Apparently, all the rage in the hair styling world is a little product called Moroccan Oil. As someone who has never colored their hair and probably goes to the hair dresser on average 3 times a year, this was a new concept. I read about it on the blog The Roaring Twenties (a fellow Tulsan whose blog I just found) and my tri-annual haircut was coming up, so I asked Vanessa, my stylist, about it.
Basically, Moroccan Oil makes your hair shinier, less dry and pretty much fabulous. I was lucky enough to get a free sample, which I have used for four days, so I wanted to share my findings with you. (This is all very scientific.)
This is the brand I am using because that is the sample she had on-hand. So I can only speak to this particular one. Though, I think they are all pretty much the same thing.
My hair type: I have had the same basic hair cut since about age 9. (I would say before that, but at age 3 or 4 I cut my own hair, which resulted in the worst haircut of my life – think bowl cut – and I got a perm back in 3rd grade.) It is straight, pretty shiny, but will be “fluffy/frizzy” if I don’t dry it and run a curling iron through it.
How to use it: Just take a little (pea size amount) and put it through your hair after washing, but before drying. I don’t put it on my roots.
On a scale from 1 – 10:
I would say my hair is a little more shiny, though no one has commented on it yet. I am sure I will hear about it any second…
My hair is naturally not dry. I am definitely not one of those people who can just wash my hair every other day. I have experienced fewer flyaways since using.
More Aveda, less Biolage. I prefer to smell like clean clothes over “natural.” However, my mom and Vanessa loved the smell. So I guess it is just personal preference.
Pretty much fabulousness: 6
I will be honest, I think it has helped my hair, but I don’t necessarily need it to be more shiny or less dry. If I had free samples, I would continue to use it, but don’t think I will go out of my way to buy it. However, if you do have dry hair, I think it would be a great buy. Based on the amount you need to use, the bottle would probably last 6 months – to a year.
Other thoughts: I did take a nap this weekend (it was too cold to do anything else) and my hair did look pretty good after laying on it. Also, I think I might be able to get away with not running a curling iron through it as my straightener, but never tried.
Let me know if you guys use the oil and what your thoughts are! Am I the only one who had never heard of this???