My girlfriend Vanessa, has been raving about Moroccan Oil for the past week. She swore to me that this stuff was going to change my life. I’m the type of person that doesn’t often believe in product hype. If everyone is using it I usually shy away from it, thinking it’s over-rated and over priced. I started reading up on it online and just about every review claimed that it was the best stuff since sliced bread. So, I gave in and decided to try it out.
What is Moroccan Oil?
It is a unique Argan Oil blend that contains Vitamin F (Omega 6), Vitamin A to improve elasticity, Vitamin E to protect against free-radicals (which makes hair weaker by oxidizing the proteins in our hair), Phenols to protect against environmental stressors.
Moroccan Oil’s Claim:
Strengthens and Conditions
Reduces Drying Time
Increases Hair Elasticity
I used the Moroccan Oil Original Treatment for all hair types but keep in mind they have an entire line for curls which includes:
Intense Curl Creme– Leave-in conditioner, defines curls, eliminates frizz
Curl Control Creme– Activates curls and provides firm hold using curl shape memory technology
Curl Defining Mouse– For styling, shaping and taming hair, eliminates frizz with a soft natural hold
Moroccan Oil is not cheap. A small 0.85 oz bottle cost me $16.00 and a 3.4 oz bottle costs $41.00. (ugh) The good thing about it is that you only need a small amount of product to do the trick.
You are probably thinking,”If Moroccan Oil is mostly made of Argan Oil why don’t I just buy that?” You absolutely can buy pure Argan Oil (which makes a great prepoo) but it probably won’t have the same affect as Moroccan Oil’s blend. The reason being is that Moroccan Oil contains silicones. A common misconception is that the Argan Oil in Moroccan Oil is responsible for smoothing and adding shine to the hair when in fact, it is the silicones. The first three ingredients are Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone and Cyclomethicone which are all silicones. After those come the Argan Oil which is why the hair is not left feeling greasy or weighed down.
*It’s important to understand that the softness you feel and see is not necessarily your actual hair shaft but instead, the silicones covering and protecting your hair. This product is great for immediate results but regular conditioning and protein treatments are still very vital for the overall health of your hair. It’s like finding a great coverup to reduce that appearance of acne but once the makeup is removed the problem is still very much there. So, make sure that you are not excessively using silicone based products and when using them at all be sure to cleanse your hair throughly to prevent build up. The key is using it in moderation.
I have to say my hair was shining! I was hype. It was extremely soft. There wasn’t any frizz and my ends were laying flat. But I’m not sure if it was all due to the Moroccan Oil. Hurricane Irene had me on house arrest so I had myself a little beauty night. I did the following:
- Washed my hair with Kinky Curly’s Come Clean Shampoo
- Did a quick protein treatment using Giovanni’s Extreme Protein Hair Infusion
- Deep Conditioned with Miss Jessie’s Super Sweetback Treatment
- Applied Giovanni’s Direct Leave In Conditioner
- Straightened my hair (only to take length and goal pics)
- Applied Moroccan Oil
I wasn’t a believer… Moroccan Oil says it can be applied while wet but usually applying oil on damp hair is a recipe for disaster for me. When I re-wet my hair I will apply some Moroccan Oil and post the results. I will say, it makes for a great gloss. If it continues to work this well I’ll be splurging on it for months to come.
Have You Tried Moroccan Oil? What Were Your Results?