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I have long hair that has a natural wave and frizzes at the ends. I don't suffer from split ends but the frizziness is quite severe! I am obsessed with trying to control my frizz and am always on the lookout for the next best buy!! I have been reading great reviews about Moroccanoil on the blogosphere but have been quite nervous about using this treatment in case it caused greasiness. After a visit to the hairdresser they recommended how to use it to get the best results and I love it!
My hairdresser offered a 10% discount so I got the 25 ml for £12. I only bought this because it was a spur of the moment buy based on a recommendation. I have been thinking about buying this for a while but it is very expensive. I know that you can buy it at some online retailers for cheaper than full price but to be honest, it is still over what I would pay on my hair.
I can justify the cost however because I don't use it daily. I use it after I've washed my hair which is only twice a week.
Morrocanoil is a very thick oil, it does make your hands feel quite greasy when you rub them together however it doesn't make your hair feel greasy at all. I use this after washing my hair. I only apply about a 5p sized amount in my hair from the mid length down and NOT ANYWHERE NEAR MY ROOTS! It helps to make your hair feel really conditioned and soft at the ends. You can either use this on wet or dry hair as a serum to control flyaways. It has a really nice smell to the product. It does make your hair smell nice but the smell isn't long lasting nor is it very strong. I do find however that I sniff my hands after applying for a while because they still smell so nice!!
I'm glad of my impulse buy. I have been meaning to buy this for a while but never taken the plunge. Since using it, I've received a lot of compliments on the way my hair looks these days after applying. It feels more controllable and manageable. I'm still using my first bottle! I will definitely be repurchasing these product, however I will try and find a more cost effective site to buy it from !!
I've been using Moroccanoil for about 2 years now, and I can't imagine being without it. The idea of putting oil on my hair at first seemed a little strange, and I was convinced that it would make my hair greasy. Far from it.
Firstly, you only need small amount, I use about a 5p piece size in the palm of my hand for my mid-length fine hair. With towel-dried hair I start with the ends and then do the roots with the small amount left on my palms. Then I brush it through. It has a lovely smell, and is absorbed straight into the hair.
When you dry your hair it feels soft, healthy and shiny. My hair is highlighted and can be a little dry as I tend to use heat appliances on it most days. Moroccanoil really helps to keep it healthy and stop if from drying out, and seems to help with split ends too. It also smooths it down as I can get a little frizzy - Moroccanoil also really helps with this!
It does seem expensive, however I would say that one bottle lasts absolutely ages. Probably a good 9 months, if not more, and I wash my hair every single day. So even though it might seem a lot at first a little goes a very long way.
Everyone has been raving about Moroccan oil recently and they have a right to, it certainly has lived up to the hype.
This product claims to restore hair damaged by heat and environment, it claims to leave hair feeling silky, shiny and without any residue
My personal opinion and experience
My hair is quite frizzy and damaged and I have been searching for ages to find a product that will solve all my problems, from hair mousses to serums I think I have finally found the perfect product. I use Moroccan oil after I blow dry my hair or when it is wet before I let it air dry, it leaves my hair feeling soft and nourished which is something that no other product has done for me. Another great factor about this product is that you only need to use a pea sized amount, maybe even smaller depending on your hair type by only using a little bit means that it lasts for ages; I bought a bottle of this oil January last year and there is still half left even after a whole year.
There are many other companies who sell Moroccan oil, however this has got to be my favourite. Be careful where you buy moroccan oil from as they could be unnatural. Generally it should come in a copper coloured bottle so it will not get ruined by sunlight.
Overall If you have frizzy unruly and damaged hair then I definitely recommend Moroccan oil!
I use a lot of heat styling devices and so by doing this, my hair does start to suffer. I blow dry my hair and I straighten it but nowhere near as regularly as I used to and I also have it coloured. It started to take its toll on my hair and I did notice it starting to look dry and also that I was getting a lot more split ends which I wasn't happy about. I had heard people mentioning Moroccanoil but it is quite pricey and I thought, what if it doesn't even do anything? I had heard some comments like this but then my new hairdresser used it on my hair and raved about it and said if I started to use it that it would do my hair a lot of good.
