Now before you read on, I need you to understand I’m talking about Moroccan Oil and not Argan Oil. Yes they both come from Morocco, which makes things extremely confusemundo, but there is a difference between the two. And here comes the boring bit… Argan Oil comes straight from the Argan tree in Morocco, put into a bottle and that’s it. Finite. Done. There’s nothing else stuffed into the bottle, just pure Moroccan tree juice. Now Moroccan Oil… Is kind of the same thing. It basically is Argan Oil, however companies have stuffed them with other ingredients, such as silicones, so that they can’t actually call it Argan Oil anymore and get round this by calling it (you’ve guessed it) Moroccan Oil. “Why would they bother to stuff them full of other ingredients?” I hear you cry. Well here’s the catch… And you’re probably not gunna like it.
The silicones that are stuffed into Moroccan Oil act as a protector for your hair. Once they’re in they make your hair feel silky smooth and you wonder how you and your barnet ever lived without it. So you keep using the Moroccan Oil. You overdose on it. You clear the shelves in your local beauty store of the stuff. However… And here’s the bad news… Once you eventually stop using Moroccan Oil and you’ve washed the silicones out you will notice that your hair is drier than Kerry Katona’s bank account and probably far worse off than before. Silicones take something with them when you’ve washed them out. So what are you going to put on your hair to make it feel silkier? Why Morrocan Oil of course! In it goes again and you are stuck in this downwards spiral to Hair Hell.
Moroccan Oil is addictive. Once you’ve started using it you won’t want to stop using it. And it’s killing your hair. And making these companies very rich at the same time. Unfortunately I’ve learnt this the hard way when I asked one of the hair tutors at the makeup academy I’m studying at why my hair was so dry. He asked if I had been using Moroccan Oil, and pulled a sympathetic face when I confirmed that I “loved it!” Yeah… Not so much anymore.
So if you are going to use a hair oil, make sure it’s a pure Argan Oil with 100% actual Argan Oil in it! To my knowledge, they’re not actually allowed to call it that if it has any other ingredients in it. But always check the back of the bottle before putting it in your basket. If like me your hair is as thirsty as a camel in the Sahara, give it some lovin’ via hair masks and deep conditioning treatments. And lay off the heat for a while if you can and use a blowdrying lotion or spray.
Be careful out there guys…
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