In previous posts I have ranted and raved about all the good summer has to offer. It’s pretty clear by now that it is my fave season and time of year. The swing in every sandalled step is contagious and the list of things you can do to make an afternoon pass are endless. In my eyes, this season of perfection has only one enemy: humidity.
Don’t get me wrong, I am someone who swears off air conditioning (think GREEN), hardly sleeps with a fan on and feels a surge of excitement every time the forecast calls for 30+ temperatures. I live for the heat.
The problem exists mostly in my head, or rather, ON my head.
For anyone who has hair that has a slight curl, or in my case an unruly obnoxious wave, you know what I’m talking about. Every time the air gets sticky my locks take on a life of their own, twisting and turning in every unthinkable way until it looks much like what would happen if someone tried to de-tangle Amy Winehouse’s beehive.
Two summers ago, when I started working as a bartender in one of the most packed and sweaty bars in the Capital, my need for a solution to my humid-horrendous-hair was dire.
The answer to my problem came as a Godsend: Moroccan Oil.
This hidden gem smoothed out all my hair-stress, literally. Retailed at about $34.99 for a 100 ml bottle, the purchase is worth every penny. Read below to see why:
1. It actually WORKS.
I’ve tried every “anti-frizz” product out there and let me tell you there is a reason why I have dedicated an entire post to this stuff. There is a clear cut difference between what my hair will look like at the end of an afternoon or evening when I use it and when I don’t. There has been many a time where I’ve cursed myself for leaving the house without smoothing some through my hair first.
2. It smells amazing.
Ah-mazing. I once had a boyfriend say he noticed someone was wearing my perfume in the elevator he was in, which was a strange thing to say since I don’t generally wear any (sorry, Kate)! It took a couple minutes of figuring out before we realized that my ” signature scent” he was talking about was not perfume but the delicious smell of the oil I douse my hair with daily. Leave it to a guy to not know the difference, eh!? I can even admit to sometimes putting a drop or two on my neck before an evening out.
3. It will last you for an eternity.
You may think that approximately $40 is a steep purchase for the wallet conscious consumer, but fear not. One 100 ml bottle lasts me at least six months. Because of the oily nature of the product a MINIMAL amount (miniature dollop at most!) does the trick. For someone who styles their hair daily and uses this product every day in the summer (& most of the winter too!) I can tell you it is well worth it.
4. It’s multipurpose.
Where I use my Moroccan Oil for anti-frizz purposes it is recommended by hair stylists for a whole host of reasons. All Moroccanoil products include a signature ingredient: Argan oil. It’s an organic gift from mother nature herself, found growing only in Southwest Morocco, hence the name. It is a powerful antioxidant, UV protector, rich in vitamins (Vitamin F (Omega 6), Vitamin A, Vitamin E) that strengthens hair and increases elasticity. So if dry hair is your thang, M-Oil’s got you covered to the max.
In this post I am speaking mainly about my go-to, the Original MOROCCANOIL® Oil treatment, but the company offers a whole host of products which I can only guess are equally as wonderful in function and in scent.
So live it up this summer, dance like a wild animal all night and be thankful there’s something out there that makes sure your “mane” doesn’t mimic your moves.