Our Editor Swears By This Leave-In Argan Oil Hair Serum, Says It’s The Best She's Ever Tried
I’m one of those unfortunate souls who suffers from an oily scalp, yet has dry, frizzy strands which go out of control when it gets humid - which is unfortunately pretty much all the time, when you’re living in a place like Singapore. No, cutting my hair short just to keep it more manageable is never an option.
Just when I thought I’d found a holy grail hair conditioner that had the intense hydrating and smoothing power of a mask (Sante Brilliant Care Conditioner, if anyone’s curious), it got discontinued. Thus began my hair woes all over again. After experimenting with multiple brands and products, I’ve since landed on the Moroccanoil Treatment. While it doesn’t replace the discontinued conditioner I’m still mourning, I daresay this is the best hair serum I’ve tried yet.
Full disclosure: The Moroccanoil Treatment was gifted to me last year as part of a media kit, but I was genuinely amazed by how well it worked for my hair. This is not a paid review, it is my own personal recommendation.
Read on to find out more about the Moroccanoil Treatment hair oil in Singapore!
First impressions of Moroccanoil Treatment
At first glance, I was already taken in by how the product is said to be free of alcohol, parabens, and sulphates. I also like how the ingredient list is stripped down to just 7 items.
However, do note that the first 2 ingredients, Cyclomethicone and Dimethicone, are silicones - something beauty junkies are rather divided on. On one hand, these form a barrier over hair to keep it shiny while preventing damage from heat and other external aggressors. On the other, it is said that silicone build-up can lead to limp locks prone to breakage.
This is followed by Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, which works in tandem with the other natural ingredient here, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract.
Another thing to note is that there are fragrances added here (simply listed as “Fragrance”), and the last two ingredients are colourings - CI 26100 (Red 17) and CI 47000 (Yellow 11). This made things rather iffy to me at first, however I reckon this whittled down list of 7 still beats that of other products, which have super lengthy ingredient lists - usually full of chemicals - covering the entire back of the product packaging.
Moroccanoil Treatment review
The smell of the Moroccanoil Treatment might be a tad strong at first for those who aren’t used to argan oil, but it doesn’t cling and you’ll get used to it soon enough. I’d like to think of it as an exotic-smelling perfume for one’s hair that makes it silky-smooth.
It has an oil-like texture that’s slightly runny. I use it like how I do any hair serum or leave-in treatment - after showering when my hair is still semi-damp, and before leaving the house for work or outings. On special occasions, this goes into my handbag and I apply it in the middle of the day when my tresses need a quick refresh.
A little goes a long way so there’s no need to slather it on too crazily. One thing I love about this hair oil, other than its efficacy, is that it doesn’t leave an uncomfortable sticky residue, whether on my hair or on my hands. It absorbs well and results in a natural-looking finish that doesn’t look weighed down, despite how rich it looks.
Price of Moroccanoil Treatment & where to buy in Singapore
You can get the Moroccanoil Treatment in Singapore at Sephora at $23 for 25ml, $45 for 50ml, and $69 for 100ml, but my go-to is KrisShop, which sells the 50ml version for $38 or lower (before GST) depending on whether there are any promotions. For the past 2 years, I’ve been taking advantage of KrisShop’s anniversary sale. That’s when prices are usually the best - I got my 50ml bottles at just $18 each (before GST) this year.
Alternatively, Watsons has the 100ml version for $69, which is the same price as Sephora’s. However, they do have frequent promotions, and I just happened to chance upon their online-exclusive discount which lets you purchase it at $55.20.
There are retailers on Shopee and Lazada who claim to be legit selling the Moroccanoil Treatment at around half its original retail price, but I’d personally stay away from them just to be cautious.
Moroccanoil hair mask review
Since we’re on the topic, I’d like to quickly share that Moroccanoil has plenty of other hair products, of which I’ve only tried the Smoothing Mask ($67 for 250ml). Unfortunately, this did nothing for me, and in fact left my hair feeling drier for some reason - though this may vary from individual to individual. I’ve seen reviews sharing the same sentiments as mine, but others have heaped praises on it.
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Text by: GirlStyle SG