Thursday, 4 July 2013

The Original Moroccan Hair Oil and Mini Hair Routine

I believe that I have already made it abundantly clear that I can be perpetually obsessed when it comes to skincare, body care, nail polish, various beauty tools and finally makeup. What may surprise you is that I haven't developed nowhere near the same zeal and passion when it comes to hair care!
In fact my hair routine is ridiculously simple and consists of just a few steps - shampoo, conditioner, occasional hair mask, pure coconut oil,  hair drier and my trusty Moroccan Oil. That being said the few hair products I do use have to be pretty special and deliver exactly what I want & expect from a superior formula.

Just as reference before I give you my thoughts on the controversial Moroccan Oil formula please keep in mind that my hair is very dark, thick, coarse and not color treated. I go to the salon maybe twice a year and  keep my hair length just past my shoulders, meaning that each visit doesn't comprise too much more than a quick trim to eliminate any pesky split ends. I have been pretty lucky to have "good hair" and I believe that my simple hair regiment has definitively contributed to its quality and minimal damage or dryness. That is not to say that I am always diligant about maintaining it but for the most part I can't complain since in reality, my hair doesn't ask for all that much.
I don't use drugstore shampoo and conditioner formulas but please don't take offence to that - I am sure that there are lovely brands out there that deliver results at an awesome price but I gave up on looking for "the one" a while back and decided to invest in a salon brand that I already knew worked for me. I've never looked back and now I alternate between a few brands, my favorites being Frederic Fekkai, Redken, Bumble & Bumble and the occasional Bedhead bottle. Sunday night is permanently reserved for a clarifying shampoo, which is to remove all the build up that accumulated throughout the week. My choice for clarifying shampoo is "Sunday" (how appropriate!) by Bumble & Bumble
About once a week I try to comb coconut oil through my hair, leaving it on for at least 30 minutes before my regular shampoo/conditioner comb. My hair feels amazing the next day, it is soft, silky,  manageable and very shiny.
Every couple of weeks I apply a heavy-duty hair mask, massage it in and leave it for as long as possible. My choice masks are: Frederic Fekkai Essential Shea Ultra-Rich Mask, Macadamia Oil Mask, Moroccan Oil  Repair Mask and Carol's Daughter Moisturizing Hair Smoothie. 
The only "styling" product I use regularly is The Original Moroccan oil formula and even then 3-4 drops is all I need  to achieve that glossy, swishy, silky and luscious hair look. I purchased a full-size bottle of this about two years ago and surprisingly I still about 1/3 left, which if my calculations are correct leaves me with another year to go. This is why I would re-purchase this, despite the price tag, especially now that i know just how long it lasts.

Official description;
Moroccanoil® Treatment’s versatile, nourishing and residue-free formula can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. It blends perfectly with other products and even speeds up drying time. This treatment for hair completely transforms and repairs as its formula transports lost proteins for strength; fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine; and antioxidants for protection. It absorbs instantly to fill gaps in hair created by heat, styling and environmental damage.

Directions for use;
Apply a small amount to clean, towel-dried hair, from mid-length to ends. Blow-dry or let dry naturally. Moroccanoil® Treatment can be applied to dry hair to tame fly-aways or condition dry ends.

Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, cyclomethicone, butylphenyl methylpropional, argania spinoza kernel oil, linseed extract, fragrance supplement, D&C Yellow-11, D&C Red-17, coumarin, benzyl benzoate and alpha-isomethyl ionone. For a similar product, One 'N Only Argan Oil, the ingredients are dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethiconol, C12-15, alkyl benzoate, fragrance, argania spinosa kernel oil, Yellow 11 and Red 17.

I love the Moroccan Oil, the formula works for me and it has more of treatment feel to it than a styling aid and that's always a plus! Despite the fact that this is viscous oil, the texture melts between my hands and is very easy to distribute even in the most unruly of hairs. 

Moroccan Oil Treatment

The controversy surroundings this product has a lot to do with the ingredients, misleading Argan Oil concentration and high levels of silicone - not exactly what you would expect from a high-end hair oil.The presence of so much silicone in the formulation pretty much guarantees that they will lose customers that don't tolerate nor use silicon anything at all. The division between fans and those who "don't like us" is almost evenly split so Moroccanoil still has hard core fans out in blogosphere whose experiences were nothing but positive (including me!). However I completely understand the order hesitation especially with such high-priced products but as i said before my original bottle is two years old and there is still 1/3 left which definitively justifies the full price for me. Taking into account that this is the only thing I actually put in my hair only further justifies my re-purchase of this miracle oil potion!

You can check out the official Moroccanoil video on YouTube here
The Moroccanoil products can be purchased in most upscale hair salons or directly from their website.

I hope you guys found this helpful! 

Have you tried the Moroccanoil hair products? What did you think?



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