A few weeks back I was lucky enough to attend Moroccanoil’s launch of their new curl collection.
Hosted at Duck and dry, I enjoyed a hair presentation from their artistic director Kevin Hughes, demonstrating how to use their new products. I have tested out these products for the last couple of weeks now and here are my results.
First to try was the Moroccanoil Curl Cleansing Conditioner which states ‘Moroccanoil Curl Cleansing Conditioner is a no-lather, one-step shampoo and conditioner with natural tea tree oil that gently cleanses and conditions hair while nourishing. Argan oil-infused formula effectively cleanses hair of impurities, while detangling and intensely conditioning to maintain the integrity of curly hair and restore suppleness and bounce.’
Kevin suggested that this product could be used 2 in 1, as a shampoo cleanser and conditioner. However, I opted to use this product strictly as a conditioner, after washing my hair I applied the curl cleanser to the palm of my hands and massaged into my hair from the roots, right down to the ends. Upon, massaging the product into my hair, I noticed how sweet the smell of the conditioner was, you can actually smell the notes of tea tree oil, which leaves the hair smelling lush. Whilst massaging the product into my scalp and hair, I realised that the curl cleanser aided in defining my curls as my curl pattern really started to form and become curls that were more prominent. The middle of my hair is a different texture to the front of my hair as it as more of an Afro hair pattern. The hair in the middle is thicker and tougher, despite this fact, the curl cleanser helped soften this part of my hair, giving me thick springing curls. I left the conditioner in my hair for 10 minutes and rinsed out with warm water.
When rinsing out my hair for the second time, I noticed that the conditioner aided in locking moisture into my hair, as the water started to bounce off my hair. This was so satisfying as this product fits its purpose. I have struggled with conditioners for years, which claim to give added moisture but in fact leave the hair feeling very brittle and dry.
After rinsing out my hair completely, I then used the Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream, which states ‘Wavy and curly hair can easily lose its definition – Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream brings it back. Advanced heat-activated technology provides intense conditioning and activates a curl memory factor to keep hair bouncy and control frizz for hours. Argan oil and protein condition, detangle and tame curls, so hair remains smooth and frizz-free with great movement.’
Again, I applied an ample amount into the palm of my hands, massaging the product through my hair, especially the ends of my hair and the middle, as these are the driest spots of my hair. I then used a brush just to loosen any detangled curls.
Has my hair is part Afro, my hair consistently needs to be moisturised, so I used a generous amount of the Moroccanoil treatment and ran it through my hair. Afro-Caribbean hair needs to be immersed in moisture to avoid breakage and damage. The oil will leave a bit of residue on your hand, which can easily be washed off. I left my hair to air dry and take natural form for about 30 minutes, before running a hair dryer over my hair, to take out the excess moisture from the roots. Moroccanoil state that this product should be used as ‘A styling, finishing and conditioning product for all hair types. Moroccanoil Treatment is an ultra-light formula which is absorbed by the hair instantly, resulting in a natural, silky finish and brilliant shine without leaving a residue. Moroccanoil Treatment has the ability to restore over-processed hair damaged by environmental factors and chemical procedures.’
When styling my hair the next day, I used the Moroccanoil Curl Re-Energizing Spray, which is ‘A curl refresher infused with nourishing Argan oil, green tea and aloe leaf juice that puts bounce and vitality back into your style, whenever curls are in need of a boost. The Moroccanoil Curl Re-Energizing Spray is perfect for slept on or end-of-day curls, this weightless reactivating mist re-energises curls to bring back smoothness, shape, shine, and moisture. For me personally, this helped wake up some of the curls, which were, flatten during sleeping. I sprayed the product all over my hair and pulled the curls down to create my Afro curl bob.
Overall, I love these products, and these will definitely feature in my end of November favourites, as well as my overall favourites, as honestly, I do not think that my curly afro as looked this good before, especially the middle of my hair, those curls have never been so defined! I now feel more confident wearing my naturally curly hair, whereas before I would spend hours straightening my hair and wearing wigs/hair extensions. I am proud to be a curly-haired girl and I will continue to use these products.
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