Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Review: One 'N Only Argan Oil (Moroccan Oil)

I recently picked up One 'N Only Argan Oil at Sally's.  Also known as Moroccan oil, one of the world's rarest oils, argan oil, is derived from the Moroccan argan tree. Rich in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and Vitamin E, it is valued for its ability to regenerate and nourish dry and damaged hair. Argan oil is also used to diminish wrinkles, moisturize, protect skin elasticity, reduce blemishes, amongst other things.

100% pure argan oil can be quite pricey, at roughly $30 and up for approximately 2 ounces.  Both One 'N Only and Moroccan Oil hair formulas are NOT 100% pure Argan oil, containing other ingredients including dimethicone, fragrance and dye.  Moroccan Oil hair treatment retails for $42 at 3.4 ounces ($12.35 per ounce), but you can find it cheaper online.  Sally's version retails for $8.50 (with Sally's discount card) at 3.4 ounces ($2.50 per ounce).

Of course, I realize the dimethicone (as the first ingredient) is a major player in making these two products so popular, but I still like it.  I also really like the scent - it smells like it has vanilla in it.  I haven't tried the original Moroccan Oil treatment, but a friend of mine has tried both and recommended I pick up Sally's cheaper version.  It can be applied to the ends of wet or dry hair and claims to instantly absorb into the hair, create shine, reduce drying time, smooth hair cuticles, eliminate frizz, protect against UV and heat damage and is available for all hair types.

Bottom line: I like it and the scent and it's affordable at $2.50 per ounce.




On left, untreated hair.
Middle, a small amount applied to dry hair (shinier, softer, defined texture).
 On right, applied to wet hair, then air-dried (shinier, softer, defined texture).

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