Moroccanoil hair treatment review

11 Oct

If you’re a beauty freak like me, chances are you’ve heard about peeps going on and on about the fabulosity that is Argan oil. So, what’s all the fuss about? I actually wrote an article about it for an Aussie mag the other day and had to do a little research, so I can actually give you the low down…

Argan oil is comes from the kernels of the Argan tree that is indigenous to Morocco. It’s a fab source of antioxidant vitamins A, C and E as well as essential fatty acids. Its become a super-popular ingredient in skin and hair care products of late ‘cos it’s able to nourish, hydrate and protect, polish and de-frizz while adding a bit of natural UV protection.

A tres popular hair and skincare range that makes use of Argan oil is Moroccanoil. It’s been available overseas for a while now, but has only just hit SA shores. I got to try their star product Moroccanoil oil treatment for hair, R315, and am quite impressed with it.

Moroccanoil oil treatment for hair.

Essentially, Moroccanoil oil treatment is a serum that promises to condition, revive and add elasticity and shine to your hair while reducing drying time. (I have no clue how it does the latter… I’ve googled the shizz outta that and nobody can tell me how it does that…) It’s got a silky serumy texture, a bit like John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease serum and an interesting musky minty scent that, once on your hair, isn’t obtrusive and won’t compete with your perfume.

The first time I used it, I rubbed two big-ass pumps all over my hair and ended up with slightly greasy-looking roots. Oops. Round two went muuuch better in that I only used it on my lengths, while wet, and then gave my hair a quick blow dry. I liked how it made my hair much easier to comb out, but didn’t notice a reduction in drying time. I also liked that despite being labelled as an ‘oil’, when I used it this way, it didn’t weigh my fine, grease-prone hair down in the least and left it with a soft, silky texture. In regards to shine, I’m quite lucky in that my super-straight fine-textured hair is already prone to a bit o’ gleam-age. However, if I applied the product to my locks after it was dry, it bumped up my shine-factor to the max.

Some Argan oil purists have a bit of an issue with Moroccan oil because it isn’t pure Argan oil. Instead, it’s a mix of silicones and fragrance with a decent amount of the oil mixed into it. As I haven’t tried Argan oil all by itself, I can’t make any comparisons myself, but like the product as is. Stars like Salma Hayek, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez, Amanda Seyfried, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rosario Dawson (the list goes on…) are fans too. (Apparently Fergie Ferg likes to soak her hair in it overnight after she takes out her extensions.) It also won a reader’s choice award from Allure magazine.

Keen to give it a bash yourself? Look out for the Moroccanoil range in selected hair salons countrywide. To find your nearest stockist, call Twincare, the local distributors, on (011) 11 305 1600.

Love, love

Leigh

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10 Responses to “Moroccanoil hair treatment review”

  1. Gillian October 11, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Leigh, if you like this product, then you should definitely get it from the US … it has been popular in my home country :o) for a couple of years, and because of that the fad has lessened and the price has come down a bit … making it much less expensive in dollars. Maybe add to your post-box thingy xx ps, I really like it

    • leighvdb October 11, 2011 at 11:47 am #

      Yeah, I see it’s on Amazon for $22. (You know me, I’m obsessed with buying online…) Mwah! X x x

  2. Kristen October 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    Hey Leigh,

    Was looking for it recently and found this site for Joburg stockists: http://www.twincare.co.za/media/content/morroccan.swf I called a few of the salons and it seems to be a legit list. They also told me prices going up first week of November… :) Bye

    • leighvdb October 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

      Hi Kirsten, thanks so much for sharing this, you’re a gem. ;-) X x x

  3. Verity Engel November 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    To whom it may concern: I am looking for the moroccan oil everywhere in Cape Town,South Africa. Do you perhaps know where i can hold of it?

    • leighvdb November 28, 2011 at 9:25 am #

      Hey Verity, have you tried calling the number I listed at the end of my post? Twincare, the local distributors, can be reached on (011) 11 305 1600. They can point you in the right direction.

  4. Sharon Johnson August 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Moroccanoil is ok, but full of silicones which is not good for your hair as you get build up on the hair shaft and clogging of the pours. Also, the name Moroccanoil is confusing as it comes from Israel and not from Morocco at all. You should rather go for authentic Argan Oil products made in Moirocco

  5. Debbie November 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    How do I explain to my Clients the differences Between Maroccanoil and Avon’s Maroccans products?

    • leighvdb November 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      Hi Debbie. I’m not familiar with Avon’s Moroccan line. Sorry!

      • leighvdb November 13, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

        Okay, I looked up the ingredients for Avon’s Moroccan Argan oil. It’s pretty much the same thing as Moroccanoil in that they’re both 99% silicone and 1% argan oil. In fact, just about every ‘argan oil’ product on the shelf is formulated like that. If your clients like silcone hair products they’ll probably appreciate either one. They’ll pay more for Moroccanoil than they would for Avon, but technically there’s not that much difference between the two.

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