Were you one of the unfortunate ones born with unmanageable hair disease? Have you fought a lifetime battle for sleekness, wasting countless styling hours in your struggle against hectic side eyes and frizz? Then this is your lucky day, because the new Moroccanoil Smooth Collection is here, and these new products can change your bad hair disease just like that. It’s enriched with Moroccanoil’s proprietary argan oil- infused blend, potent and ultra-nourishing argan butter along with coconut-derived fatty acids. “No woman should ever have to devote so much extra effort and time to achieve smooth, frizz- free results” and with this new collection, you won’t have to. The collection contains a mask and a lotion too but I was sent the shampoo and conditioner to play with.
Moroccanoil Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner is an innovated cleansing and detangling duo that helps smooth from the inside out, for softer, silkier, more manageable hair that lasts up to 72 hours. Its advanced AminoRenew ingredient infuses the hair with vital amino acids to help align, repair and strengthen hair’s natural keratin structure.
Moroccanoil Smoothing Shampoo has a lightweight, gel-like formula that gently cleanses my hair with a decent amount of lather. The formula is really thick so you won’t need to use as much as you know it is then not highly diluted with water like most shampoos on the market. It does an excellent job at removing product buildup, dirt and excess oil (even though it is not mentioned as a clarifying shampoo), while still retaining moisture. It has that lovely, addicting, signature smell that instantly fills the bathroom with rich, argan oil scent I am really loving the musky scent and it lasts 2 days in the hair. After only the first wash, my hair was instantly softer, smoother and seemed to look healthier. I had no problem going 48 hours (probably could have gotten away with 72 hours) without it looking frizzy or oily. The amazing thing is even though it contains argan butter it didn’t weigh down my hair at all and still managed to keep my hairs natural wavy state. It retails for R350 for 250ml.
Moroccanoil Smoothing Conditioner has the same lightweight texture, but with a creamier formula. Since it is so rich, I’ve been only using it a few times a week. It quickly absorbs into the hair cuticles and instantly detangles my hair. I leave it on for a few minutes and even while it’s still wet, I can already notice that my hair is much more manageable. It too washes clean away and you’re left with the intoxication signature scent. Before taking a blow dryer or straightener to my hair, I can already see its velvety smooth with a lot less frizz. It never looks oily or greasy, just shiner, stronger and with a lot less knots. You only need quite a little of it and I usually leave it in while I shower so the steam helps to better absorb the product and act like a mini mask. Again after I wash it out it doesn’t leave my hair feeling oily or weighted down at all. It retails for R370 for 250ml.
And don’t worry Argan butter is not like applying the butter you are thinking of that you can eat, this actually ideal for frizzy, unruly hair as it has a higher concentration of essential fatty acids that help to provide extra softness and shine. It has the creaminess of a rich butter, yet feels virtually weightless in the hair so not the greasy heaviness you might be thinking of.
Here’s some facts about the Smooth Collection that I have taken out the press release:
*The Moroccanoil Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner when used as a duo will keep hair looking smooth and manageable for up to 72 hours.
*The Smoothing Collection is color-safe, free of parabens, phosphates, and sulfates
*While the Smooth Collection can make hair easier to straighten by increasing hair’s manageability and smoothess, it does NOT straighten the hair. The Smooth Collection doesn’t make any chemical changes to the hair—instead it helps improve hair over time by strengthening, nourishing, and conditioning with each use.
Now I always talk about how much I love Argan oil and officially dub it the miracle king of oils and this is why:
What Is Argan Oil?
Argan oil, sometimes known as moroccan oil is a product of the Moroccan argan tree. It is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree to be used as a moisturiser, conditioner and softener for skin and hair. Often dubbed ‘liquid gold’ for its amazing qualities, it contains large amounts of beneficial nutrients including vitamin E and fatty acids, which have many positive effects when applied correctly. Its proven results are the reason people are using argan oil for hair and all areas of the body.
