Thursday, April 23, 2009

How I Style My Curly, Wavy, Frizzy Hair with Moroccan Oil: Repost







**Note** This is a repost of an article I originally posted on March 31, 2009. I accidentally deleted this post from my blog and decided to repost it.


My hairdresser introduced me to this product and I'm hooked. I can't live without Moroccan Oil which is an oil treatment for all hair types. It is such a versatile product that it can be applied to wet, damp or dry hair and then style hair as usual. Moroccan Oil is even great on your skin during the summer when you want your arms, shoulders and legs to have that beautiful sheen and it smells heavenly. The company doesn't advertise or promote use on the skin but I've been using it in that way. I add a drop or two of this stuff to my body moisturizer and its like magic! I even use to soften my cuticles and maintain my manicures. A tiny amount go a long way.
Moroccan Oil has a somewhat nutty scent with a touch of suntan lotion scent but not quite. The scent is very unique. This product absorbs instantly into the hair and creates a shine and keeps on conditioning well after its been absorbed into the hair. You just need a tiny, tiny amount of this product and rub between your palms and apply lightly all over your hair. Instantly your hair becomes so soft its incredible and its a great heat barrier for those straightening and using hot rollers. I use this product as a mixing medium together with mousse and section my hair and then twist (see pics). After my hair has dried I apply Moroccan Oil again the next day to the ends and where I feel my hair needs it. This product is not oily at all. I've tried BioSilk and I do not like that product at all, way to slippery and if you use too much of it that's it, your hair looks oily.

This is my method of keeping my curly, wavy, frizzy hair somewhat tame. I call it beach hair. I don't like using flat irons because it always make my hair smell like its burning and that smell stays until I shampoo my hair even with those heat protecting products. Because frequent washes dry out my hair which is colored regularly and highlighted and the pain in the butt event that it is to straighten my hair which takes about an hour, I wash my hair every third day and keep it fresh in between with dry shampoo if needed. I'll go into more depth about my dry shampoo on another post. Basically, since using Moroccan Oil I've learned to embrace my hair texture and have learned to live with the hair that I have. I leave my hair to dry naturally and then I separate the twists when its completely dry. Leaving it to dry completely is the trick, u can't touch it until then. Moroccan Oil has saved me so much frustration from trying to tame frizz and it keeps my hair healthy, not to mention the money I save from not having to go for frequent blowouts at the salon. I've even gotten my mom and sister hooked on it.

I paid $37.00 for a 3.4oz/100ml container. As I mentioned before, a tiny bit goes a long way. The only disappointment with this product is its container. The container is made of a dark glass and the opening does not have a stopper so that when you pour product onto your hand you need to be very careful because it has the consistency of olive oil and will come gushing out. I poured my product into a jar with a pump and one pump does my whole head. If you try this product you won't be disappointed especially if you have frizzy, wavy or dull looking hair and if your hair is affected by humidity or flyaways. Just remember a little product goes a long way.

11 comments:

jooLee said...

wow i've seen this at the beauty supply store...now i GOTTA try it! I have wavy/frizzy hair too even though i'm asian. have you tried the bed head curls rock amplifier? i love that for my waves

my-chloe said...

I'm in the Mississauga area and would like to know where I can purchase this. What mousse do you mix it with? I've tried Biosilk and Chi Silk Infusium...don't like either. BTW...love your blog!

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@my-chloe, You can purchase this product at the BSO Beauty Supply. There is one in your area, 4557 Hurontario St. (905) 890-3334. I know my location carries it. I mix a small amount of this product with a small amount of alcohol-free mousse. The brand I used was actually given to me as a gift, its by Roux, PC2000 Mousse, for volume and direction, or so it says on the bottle. With this product you must build slowly and add as you need, don't go overboard or you could end up looking like you have oil buildup. Good Luck xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@jooLee, Its a great product and it lasts a long time. If you can try putting it in a pump bottle. I haven't tried the bed head curls amplifier, I'm going to have to check that out next time I'm at my beauty supplier. Thanks. xxNadia

ladyb said...

im so glad you did this post. I just started playing with my order ... and I think I'm getting hooked on the stuff too. Except my hair is super straight - this just adds enough "healthy sheen" for when I curl my hair to give it some life. :)

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@ladyb, Good timing then! It takes a bit to find the right amount for the look and texture you want for your hair. Keep me posted :) xxNadia

Bradpetehoops said...

Your so beautiful. Have a nice day.

Celly | La Dolce Vita said...

thanks for the review, curious to try this since i have naturally DRY curly hair. the price is not so tempting tho lol

Nitu said...

Thanks for the review. My hair is frizzy and nothing really seems to do the job. I just placed an order for the Moroccan Oil and cant wait to get here!

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Nitu, I'm confident you are going to like this product. Use a little at a time until you get the hang of how much your hair requires in order to control frizz. Let me know how you get on with this product. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Cheers! xxNadia

Rachjf said...

I got Moroccan Oil for $20 at my hair salon. From what i understand, most salons sell it at a discount. I love it, but am having problems getting my hair to do exactly what I want - less frizz and curl. Nadia, can you give any more tips on how you use the mousse and oil, amounts, etc? My biggest problem is that when my hair is almost dry it goes from looking great to looking frizzy, curly in 5 minutes. Thanks!

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