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Recently I bleached my hair white blonde and after going through the process of bleaching my hair twice my hair was far from being in the best condition. Hair oils seem to be really popular right now in the beauty world for repairing and conditioning damaged hair. The one with arguably the most hype is Moroccanoil which is a blend of different oils and features argan oil as its active ingredient. As my hair was in dire condition I placed my faith in the hype and purchased a bottle of Moroccanoil in the hope that it would turn my straw like hair into a more manageable mane!
--Packaging and First Impressions--
The oil comes in a dark glass bottle with sophisticated and sleek Moroccanoil branding. The oil contained inside is rather viscous and smells divine! It is hard to describe but it smells sweet and nutty but isn't overpowering and lingers pleasantly on the hair after using.
--What you can use Moroccanoil for?--
You can use the oil on either dry hair to smooth down fly aways and tame frizz or on towel dried hair before drying to protect the hair and make it manageable. As my hair was so damaged I used it both ways. I simply warmed up a little bit of oil between the palms of my hands and coated my hair. My hair being so dry and thirsty it drank the oil up!
--Results and Benefits -
The results are amazing from the first application! When using it on wet hair before using styling tools it works well at eliminating all frizz and it makes my hair look really healthy. When you use it on dry hair you get instant gratification as you coat your hair in oil it becomes glossy and looks great! As I continued frequent use with the oil my hair improved vastly in condition. For extra conditioning power I would put it on my dry hair at night and then put it into a long braid so when I woke up I had super natural shiny waves.
I have thick hair which dries naturally in waves so I need quite a bit of oil and it would take a lot of oil to ever make it look greasy. If you have thin hair then I would recommend being more careful when applying moroccanoil as it is a really, well, oily and it won't take a lot to go overboard. Alternatively Moroccanoil make a lighter version of this product which less heavy and more suitable for thin and lightly coloured hair.
Morocanoil has further benefits than just adding shine and moisture into hair. Moroccanoil once applied begins to separate hair strands making it air dry much faster which is handy when you are in a rush and want to hold back on the heat styling! If you do decide to use a hair dryer or straighteners then Moroccanoil will help protect the hair from the heat.
I purchased the travel size (25ml) from my local salon which set me back £13.50. At the time of writing a full sized (100ml) product retails for £30.40 from feelunique.com. The travel size is perfect for trialling the product without quite committing to the full sized price tag.
Although I really like how this product makes my hair feel and look I don't think I shall be repurchasing straight away. This product has made me want to try pure argan oil which you can purchase for around the same price but it is all natural and silicone free and can nourish hair in the similar way. The price tag is just a little bit too much for me but I will definitely be putting it on my birthday/Christmas list as it is the perfect indulgent gift!
After being a long term GHD addict, my hair was really suffering from the heat damage. My hairdresser recommended I use moroccan oil to help repair my split ends and help lock in the moisture. At £13 for a small bottle, I must admit I was rather sceptical. However, I had been convinced into buying it and couldn't wait to try it out when I got home.
I apply moroccan oil to my hair once I have washed it. My hair is around 4 inch below my shoulders, therefore quite long, and I only use a small amount of oil (approx. the size of a 1 pence coin). After rubbing the oil together in my hands, I apply to the ends of my hair and run my fingers through my hair. This stops the product from building up too much on my hair which I have found can leave hair looking greasy.
After a few weeks of using the oil, I noticed that my hair was in far better condition and felt a lot healthier. It also helped speed up the drying time of my hair. My hairdresser also commented on how much my hair had grown since I started using it, presumably because it had helped stop the split ends from breaking off at the ends.
Before I used this oil my hair was dry, brittle and dull. I was skeptical about using an oil on my hair as I, like many of the people I've recommended this to, thought that I would end up with greasy rather than glossy hair. Eventually I thought I'd give it a go as my hair was beginning to get into a really bad state.
I washed my hair as normal and whilst it was still damp i rubbed in 2 pumps worth of the oil into the ends of my hair. I then blow dried it as normal and the results were honestly amazing! My dry and brittle hair was gone! It had made my frizzy ends smooth and silky!
After the first use of this product things only get better!! Moroccan oil is a cumulitive product, which basically means that your hair absorbs it and holds onto it. This means that after a couple of weeks of use, you can afford to use a bit less each time you wash your hair, otherwise you may find you overload it and your locks may become a bit heavy with products.