Argan oil is often used as a hair treatment. It is extremely beneficial for hair and scalp, and is commonly used as a conditioner. Vitamin E is extremely beneficial for hair, and is found in argan oil in high quantities. Vitamin E promotes healthy hair growth as it contains antioxidants, which help boost cells and encourage them to produce healthy hair – it has even been used for hair regrowth.
Argan oil has a number of benefits when used on hair. It can act as a moisturiser for the scalp to fight dandruff and dry scalp. It can also promote the growth of healthy, strong hair as opposed to thin, brittle hair. It can even undo some of the damage done through chemical treatments and dyes, and can be used to treat split ends. Immediate benefits can also be seen in people who use argan oil on their hair. It is an excellent agent for taming frizz and promoting shine and gloss, as well as softer, more manageable hair. Argan oil is non-irritating and actually reverses much of the damage done by artificial chemicals and treatments on hair. It is often used in its pure form for healthy, soft and shiny hair.
Below are a few of the best ways to use argan oil on hair. Using Argan Oil as a Shampoo Argan oil is often used as a key ingredient in shampoos due to its ability to restore softness, strength and shine to hair. It is an ideal ingredient to search for in a shampoo for anyone suffering from dry, brittle hair or hair damaged by chemicals and coloring. The benefit of using argan oil as an ingredient in shampoo is that you can apply it just as a normal shampoo without adding an extra step in your routine or worrying about using the correct quantity of argan oil. It is the ideal method for ensuring strong, nourished hair with an improved appearance on a day-to- day basis.
Using Argan Oil as a Leave-In Conditioner Argan oil makes an excellent leave-in conditioner, which can also prolong and intensify its beneficial effects on hair. It makes an ideal conditioning agent since it makes hair soft and sleek and adds extra shine. Many leave-in conditioners are greasy or make hair stringy or clumpy. Argan oil is the exact opposite. It makes hair easier to style and, when used in the correct quantity, absorbs easily and does not leave any greasy residue.
Pure argan oil can be used as an amazingly effective, chemical-free leave-in conditioner. All you need is a few drops of pure argan oil. Rub the oil thoroughly between your palms and then comb your hands and fingers thoroughly through damp or towel-dried hair. Make sure to massage into the scalp and tips to promote healthy scalp, encourage hair growth and to treat split ends.
Using Argan Oil as a Styling Agent If you need to style your hair in a hurry, argan oil is an incredible solution. As well as offering long-term improvements in softness and strength, it gives hair an immediate gloss to it, and is a great way to tame frizzy hair into submission. Unlike many styling agents which can cause long term damage to hair due to the chemicals included in the ingredients, argan oil enriches hair with nutrients and repairs damage. It is also a great product to use before
straightening as it can help protect hair against heat damage. It is incredibly simple to use as a styling agent. Application is similar to use as a leave-in conditioner, but hair doesn’t have to be wet. Rub a few drops of argan oil between your palms and comb through dry hair, ensuring even distribution. Don’t use too much – you want it to absorb easily and a little goes a long way. It is a long-lasting styling agent which will make hair manageable and add great shine.
Using Argan Oil as a Hair Mask although a little goes a long way, an overnight treatment is a great way to maximize the effects of argan oil on hair. Using a larger quantity of argan oil as a hair mask means that as many of the nutrients as possible will be absorbed. This is a great treatment to use the night before a special event when you want your hair to be extra smooth, sleek and voluminous. This treatment is easy to do at home. Use a liberal amount of the oil for this treatment. Massage it into your scalp, hair and tips and then wrap your hair up in a towel to prevent it from staining your pillow. Leave the treatment in overnight (or for a few hours) and then wash the argan oil out the next morning with your regular shampoo. Your hair will look sensational – and best of all, you won’t have exposed your hair to any of the chemicals present in many regular conditioning hair masks.
The biggest consideration of pure argan oil it is a rare oil, so the price is high if you want the real deal.All you need to know is that it is the best way to get strong, silky and most of all healthy hair.