Saturday, February 19, 2011

MoroccanOil Original Oil Treatment

** I was provided with a 25ml bottle to trial and review on my blog. This is an unpaid review. **

rrp $49.50 (100 ml)

The Original MoroccanOil Oil Treatment is the latest cult hair product. It's a lightweight formula suitable for all hair types, that absorbs easily into the hair, conditioning, strengthening and creating shine. Here's what it claims to do:

- Softens thick and unmanageable hair
- Restores shine and softness to dull, lifeless hair
- Strengthens brittle hair
- Promotes healing and provides nourishment to hair damaged by colouring and styling
- Protects against UV damage and other environmental factors
- Reduces drying time and speeds up styling time

Directions: For healthy, smooth and strikingly shiny hair, apply a small amount of Moroccan Oil through damp hair and style as usual.

I found MoroccanOil to be an effective hydrating hair treatment, and after use my hair was noticeably softer, shinier and glossier. After brushing my wet, shampooed hair and applying a small amount of this product and working it through, my hair didn't take as long to brush out. My hair gets very tangly, and usually takes ages to tackle, however MorrocanOil conditioned and detangled well, reducing brushing time (it can take  forever to brush long, knotty hair)!

I feel like my hair is more hydrated, just because it looks healthier, however I'm not sure this product is suitable for my hair type. It seems to be more appropriate for those with thick, dry and/or curly hair, as it's meant to tame frizz and provide moisture. MorrocanOil Light Oil Treatment would probably be more suitable for someone like myself, with long, fine hair that goes oily easily, as its specifically designed for fine, light coloured hair. That's me!

I also did not experience a reduction in drying or styling time, but maybe that's just because I'm as perfectionist! The fragrance of the oil (and my hair after using it) is delightful. A negative would be the glass bottle, as I'm worried it will end up smashed on the bathroom floor.

Tips: use only a very small amount of product and only apply to the lengths and ends of your hair.

Have you tried this cult favourite? What are your thoughts?

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