Oil Me Up

My hair routine in the morning goes a little like this… shampoo, condition, add some serum and hair straightening cream, spritz with heat protection spray, blowdry and finish with shine spray. So that involves four products after washing, even more if I’m going somewhere when it then includes hairspray and/or mousse. I’ve got it down to a swift routine, but not only is it a pain in the arse (meaning I can’t just do a wash-n-go thing) but it costs me a bloody fortune. Bare this in mind when I tell you about my new must-have hair saviour…

I’d heard about Moroccan Oil. I’d heard it was supposed to be amazing for your hair, but in my niavity thought it was something along the lines of a posh olive oil. (I’ll pause here to give you time for a giggle at my stupidity.) Bloggers and websites had been going mental for the stuff so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some. I was lucky enough to be sent a few products from the range and yesterday I ripped open the parcel to investigate my treasures, jumping in the shower straight away. I washed and conditioned my hair as normal, but after reading the instructions of the oil treatment decided to do absolutely nothing to it apart from wack in a 50p sized amount.

I was worried that I’d put too much in, but according to the instructions it has unique properties so that all of the product is absorbed, leaving no residue. True! As I dried my hair there was no ‘sticky’ feeling I sometimes get with products, my barnet already felt smooth and silky and dried quicker than normal. It even seemed to ‘fall’ into it’s style without too much effort, when normally I spend ten minutes splitting my parting and sweeping my fringe! After I straightened it I left it and did absolutely nothing else for the rest of the day. No serum, no straightening cream, no shine spray. Nada.

The oil claims to condition and strengthen hair, restoring hair to a manageable, shiny and soft state – it does all this and more. Considering I usually use four different products to finish my hair, this one single blob of oil managed to achieve all they do and some. My hair is now silkier and smoother than it is when I come out of the hairdressers, bouncy, shiny and very, very touchable! I’m suprised it hasn’t gone greasy with the amount I’ve been fiddling with it in pure amazement of how such a small amount of product can change a head of hair.

I tried it again today, just to make sure it wasn’t a one-off or influenced by anything else I was doing – the results were exactly the same, if not better. This truly is a miracle in a glass bottle. Moroccan Oil Treatment is supposed to work even better over time, restoring hair and repairing it to a healthier state, so I can’t wait to see the results after I’ve been trying it for a few weeks. It’s not cheap, at £29.95 for a 100ml bottle, but considering you need such a small amount and it’s like five products in one, it’s well worth the investment. If I could send you all little baby bottles to try I would, but this bad boy is staying with me under lock and key.



  1. Ruth
    August 30, 2010 / 12:33 pm

    I've been testing out the shampoo and conditioner, but think that I should be getting myself some oil! Sounds great!

  2. London Beauty Queen
    August 30, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    It's amazing. Day two without washing and it's still silky, shiny and Jen-Aniston-able! x

  3. CinereaBellFlower
    September 1, 2010 / 12:09 pm

    I've heard about this stuff and almost got myself some – and didn't (why oh why?!).Will definitely try some now though. Thanks for the review!http://cinereabellflower.blogspot.com

  4. davenaalexandra
    September 3, 2010 / 11:19 am

    This stuff is amazing, found it through HQhair.com, i have frizzy hair that puffs up at the slightest hint of moisture and this gem keeps it beautiful, xx

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