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Moroccan Oil

I am not loyal to a shampoo. I don’t care whether my conditioner costs $4 or $40. But this? It’s my hair’s secret weapon.

Moroccan Oil

I have flat, straight hair that needs to be washed every day to look clean. Susan at Sparrow recommended it, and while I wasn’t too sure (oil?), I tried it. It’s amazing. I know I don’t talk about beauty products on the blog, but I must extol the virtues of Moroccan Oil. It has left my hair looking so healthy, and not greasy at all. Have any of you tried it? I bet it would be fantastic for curly hair.

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  • lucy
    February 17, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    ooh, i am dying to try this stuff! i’ve heard it smells delicious too.

    • Making it Lovely
      February 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm

      Yes. Delicious.

    • Katie
      February 18, 2010 at 8:41 pm

      I use this product just because of the smell. My mom used it first and every time I hugged her I raved about how good she smelled.

    • steph
      February 19, 2010 at 7:28 am

      This stuff is great!!
      When I get my hair cut (which is about once a year), Adrien, my hair magician uses it in my hair. It smells amazing, feels amazing, and leaves my hair looking better than ever. I fully endorse this product. :)

    • Kate
      February 19, 2010 at 6:32 pm

      I tried this back when I had extensions in my hair! It’s a miracle worker.

  • elizabeth
    February 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I love this stuff!!! It makes my fine, curly hair so soft and shiny. I’ve been making my husband use it too, and it has really helped his course hair. My favorite way to use it is to add a dropper-ful to my glob of conditioner in the shower. The scent is so intoxicating…I wish they made a fragrance or body oil.

  • Mel @ this girl and that guy
    February 17, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Good to know! We have hard water and I’m looking for any and everything to help.

  • Karissa
    February 17, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    My stylist started using this when I visit her, but I’ve yet to get any for myself. Hmmm…

  • Jada
    February 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I have absolute masses of very thick, coarse, wavy hair and Moroccan Oil has been an absolute god send. Left to it’s own devices my hair can take hours and hours to dry, but after smoothing in a quarter sized amount and I can dry it in minutes with no frizz. It is genius. And it does smell delicious.

  • the southern hostess
    February 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Yes! I love this stuff, and the smell is heaven.

  • lovesfool
    February 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I have fine hair that I have to wash everyday. Do you think this would work on me too?!

    • Making it Lovely
      February 17, 2010 at 10:16 pm

      I think so! It doesn’t weigh your hair down at all – you just use a tiny amount when your hair is damp.

  • carriegel
    February 17, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I have very thick, curly coarse hair and this stuff is amazing. I love it and it doesn’t hurt that it smells really good too.

  • Danielle
    February 17, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    i love what this does to my hair!! My hairdresser has noticed such a difference since I started using it.

  • ashlina
    February 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    oh yeah this is hands down the best stuff around!!!

  • Katie G.
    February 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    YES! I just picked some up a couple of weeks ago at the suggestion of my stylist! It makes all the difference in the world.

  • Darcey
    February 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I heard about it a few months ago and looked up a local place to buy it… but I was waiting until I used up a couple of my other products first. Thank goodness I’m running out of my other stuff so I’ll have to get it now!

  • tamstyles
    February 17, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I am a black woman and my stylist used this on me 2 weeks ago and I loved it….my hair had a shine, and not heavy at all. I usually hate oil in my hair, but I could not tell…your right about this product.

  • Christina
    February 18, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Yep, this is great for curly hair! I just wish it didn’t cost so much… makes me feel guilty for using it!

  • Amanda
    February 18, 2010 at 12:35 am

    After trying a new hair product today which has left my hair feeling dry (although maybe that’s today’s humid weather!!) this oil has me intrigued. Will have to give it a go on my thick, curly hair to see if it combats frizz and leaves it feeling softer. Thanks for sharing x

  • Laura
    February 18, 2010 at 1:46 am

    What a coincidence! I just bought a bottle two days ago. My daughter’s birthday present to me this week was a hair cut at a hairdresser I’d never been to before, and the hairdresser was telling me all about the Morocon Oil, how good it was ect., so I bought a bottle. I love it! I don’t think I’ve tried an oil product for hair as good as this. And yes, it smells beautiful.

  • the darling house
    February 18, 2010 at 1:53 am

    I must say I am seduced by that cute turquoise packaging with the Futura-esque font. this sounds like some awesome stuff. can anyone tell me what the scent is like? unlike Nicole I am super picky about my hair products. well, mostly about their scent. when Pantene changed their scent in 1998 I sent them several strongly worded letters. yeah. I’m a nerd.

  • Michele
    February 18, 2010 at 6:29 am

    I agree…I can’t live without this stuff!!!