I have been using Moroccan oil for about a year and am still on my first bottle, which is a bonus as it is quite pricey! I use 1 pump every time I wash my hair and have got to the point where I no longer need to use conditioner as this product is so good!!
I had tried other oils and treatments before I found this product and although they work for a while they seem to mask the problem rather than actually change your hair. Moroccan oil really does give you healthier, strengthened hair that looks glossy!!
I would recommend this to anyone who has split ends, dry or frizzy hair and even people that have course hair. Just make sure you buy the correct product for your hair type, as they do one specifically for finer hair or blonde hair.
So the newest and latest craze in hair technology seems to be this Moroccan Oil treatment. Everywhere I go these days it's on offer, in Avon, hair shops and I have even seem some bottles in Primark! After reading some hair blogs which rave about it, and a number of my friends who all seem to have it stocked in their collection of hair supplies I decided to buy this 100ml bottle for £30 (wooh thats a hefty sum for some hair serum!) in a local hair shop and give it a go.
The description on the bottle is that Moroccan Oil is a formula rich in antioxidant argan oil that instantly absorbs into hair to immediately enhance manageability, shine and deliver long term conditioning without leaving residue.
The Moroccan Oil is exactly that; a thick lustrous yellow oil that when dispensed from the pump on the bottle about a tea spoon amount pours into my palm. This pump is ideal as I can control the amount which comes out depending on the pressure put on the pump and how many times I press on it as some days my hair doesn't need as much as other days. I evenly distribute it through my hair (and my hair extensions since they too are human hair after all!) from roots to ends and leave it on my hair all day.
The results on my hair have been brilliant and I couldn't ask for more. Once applied, it leaves my hair with a lovely shine which lasts all day, which helps as my hair can often look dull and a bit lifeless so using this argan oil gives my hair a nice glow and bounce which I appreciate! I have been using this oil for about a month now, and in terms of my hair I feel I have noticed a difference. My hair is definitely a lot softer and doesn't feel as dry as it used to be before I started my new regime. Although I have quite a few hair extensions which no matter how hard I try I just can't seem to go a few weeks without them, I feel the argan oil has helped my own hair be stronger and less brittle and seems to hold it's own.
The only thing I cannot agree with on this product is the price. It just breaks my heart slowly to pay £30 for a 100ml bottle of hair oil! As lovely as it is, I made sure I used it sparingly to make it last as long as possible and after a month or so it is still going strong. So because of this, it gets 1 less star but other than that its a super product!
Split ends are something I've been trying to combat for quite some time now after endless hours of straightening, curling and general use of heated products began to show themselves. It seems that once the split ends arrive, they're not going anywhere!
** The Brand **
Sitting in the chair at my local hairdressers, she got a bottle of Morrican Oil from the shelf. It wasn't the first time I'd seen it, as several celebrities had been 'tweeting' about it on Twitter and they had a rather large spread in Cosmopolitan a few months ago, but I didn't think it would have made its way into salons just yet.
The way the company began is something most of us ladies can relate to. The co founder had a colour treatment in Israel which left her hair really badly damaged and so a friend took her to another salon that used oil treatment and it really improved the condition of her hair. This then gave her the idea to form a brand based on the use of oil treatments and so she started the company with her husband, forming 'Morrocanoil'.
From there, it seems they have certainly come a long way. With their products being widely used by celebrities, famous faces and even on the cat walk, they are still largely growing.
They have developed a range of others products now, emphasising on both the hair and body. Their body products include a souffle, hand cream and a cleansing bar, while their hair products include a hairspray, a range of shampoo and conditioners and the oil treatment.
** Morrocan oil - apparently, the answer to my prayers **
So, this product contains all the ingredients that damaged hair will love as it contains proteins to build strength including fatty acids, omega 3 oils, vitamins to create shine and antioxidants for protection. Apparently, there are immediately and very easily absorbed by the hair to fill in any gaps that have been caused as a result of heat, styling or environmental damage.
According to Morrocanoil themselves, you can expect this treatment to 'completely transform' the hair with its combination of ingredients that will repair damaged hair. They claim it should be used as a 'conditioning, styling and finishing tool'. Apparently, it even speeds up drying time!
