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Moroccan Oil Hair Products

Updated on August 10, 2013

Moroccan Oil Hair Products - Simply The Best

I have searched high and low for the best shampoo and conditioning products. Having been addicted to Flex (those over 50 know of what I type), I've never found another product which gave my hair the bounce and shine of this older shampoo. Until....

I found Moroccan Oil Hair Products. These delicious hair products wandered into my life by accident when I was browsing at a beauty supply store one day. And, here's a sad fact - I bought them because they were expensive, and I thought they'd be better. Now, we all know that this logic hardly ever works. Except, for once, this twisted strategy was right on! Moroccan Oil Hair Products are top of the line in price, and they're so worth it! In this case, beauty doesn't come cheap....

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My hair in a french braid. I used Moroccon Hair Oil Spray to hold it.

My hair in a french braid. I used Moroccon Hair Oil Spray to hold it.
My hair in a french braid. I used Moroccon Hair Oil Spray to hold it.

That Argan oil comes from where? - AKA - you're kidding, right?

Well, let me start off with "I'm not kidding...."

Moroccan oil is actually argan oil. Argon oil comes from the extraction of a kernel grown on the Argon tree which is native to Morocco. Not so weird yet, right. Just wait.

So, how does the extraction from the kernel of the Argon tree occur, you might ask? Ok, stay with me.

Goats love to eat the leaves and kernels of the Argon tree. In fact, they love it so much that goats will actually climb the trees to get to the choicest kernels. So, once the goats are full and return to ground, nature calls. Yep, they poop out the undigested kernels which are then picked up, washed (thankfully) and ground up. The oil comes out of these undigested poops! Now, isn't that a great story and it's 100% true!

So, the above is the traditional method of extracting the oil from the Argon tree, today's methods though include chemical extraction by press or by solvents. But, I sure like that goat story the best. Every time I put this wonderful Moroccan oil on my hair, I think of goats...

You didn't believe me, did you?

You didn't believe me, did you?
You didn't believe me, did you?
Fresh out of the shower and into drizzling rain today
Fresh out of the shower and into drizzling rain today

Moroccan Oil Hair Shampoo

You've gotta start somewhere!

The Moroccan Oil Hair shampoo was the first product I purchased. As with all new shampoos and hair products, I had to open the bottle and smell it. I can't stand perfume-type hair products. The Moroccan Oil Hair shampoo has a delightful light scent, and I knew I was sold (and poorer....). But, could I justify the price?! At around $20 for 8 ounces (ouch) you might think this shampoo will bust your budget, but that's not quite true. The trick is to use just a teeny bit when you lather up. Moroccan Oil Hair shampoo works wonders so a little dab will do ya. It's also such a thorough cleansing shampoo that you really only have to shampoo one time through with it, instead of twice like some inferior shampoos.

If you color your hair, there's no better product out there to keep your color fresh and unfaded. Moroccan Oil Hair shampoo does not contain sulfates, phosphates, and is parabin free so your color will stay truer longer.

Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioners on Amazon

There are a few different sizes of shampoos starting around $20 and heading up so make sure you know the size before you buy.

Moroccan Oil Conditioner - A perfect complement to the shampoo

So, after you've splurged on the Moroccan Oil Hair shampoo, why not just bite the bullet and purchase the conditioner too? Working in tandem, the shampoo and conditioner will give you the most subtle gorgeous hair you've ever had. I like to leave the conditioner in my hair a bit longer while I shower, and it seems to give my hair more of the light scent I like afterward.

Like its cousin the Moroccan Oil Hair shampoo, the Moroccan conditioner contains no sufates, phosphates and is parabin free so, if you color your hair, your color will be retained longer.

As a bonus, during summer days at the pool or beach, go ahead and apply just a bit of the Moroccan Oil hair condition to your wet hair - let it bake in the sun for a while. After you shower, your hair will glow. I spend a lot of time at my pool or at the Chesapeake Bay on a sail boat so my hair would take a beating if it wasn't for the Moroccan Hair Oil products.