After this recommendation, I decided my best bet would be to get the smaller bottle and see how it went at first and then if it was good, I'd buy a larger bottle. Moroccanoil comes in a 25ml or 100ml bottle and also they do a light or normal treatment but I just stuck with the normal. It comes in a small turquoise box with the orange Moroccanoil logo on it and it is in a brown glass bottle which is distinctly shapes. On the box it gives you directions of use, and an ingredients list and the bottle has a small black screw top lid which keeps it securely shut and you can also see through the glass, how much is left.
When I first got this product, I have to be honest I was a bit apprehensive, I read up on how to use it but my hairdresser told me a small bottle would last me a good while as you hardly need to use any. So, to start with you can either use this on damp hair before blow drying or on dry hair before styling, it really is up to you but I feel when damp gives best results as then the hairdryer blasts it to work through hair. The best thing about Moroccanoil is the smell, it smells so sweet and perfumed, it is lovely and wasn't at all like what I thought it would smell like, so it is lovely to put on hair.
After I wash my hair, I normally towel dry it and leave it for a little bit and then I get my bottle of Moroccanoil and just tip out the smallest amount, I have hair past my shoulders, so it is quite long and I only use about a 1p piece worth as I rub it in the palms of my hand and then smooth and work it through my damp hair. You don't want to use too much or it will leave your hair greasy and oily, even when there is residue in the palm of my hand I just keep rubbing it through hair and it soon goes. You can't see it on hair at all and then once blow drying it, I always feel my hair looks shiny.
It took me a month or so of using it before I really started to feel the results were good. My hair started to look much healthier and felt softer and the real moment of truth was when I last went to the hairdresser as she said my hair was looking so much better than it used to and she asked what I'd been using. When I told her I'd been using Moroccanoil she was very impressed and said it had done my hair wonders and it was no longer looking dry. I was also visiting relatives at the weekend who I hadn't seen in a while and they commented on the condition of my hair, how good it was looking so the results have definitely been noticed.
It is pricey I suppose for the size of bottle but I have had this for about 4 months and am not even half way through the bottle yet and that is a 25ml one. Now that I know I am happy with the results, I will buy a larger bottle next time but it is so easy to use and you shouldn't expect instant results as your hair needs to get used to this and absorb the oil. I never find my hair to be greasy at all from using this, it is for all hair types and especially if you heat style a lot like me then you should be using this. There are cheaper alternatives to Moroccanoil but I like to stick with the best as I feel you get the best results this way.
There are some warnings on the back of the box such as avoid contact with eyes and that it is for external use only. I really like using this oil and wouldn't live without it, the dry parts of my hair have now all gone and have finally grown out which is a nice feeling. I am happy that my hair is finally getting the care it needs and conditioning it and using this oil just take minutes to do but keep it shiny. If you are unsure about wanting to spend a lot on this then you could ask your hairdresser to try it on your hair first or, like me, you could just get the 25ml bottle to start with and see if it works for you.
You can buy this in most salons but you may pay more for it, I get mine from Look Fantastic.com where they do free delivery, it is well packaged and they sometimes do discount codes so it works well for me. They charge £31.85 for a 100ml bottle and for the 25ml it is £13.45.
The official Moroccanoil website is http://www.moroccanoil.com/.
After hearing about Moroccan oil from a number of youtube beauty gurus I was led to believe it was it was a miracle product that would leave my hair unbelievable smooth and sleek, not to mention shiny and healthy looking. I am unbelievably underwhelmed by this product.
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It is very expensive. Very very expensive! I asked for a bottle for Christmas in 2011 and it cost Santa £25 for a 25ml bottle. To help you picture how teeny tiny this bottle is, it's around 3 inches tall. It is available from a number of online websites such as ebay, amazon, feelunique.
It comes in a amber glass bottle with a screw cap. The cap design makes it awkward to pour the oil out as you can't control how much comes out. It has the typical Moroccan oil colours on the bottle stickers which are turquoise and orange. The oil is thick and gloopy in consistency as you would expect oil to be!
