I still remember when Moroccanoil first came out - I wanted to get my hands on all the products so badly. So when I had the opportunity to review their Hydration Collection, I was extremely excited! I have used a fair share of hair products in my life ranging from home-made avocado hair remedies to deluxe break-the-bank hair products and I honestly have to say I absolutely love the Moroccanoil products. All of the products include Argan Oil , which comes from the nuts of Argan trees and is quite rare. It contains high contents of antioxidants, fatty acids, Vitamin E to help restore dull hair. Our bodies need vitamins, and so does our hair.
My hair is pretty damaged thanks to all the hair color treatment it's been through. Therefore, I try really hard not to wash my hair everyday but there's always that struggle between not washing and trying to avoid oily flat hair. I tried out the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones on a three-day hair and my hair really did look like I just washed it. I had to reapply after six hours of walking around. This dry shampoo was also made especially for dark tone hair like mine, so I don't see the gross white residue that must dry shampoos leave. And to all the ladies with lighter hair color, no worries there is a Dry Shampoo Light Tones for you too.
It's kind of hard for me to measure just how great a shampoo really is, so what I will comment about the Moroccanoil Hydration Shampoo is that my hair definitely feels clean. Clean in the form of being very lightweight and I didn't see oil in my hair until the end of day two. Usually, I start seeing it after day one. I used it with the conditioner so I can't say the shampoo independently does this, but the set works wonderfully well. Also, a little goes a really long way with this shampoo. It does not lather up into many soap bubbles like some shampoo but I felt like I could easily run a pump of it through my hair (a little past shoulder length).
I would say the exact same for the Moroccanoil Hydration Conditioner. My hair felt very clean and lightweight, which lasted a good two days. I used it once without any hair leave-in products afterwards and my hair didn't feel dry and bristley afterwards. It wasn't so incredibly soft that I felt like my life changed, rather it was smooth enough where I didn't wake up with a million knots in my hair and it felt like my hair had retained some of the water (in a good way).
Of course, I now have to try the very famous Moroccanoil Treatment. I tried this product both on a day where I used the Moroccanoil Hydration Shampoo/Conditioner set and one day on just a 2-in-1 shampoo wash. I will admit my hair was a lot smoother after using the Moroccanoil Hydration Shampoo/Conditioner set, but both times I could feel an instant increase in softness in my hair. My hair is rather thick and stiff, and after putting on the a pump of the oil I could feel my hair relax. It also shined and looked healthy for once. This effect disappears within a day, so I would recommend using it every night. This is also a great product to use after styling hair. I've been using it during my photoshoot days.
For my photoshoots, I have also been testing out the Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream. I usually mix hairspray with wave texturizing spray, so that is what I am comparing this to. In addition, my hair has a tendency to not hold curls given the new curling iron I am using. I curled my hair with an one-inch curling iron rather tightly and gently spread the styling cream through the curls around 9:00 AM. After a few hours of driving and running around for photos, my hair still held its curls around 11:30 AM. By 3:00 PM, my hair became loose waves. Overall, this held way better than my previous method. My hair didn't completely hold the curls, but the general shape was still there. Also, another great aspect of this product was that the cream doesn't make my hair look crispy. The waves looked extremely natural and amazing for all my photos.
Now, saving the best for last... the Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask. Ok I have to say this is by far my FAVORITE product in the whole line. At first I was a little skeptical because I've used a lot of leave-in conditioner, hair mask-type products and my hair is never as soft as they claim it should be. I tried out this mask after using the Moroccanoil shampoo/conditioner and left a good amount in my hair for five minutes when I was in the shower. When my hair dried, it was SO incredibly soft. It felt like I just came out of a deep conditioning treatment from a fancy salon, but for one tenth of the price! This softness lasted a few days until my next shower and I honestly can't wait to use more of it. (The softness didn't completely disappear, it just wasn't AS soft as it was when I first used it.) I HIGHLY recommend this product especially for all you ladies who color treat your hair! I had so much fun swishing it around because it was so soft and flowy.
Overall, I really loved all of the products and believe I finally found a set of hair products that can return my hair back to its original pre-colored state. Let me know if you have any questions down below or if you have any additional thoughts on the products as well!