This is the next morning. Moroccan Hair Oil products kept my style safe overnight!

This is the next morning. Moroccan Hair Oil products kept my style safe overnight!
This is the next morning. Moroccan Hair Oil products kept my style safe overnight!

Moroccan Hair Oil on eBay

You might be able to find decent prices on Moroccan Hair Oil Shampoo and Conditioners on eBay. Even though the manufacturer warns against buying their products from anywhere but an authorized salon, I've gotten some great prices on eBay and have never had a problem with a counterfeit product.

Treat your hair to a deeper conditioning once a week - Moroccan Hair Oil Deep Conditioning Hydrating Mask

I love this Moroccan Oil Hydrating Mask for a deeper conditioning. It truly gives new life to dry, damaged hair. The packaging says to spread a bit on towel-dried hair and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. I like to leave it on around 30 minutes while I do my morning chores. My reward is extremely shiny, fresh looking hair. As a nice note, my hair seems to hold its style for longer when I use the hydrating mask.

Since so little of this is used, the jar seems to last forever. I've had the same jar for over 6 months now so, dollar for dollar, it's a good buy.

Add a drop of Moroccan Oil Hair Oil before blow drying

After you've used the shampoo and conditioner, put just a dime size amount of Moroccan Hair Oil in the palm of your hand and run it through your wet hair. The hair oil, used in a very sparse manner, will increase the manageability of your shiny locks while helping with strengthening and conditioning at the same time. Do NOT use too much though as your hair may appear greasy if you overdo it.

The Moroccan oil also speeds up blow drying somehow. I have no idea how this works but it does appear to.

The hair oil is also a great way to refresh your 'do' the next day. Just add a small amount of the hair oil to your day-old hair and run your fingers through it. It will take just a moment to dry but seems to give hair a "memory" so the style comes right back in.

Note: There are two different Moroccan Oil Hair Oils on the market. One is heavier than the other and seems to give my hair more body. if you have blond, thin or very straight hair, get the Moroccan Oil Light Treatment.

Moroccan Hair Oil Hairspray - Not much of a hold but, oh, the smell!

Once your hair is all done, blown dry, and sitting pretty (just where you want it), give it a spritz of Moroccan Hair Oil Hairspray. Now, regardless of how little or big the spritz is, don't expect a starchy feel to your hair like a traditional hairspray may give. Instead, Moroccan Hair Oil Hairspray gives a soft hold, and, to be honest, not much of a hold at all. My only complaint is that my hair will blow everywhere even after using this stuff. BUT, what I do seem to find is that my hair has a sort of "memory" so that it falls right back into place. My hairstylist noted this same phenomenon also when I mentioned that the stuff didn't hold too well.

I still use a spritz each time I'm ready to leave set my hair into it's "holding pattern." I also love the smell and love that it freshens up my hair, even if I didn't wash it that day.

I still recommend this product. Just don't be disappointed that it's not a traditional hairspray.

Moroccan Oil Hair Treatments

I use one of these products at least once a week to keep my hair smooth and silky. You won't have frizzies with Moroccan Hair oil products.

Moroccan Hair Oil products warnings!

1. While I've found that the Moroccan Hair Oil products give a great texture and sheen to my hair, they do seem to make it smoother and take out the natural waviness. Now, I like my hair long and straight but, if you have curly hair and prefer that look, don't use the regular Moroccan Oil Hair products. Instead, make sure to purchase the Moroccan Oil products made specifically for curly hair which are detailed below.

2. The stuff is addictive! You might think you'll be happy with the shampoo and conditioner but you'll soon be craving more. Go ahead and splurge: the Moroccan Oil deep conditioning mask once a week is delightful.

A windy day at the beach.
A windy day at the beach.

