This product is a miracle worker! I always resisted buying it because I didn't want to drop the money on it and just assumed any argan oil would work the same, boy was I wrong. This is one of those luxury splurges you hear about and think you can live without, but actually can't!
Moroccan Oil is technically argan oil, which is oil from morocco - thus the name. This is not solely argan oil - there are other ingredients in it. I'm a firm believer in how people should just stick with what they really like, even if it is a little pricey, instead of trying a lot of lesser expensive things because you'll probably save just as much money and time and stress by just getting the real deal. I see so many people wear designer labels and hold their pricey starbucks but walk around with unblended makeup and fried hair and I'm like uhh this is your face/body so it's okay to spend a little money on it!! It lasts so long the money you drop on this will be worth it in the long-run
I can definitely tell a difference when I use this and when I take a break from it, like if i forget to bring a travel size on vacation
I like the packaging. it's a sleek, dark glass bottle to help keep the product potent. only the largest size has a pump, but go for that size if you like it - it's definitely a better value.
I'd much rather use this oil instead of a basic styling creme or basic serum because I think this provides a lot of nourishment and makes my hair look silky and smooth. It's like an all day treatment that makes my hair look great! Why put on a shine spray that probably has alcohol in it when you can put this on your hair to give it shine AND nourishment?!!
I have medium length, thin, blonde dyed hair that can get dry and is prone to breakage. I use a dime size of this throw middle and ends of my hair. this doesnt make your hair oily like some oils do, but still dont use too much!
It controls frizz well and makes my ends look so smooth and clean and healthy
I prefer to put this in my hair when it is dry or almost dry. I've used it when my hair is wet and also have mixed it in with a mask but my favorite way is when my hair is dry. it also doesnt tint my blonde hair which I really like
I tried the original version and did not like it as much as the light version. I have fine hair and usually dont mind it being weighed down, but the light version seemed to coat my hair better/more evenly, make it feel smoother, and penetrate deeper into my hair.
Honestly the light version feels like this silkiness could actually be my hair!!!! the original felt like more product sitting on my hair. im sure someone with coarser hair would love the original - i'm glad they have two options
Cons: price, provides no hold to hair, smell isn't my favorite and is scented slightly strong imo but you'll get used to it. This is not 100% argan oil, some may find that a con but I dont since the formula is so good. this oil doesnt make my hair any less volumized or less thick after styling, but if you want super high volume wait until the end to put this on. I think you'll be fine with the light.
This is ideally for your natural texture. Since it doesnt provide hold or texture you probably won't like the result if you use this before an updo or braid or style other-than simply down, pontyail, or bun.
I have tried the shampoo, conditioner, and leave in styling cream from this same line and while I do like them I dont think they're nearly as essential as the oil. Of course the rest of the moroccan oil line is good, but to save money I use different products
Here's go-to routine that i've been doing for a while: Use a mask once or twice a week (living proof restore, redken extreme, amika, even loreal. alternating a between protein/keratin and non protein products), shower with some kind of salon quality shampoo and conditioner (usually matrix biolage, joico, even redken. alternating with a purple shampoo for my blonde hair. once every couple months a clarifying shampoo but this oil hasnt made buildup an issue), then put a leave-in conditioner on wet hair (it's a ten or simply smooth keratin xtend. again, alternate the protein/keratin), let hair dry almost fully dry but I always have to hit it with a hair dryer so it lays the right way and so my bangs look good. I spritz some aveda thickening tonic in then blow dry, then after blowdrying smooth a small amount of this throughout my hair and it's perfection.
I've tried macadamia oil, which is nice and slightly less expensive and comparable, and I'll probably continue to purchase their mask but their oil isn't quite as good as the light version.
This really is as good as they say.
It's a light but ultra nourishing oil that leaves your hair silky, smooth, and healthy. It really absorbs into your hair and and doesnt leave buildup or any kind of awkward film