You distribute a small amount through the lengths of your hair after you have washed it and it is towel dried. It is best to avoid the roots as I've found it makes hair a little flat and greasy looking. I tend to use a little blob of oil around the size of a pound coin. It absorbs quickly and my hair doesn't feel greasy if I run my fingers through it whilst it is drying.
I can't say that I have noticed a positive difference in the feel of my hair when using this oil. My hair is normally wavy and a bit frizzy at the ends. This doesn't smooth it at all and the only time I can tell I have it in my hair is after I've straightened it and it feels a bit slicker than usual. I wouldn't say it feels any smoother or looks any smoother as it has a bit of a greasey feel to it after a few hours. I have tried applying smaller amounts or using it after I've dried my hair instead but this doesn't make a difference. I am so frustrated that someone spent £25 on this when it doesn't live up to my expectations. Judging by other reviews there are lots of people who are more than happy with it and its results so if anyone can enlighten me as to what I am doing wrong I would much appreciate it!
I'll update this review if my opinion changes in the future.
I was first introduced to Moroccanoil by my hairdresser who spoke volumes for the benefits that this would have on my hair. Sold by her enthusiasm for it alone, I agreed to have her use the products on my hair. I had never even heard of it before but, given that I was visiting a well respected salon, I was sure that it was a premium product. My research since then (and the price tags that the products command) have confirmed this to be the case.
Morrocanoil say that 'our antioxidant infused, nutrient rich, innovative formulas are unmatched and provide dramatic results'. They describe the products as 'salon exclusive' but they can be purchased online at places such as amazon and hair care websites. The price is high, for example a bottle of 100ml of the treatment oil currently sells at around £30 on Amazon!
On my hair, my hairdresser used the conditioner from the range during washing and the oil on my damp hair. The oil is used as a treatment as it replenishes lost proteins to add strength, fatty acids, omega 3 oils & vitamins for shine and antioxidants for protection. The oil is a light brown in colour and, obviously, has a greasy feel to it. Where I found that this differs to other oil products that I have used on my hair is that, once I have applied to my hair, there is not greasy residue left on my hands - this oil is absorbed instantly by the hair and works to fill gaps in the hair to protect from heat, styling and environmental damage. The oil is pleasant smelling and leaves my hair feeling and smelling fresh. After use, my hair felt instantly in better condition - the ends were less dry and my hair was less frizzy all over. It definitely tamed and conditioned my hair superbly. I purchased a small, trial size bottle, of the product as that is all that my purse strings could stretch to. This lasted me several weeks so worked out pretty good value. I found it easy to use and it did have a dramatic impact on my hair. It looked and felt in much better condition.
Overall, there is no doubt that this product worked wonders for my hair. It is by far the best product I have ever used on my hair and one of the few that I have found to live up to the claims it makes. However, I do not feel that I can justifty paying the sort of money that the products cost. £30 can go a long way in my house and to spend it on a small bottle of oil seems very extravagant to me. Therefore, I have to make do with the odd salon visit to get the benefits these days. If you spend that sort of money on hair products though, this comes highly recommended! 4 stars, simply because of the price.
I had been wanting to try this hair oil for literally ages! I already have numerous other hair oils though, so I couldn't really justify buying another one, especially such an expensive one.
Luckily I got it as a Christmas present & I have to say, I am very impressed and it is one of my favourites! I am trying not to use it too much though because I don't want it running out any time soon as I don't think I will be re purchasing it due to the price, I just can't bring myself to spend over £30 for a hair oil!
This price is for a 100ml bottle, and a smaller 25ml bottle is £12, which is still really expensive in my opinion! A 200ml bottle can also be found in some shops and on various websites, but this retails at a mind boggling £50!!
Ok, so £50 might not seem like much to some people - in fact im sure all the WAG's and millionaires will think this is a bargain. As a young mum trying to save money where possible though I honestly can not even consider spending that much money. So, like I said I'm glad mine was a present!
So, what is so special about morrocan oil? Well, it gives hair a gorgeous shine and keeps it well soft, silky & well conditioned. It can help nourish damaged hair and repair hair that has been heat and colour damaged when it is used often. It sinks into the hair and doesn't leak any greasy residue, which I like as coconut oil needs washing out after I've used it because its so greasy, but this doesn't need washing out!
