Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Move over MoroccanOil!

For the past year, I have thought that MoroccanOil was the s#@t.  Until recently, that is - that's when I discovered that it was loaded with silicone, among other things.  Not cool, Moroc (explains the build-up on my hair)!

For those of you not in the know, MorrcoanOil is a leave-in oil treatment for any hair type.  What makes this stuff so special and pricey?  Argan Oil.

Argan Oil has the ability to:

  •  Moisturize due to rich fatty acids
  • Treat skin conditions: dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles
  • Reduce and prevent stretch marks
  • Help eliminate scars
  • Repair damaged hair
  • Restore shine to hair
  • Prevent frizzing and split ends
  • Increase hair growth
  • Help with dandruff
  • Create strong, healthy nails
  • Much, much more...

For me it reduces frizz, prevents tangles and leaves my hair nice and soft with a subtle shine.  My hair can't live without this stuff, it's addicted! 

So, I hit the Internet to find a pure savior and boy did I find what I was looking for...Watts Beauty Moroccan Gold!  Not only is this stuff Certified Organic & Cold Pressed, Argan oil is the only ingredient - SCORE!

But can Watts deliver as well as MoroccanOil with all it's "extras"?

Pretty much - it does a respectable job - not as stellar as MoroccanOil, apparently it was those silicons that made my hair super silky smooth.  But Watts delivers in all the other areas that MoroccanOil does, PLUS it doesn't leave a build-up AND it's 100% pure.  In fact Watts cut my drying time drastically (not sure how) - MorroccanOil did as well, but not as much.  Plus, Watts is cheaper (slightly, but still).


MoroccanOil typically sells for $39 for a 3.4oz bottle, while I found Watts Moroccan Gold for $24 for a 4oz bottle.

Watts doesn't come in fancy packaging like MoroccanOil, but the basic bottle and labeling, just helps to reinforce the fact that this stuff is 100% natural.

I use this oil in two ways:
  1. Hair Treatment: apply generously to dry hair, put into a bun, go about your business for at least an hour, wash out
  2. Leave-in Conditioner: apply teeny, tiny dime size amount (a little really does go a long way) to freshly washed hair and either blow or air dry
Oh by the way, Argan oil is earning terrific marks in terms of sustainability and supporting women’s rights.

This oil is made from the nuts of the argan tree, which grows almost exclusively in Morocco. The Berber women of Morocco are solely responsible for harvesting the nuts and producing the oil, and they are doing so in fair trade working cooperatives.

Pretty cool, eh?

Be good to your hair!
The Hoff


  1. OOOh. Thanks for posting this. I just started getting my hair fixed by a pro, and the Moroccan Oil is all over their place. Hadn't "gone there" yet because I still prefer Jojoba, and hadn't researched this stuff. I'll just skip and try the Argan oil. Thanks again!

  2. Beebee, How is the Jojoba oil on hair?

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