Monday, January 11, 2010

Argan Oil....the next best hair oil treatment product! (Review)

Some hair colouring/highlighting pictures from the past.

I know I have fine hair and that I colour/highlight/bleach my hair a few times a year, so obviously it does get damaged but then I try to repair and takecare of it well. I do use heat styling irons and blowdryers regularly and so with all the torture my hair faces, it results in having dry and tangly hair. That leads to conditioning with hot oils and different treatments and some do work well. I always say....It's all about damage and repair baby! lol My favourites are olive oil based treatments. It really makes my hair very soft.

I was at a hair salon for a trim last month and the hair stylist suggested I use Moroccan Oil. You just have to apply a dime to the palm of your hands and apply it to your wet/damp hair all over. She used it on me and it was amazing. It made my hair very smooth, shiny and tangle free. It smelled really good too. She tried to sell the bottle to me and it was around $38-40ish. I decided not to go for it then even though I was aching for it so badly lol. The price was super expensive for a small bottle of oil. Plus, I wanted to research some more before I commit to such a price. The hair stylist showed e some cheaper alternative Organic hair oils for around $25. I just decided to go home and research before buying anything.

I did read good reviews online about the Moroccan Oil. It was the price that kept bothering me and seemed overpriced.

Later, I went to Sally's Beauty Supply Store and I came across One 'N Only Argan Oil Treatment which is derived from Moroccan Argon Trees....which is ultimately an organic hair oil! I took a chance since it was around $12.00!!! I bought it right away.

I used it a couple of times already and it actually feels the same way Moroccan oil felt. It smells real nice. It made my hair feel soft and silky smooth without being too greasy. My hair was less frizzy too and looked more healthy. I just had to use a tiny bit (one teaspoon approx.) and I applied it to my wet hair (after shampoo) and I either let it airdry or I used a blowdryer and styled it. I applied it to dry hair as well and it was able to soak into my hair really well. I would say this is the generic version of Moroccan Oil. It works better than serums like CHI Silk Infusion or Biosilk Silk Therapy.

Just to sum up...


-The price is reasonable and very cheap when compared to Moroccan Oil.
-Makes hair feel soft, silky, healthy and tames it from being too frizzy
-Serves as a heat protector
-Can be used as a hot oil treatment
-Smells real good (unlike Chi Silk Fusion...smells like men cologne)


-Would prefer better a pump to dispense the product out
-Cannot put too much or else it will be too oily (it is a natural oil serum...a fact)

Here's a comparison.....

Ingredients in Moroccan Oil:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Butylphenyl, MethylPropional, Argania Spinoza Kernal Oil (Aragan Oil), Linseed (Linum Usitatissimum) Extract, Fragrance Supplement, D&C Yellow-11, D&C Red-17, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone

Ingredients in Argan Oil:

Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Yellow 11 (CI 47000), Red 17 (CI 26100)

I'm glad that this product is out and it's like an all in one oil treatment bottle. A natural organic oil that comes directly from Moroccan trees. You can easily get this product at any Sallys Beauty Supply Store.

Product Rating: 5/5
Would I purchase this product again? Yes!

Disclaimer: This product was purchased and reviewed by me. I am not getting compensated for this post or have any affiliation with this product company.


D's Beauty Corner said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I've been looking into the Josie Maran one but I felt like it was just too much to shell out. I'm currently using CHI Silk Infusion but since you would recommend this over the SI, I'll have to check it out!

By the way, it's hard to believe you have fine hair! You hair looks so pretty and full in that first picture!

Zerin said...


I really do have fine gotta feel it! I guess it's the volume from the blowdrying and layer haircut.

DANA said...

Oohh I'm glad you post this too! I have fine hair as well, and I've been curious on Argan Oil but never really heard much about it around here, and I'm now really itching to try this hahaha... ;)

Catanya said...

So interesting! >Especially since I will prob be given one bottle of Argan oil as a present from a friend!!!

Shadowy Lady said...

I've been using Morrocanoil Hair mask for a month now and love it. My hair is fine and getting dry like yours. I'm gonna try the oil as well.

resham said...

yes...this worked for me too...i dunno why I have not talked about it yet...I love sally beauty supply to the!!!

raspcherry said...

Its a hard world to live in! a girls gotta style her hair -its such a shame its soo damaging but ohh well, atleast your trying to get to the root of the problem!

Rai said...

I've been curious to try this! So glad you posted a review.

jennylevi said...

I just got a sallys in my hometown !!! yay we really needed one .. after looking at your review I went and purchase it. you are right it should have a pump because its hard to dispense. When using this product your hair does feel silky and smooth!!! and it does smells good. thanks for recommending this product and its not expensive!!

Honey said...

i have the same hair as u! n after readin this post i did drop in at my local sallys but unfortunately they dont carry any sort of argan oil.
i really liked this post...very informative :)

Anonymous said...

Hi. Laura sent me a link to this post as I have just blogged about my Moroccan Oil dilemia, to buy or not to buy. It's good to know that there is an alternative out there, am gonna take a peek at the rest of your blog now. Really enjoyed this post.

Zerin said...

essjay23x - I'm glad this post was helpful. Let me know if it works out for you.

Organic Moroccan Argan Oil said...

hi thanks for post. it helps me to smooth my hair :)


Yes argan oil is amazing for the hair, I especially recommend the one from pro naturals, it's a great moisturizer.

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