Morrocan oil can also be used to provide intense moisture on dry skin, and can help with skin conditions such as eczema but given the price I just use mine on my hair. I always use mine after I've washed and towel dried my hair before blow drying it. Personally, I usually only use it on the ends of my hair as my scalp tends to get greasy and i don't want the oil to make it even greasier, however after I've used it on the ends of my hair there is usually a really tiny layer left on my hands so I will work this into my roots and it hasn't made my scalp greasy at all but this is because I'm so careful with the amount I use.
A really small amount of the oil is needed and it is obviously important you don't use too much else it will make your hair look and feel really greasy. I know I said it is non greasy (it is if you use a tiny amount) but like any oil if it is poured onto your hair it'll look horrific. The oil leaves my hair feeling really soft, silky smooth and some how it makes my hair straighter, even when I haven't straightened it. I have no idea how but it does! It makes it feel lighter and more manageable too, so it's an all round good product. I also love that it keeps my hair looking more controlled, and my hair doesn't get half as frizzy as it did before I started using this oil!
I do like this oil and it is certainly very effective and it does what the people who make and sell it claim it does, however cheaper hair oils like Argan and coconut oil honestly have pretty much the same effect, this one is just less greasy. I would have given it five out of five stars had it been a little more realistically and sensibly priced, but due to the price I have knocked a star off.
I have used this product for the last year or so and found it does exactly what it says on the label despite being a bit pricey. My hair dresser recommended it to me initially because I used to dye my hair quite a bit and even after I stopped it was still a bit damaged. The product itself works great, even using just a little once or twice a week instantly makes your hair look as if you've just walked out the hair dresser. I usually use it on pre-washed but still wet hair then blow dry my hair straight, which works well. Also, most deeply conditioning products can be quite heavy but this one really isn't, it doesn't leave your hair looking greasy or anything either.
The price from the hair dresser for a large size is around £30 , smaller is £17-18, which is quite a lot if you buy Moroccan oil shampoo and conditioner too, and so this is a drawback. I bought a larger bottle back in October and am still using it now (in December) with about a quarter of it left, so it does last a long time. Also, since (as far as I know) Moroccan oil hair products are only supplied to reputable hair salons (so not available in boots etc), it can be a bit inconvenient to go and buy if you run out in between haircuts. I've seen you can buy it online too, but I haven't looked around at prices although it's probably cheaper there.
Overall, it's a really good hair product for adding an instant shine and making your hair look 100% healthy. Completely worth the money and I think I'll continue using it for the foreseeable future.
Moroccanoil is the first product I have bought in the hairdresser's chair. Usually the high prices put me off, but this has already been recommended to me. My stylist used some before he blow dried my new haircut and I could see a difference straight away. My hair looked healthy, shiny and smooth.
The tiny bottle I purchased cost a whopping 12 pounds and I nearly broke out in a cold sweat, but I held my nerve and handed over the cash. This trial size is only25ml, not even an ounce, but I have to say it lasted ages. And I have since bought the full size bottle.
While your hair is still wet, you work a tiny amount, about the size of a 5p, into your hair. You have to keep working it for a few minutes to get it all through especially to the ends. It is actual oil, but some how its not oily when applied to your hair. And it smells clean and slightly flowery, and I find the smell lasts 2 days which is lovely. Your hair feels so soft to the touch too.
When you blow dry your hair, it is very silky and detangles very easily. Running the brush through is a dream. You can style it in the usual way. If you decide to straighten your hair, this is when the shines really comes through. My hair goes smooth and glossy with this product, but more so than other things I have used. This is the reason I am happy to pay the higher price for it. I also think my hair became more hydrated over time, the more I used the oil, the healthier it became.
Don't be tempted to apply a lot to your hair though. I put way too much on it one time, and it does make your hair greasy looking.
I really love this hair product and would recommend it to anyone.
