Lets talk hair.
Be careful what you wish for, all you straight-haired 'wish I could have curly hair' women. Curly hair is a bitch. Variety is the only thing going for curly hair, however, perfecting all the hair styles is key. You don't want to look like there is a rats nest on your head, believe me...it sucks. Recently, I have been getting complimented on my hair and it is because of this magical product I found that is making it picture perfect. The MoroccanOil Moisture Repair Conditioner is nothing like its cheap counterparts. In fact, this is the best damn money I have ever spent on hair products.
My cousin, Ashley, is a seasoned hair stylist that is solely in charge of taming my 'fro. Since she has been my stylist, her advice has changed the way I think about hair. So many things I was doing wrong for so long, and finally I realized how dumb I was. The countless dollars I spent on L.A. Looks Gel which gave me the extra crunchy look that was unfortunately trending in high school (early 2000's). God, what was I thinking? (I guess everyone has these ah-ha moments looking back into their high school days and realizing how foolish they looked).
There is a whole line of MoroccanOil products that work wonders for all hair types. This stuff can get pricey, and I'm usually the one shopping for a bargain but it is truly worth every penny. The brand has been a salon secret, and through word-of-mouth between stylists, the hair Gods have blessed women with a miracle worker...for hair. Personally, I only use the conditioner because I feel as though it gets the job done. Using both shampoo and conditioner would be fantastic, I'm sure, but I'm on a budget. I buy what I think is necessary, and using the conditioner and the MoroccanOil Treatment does just the trick. This oil is an exclusive formula of high quality argan oil, mixed with other high quality ingredients that when combined, makes this brand one of the best out there. I put this on my damp hair after washing it which will help protect when I put heat to it. I straighten and re-curl my hair basically everyday. (I know, it is ridiculous to curl already curly hair). It is way too high maintenance, although I do plan on finding the right products to wear my hair naturally because it is pretty, if done correctly. Because I wash my hair twice a week, I shampoo with a generic brand twice, to give it a good cleaning. With thick hair like mine, it takes a solid couple of days for it to look greasy. I use about a quarter-size amount of the MoroccanOil Repair Conditioner and coat my head well, focusing more on the bottom ends because I have an ombre (the ends tend to look dry and this helps it look healthier). After showering, I brush through my snarly hair then finally put the MoroccanOil Treatment on. The smell is fantastic too!
I have decided to let you lucky readers see my curly locks, without any product in it. After I washed my hair, I put the oil treatment in, as I always do, then let it air dry. I want to show the transformation of my nappy curls to the shiny, soft hairstyle that I do almost every day. It truly is amazing. If it came down to it, I would rather buy these products than a new pair of shoes (if I had to choose). That says something. Don't believe me? Ask Ashley.
Before & After
Hey guys, Ashley here. Here are my thoughts on these products that Anita can't stop raving about. I'm always recommending the MoroccanOil brand of hair care products to my clients, especially the original product that started it all, the MoroccanOil Treatment, which is a nourishing leave-in argan oil/serum that conditions the hair leaving a shiny, silky soft finish on even the most dry and coarse of hair. I would consider the treatment a basic staple that every women's arsenal of beauty products should have, as it's like a multivitamin that works for all hair types. Combined with the MoroccanOil shampoo and conditioner, your hair will look and feel the healthiest it has ever been.
As with any products that become quickly popular as the MoroccanOil Treatment has, a fair share of copycats will emerge that piggyback off the success of the original. I've had clients tell me that they use MoroccanOil at home only to discover that they've fallen into a trap to tricky marketing tactics that confuse consumers into believing they are using the original thing. Don't be fooled, you cannot buy the original MoroccanOil products anywhere except at professional salons, or online at their website, and yes, as Anita found, there is a huge difference in quality and results from the original vs copycats.
If we haven't convinced you, try it for yourself. I promise, you won't be disappointed.