  • Lynnie
    February 18, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Sounds good! I’m a big fan of argan oil in its pure form, it’s such a great multitasker for hair and skin.

  • MrsEAM
    February 18, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I love love love this product! It even helps my fine hair not get frizzy in Florida humidity (which is no small feat!). Plus my hair is in such great shape – my stylist tells me every time I go in how healthy my hair is. Since I blow dry and flat iron every day, that’s also tough to accomplish.

  • Sprout
    February 18, 2010 at 7:29 am

    My stylist used this on my hair the last time I got a cut – disaster!

    I have thick, curly, coarse, colored hair = DRY. The oil made my hair a giant fluffy ball of fuzz. It was soft, but my hair has never been this kind of ginormous! If it wasn’t so comical it would have been scary. Thank goodness it was the end of the day and I was only going home!

    Best thing for my type of hair is to not shampoo it. No shampoo at all, and to condition the heck out of it. I use 2-3 tablespoons of conditioner daily to keep things in control.

  • Amanda
    February 18, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I loved how this product made my hair feel, but I had to stop using it. It made my face breakout anywhere my hair touched it… mainly around the chin. I mentioned it to my stylist (who also used this product) and she said she was breaking out too. We both stopped using the oil and our blemishes cleared up.

  • beth
    February 18, 2010 at 7:56 am

    I’ve been using the Aquage version of this (about $10 cheaper) and it’s great.

    Not so great: where it comes from.

    Apparently the oil is derived from a nut only goats can reach. So the nut is retrieved undigested… from…goat poop. Goat poop extract…in your hair. But whatever I guess, it makes my hair awesome.

  • Nicole
    February 18, 2010 at 7:59 am

    you are right, it is great for curly hair! i absolutely love this stuff! and if you haven’t tried the shampoo and conditioner yet, you should. amazing!

  • Annie
    February 18, 2010 at 8:29 am

    So, I have a bday coming up, and just thinking I might ask for this! I have straight hair that I have to shampoo everyday because it gets greasy/weird if I don’t–so how would I use this? As a conditioner?

  • Chic and Charming
    February 18, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I had such high hopes for this product! I tried it out about a year ago and it just didn’t work for my hair. I have thick, curly hair and it left me with poofy, frizzy curls. Bumble Bumble curl conscious works best for me.

  • Amanda @ Ruffled
    February 18, 2010 at 8:37 am

    My brother-in-law has curly hair and he swears by it – and trust me, he is not into beauty products as much as I am!

  • Allison
    February 18, 2010 at 9:03 am

    How do you use it? Before/after showering, hair wet/dry? Because I have fine, straight hair that has to be washed every day, and lord knows I am a sucker for promises that something will make it look better.

    • Ashley
      February 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm

      I have REALLY thin/fine hair, and it took me a while to find a way to use this without it making my hair too heavy – but I think it’s amazing now. I’m even kind of convinced that my hair is thicker…
      I just use a tiny amount when my hair is still fairly damp and then go on styling as usual. (Plus, it smells really good!)

  • Karrie
    February 18, 2010 at 9:30 am

    This sounds like something I need to try. I have weirdly half-wavy, half-straight, super-thick hair that gets puffy the minute it grows half an inch. I was using an anti frizz serum that was awesome (and cheap!) that I can no longer find. The new serum that I bought leaves my hair feeling crunchy. I actually use a mixture of olive oil and castor oil to wash my face, so why not use oil in my hair!

  • Hazel
    February 18, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Moroccan Oil is utterly AMAZING! And a little goes such a long way! I use it every day and my hair is long and thick. I still have yet to be half way on the bottle I bought months ago! And it makes your hair smell divine. Definitely the best tip my stylist gave me!

  • Robin
    February 18, 2010 at 9:48 am

    This product looks great. I can’t wait to try it.

    I’m a little worried about your link, however. Some of the low (and recent) reviews of this product are from people who have used this product before and upon receiving their order have discovered that this Amazon seller is sending them a fake product. Just a heads up.

    • Making it Lovely
      February 18, 2010 at 10:24 am

      Thanks – I’ve updated it to link to a different seller.

  • ashleyD
    February 18, 2010 at 9:52 am

    i’ve gone to using dry shampoo. i adore it! it takse the oil out of my root and leaves me looking nice on “dirty hair days”. i’ve never been one for shiny hair, but there’s sooo many wonderful reviews here, i may try it!!

  • CourtneyM
    February 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Thanks for giving me the “push” to buy this. I keep reading about it & seeing ads, but I was reluctant to try until now!

  • Jamie
    February 18, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I LOVE this stuff! It used to be hard to find but it’s getting a little easier now. And even though it’s $40 it lasts forever!! Here’s a tip- The main ingredient is Argan oil so if you’re looking for a natural alternative, buy organic Argan oil. You can use it on your hair, skin, nails, etc. BUT it STINKS! My husband calls it the baby poop stuff. :)

  • caitlin
    February 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    LOVE this stuff, my mom owns her own salon, she swears by this stuff.

