Product Type: Moroccanoil hair care products
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This is what miracles are made out of
Member Name: prettypolly40
Advantages: Soft, managable hair, erases dry hair in one use, bottle lasts a very long time
Disadvantages: Price for some
My hair length has been to my chin or shorter some times. After years of the same, easy style I decided I wanted to grow my hair out, after all I have forgot what it is like to have long hair. I knew at the same time how horrible my hair can be when long, especially when I go out into our lovely damp weather, I also realised longer hair needs more attention to look healthy and well cared for.
I all ready have hair masks that I use but I wanted something different, something everyone has been taking about and something everyone loves. It is of course Moroccan Oil.
Moroccan Oil has been raved about by everyone and everyone; even celebrities love this product and brand with a passion. However, there was always one thing that always put me off purchasing this product and that was the price. I read many of times that although this product is expensive you need such a tiny amount it works out cheaper.
***About the product***
Moroccan Oil can be used for all hair types and have said this product revives tired, dull and dry hair within the first use. Strengthens and conditions, reduces drying time, hair is more manageable, soft and shiny without being weighed down. Great for hair that has been over styled or badly treated.
It is an ultra-fine formula, which absorbed into the hair fully, resulting in natural, silky finish with a brilliant shine.
Moroccan Oil can also be used on wigs and hair extensions.
Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2011 Winner: Best Leave-in Treatment.
***Where has this product originated from?***
Morocco of course, Moroccan Oil contains a great ingredient called Argan Oil. Ladies in Morocco have been using Argan Oil for centuries for the great benefits this oil delivers to their hair, nails and to defend their skin against the affects of their current climate.
The Argan Tree grows only inside Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
The tree produces juicy fruits that appear like olives, but bigger in size and more rounded. Inside the fruit grows three nuts, which create Argan Oil once cured in the sun and extracted. Argan Oil consists of unsaturated fatty acids, and is wealthy Tocopherols, acting as vitamin E (nature's most highly effective antioxidant).
Looking at the ingredient list at such a great product that is high priced. Argan Oil is in the third ingredient in the list, which means the first two ingredients, which are silicones, are likely to leave your hair silky and shiny first before Argan Oil gets there. There are also added fragrances and dyes. The list doesn't actually tell you how much Argan Oil has been used.
Due to the high price of this product I bought 25ml.
I like the packing this product comes in; the box has the same turquoise design with an orange 'M' that is Moroccan Oil's trademark. The cardboard box tells you about the oil and how to apply.
The product itself is stored in an amber glass bottle to protect the oil from ultra-violet rays that cause oxidation and degradation. It is always best to keep oils out of direct sunlight even though it is in this type of bottle as over time the sun can degrade oil and ingredients.
To get to your oil simply unscrew off the black lid and pour.
***How to use this product***
You can use this product three different ways, the first way is: After shampooing and conditioning, start with a small amount in the palm of your hand, rub both hands together so you have an even amount on both hands and work it through damp hair. Style as usual.
To control frizz and protect hair from environmental factors, apply a small amount (few drops) to dry hair as often as needed.
Before applying hair dyes prepare hair by applying approximately 5ml of Moroccanoil Oil Treatment directly on hair and gently massage the product through to enhance the hair's ability to absorb colour. Do not rinse the hair before applying colour or bleach. Add 4 to 5ml to the colour mix and continue the process as usual. This will enhance shine, elasticity and depth of colour.
***What does Moroccan Oil look and smell like?***
This oil has a sweet scent that smells uplifting, almost organic. Taking a bit of the oil to the back of my hand the product does have an orange tinge but looks really light unlike other oils that look thick. Spreading the oil over my hand feels like oil would expect to feel but without the greasy feeling. Even though I applied a small amount to the back of my hand it seems like the oil sank into my skin within five minutes and left one hand very soft even after washing with soap.
***Applying the product to my, and how it feels***
Applying a very small amount to my damp hair doesn't feel any different from applying any other product, although it did seem to glide through my hair easily without any problems.
I always find when I have applied a small amount of oil or serum to my hair before blow drying it feels fine but I can tell I may have applied too much after as my hair feels greasy and the only way to get rid of this feeling is to re-wash.
The brand boasts this oil will cut down drying time; I was very spectacle to this clam as my hair is thick and wavy even though I straighten it afterwards. Very surprisingly normally my hair takes around ten minutes or so to dry on full power and my hair is not even shoulder length yet. With the oil distributed evenly through my hair, five minutes, maybe less, I was done.
My hair never felt tangled, felt very soft from the first use, looked shiny and healthy.
My hair even after blowing drying and straighten, my hair never felt greasy, felt light and bouncy without being weighed down.
My only disappointment is after going into wet and damp weather my hair begins to frizz at the sides especially. I have tired other products in the past for frizzy hair that works to a certain extent and I thought this product would work miracles on my hair but it seems even Moroccan Oil cant tame my frizzy hair in the damp weather.
Thankfully Moroccan Oil can be used on dry hair but very sparingly in the areas you have trouble the most, I have found if I do this before I leave the house I am more than likely to be 98% frizz free.
***Price and availability***
You can purchase 25ml for £12.49 from www.amazon.co.uk or 100ml for £26.50
***What I think about it/do I like it?***
I have had this product around five months now and only now I am getting past the neck of the bottle. This product will last me more than a year and that is with four uses a week.
After use my hair always feels soft and manageable until my next wash. Unfortunately the frizz never eases for me but applying a very small amount to the problem parts erases this problem for me and I am left feeling confident about my hair.
If you have light/blond hair be careful as it has a distinctive orange tone, for this problem you can purchase Moroccan Oil light that has been designed for blond/fair hair.
***Would I purchase again?***
When I eventually get to the end of the bottle I do not see why not, after all it lasts a very long time so the price can be forgiven.
However, I would like to try Pure Argan Oil to see the difference.
Summary: Four stars as my frizz is still there.