Friday, December 28, 2012

Hair Love - Moroccanoil

I have to admit that even though my skin seems to struggle a little with dryness during the winter, my hair holds up rather well.  I don't find myself having to do special oil treatments, hot or otherwise, to gain or retain moisture and my regimen stays pretty simple: wash, condition, blow dry and flat iron.  I typically use about two different serums on my hair at one time so I certainly don't need to add another one and risk having my hair weighed down with a bunch of silicones, but when I saw this on my sister's dresser, curiosity got the best of me.  I had heard a lot about it, so I wanted to see if Moroccanoil was all that it was hyped up to be.

Exotic oils such as argan and maracuja seem to be all the rage as of recent.  Everything from beauty products to makeup to hair products have boasted the inclusion of these oils and their numerous benefits.  Moroccanoil makes a line of haircare products that are infused with argan oil, a vitamin rich oil that is extracted from kernels found in the fruit of the North African argan tree.   Besides shampoos and conditioners, they offer an oil treatment in the form of a serum that is supposed to promote shine and health, thus creating well-conditioned hair that is silky smooth to the touch. 

My sister goes to the hair salon every other week and when I commented on how shiny and soft her hair was, she said that her stylist uses Moroccanoil hair products on her.  Now to give you a little background, my sister also has relaxed hair and her texture is coarser than mine.  So to see her hair become so brilliant and soft after knowing its humble beginnings, I was very impressed and so was she; she ended up snagging a free bottle of their serum from her stylist, which was now sitting on her dresser tempting me to try it.  So I did and I have to say that I'm pretty keen on it, too.

Now the directions say to apply it to damp hair, but I applied a teensy bit to my hair after it was blow dried and then proceeded as usual.  And I did feel a difference.  My hair was slightly shinier, a tad bit softer.  Later when I used it on my wet hair as a treatment (no heat, no plastic cap, straight from the bottle), my tresses didn't fare as well; my hair was a little limp and didn't hold my curls as sharply as I like because my normally moisture-balanced hair absorbed the oil and became over saturated, so it was weighed down - which is a testament to its deep conditioning properties.  I knew an oil treatment would be doing a little too much for my hair, but I at least wanted to give it the old college try.

Moroccanoil Oil Treatment is a fantastic serum that is suitable for all hair types.  It's another gem in my arsenal of hair products.  And the smell is amazing!  OH. MY. GOODNESS! It's hard to describe, but it's sweet, tropical and spicy all rolled into one.  Love it!  And you can use it on wet or dry hair - obviously, I prefer the latter.

Moroccanoil products can be found at select hair salons and online at Amazon and  The oil treatment retails for about $15 (small bottle).

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