I'm on my 2nd bottle of this, and it does wonder for my frizzy, color-tortured hair :) It speeds up drying time something fierce (I don't like using the blow drier) and leaves my hair silky soft. The big test will be to see how it keeps up with the tangles I always get in autumn/winter from wearing warm scarves...
Well, I was all ready to hate this, after spending $17 for the tiniest bottle and then reading all the reviews that say this product doesn't deliver. On my hair, it totally lives up to the hype. My dry, coarse hair is super silky and styled now after adding Moroccan Oil to my routine.
My hair loves silicones, and I wanted to try Moroccan Oil because it contains some actual oils along with the cones. I added a little more than a dime sized amount to each side of my armpit-length hair, then combed it in really well, and smoothed/dried it with a towel. Then I added a bit of Fekkai Straightening Balm (which I love) and blow dried my hair in sections using a round tourmaline brush, and finished it with a few drops of Moroccan Oil used as a smoothing serum.
That had been my routine, except instead of Moroccan Oil, I had been using Chi Silk Infusion. I'm pretty sure I have a glowing review of Silk Infusion here. . . it's good stuff. But Moroccan Oil is better. Silk Infusion is more affordable, but it can add weight. I don't feel any added weight with Moroccan Oil. Best of all, my hair did not tangle or snag while I was drying it.
As for the packaging, I actually like the jewel cut glass bottle. I had no trouble dispensing the desired amount. Just tip the bottle over carefully into your palm. You don't need a huge amount of this stuff, and I'm thinking my tiny little bottle will actually last awhile. Thumbs up for Moroccan Oil (and one lippie off for the ridiculous price).
NOT IMPRESSED! I bought this product after hearing wonderful reviews about it from my friends, however I was sadly disappointed. There is nothing impressive about this product except the scent. It does not do a good job at retaining moisture in my hair, and every once in awhile it seems to add a tinge bit of extra sheen to my locks, but as a lover of hair products, this is overhyped and simply not worth the money.
I love Moroccan Oil products. First I tried just the original oil- and I love it. It smells lush, it speeds up drying time for your hair, it makes your hair smooth. I was so happy with the Moroccan Oil I had to try the shampoo and conditioner which I also adore. My sister's fiance used it in Hawaii (accidently) in one of the travel bottles I put it in and was raving and telling everyone to feel his hair because it was so soft!! I immediatley knew he had gotten into my stash (and everyone agreed his hair felt amazing). The shampoo and conditioner work divine (my hair is not colored or damaged). I have tried the Moroccan Oil mask and it works pretty well. Am I floored by the treatment mask? Not particularly. However, I love this line. I highly reccommend the Moroccal Oil "oil" and the shampoo and conditioner- I got my mom and sister using it now. It really works great. I continue to buy this product over and over again everytime I run out... I still think it is a little pricey, but worth it. :)
Love, love this, best thing I have ever tried, I have curly hair with a little frizz, makes my hair shiny, also its great for a blow out, soft, shiney and no frizz, now instead of using 5 diff. things at a time on my hair this is all I need, LOVE IT..
I was really excited to use this product, it seemed like I was the last person on the Moroccanoil bandwagon.
I have naturally wavy, heavy hair which can be a bit unruly and I found that this product didn't help much. Applying after towel drying hair, I had to use about 3 pumps to adequately dispense the product throughout my hair. The 125ml bottle with pump is great because otherwise the oil would spill everywhere.
Upsides is that it does make my hair dry faster, although reading all this stuff about Sulphates or whatever freaks me out. The best part of this product is that it doesn't weigh your hair down like a lot of other serums or oils. It's probably most suited to those with fine hair because this just makes my hair look fluffy.
There isn't really a downside to this product, it's average and is like every other drug store product. I don't particularly like the smell and it doesn't tame frizzy fly-aways. For now just to use up the product, I'm just going to use it as a finishing serum to tame the last pieces before going out. This product is average at best.
Bcos MUA reviews said this product is so coveting, I had to try it! Locally, they don't carry this brand in salons or shops, so I turned to ebay. For ard 35usd, it came in a generous bottle. Yes it tame some frizzes on my long, straight fine hair. Smells herballicious too. yet, this thick oil-like 'serum' doesn't deliver anything more fantastic than drugstore serums I've used. It does well enough, quenched the thirst of my hair-ends and hair stays in place. I wld be further impressed if it's all natural oil-concocted goodness. (hv not studied the ingredients yet) a daily staple :)
I gave this product a few chances. My hair is wavy, frizzy, and damaged. After putting three small handfuls of this in my hair, after is soaks in, my hair is left coarse and frizzy. So, it doesn't really do anything except put fragrance in it.
On the fragrance: I like it.
This review is for the Moroccan Oil LIGHT (i couldnt find it listed separately so have to write it here).
My hair:- Long, Fine to Medium Texture (but plenty of it), slightly wavy, Oily roots, Normal lengths, Dryish ends that split easily due to heat styling.
Wow! I was scared of using this product on my hair for 3 main reasons:
1). I thought it would make my hair look greasy - I've tried to use various oils on my hair in the past, and no matter how tiny an amount i use my hair always looks lank and greasy and overly saturated in oil.
2). Im scared of using too much silicones - i thought it would build up on my hair and make it appear dirty and coated.
3). I was worried that it would be too heavy - i thought it would likely weigh my hair down and pull out my waves.
Despite my fears i decided to give the Light version of Moroccan Oil a try since i've started using a high-heat triple barrel waving tong on my hair a lot recently, and it was causing noticeable dryness and damage to my ends.
I tipped the bottle up tight against my palm and the dime-sized imprint of oil that was left when i removed the bottle was rubbed between my hands and fingered through my hair. I put it through the lengths of my hair as well as my dryer tips. Glancing at the mirror i expected to see the result of a lank, greasy, heavy, stuck-together, limp mess (like my previous experiences after sing oils/serums) i was, instead, amazed to see that my hair still had body, bounce and volume!.. but just looked sooo much healthier. This was my main concern, as, rather than wanting straight, sleek, flat hair (which i presumed Moroccan Oil would be best used for) i love big, bouncy, voluminous hair. I'm so happy that with Moroccan Oil Light you can have shiny, healthy looking hair AND still keep your oomph!
My previously frazzled looking tips look healthy and smooth and my hair looks so much healthier in general.
Oh, and it seems to help protect the hair from further frazzling when using high heat tongs - its a god-send for the very ends & those short fuzzy bits at the sides of my hair that i always seem to fry nomatter what i do.. so i put extra product on those areas - and it still doesnt feel heavy or look greasy even when i use a lot!
I thought it was all hype and couldnt believe Moroccan Oil could be any more special than a regular silicone-laden serum, but somehow it works like magic, sooo much better than any 'cone serums or oils ive used in the past.
Im definitely buying a full-size of this as soon as my sample runs out. I think it's LOVE!
Overall great product. I can see a noticable difference in my split ends and the softness of my hair, it also smells amazing! Expensive for such a small bottle, BUT I have been using mine religously and one bottle (not even half empty) has lasted 5+ months. I would caution only use a SMALL amount as anything more can cause hair to become greasy.