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Moroccan Oil vs Coconut Oil - Which One Tames Your Frizzy Locks Better?

Updated on April 10, 2021
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Moroccan Oil or Coconut Oil?

Moroccan oil or coconut oil - which oil helps tame your frizzy hair in a better way? In India, we mostly use coconut oil. I have used coconut oil most of my life but then I had to stop it because the oil makes my hair appear too sticky and lifeless.

Recently I came across Moroccan oil and I can't stop raving about this product to everyone I meet. Unlike coconut oil, the good thing about Moroccan oil is that it is not sticky at all. It is a dry oil and is also great for styling.

I have found that applying some Moroccan oil before blow-drying and straightening gives me a more sleek look which was otherwise impossible to achieve. Each time I have tried straightening my hair without using this oil, my hair ended up looking like a big puffy ball in a matter of hours. Now it's just smooth and sleek. You won't be able to stop touching your hair!

Both Moroccan Oil and Coconut Oil Have Their Own Benefits

Moroccan oil is a type of argan oil i.e. it is extracted from argan trees found in Morocco (hence the name Moroccan oil). The local women in Morocco work intensely to gather oil from argan trees. Apparently, it takes a lot of work to gather at least one liter of this product which women all over the world vouch for. So what are the benefits of Moroccan oil? Let's find out:

  • Moroccan oil (argan oil) reduces frizz by sealing the hair cuticle and protecting it against any sort of damage including that caused by heat styling tools
  • Your hair appears shiny, sleek, and smooth without making it look greasy (you shouldn't apply this product too much onto the roots - now this will lead to your hair looking greasy)
  • Use it before styling to protect your hair and to make your hairstyle look chicer
  • Rich in antioxidants and vitamins

I recommend all Moroccan oil products. I'm not sure where you can get it from India. It's not easily available everywhere. You can get it off eBay (that's where I got mine from) but always check a seller's rating before you decide to purchase it off eBay. It is a little expensive but the price is well worth it especially if you are sick and tired of your frizzy hair and like me had tried a lot of products before, which only yielded unsatisfactory results.

Coconut oil on the other hand provides more nourishment for your hair. All it takes is a 1-hour oil treatment a week and your hair will appear conditioned in no time. This is because coconut oil has the ability to go deep into the hair shaft due to its low molecular weight.

For someone like me who is downright busy with work almost all week, this isn't an option. I just don't have time to sit idle for one hour with hair full of grease. Another reason why I love my Moroccan oil. But if you are looking for the closest alternative to the original Moroccan oil that is cheap yet effective then coconut oil is the way to go.

The cons of coconut oil are that you cannot style your hair with it - this fries your hair! So never ever apply coconut oil before using hot tools. Moreover, the problem is that even if you apply only a little bit of this product to your hair, it ends up looking greasy.

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