It comes very well presented. The bottle it comes in is 100ml in size, and is transparent, albeit brown in colour, so you can see the product left inside. Initially, it comes with a lid that can be twisted on and off however included in the box is a pump which you just swap with the original lid, making it much easier and accurate to dispense. The front and the back of the bottle both contain a light blue sticker (which seems to be a colour repeatedly used by the brand). The front sticker makes the brand apparent, with 'Morrocanoil' written vertically on the left hand side in white, with an orange 'M' in the middle. Underneath the product name is stated, with information including 'for all hair types' which is also repeated in French.
It seems that the design of the bottle itself has had a lot of thought put into it which is evident with the detail that can be seen, including the brand name printed along the side as part of the bottle. I felt this was a nice touch. The back sticker contains product information and directions for use which are somewhat minimal, 'apply a small amount throughout dry or damp hair. Style as usual'. It also claims that it is 'rich in antioxidant organ oil' which helps to enhance 'manageability, shine and deliver long term conditioning without leaving residue'.
** Putting it to the test **
When I left the hair salon, my hair looked and felt so soft and shiny but then it always does, I think that's just the hairdresser touch! Admittedly it sounded like the answer to all my problems, so I decided to treat myself.
A couple of days later when it came to washing my hair again I was looking forward to seeing the results, particularly as my hairdresser had said it improves the condition of the hair over time and so it should get better with every use. I towel dried my hair a little bit, a pushed down the pump once which dispensed an amount slightly smaller than ten pence. I rubbed my hands together and ran my hands over my hair, emphasising on the ends to ensure I didn't make my roots greasy!
The smell was fab, really fresh and fruity although quite subtle and it didn't seem to last on my hair but it's better than a chemical scent nevertheless! When rubbing it into my hair, it seemed that a lot of the product stayed on my hands and I had to rub it on a towel to get rid of it.
** Results **
The time it took to dry my hair does not seem to have altered at all. Once dry though, my hair did look nice and shiny. It looked healthy, but my hair isn't usually that dull or lifeless anyway so I couldn't see a huge difference. The most important thing to me was the condition of my hair particularly the split ends. I have to admit, over gradual use my split ends do seem to have become much less obvious but the impact isn't quite what I was expecting.
I did receive a comment or two that my hair looked shiny and my mum asked me what I had been using so it is likely that the oil treatment did make a difference, but not quite of the significance I was expecting. However as my split ends seem to have repaired themselves somewhat, I have to be pleased with it to an extent.
** Pricing and availability **
The back of the bottle states that the product can be found exclusively in professional salons, so you're not likely to come across it in your local supermarket! I have come across it on websites such as feelunique.com so there are online stockists available. Sounds good, huh? The price was a bit of a shock to me. At £35 it's far from cheap!
No doubt it will be available on websites such as Amazon or eBay for a discounted price, making it easier to justify the price
** Summary **
I have to admit I had high hopes for this product and I think perhaps that's why I feel slightly disappointed with it although in hindsight, I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting.
Although my hair does look healthy and shiny, I am largely undecided whether that is a result of the oil treatment or my natural hair. However, my split ends have improved a lot and are no where near as noticeable as they were before I started using it.
I am giving this product 3/5 Dooyoo stars which is a shame, as I was really excited about it. Although it has helped my split ends and I will continue to use it, I would not be able to justify paying it again. If it was cheaper, I would certainly consider it but when my bottle runs out, it seems that I will have to wait for trips to the hairdresser as I just cannot justify it.
For more information, visit www.morrocanoil.com.
A breakthrough styling product used to enhance and define curly hair / Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream is a leave-in conditioner with anti-oxidants and intensive hydration capabilities / Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream enhances shine and defines curls leaving them soft and hydrated without a sticky residue / Directions for use: For best results, on clean damp hair, apply one or two pumps of Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream (depending on the amount of hair) and comb it through / Let it dry naturally, or use a diffuser to create more volume / Tips from the pros: Mix a few drops of Moroccanoil Oil Treatment with a pump or two of Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream / The result is magnificent curls that are bouncy, defined and very glamorous / Please note that Moroccanoil is available to customers in the UK only /