Darwin, England, Hair, hair care products, Moroccan Oil, Oxford
long beautiful hair. Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen…
Our hair is given to keep us humble. I have thought as well as repeated this many times in my life. As mine has greyed it has changed texture in places and only gotten more difficult to manage. Does this mean I am more humble? Possibly. More frustrated? Certainly.
Sorry fellas, this one may not interest you, but there’s something for you at the end, so scroll down…
Recently when we were travelling in Darwin and the UK, the heat and humidity caused my hair to do very abnormal things. Some days I took on a very Medusa-like quality, both in appearance and temperament, I fear, due to the frustrations of trying to manage my locks. After about 10 days of looking bedraggled and be-frizzed, I determined I would find a local hair salon in Oxford and see if they could recommend something. No sooner had I decided upon this course of action, and I saw a very busy, upmarket looking salon. As I peered through the window there was a young woman with the good taste to sport almost exactly the same hair cut as myself. Meant to be. Once inside I walked up to the young woman behind the counter and explained my dilemma. She looked up at my hair standing on end, waving madly back at her and very non-judgmentally, she said “Well, your hair is fine and wavy, whereas mine is fine and straight, but have you tried Moroccan Oil?” No, I hadn’t. I had nearly every other hair product in the world in my suitcase or at home in the cupboard, but not that one. To be honest, I thought it was a fad product that would run its course and since my hairdresser doesn’t sell it, and therefore he hadn’t recommended it, I had not tried it.
She got one from the shelf and said it was the ‘light’ version because my hair texture was fine, even though I have thick hair. She proceeded to tell me to only use a very small amount of it or it would make my hair look oily. The bottle she sold me was a travel size, which was very small and which she assured me would last a very long time. From the first time I used it, it was the most fantastic product for my hair I have ever used. And that is saying something. It doesn’t completely keep my hair from waving in the heat and humidity, but it seriously diminishes the frizz, and makes it much more manageable when it does wave a bit. It leaves no discernable residue on my hair, which nearly all other products do, and it has a very pleasant, very mild scent, and leaves my hair shiny. It works just as well now that I am home in a drier, cooler climate. Even using it every day for about 5 weeks now, I am not even halfway through the tiny little travel size bottle.
After the third day of using it, I threw the two heavy bottles of hair product I was lugging around into the rubbish bin, and now that I’m home I will do the same with all the other products taking up space in the cupboard. I have found my hair’s holy grail. The quest is over. Peace at last.
If you choose to try it, consult with the hair salon who is selling it, and see which they recommend for you, the regular or the light version. I would love to know what you think of it. So often what is good for one person is not good for others, so I hope this is of some value to someone out there.
And now for the photo for the fellas….
At 7.35 this morning, the heavy equipment and jack hammer appeared to dig up our driveway. My poor little Desert Pea is quaking in its roots.
I have long fine hair, and it drives me nuts, so oh yes, I love, I need, hair oil! Who knew? I couldn’t believe how well it works. I went looking for Morrocan Oil unsuccessfully earlier this year after reading about it, and settled for a Loreal version which works well but looking for a good price on my Clarins perfume I found this Australian website which has free Standard Post delivery – http://www.adorebeauty.com.au. My perfume is $10 cheaper than retail. I also bought Morrocan Oil: Original – I didn’t know there was a light formula. The bonus also of using hair oil is I rub the excess onto my elbows. Never have they looked so good! I’m using the remainder of the Loreal from time to time (also good rubbed into dry winter skin) but I much prefer the lovely fragrance of the Morrocan Oil. I’ve also changed over to a lighter but more effective Alchemy conditioner. I haven’t used the oil hair products through a Sydney summer yet, so we’ll see about the humidity but for keeping my hair in condition and in control over winter, they are just amazing.
I worry for your Desert Pea.
Oh thank you for the tip about adorebeauty.com.au! Glad to hear someone else has found the Moroccan Oil such a good product. And who knew it was good for elbows!? Desert Pea still alive so far. X
Betty Davies said:
Ardys, Headlines did stock Moroccan Oil last time I noticed. I haven’t tried it but Naomi swears by it, and she has fine hair. Fingers crossed for the Desert Pea! x
Your Moroccan oil isn’t Argan oil by any chance is it? I bought a bottle of it for culinary purposes the other day as I kept seeing it referenced in recipes. That would be very funny if it was 🙂 And, I should have started with this, you have fabulous hair !
Moroccan Oil is the trade name, but it is made from Argan oil, as I understand it. I have just bought some body lotion made with argan oil. I haven’t heard of it being used in cooking, though! Good oil is good oil, I gather, women have been using coconut oil on skin and in cooking for centuries, and the same goes for olive oil, so why not?? I draw the line at cooking with sump oil, however 😉
My hair stylist was telling me just a couple of weeks ago that she had just done a major “save” on a lady who had tried at home to turn her very long hair red. She said the first thing she did was give her a “Moroccan Oil Treatment”. It sounded magical. I admit it has caught my eye a few times but I will wait to hear what your final evaluation is after you have used it for while.