You’d have to be in a self-imposed hair exile to not have heard about Argan oil and it’s ability to transform locks from dreary to luxe. Or maybe the term Argan oil is not so familiar but Moroccanoil is? Moroccanoil has developed somewhat of a cult status this year and the fact that it’s been the #1 seller on Australian online beauty website, Adore Beauty, for 20 weeks is testament to that.
But what’s all the fuss about? Is it worth your $50 … and are there valid alternatives?
The short answer is yes and yes. Moroccanoil is every bit as good as what it says it is. It is a lightweight, hydrating oil that creates instant shine and offers long-term conditioning without leaving any trace of residue. However, there are alternatives available on the market.
I tried the NAK Colour Fix Aroma Oil ($34.95) and guest blogger Bree Lawson the * Orofluido Beauty Elixir for your Hair ($49.95) and both came up trumps for creating soft, manageable hair.
The NAK Colour Fix Aroma Oil is designed to shine, protect and smooth. This leave-in treatment adds vibrancy while providing thermal and colour protection. It restores dry damaged hair, controls frizz and improves overall condition and manageability. It contains a blend of natural oils, featuring Argan Oil sourced from the kernels of the Argan tree situated in south west Morocco. This oil is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. It’s a powerful anti-oxidant and UV protector, is rich in vitamins, especially Vitamin E and fatty acids that strengthen hair and increase elasticity.
This product comes in with the lowest price (and that’s always a bonus) but my concern was that the lower price might mean a lower quality. I couldn’t have been more wrong. A little bit goes a long way and I found this works amazingly in calming my thick, frizzy-prone mop. Loved the smell and I’m also using the shampoo and conditioner from the Aroma range for a total “hair calming” package.
So, over to Bree …
Orofluido Beauty Elixir for your Hair is designed for all hair types, and uses a mixture of natural oils to deliver silkiness, lightness and shine. Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E to strengthen and smooth the hair; Cyprus Oil – frequently used during ancient Egyptian beauty rituals – contains fatty acids and tocopheral to provide softness and volume; and Linseed Oil adds instant shine. To use, smooth a few drops (or more for long, thick hair) through towel-dried, damp hair. It can also be used on dry hair to tame frizzies and add instant shine.
Given my hair is long, thick and coloured, it’s not easy to make it smooth and soft without devoting hours each week to treatments and blowdries. But Orofluido Beauty Elixir for your Hair made a big, instant improvement. It made my hair feel as silky and light as it claims to, and it also reduced the frizziness by about half with minimal effort. I really enjoyed this product, not only because of its performance, but becaused its beautiful glass bottles dressed up my bathroom in seconds. I’d definitely use this again.
Stockists: From leading Australian hair salons. Call 1800 104 204.
*Bree has tested more than her share of hair and beauty products over the years having worked as both a magazine and website beauty editor. After deciding she’d spritzed more than enough perfume, swiped on more than enough mascara, and written more than enough stories on making your skin glow, she decided to take a break from the world of beauty and draw on her website-producing talents to run www.theblogstylist.com, a blog designed to give bloggers the “stylish guide to blogging”.