I have tried many hair products as have hair that is wavy, the worst kind - frizzy and brittle, if I leave it to curl its a mass of frizz and if I straighten it I can't use anything too heavy on it. Moroccan Oil is the first thing I've found that actually makes it really soft and doesn't weigh it down at all. You can either use it on damp hair or on dry hair. When my hairdresser told me about it I didn't believe her, thought it can't be that good cause lots of products promise but don't deliver, but it flies off her shelves - they are sold out the day the stock arrives. I got a small trial size from ebay but it is gonna last forever - you only need a tiny bit (I have shoulder length hair). It makes straightening easier and stops the tiny flyaway bits on the top of your head without making it greasy like serum can do. I use it every other day as a leave in conditioner. It also brings out highlights and colouring in your hair and protects against heat damage from appliances.
This product has been in the market for a while but to be honest, I have not heard about it till my hairdresser recommend it.
To start, I'm going to explain a little on my hair condition. As I wanted a permanent straight hair, I went to the salon and do a Yuko permanent straightening. That way, I don't have to do much in the morning and my hair will still look good but there's a price to pay if you don't take care of your hair after the straightening. Permanent straightening use strong chemical to maintain that poker straight hair. After a few month, my hair is really dry and to make matter worse, I have actually dyed my hair as well. I have been really busy that I never really do hair mask and so forth. I have split ends and it has become quite frizzy. I will not do the hair straightening again but unfortunately, I have to dye my hair every now and then as I have some grey hair now.
I have tried many hair conditioning treatment. Some conditioner weight down the hair, does not smell good and you don't feel comfortable. It has become quite frustrating because I can't comb my hair smoothly as it has become quite dry.
My hairdresser actually give me a small bottle to try. I went on the internet to read about it too. Wow, there's a lot of good reviews. Although the reviews are all good, I will need to experience it to agree.
Please note that the name is actually the brand name but the oil is actually Argan oil however it was sourced from Morroco, hence the name. Now, Morrocan Oil, it's a miraculous potion to me. I will tell you why.
The oil was in a glass bottle. The oil itself is golden and the texture feels like serum rather than normal oil. I wash my hair as usual and after towel dried it, I rubbed a small amount from mid way to the end. I then blow dry my hair and to my delight, my hair is tamer and I can comb through it. Gone were the tangled dryness. The smell is good too, not too strong or overpowering. Some conditioner smell make me gag.
On days, I don't use conditioner, it still maintain that nice tame hair for me. It doesn't weight down your hair and gives the smooth, healthy and shiny look. Another good point is that, you don't need a lot each time so a bottle will last you a long time.
This is quite a pricey product but it's worth it. It fits me really well as I don't have the luxury of time to really doing hair mask. Additionally, if you are on the go a lot, you just want a simple fix. Hope my little review helps. Thank you for reading.
I bought a bottle of this from eBay for £20. The volume of the bottle was 100ml so I figured that it'd last me ages.
I've recently had my hair stripped from black to brown and it's a little damaged to say the least. Anyway, I was recommended this by my stylist but I bought it online as it's cheaper that way. The oil is a little greasy and oily. It has a similar consistency to real oil but don't let that put you off. How much of it you need depends on your hair length. I have long hair below my shoulders so I tend to use a good blob of this and apply to towel dried hair. You don't have to dry your hair completely, just rub the towel around it a few times to squeeze out the excess moisture from your hair.
After using this oil my hair started to improve in terms of condition. Stripping the colour out of my hair left my hair dry and damaged but this stuff managed to get my hair back to itself. I still have a few more weeks of applying this but my hair is around 60% better (and stronger) now and it doesn't break up as much when I brush it. The oil can leave your hair feeling a little greasy if you apply too much of it so I suggest starting with a small amount and working towards a larger amount until most of your hair is covered. The oil also helps to mend split ends, this works a treat on mine and mine are really bad!
I would recommmend this stuff. It's not cheap but it's brilliant.
As a hairdresser, I have used several of these products containing Moroccan oil that seem to have sprung up on the market in the last 18 months or so. I like them all, as generally they are light on the hair (ie don't weigh it down and make it greasy as most traditional hair oils and serums tend to) and smoothe the hair effectively too. However, the best on the market at the minute does seem to be the original, Moroccanoil.
