How To Use Moroccan Oil Treatments
What Is Moroccan Oil?
Moroccan Oil is an alcohol free, antioxidant argan oil hair treatment that is particularly beneficial for dry, heat damaged and colored hair.
The manufacturers claim that it:
“...instantly absorbs into hair to immediately enhance manageability, shine and deliver long term conditioning without leaving residue.”
Suitable for all hair types, the treatment is easy to apply and claims to:
Transform the look and feel of hair
Speed up blow drying time
Restore shine and softness
Strengthen brittle hair
Nourish damaged hair
Alleviate dry, flaky scalp
Protect against UV damage
Reduce hair drying time
Moroccan Oil can also be used on wigs and hair extensions.
Moroccan Oil Product Rating
Overall, it definitely deserves its 4 star rating.
I have deducted one star purely for the upfront investment needed to purchase the oil and also the fact that there are alternative, cheaper remedies which can be used.
Benefits of Moroccan oil
There is no doubting that using Moroccan Oil, on a regular basis, improves the condition and shine of hair.
It certainly adds a glossiness and silky smooth feel to my hair that I have not managed to achieve with other oil based treatments.
Many other hair oil treatments have to be used hot, left in the hair for a period of time and then washed out. You use Moroccan Oil straight from the bottle and leave it in your hair without any need to rinse it out. This is a great plus and a bonus for all of us time strapped ladies who still like to look good.
One other surprising benefit is how long the Moroccan Oil actually lasts. You only need to use a small amount of oil to achieve truly fabulous results.
I purchased my latest bottle several months ago and am still less than a quarter of the way through. I use it every day and have shoulder length fine, colored hair, which tends to be extremely dry on the ends.
Having used Moroccan Oil for some 12 to 18 months, I can definitely say that my hair feels stronger and my split ends are far less noticeable than they were before I started using this hair product.
The $40 price tag of Moroccan Oil is definitely off putting at first glance.
In these recession hit times, when most of us have to think twice about every cent we spend, buying Moroccan Oil may seem like a luxury we can’t afford.
What has pleasantly surprised me, however, is that this product seems to last forever! If, like me, you wash your hair every day, one to two pump presses of the oil is all that is needed.
Over used, the oil can make your hair look greasy so make sure you only use it on the mid-lengths to ends of your hair. If you feel that the oil is making your hair feel heavy, you should only apply the oil to the very ends of your hair.
Alternatively, there is a Moroccan Oil Light treatment which, as the name suggests, is a lighter version of the original product.
How To Use Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask
The larger sized version of the hydrating mask is much better value than the smaller size.
How To Use Moroccan Oil
Wash and condition your hair as normal and gently squeeze out the moisture in your hair until it is damp and not dripping wet.
Remember, you only need a small amount of oil. Gently press the pump, once or twice, so that you have a small amount of oil, approximately the size of a quarter, into the palm of your hand. Rub your palms together to distribute the oil before applying.
The manufacturers’ instructions advise you to “apply a small amount of oil throughout damp or dry hair before styling as normal.”
I would urge caution with this. Applying Moroccan oil from root to tip, especially on hair that has already been dried, can leave it feeling greasy and looking lifeless.
I would also never apply Moroccan oil “throughout dry hair” and neither should you, if you have fine hair, like mine.
The driest parts of your hair are usually the ends and this is where you want to be concentrating your application.
Unless you have extremely dry, frizzy hair and want to use the Moroccan oil to relax it a little, I would keep the oil application a good 2 to 4 inches away from your scalp. Having said this, if you have a dry, flaky scalp, you may benefit from a root to tip application.
You know your hair and you know what works best for you.
After applying the oil evenly, I then use a wide toothed, detangle comb, to comb my hair from root to tip. Then simply dry and style as normal.
If, after drying, some of the ends still appear a little dry, then you may want to apply a tiny, tiny bit of oil, using your fingertips. Just don’t overdo this.
Hair Gift Packages
Moroccan Oil gifts, especially for women, are always well received and never fail in my experience.
In addition to the oil and the light oil, you can buy shampoo and conditioner, intense hydrating mask, frizz control products and hairspray.
There are also several gift packs available, especially in the run up to hoilday periods.
If, you are still uncertain about whether or not Moroccan Oil if for you, there is a smaller, sample sized bottle which you can buy.
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