  • Ange
    February 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing this – I can’t wait to try it. And let’s just say that buying a new product might be the most exciting thing I do today!!

  • hanna
    February 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I’m the same way, and I use this. I don’t really care much about shampoo/conditioner, so I’ve been using shampoo and apple cider vinegar. For awhile I was using baking soda as shampoo, but can’t because of hard water.

  • whitney @ brown sugar design
    February 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks so much for the recommendation! I also have very straight hair and HAVE to wash it every day otherwise it’s a greasy mess. (I tried washing it less for a whole six months and it was not pretty, nor did it help.) I’ll definitely give this a try!

    • Making it Lovely
      February 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm

      I tried that too! All I got out of it was a very bad period of greasy hair. Yuck. I have to wash it every day.

  • Christina
    February 18, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I had heard about this a while back and wanted to try it…but I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for reminding me that I have to buy it!

  • Jessie
    February 18, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    My best friend just recommended this to me a couple of weeks ago and although I haven’t splurged on one (my hair is VERY low maintenance), I tried some of hers and it’s absolutely amazing. It helps hair dry so quickly and tames all those little flyaways!

  • Stephanie
    February 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I got some as a Christmas gift from my mom and I LOVE it! I also have “must wash everyday” hair and I was skeptical at first but it’s awesome!

  • Trixxie
    February 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Count me as a fan too! I have fine wavy hair which I have to wash and flat iron every day. I was skeptical of using oil on my hair but its great…just rub a *tiny* drop into your wet hair. It is a bit expensive, but the bottle lasts forever. Bonus…it smells divine and the bottle looks adorable on my bathroom shelf.

  • Anne-Marie
    February 18, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Moroccan oil is completely fantastic. My stylist introduced me to it a couple of years ago; you are indeed correct about only using a very small amount, even on my thick hair that is all I need. Quite pricey, but absolutely worth it.

  • Joi
    February 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Hmmm…I’m quite intrigued now.

  • Taryn
    February 18, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I also have thick very straight flat hair. $39 seems pricey? How much do you use? Does it last awhile? I’m tempted to try it. Thanks.

  • Shevon
    February 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I love the stuff!

  • lauren
    February 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I LOVE this stuff. My hair is french fried (too much color) and when I started using the oil it looks so much better.. like a thousand times better.

  • Lisa
    February 19, 2010 at 1:17 am

    So, with the Moroccan oil you do not have to wash every day?

  • Kera
    February 19, 2010 at 4:22 am

    I love that oil. I LOVE the smell. For african american hair, it works wonders.

  • Stacy of KSW
    February 19, 2010 at 6:40 am


    Thanks so much for sharing your beauty secrets :) I’m not into the whole beauty ritual so I love when someone does the work for me and tells me what’s great. I’ve added this to my wish list and plan to ask for it for Mother’s Day! I don;t think I’ve ever been excited about a hair product before, but i can’t wait.

  • My First Kitchen
    February 19, 2010 at 7:54 am

    After my son was born three months ago, we cut corners on various budget items. A casuality of buying diapers? My hair products. Now I need to figure out a way to pay less on my electric bill so I can get some of this stuff!! Especially in this dry winter, the flyaways are brutal.

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn
    February 19, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I am in the “I wash my hair everyday.” club too so I am intrigued.

    Do you use this instead of conditioner?

  • Kate
    February 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    My hair dresser uses it on my hair whenever I go in for a trim. I love it! I need to buy it so I can use it at home. I, too, must wash my hair daily to have it look clean and it gets very dry (especially during winter!).

  • kickpleat
    February 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Now I’m so curious. My friend was using it but she has super thick hair so I didn’t think I could relate since my hair is super fine and I have to wash it daily because it gets so oily. Curious if this would work on my hair. I’d love to not wash every single day. And bonus points for good smells!

  • Elizabeth
    February 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I went to TJ Maxx today and found it there!!!! Can you believe it?? I got it for $29.99. Hoping it will work for me as it has for you.

  • Missy
    February 19, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I love these posts!

    Does it give you more volume? I have fine hair that I have to wash everyday too…

  • Angela
    February 20, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I adore this stuff and it has done wonders for my scalp in just a few uses. My hairdresser carries a small bottle that is only $14 but with the amount you use, it will still last a VERY long time. The scent is heavenly!!

  • Michelle
    February 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I love the Moroccan Oil, with fine-wash-every-day hair it helps tame the fly-aways and gives a nice light shine to your hair. It smells so good I use it on my daughter too!

