads of hair. And for a simple, yet effective, all-rounder, your best bet is probably the muk Style Stick.
Regardless of which hair appliances you're using, it's always good to rock a bit of extra protection. That's why we're all about grabbing a bit of muk Hot muk Thermal Protector to help ensure you don't singe your little ringlets or send your waves out of whack. When drying your hair, just pop some of this in after you've shampooed, conditioned and towel dried your locks. If you're gonna hit your hair with the flat iron, make sure it's completely dried first and spray a bit of this onto each section as you go.
The finishing touches are also deffo muk territory. There's a whole heap of muk hair wax, mud, cream and paste to run your fingers through and apply to your hair.
Sometimes you just have to get in the mud and get your hands dirty. Some of our favourite muk hair products are their styling muds. muk Raw muk Styling Mud gives you a firm hold and shine sheen of gloss, whereas muk Savage muk Styling Mud takes it up a notch in the rigidity department, with a truly savage hold combined with a semi matte finish. muk Hard muk Styling Mud brings a low sheen but comes through big time to help your hair look thicker and fuller. No matter which you choose, just make sure your hair is completely dry before you get to work. Grab a little out of the aluminium tin and give it a good rub between the hands until it's clear. Then make the modelling magic happen.
Don't have time for a full-fledged styling session? The right sea salt spray can be a life saver. With muk Beach muk Sea Salt Spray, you have a buddy that can soak up some of the oil in your hair while also bringing some life to the party. A few sprays and a tousle is all it takes to get some tantalising texture.
And that brings us to the joy of six. If you need a bit of help across the board, muk Hot muk 6-in-1 Working Spray is here to help you hit back at heat. It protects and nourishes your hair in six ways, including thermal protection and humidity blockage. It'll also add a bit of extra texture and a nicer finish.
As you've gathered by now, we're pretty keen on our muk mates and what they can do for your hair. Ready to clean up your act and add some great new products to your repertoire? Check out the muk range available online every day on Oz Hair & Beauty and fill in the gaps with a bit of honesty and reliability.