The packaging isn't particularly eyecatching as it comes in a plain brown bottle with a blue label that to be honest doesn't quite match the price tag, but once you use the product, you will never go back - it is fabulous to use when blowdrying, straightening and to finish the hair. Just add a small amount and work it through the ends working up to the roots and it works a treat. Great for curly or coarse hair as it smoothes all those annoying flyaway bits that spring up. I use it on my hair every day almost, even if it is just to soften the ends - the hair feels amazing after smoothing a little of the oil though.
The price is a little prohibitive, but don't let it put you off because a little goes a long way, a the bottle is a generous size too. Highly recommend!
This has been described as a wonder product in magazines and on the internet. I'd seen the product in several online shops and after doing some research, decided to part with my money too, despite the price of the product.
The product claims quite a lot of things: that it will create silky shine for all hair types, that it's ultra-light and non-greasy with fast absorption time, that it aids detangling, that it even has the ability to restore over-processed hair or damage caused by colour treatment, heat treatment and environmental factors...! It also claims that it's good for extensions too!
I purchased my 100ml bottle of "Moroccan Oil - The original oil treatment' from BeautyBay over 2 years ago for £29.25. Since then there are a huge amount of products released from this brand. The bottle also comes in a pump form which is really handy - I would have picked this if there was the choice available previously! The bottle that I have is dark amber/brown coloured with a normal, screw on cap. The oil is a light honey/amber colour and is quite thick in consistency. It's not very runny and extremely easy to apply.
I normally use this only after I've washed my hair and soaked up excess water with a towel. I get rather paranoid about creating a greasy scalp from putting the product too sparingly on my roots, as a result and out of a habit that has worked for me so far my routine is: I place a small dollop of product on the palm of my hand, rub it against the other palm and work it through my damp hair, concentrating about 1-2 inches from the roots downwards. I tend to let my hair dry naturally.
Overall I've had great experiences with this product. The smell is really lovely and pleasant, and so far the claims have been right: the oil absorbs really easily into my hair and makes it look visibly shinier and even softer. Despite having long, wavy hair that can be hard to comb, the product does de-tangle well too. I don't get much frizz, but with this product there was even less frizz than usual. There were periods when I used this very regularly, but as the oil diminished I became more sparing - explains why I still have a tiny bit left two years on! (The prices are pretty much the same as before, but the oil is sold in many more places and seems to have become popular in hair salons.) It's a product that gives my hair an extra 'oomph' since my hair is pretty healthy already.
I've seen reviews of some girls carrying it around in their makeup bags to put on dry hair in order to fix the odd stray frizz that has made itself apparent, or to apply to newly curled hair that is losing its shape a bit. I've personally never done this, but I thought I'd put it out there. I can't speak for colour processed/damaged hair either.
The product is really nice, but given the price range, it's something I'd think twice about given that my hair is already very healthy looking. If you have similar reserves about this product, but still want to try it out, the product is sold in 25ml travel size bottles at around £13. Still very expensive, but better than buying the £30 bottle I think! For this reason though, I'll give it 4 stars instead of 5... the price is just too much!
I started using Moroccanoil last year, after I had read several reviews in magazines stating what a wonder product it is. I haven't looked back. I have below the shoulder, thick, highlighted wavy hair. Over the past 15 years I have tried a multitude of styling products on it to try and get it to behave, but to no avail! I also have very little time to style my hair, so before discovering Morroccanoil I generally tied it back and hoped for the best. Just a couple of pumps of Moroccanoil is enough to calm the frizz and give me sleek hair. It is easy to apply - you pump the oil into your hands, rub it between your palms, and then apply it to your hair, paying particular attention to dry ends.
I find that I don't need to blow dry my hair once the oil is applied, as even air drying seems to produce good results. The oil has the added bonus of being beautifully fragranced.
The oil is quite expensive, but I think that a little goes a long way, so I find that a bottle tends to last me about six months. I absolutely would recommend this product to anyone with dry, coarse or frizzy hair.
Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo cleanses the hair and scalp thoroughly, while helping to restore moisture balance. Formulated with essential oils it is designed to clear hair of product build-up, chlorine and environmental impurities. Use prior to colour treatment for the most even results. To use: Massage into wet hair and rinse. Follow with conditioner. For use every two weeks.