Friday, October 14, 2011

Product Review: Moroccan Oil

I bought a bottle of Moroccan Oil about a year and a half ago, but I am just doing a review, because I've been using it off and on, in different ways.

Product Description
A great multi-tasker, Moroccanoil has been formulated to treat your hair instantly – a leave in product that leaves hair silky and shiny without any residue. Regular use of the Moroccanoil Oil treatment is said to help restore hair damaged by colouring or heated styling. Moroccanoil also works as a styling product, and is great for eliminating frizz on all hair types.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Butylphenyl Methyl Propional, Argania Spinoza Kernel Oil (Aragan Oil), Linseed (Linum Usitatissimum) Extract, Fragrance Supplement, D & C Yellow 11, D & C Red 17, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone

Styling & Finishing:
Shampoo and Condition your hair as usual. Start with a small amount in the palm of your hand and work it through damp hair. Style as normal, enjoying the defining properties of Moroccanoil.
If you're hairs frizzing or reacting to the weather (humidity or rain in particular) apply Moroccanoil as and when required.
Colour Process:
Before applying colour, prepare hair by applying a pea sized amount of Moroccanoil The Original Treatment Oil directly onto the hair. Gently rub 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 of Moroccanoil Treatment Oil to the colour mix and continue the process as usual. This will enhance shine, elasticity and depth of colour.

My Experience
I first used this product on damp hair before rollersetting. I had heard so many good things that I was really disappointed when I ended up with dull, lifeless hair. Then I tried it as a serum before flatironing. Still no luck. A couple of months ago when I was at the Dominican salon, I noticed they added some Moroccan oil to my hair after they took my rollers out. So I decided to do the same thing when I set my hair at home. The results were totally the opposite! My hair was shiny, bouncy and moist! I only need to use it one time between washes, which is great. This product is more a serum rather than an oil, and my hair doesn't like a lot of "cones" so it's perfect that I don't need a lot of it. This is definitely a staple for me now!


Anne said...

Hello Tiffanita,

Regarding your after exercise hair care routine.

Have you had any negative effects from the salt and sweat drying on your hair.

I'm hoping to start exercising at a gym soon and have heard lots of conflicting advice.

I want to avoid hygral damage, so don't want to wash my hair too much but am trying to grow and wonder about the effect of dried sweat on my scalp.

Tiffanita said...

Hi! I have not seen any negative effects from working out. In fact, I think my going to the gym on a regular basis has helped the condition of my hair and scalp. I usually wear a headband or scarf just around my edges to keep them flat. I don't take the bun and scarf down until my hair is completely dry. I don't wash my hair more often when working out, but I am conscious of there being sweat in my hair, so I don't use ANY heat and I don't manipulate my hair too much. I hope this helps!

Anne said...

Thanks for answering. I was very concerned about the effects of salt on my scalp and hair.

Moroccan Oil said...

I did this yesterday. Co, evoo, caster massaged into scalp and length. warmed some shea and applied to length and canopy. I first wrapped it in a moist towel and cover with a shower cap and sat under a dryer for 30 min. Then cover that with a scarf to keep it warm for a few hours. My hair feels so soft now. gonna do it again next week.