Everyone’s probably heard of Moroccan oil, yeah? Me too. Everyone here in the bloggersphere tends to rave about it, and I can’t lie – I really want to try it. BUT, being a student, I cannot afford to fork out around £30 right now… I know you can buy the smaller bottle for less, but I can’t justify paying that much for such a small bottle.
Ever since I heard about Macadamia Oil, I’ve wanted to get my hands on it. From what I’d heard from my hair dresser and others, it seemed to be a cheaper alternative to the expensive Moroccan Oil. I had a look on e-bay and managed to get my hands on some for around £17 (125 ml) which I thought was pretty reasonable (I can’t remember the e-bay seller I bought it from but I’ve checked and there’s loads available right now).
This product is meant to be beneficial for dry/ damaged hair - which is perfect for me because I have more split ends than you can imagine! It claims to provide ‘intense nourishment for tangle and frizz free hair’ for hair that is ‘ultra-smooth, manageable and shiny’. It also promises to reduce drying time by 40-50%. Anything that vows to provide tangle-free hair and a quicker drying time is a definite yes for me. Despite having relatively thin hair, it literally takes around 20-25 minutes to dry which drives me absolutely insane! Also, my hair knots like crazy… If I don’t brush my hair throughout the day, it literally starts to dreadlock - absolute nightmare.
I’ve been using this product now for around 6 weeks, around 2 or 3 times a week depending on how often I wash my hair. After washing my hair, I literally towel dry it and pump the product into my hands (normally two pumps), rub them together and then apply to my hair, focusing on the ends. The consistency of this product is more gel-like rather than an oil, making its application far easier. However, being oil based I tend not to apply too much to the roots as I want to avoid greasy roots. The brilliant thing about this product is that if I do accidentally apply a bit too much, it doesn’t actually make it overly greasy.
I have definitely noticed a difference in my hair. After using this, my hair feels silkier and shinier and my split ends have definitely improved. And the biggest test of all… My hair DOES tend to dry quicker when I use this *celebratory dance*.
I absolutely love the smell of this product… It reminds me of Lee Stafford products – yummy. I still have around 3/4 of the bottle left which is good. The packaging of Macadamia oil is also lovely if you ask me! It comes in a brown glass bottle with a lime-green plastic pump dispenser, and a lovely gold pattern. Lovely.
I absolutely love this product and would definitely repurchase once it runs out. However, I would still like to try Moroccan oil. Have you tried either product?