  • Jean
    February 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Holy cow, this stuff sounds incredible! I have curly hair that tends toward frizzy and am always looking for something to tame my tresses a bit. But, at $40 a bottle, the cost is definitely something to consider. Does one bottle last a long time?

  • JODY
    February 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    OMG My friend has told me about this stuff and is holding a bottle for me as we speak- Im in the thick curly frizzy hair club and I have tried EVERYTHING!! I can not wait to try this now!! Thanks!!

  • Ben D.
    February 22, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Yeah, I love this stuff too. :)

  • Brooke
    February 23, 2010 at 2:20 am

    This is amazing! Except it costs $50 in australia. But its worth every cent. My stylist mixes this with conditioner and puts in on the ends of my hair when she does my foils. Lush hair for days. I mix it my leave in hair mask for extra treatment.

  • Caitlin
    February 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I’ve never used Moroccan oil, but I used to use coconut oil in my hair all the time. If you can stand the strong smell of coconut while you use it, just slap a bunch in your hair a while before you shampoo, and it leaves your hair soft and smooth and shiny. ^_^

  • Zoetry
    February 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    This is a great product.

  • Hopeless Chest
    February 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Moroccan Oil. The smell is absolutely amazing. I use their shampoo and conditioner as well.

  • my little apartment
    February 24, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I use Neil George’s Indian Gooseberry Oil on my super-curly hair and I LOVE it. I think it’s similar to Moroccan oil, so I’m glad to know you love it!

    also, I haven’t gotten my hair cut at all since I moved from LA to Chicago, but I’ve heard great things about Sparrow! it’s super close to my apartment and knowing it gets your thumbs up is encouraging…

  • Lindsay
    March 1, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I absolutely LOVE this product. I just started using it about three weeks ago after my hair stylist recommended it. It definitely makes my straight, flat hair shine!

  • Asa
    March 3, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Okay, I know it is an old post. But I just have to say, have you ever tried argan products (a.k.a moroccan oil) for the face? They are really the best! I started using an argan face cream after a visiting a spa where I got a treatment with argan oil. My skin got so smooth and glowing after using the cream. Then I stopped using the cream for awhile. And my skin lost that silk feeling and glow. Now I bought a day cream, night cream and a skin booster all with argan oil. I love love love these products! Haven’t tried it on my hair yet, even if it’s said on the skin booster that you can. Will do know though!

  • Kelly
    March 4, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I tried a Moroccan Oil treatment for the first time in September and it is phenomenal! My hair is very curly and I color it so it gets dry – because of this treatment it has never felt so soft or been so shiny! It makes styling easier too! I love it!!!

  • Elizabeth
    March 4, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I too love Moroccan Oil. The shampoo smells just as delicious! It’s a great gift to give!

  • Dreams
    March 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I also love the shampoo.

  • Lauren
    March 16, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve also heard great things about this and just ordered some! As a tip – I bought it through Its less expensive there than in the salon ($33 vs $44). I’m very excited to try it!

  • Ashlee
    March 21, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Just stumbled across your blog, it’s gorgeous! Your daughter is just a teeny bit older then mine (Lorelei is 10 months now 5/19/09). I just love all the pink!

    My hair is flat, thin, and needs to be washed every day. I am SO going to try this! Thanks

  • Patty
    April 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Sounds interesting, but at $33-35 a bottle, that is half my hair cut budget.

  • jamieofalltrades
    April 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    MIL- We are hair twins. I have the greasiest hair. I probably should wash it twice a day. I tried washing it every other day as my New Years resolution one year. It lasted until April and finally I had to give up and go back to my daily wash. I’ve heard about this stuff before but was nervous to try it. I think I will now based off your recommendation. Thanks, girl!

  • Lindsey
    April 13, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    What I am wondering is where oh where did you get those darling suitcases in the background?

  • Robin
    April 14, 2010 at 6:41 am

    You can get the exact same product from Sally Beauty Supply in a 3.4 oz bottle for $8.99. It’s the exact same ingredients as the $40 and up bottle, just not the Moroccan Oil name. Sally’s markets it as Argan oil. I use this product everyday and bought my bottle back in December. I have 1/2 the bottle left. A little dab will do ya. It’s amazing and smells awesome.,default,pd.html

  • vernonlee
    April 14, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Yes! When you first mentioned this on your blog, I read some reviews around the interwebs and got my first bottle a couple of weeks ago. I have very curly hair and it really works for me – improves drying time and texture (and smell!) whether I’m wearing my hair curly or straight.

  • Carol Feaster
    March 30, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Love your blog Nicole. After I shampoo my hair, I put a little on just before I set my hair with rollers. It gives my hair a shine. I also use it sometimes during the week especially after I use my flat iron and it gives my hair a boost.