My hair has been feeling extra dry lately so when I was walking through Shopper's Drug Mart earlier this week I picked up a new product from Marc Antony's Oil of Morocco line. I chose this product because it has Argan oil and keratin and it is sulfate free. Argan oil is very moisturizing and keratin can help to rebuilt the hair shaft and make it smoother. Before we get into my experience with this product, first, let me describe my hair because the product will work differently depending on your hair type. I have wavy-curly hair that is very fine. My hair is generally dry and splits easily, and my roots tend to get greasy after two or three days. My scalp is generally normal, not oily or dry.
Now, getting down to business, the Oil of Morocco Deep Hydrating Conditioning Treatment lives up to its promises of making hair soft, shiny and frizz-free. I immediately noticed a difference in my hair. It was so much softer and the ends of my hair looked and felt moisturized. And I didn't have to use any additional products to calm the frizz. Best of all, my hair dried into perfect loose curls! However, I did have a few problems. The instructions on the package say that you should apply the product "generously from roots to tips". I followed the instructions and used about half of the packet, but I definitely do not advise anyone else to apply the product directly to the roots unless you have an extremely dry scalp. I thought I had washed out the product thoroughly, but I felt that there was residue at the roots of my hair and the roots started to feel greasy within a few hours. The roots did not look greasy, but I could definelty feel residue. The second time I used the product, I applied it to my hair from the ears down and let it sit for five minutes. This led to the same results and I had soft, shiny hair sans greasy roots. Also, since I did not use the conditioner on my scalp, I did not lose the little bit of volume I have.
Overall, I think this product is great for the summer time because the heat and dryness causes hair to become damaged. If you are swimming frequently, I would recommend using this a a repairing treatment post swim to combat damage from chlorine and salt. I have fine hair and the product did not feel heavy on my hair, so I think it will be good for anyone with thicker hair as well. If you are looking for a new deep conditioner be sure to give this one a try because it comes in a small packet, so even if you don't like it, you won't be stuck with too much product.
Let me know if you try this deep conditioner from Oil of Morocco in the comments below!
P.S. The little paws in the picture belong to my kitten, Fawkes, he thought this was an appropriate place for him to stand. If you want to see more of Fawkes, you can search for #fawkesthecat on instagram. :)
All the best,