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Hair Oil Treatments

I’ve been spending the past few months experimenting with hair oils, specifically Moroccan Oil and Macadamia Oil. Here’s a video on my thoughts, if you’re curious.

I did forget to mention one thing on the video, though. Although these treatments are pure oil, I haven’t had any issues with greasiness. Apparently, oils such as Macadamia and Argan are absorbed quickly into the hair and scalp leaving no residue. (However, I choose not to apply the oils close to my scalp.)

If you have any questions regarding these two products, just leave a comment and I’ll try to get back to you ASAP.

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  • Rachel

    January 27, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I have very long curly hair and, at the recommendation of a friend, have started using a hair oil treatment three times a week at least an hour before I shampoo. I picked up an inexpensive Indian product called Dabur Jasmine Hair oil (about $5) and the results have been amazing. My hair is softer and stronger, but I have also been massaging it into my scalp (after washing it out my hair is not oily) and the roots of my hair have been coming in stronger, shinier, and thicker than I could have imagined. Also this stuff smells amazing and the fragrance lasts until the next shampoo. I would recommend that anyone try to find one of the inexpensive Indian brands – they are incredible and probably work just as well, if not better, than the salon brands. The one I have been using is a blend of cotton seed and sesame oil but I have also seen amla, coconut, and argan oils. Can’t wait to try them all! (I got mine at Kalustyan’s in NYC)

  • Rachel

    January 27, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Turns out you can order hair oil from Kalustyans online – http://kalustyans.com/catalog.asp?menucategory_id=172&category_id=124.

  • Beth B.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Ok so I want to try this; I have dry color-treated hair that I think would really benefit. How would you apply this with other hair products? For example, I use mousse before blow-drying; would I put the oil in first (into damp hair), then the mousse? Thanks for the video; can’t wait to try it!!

  • Sarah

    January 27, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Hi Beth! Sounds perfect for your hair type. Yes, I would apply the oil first and then the mousse. Let me know how it works out. :)

  • ToKissThe Cook

    January 27, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I know we’ve covered this but I must reiterate…Moroccan Oil is in “Favorite Smell” territory. Frankincense and Myrrh. If I could find perfume using the same scent, I would happily double up. Also- curly, color-treated hair so maybe I need to start using it more regularly as a treatment (been using as a styling helper). Twist my arm.

  • Lyndsay

    January 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I tried the Moroccan and when I finished the bottle, I just couldn’t justify buying another one. I like Kerastase Oleo-Relax Serum better. I know it’s synthetic & these oils are natural, but I didn’t get the same shine & flyaway control with the oil that I get with silicone-based serums.
    I don’t even know if they’re truly comparable since the oils are technically a treatment?

  • Jenibee

    January 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks so much for reviewing both products! I have been Moroccan Oil for a few months now and it’s become one of those products I don’t ever want to be without! (I even bought a small bottle to carry with me to Mexico recently, enabling me to leave my larger [glass – eek!] bottle at home.) You’re right – it smells gorgeously exotic! My hair is past my shoulders, wavy and color-treated, and Moroccan Oil has taken it from an oft-frazzled state to soft and shiny. I mean, it has seriously given me NEW hair! I’d like to try the Macadamia stuff too, but can’t imagine liking anything better than I do the Moroccan.

    On an unrelated note – would you PLEASE tell us what that luscious shade is you’re wearing on your lips? It’s fab, and I must have whatever it is for myself!

  • Rachel

    January 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    hahahaha This video is great–love it, Sarah.

    I have the Moroccan oil and have to concur with the opinions of everyone else–it smells soooooooo good.

    I have been mixing it with my straightening/blow-drying lotion, with very good results… which, I think, might be a good solution to Beth’s problem, a problem I recently encountered myself. I believe they have a styling lotion in their line, so maybe that would be just as amazing as the oil by itself? …maybe a combination of the two would be make your hair the softest, shiniest hair anyone has ever seen or touched. Who knows, right?

    The only thing is it is sooooo expensive and I have only been able to find it online.

  • Melissa

    January 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    FYI – I just clicked the links for more information on both of the mentioned products. If you want to try a sample of the Macadamia Oil they have an offer for a “sample pack” for only $5.00 right now.

  • Sarah

    January 27, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Hey Jenibee! I was wearing Chanel Spark Glossimer during the video. :)

  • Jenibee

    January 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks so much, Sarah! :-)

  • Darcey

    January 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    You already know my opinions on the MoroccanOil, which I love. I bought my bottle before November, and use it every time I wash my hair (2-3 times per week), as soon as it’s damp-dry. I LOVE the smell, and it has definitely cut down my drying time, and my poor color-treated, brunette-masquerading-as-a-blonde hair is definitely breaking a lot less than before.

    I think I might try it out as a hot-oil treatment, with the whole old-school, wrapping my hair in plastic wrap and then a shower cap with my blow dryer set on low. Maybe that will be good as an intensive treatment!

  • claire

    January 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I have curly/wavy somewhat frizz-prone hair, so this sounds intriguing, but I don’t blowdry my hair. Would you still recommend it? Or would you suggest applying it before hair washing? Or not?

    Also, is the scent of either at all floral? I’m allergic to most perfumes.

  • Sarah

    January 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Hi Claire,

    You can definitely use the oil on your damp hair before air drying. In fact, I do it all the time. :)

    The scents are definitely not floral – very musky. It seems to me that the Macadamia Oil is a much more complicated blend of scents, so I would stick with the Moroccan Oil.

  • Jae

    January 27, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Awesome! I’m glad to know that it’s ok (and that you do it, too, Sarah!) to put Moroccan Oil on damp hair and let it air dry.

    Have you tried any of the other Moroccan Oil products? I picked up the shine spray and one of the masks yesterday but haven’t tried them yet.

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