One of the most remarkable beauty developments over the past couple of years is this: oil is your friend.
I used to be one of those people who freaked out at the concept of putting anything that wasn’t oil-free on my face. Now, I’m a die-hard face oil addict. (Liz Earle’s Superskin Concentrate is my current oil of choice.)
The same theory used to apply to my hair—wasn’t it all about removing oil, not adding it back in?
Well, no. Not if you’ve encountered the Moroccanoil line of products. A few weeks ago, I met with Carmen Tal, the Montreal-based owner of the company, along with her daughter. And hear this: they have GREAT hair.
Why Moroccanoil Works
Moroccanoil products are all based on argan oil, a wonder ingredient derived from Morocco that is equal parts antioxidant, UV protector, vitamin-infuser and hair-strengthener. So your hair actually looks and feels healthier and silkier—but not greasier—when you use these products. (That’s right—it’s not greasy AT ALL. And believe me, I would tell you. I have the kind of straight, fine hair that can’t handle any type of hair serum, styling lotion, etc.)
The star product in the line is the original Moroccanoil Treatment ($39 for 100 mL). All you need is a few drops: it gets rid of frizz like nothing else and really helps dry ends look healthier. It enhances coloured locks, too—some colourists even use it as a pre-colour treatment because it improves shine, elasticity and the depth of colour.
New Moroccanoil Products
Recently, Carmen introduced a few new products to the line: the Moisture Repair Shampoo ($18.80 for 250 mL), Moisture Repair Conditioner ($19.80 for 250 mL) and the Restorative Hair Mask ($39 for 250 mL). All left my hair wonderfully silky, and the scent is to die for. If you’re like me and love anything tropical, you’ll adore this even more.
PS: the Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo is sulfate-free! Before you use it, find out my trick to using sulfate-free shampoos.
Priced from $18.80-$39. Available at select hair salons across Canada (see moroccanoil.com for locations).