MoroccanOil For Curly Hair Review
I've had curly hair my whole life. It's a pain - beautiful but a pain. I've tried almost every product known to man. From the expensive salon types to the drugstore brands. Before I get into my actual MoroccanOil review let me explain some of the better products I've used.
I liked the Mixed Chicks product. My hair was almost never frizzy, it always seemed tame but dry. The main problem I had with this product was that it created an awful build up.
I also really liked the DevaCurl products, this was my first move toward the sulfate free products that are better for curly hair. I liked the curls that formed with this product but found instead of making my hair soft it was spongy and a little sticky. For something so expensive that was slightly disappointing.
Joico products were okay. Nothing special. My hair was hard and frizzed easily.
The Curls Rock line was okay, again my hair felt stiff and sticky.
I've experienced a similar problem with Aussie. My hair is stiff and doesn't curl correctly. On the plus side, this product is relatively cheap and smells good.
I tried to find a review for MoroccanOil. I wanted to know how well it would work for curly hair before I spent a ton of money on it.
I found absolutely nothing. There was no helpful reviews for the specifically curly hair products of this line.
Based on the general reviews it seemed like a good product. A lot of people commented that it made their hair instantly soft (which I didn't think it would do for my hair). So I decided to look at the site and see which products they had for curly hair.
First of all it is helpful to know, as a Curly Girl, what your specific hair type is. I visited CurlMart and read several of the descriptions before finding out that I am somewhere between curl type 3A (Curly Twirly - awesome name) and curl type 3B (Curly Spirally).
Anyway, based on the description for my hair type I looked at MoroccanOil products that define curls and control frizz.
I decided to get the MoroccanOil Intense Curl Cream, the light original oil treatment (because my hair is surprisingly fine), and the moisture repair shampoo and conditioner.
I was incredibly nervous about spending $116 on something that I couldn't return if it didn't work well. But I bit the bullet and cringed as the cashier at Beauty Salon Plus swiped my card.
I tried the product immediately, Mother's Day Brunch! The shampoo and the conditioner was great, it was light and my hair felt bouncier as soon as I got out of the shower.
I brushed my hair, (I used a Cricket rake comb) and, following the video and directions for both the cream and oil.
I'd read reviews that it helped hair air dry faster, and again I didn't believe it.
Ten minutes after I got out of the shower my hair was mostly dry, and completely soft. It was amazing how wonderful the curls looked and how my hair felt. No crunch, no stickiness - it didn't even look oily! This is the best thing I've done for my hair in a long time.
I've been using it for about a week now, and every time I use it I find myself loving it even more. The only complaint I have is that sometimes, not even every time the sides of my hair were a little oily looking the following morning. I think this might change the more used to the oil I get, I don't need as much as I used sometimes - once I get used to the product and how much I need to use I won't have a single complaint.
To be straightforward: MoroccanOil for curly hair? A must!