FAQs about Moroccan Hair Oil Products

People are always approaching me and asking what I use on my hair, where to get it, etc. Of course, it's Moroccan Hair Oil products so the below are my FAQs regarding this wonderful hair product:

1. What stores carry Moroccan Hair Oil products? Most of the better salons carry these hair products although I've never seen a salon that has the full line. If you're a licensed hair stylist or have a friend who is, borrow their discount at the local beauty supply store. I generally buy my Moroccan Hair Oil products on Amazon as they seem to have the best prices.

2. Does Moroccan Hair Oil products dry out your hair? Absolutely NOT! In fact, the opposite is true! If you have dry, flyaway hair, Moroccan Hair Oil products will give your hair manageability and incredible shine. And, if your hair is oily, these products will NOT add oil to your locks.

3. Can I use Moroccan Hair Oil products if I color my hair? YES, YES, YES! These products are free of harmful chemicals which will fade your hair color. In fact, my color stays true. I wouldn't have to color it at all if it didn't grow out.

4. Can you leave Moroccan Hair Oil in your hair overnight? Sure. I do it all the time. I always use the shampoo, conditioner and a dab of the oil each time I shampoo.

5. What are the best hair products besides Moroccan Hair Oil? I sometimes use different products just to give my hair a different feel. I like Paul Mitchell products and, interestingly, I love to use L'oreal hair products every once in a while as I like the smell.

6. Does Moroccan Hair Oil have sulfates? As noted above, the answer is a resounding 'NO!' This means that these products are among the best for those of us with color treated hair (well, there goes THAT secret!).

A nice side note about Moroccan Oil Hair products

I worked for years in the pharmaceutical industry and, with my inherent love of animals, I've always felt badly about testing products on animals. Now, of course I understand that, in some cases, it's absolutely necessary to do animal testing but not necessarily on cosmetics or hair products.

I was pleased to learn that Moroccan Oil Hair products do not have any animal-oriented ingredients nor are any of the products tested on animals. So, I don't have to imagine the pain those poor rabbits feel when shampoo is applied to their eyes! Oh, and for future reference, all of the Moroccan Hair Oil products detailed in this Squidoo article have been tested on me!

One more thing; where possible, Moroccan Oil uses recycled packaging. Another nice thing for planet earth.

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      BlowDryBar 4 years ago

      I love Moroccan Oil! I recommend it for anyone doing a home blow dry!

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Its new to me, but ill try anything once!

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      lynnebridges 4 years ago

      argan oil is great for the hair... and skin. goats climbing trees? never heard that - too funny :-)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @gottaloveit2: I think your hair looks great! Shiny and healthy.

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Really? I think my hair looks pretty good, considering all the damage I do every single day in the sun and surf. I appreciate your comment but I'm still in love with the stuff - particularly love the smell and the texture it leaves my hair.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      No offense, but I don't think the products work good at all. Please don't take this the wrong way, but your hair still looks frizzy and a bit unruly whereas true argan oil that is from the root cellulose is much more effective. Unfortunately, that is not where Moroccan Oil gets their's from.

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      haroldk 5 years ago

      I am sorta losing a little hair on the crown.. kinda sucks I had to start using rogaine

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      haroldk 5 years ago

      great products.. love the shampoo smell.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      @VoodooRULEs: Thanks for dropping by Voodoo!

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      VoodooRULEs 6 years ago

      No hair woes from me! I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed reading this lens. I agree that the goat story is a lot more interesting than using chemicals to extract the oil. What a fun way to treat a topic! Thank you

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      priscillab 6 years ago

      Well...I am not 50 or over but I remember flex and I loved it. My hair is aging, it takes a helluva beating from coloring and I must say- Your hair looks great. I live across the street from a beauty supply store...I think I will splurge and check this out. Thanks for an excellent, thorough review.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Why didn't my comment show up? I'm so challenged.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The stuff is awesome. Thanks for all that info.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm tempted. My hair really takes a beating from the Florida sun. I spend 4 to 5 hours out on the golf course four days a week.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I doubt if I'll try this because of the price. I'm such a cheapskate. It sounds wonderful though!