Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Shampoo review


Yup, I’m back again. I figured since I’m already on my maternity leave (the little girl is due in 2 months) it would be a shame to waste all this free time I’ve got on my hands now…by not blogging about all this goodies that are piling up on my shelves ;).  The first one is Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Shampoo, a very gentle formula for irritated scalps.  It promises to keep your locks bouncy and voluminous, so what’s not to love?

What the company claims:

Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner contain antioxidant argan oil and nutrients to cleanse, detangle and bring back body to hair. They beautify hair with shine, manageability and movement, while making it easier to style. The formulas are free of sulfates, phosphates and parabens, so they’re safer for the environment and won’t dry, fade or strip hair of color.

My experience:

Albeit a bit pricey, this little gem is not a bad option for irritated, itchy scalps and dyed fine hair. Most hair products irritate my scalp tremendously and I figured getting rid of sulfates might help – and it did, instantly. So if your scalp is constantly itchy finding a sulfate-free shampoo might be the quickest solution!

So, the lowdown:

  • a VERY gentle formula
  • colour-safe
  • volumizes hair – at least for a couple of hours
  • a little goes a long way, so one bottle should last 6 months or longer
  • hair feels soft and silky, not dry at all!

On not such a positive note, it is pricey (24 $ for 8.5 fl.oz/250 ml) and the volume doesn’t last (but does it with any product really?).

Would I repurchase? Probably. 🙂

Overall: 4/5

Have you tried it? Drop me a line below so it doesn’t feel like I’m completely alone here after such a long time 😉

Tomorrow: CND Shellac nail polish review





Moroccanoil review

The oil which generated the biggest hype in the beauty world in the past few years.

So, what’s the hype really about? And more importantly, is it worth it?

Moroccan oil, or argan oil is harvested from the argan tree (or, to be more precise, the nut of its fruit), which is pretty much exclusive to Morocco, hence the name. There is an interesting story behind it – with Berbers and goats, which you can google if you’re into that kind of stuff.  I know I did. 😀

The important thing is, study the ingredients list carefully when buying any argan oil.  Pure, 100 per cent argan oil is rare to come by and thus pretty expensive. I don’t own it so can’t really comment on the benefits, but rave reviews and long history might speak for themselves.

The one above, however, is packed with silicones ( ”-cone”).  Let’s have a look at the ingredients list:

Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha- Isomethyl Ionone, Red no.17, Yellow no. 11, (2012 formula)

As most people are aware of, the key to reading the ingredients list of EVERY product, be it food or makeup, is bearing in mind that the order is what matters.  In other words the ingredient that weighs the most is listed first, and the one that weighs the least is listed last. While the most popular version of argan oil is not too deceiving with the oil coming third on the list, it’s far from pure.
Still, I would repurchase, as it does make my hair soft and shiny without weighing it down.  The light version is recommended for blonde or fine hair. For the whole range of products click here.

Give it a go and tell me what you think! 🙂