I'm shallow enough to admit that my hair is probably my prized possession. It's been every colour, shape and sized under the sun for the last 6 years or so since I realised how much your hair can define your appearance, and these days, I really treasure and appreciate its length (which has taken me since I was 15 to grow!) and its thickness. I get quite a number of emails and tweets each week in relation to my hair, asking how I style it and which products I use on a regular basis, so I thought I'd start a little mini-series of posts of my favourite and usual hair products of choice which I rely on to keep my very long and coloured hair in reasonable condition, so this is number 1!
There's been a huge hype surrounding Moroccan Oil for a while now, and I think its generally considered a bit of a miracle product by anyone who has long and very easily matted hair like myself. Of course there are cheaper alternatives available, like the VO5 and Lee Stafford versions, but after having tried a couple of different ones, I always come back to Moroccan Oil, I really think its incomparable. Whilst it contains quite a lot of silicone, which simply leads to healthy looking hair rather than ACTUALLY healthy hair, its also got the magical ingredient, argan oil, which is the stuff that does the proper job.
I first managed to try Moroccan Oil by requesting a sample from my hairdresser, and she gave me a 5ml bottle. Although that sounds like nothing, it lasted me for around a month, so my big 100ml bottle should last for ages. I use it around 3 times a week, after each time I wash my hair, rubbing 2 pumps between my palms and then running it through my towel-dried hair from the nape of my neck downwards. Whilst my hair is in quite good condition for how much I've messed it around, it does get very dry towards the ends, and my major issue is knotting at the back of my neck as I have such long layers. Some days I literally find myself with dreads by the evening, despite brushing my hair every day! Moroccan Oil has solved both of these problems though, and more. My hair is left completely smooth, incredibly soft and just really lovely to feel by improving its texture ten fold. It also smells absolutely delicious!
I honestly cant imagine not using this product in my hair routine now, I'd probably consider it my one essential hair related product, I love it! Although its quite expensive at around £30 for a 100ml bottle, I'd say if you suffer from dry, difficult to manage long hair, it's a lifesaver and worth every penny! I also recommend keeping an eye on Buyapowa, which is where I picked up my full size bottle from for only £21 :)