Thursday, 16 September 2010

Virgin Post: Monoi Miracle Oil for hair.

Hi all, this is my first time writing a blog, now isn't this exciting? Probably not so much for you, as for me. I have fallen head-over-heels into the whole YouTube and Blog world of makeup, tutorials, hauls, reviews and all that jazz a while back. Now I want to branch out a bit...Hopefully there is a lone audience of one out there somewhere.

For my first post, I decided to go ahead with a review on a hair and body oil I've started using recently. Quick warning: no photos today, only images from the Internet because the lighting in my room is very yellow (even with flash).

So, I've heard about Moroccan Oil awhile back. It's supposedly a miracle treatment for hair, leaving it soft and silky. It's around £30 online for 100ml and I really cannot decide if it's reasonable or not. As a third year university student well into her overdraft, £30 sounds a tad much. However, my powers of justification has never deserted me yet.

Anyway, I did a little research. The beauty of this oil comes from its main ingredient: Argan oil, which acts as a rich moisturizer for the hair. So oil is good for the hair. Simple. But surely then there are cheaper versions out there?

 During one of my intense browsing events at The Body Shop in Manchester, I came across The Body Shop Monoi Miracle Oil, part of their Spa Wisdom, Polynesia line.

This little baby costs only £10 for 150ml, but let's not forget the rewards card which gives you 10% off all purchases. So it's actually £9. The product label describes it as: 'Sumptuous softening for skin and hair, enriched with Community Trade organic virgin coconut oil.'

It certainly contains enough goodies to brand it as a 'miracle oil': sweet almond oil, virgin coconut oil, sesame seed oil, and gardenia flower extract. It has a light, summery, sweet fragrance that I simply cannot get enough of and is simply fab for my hair.

Both the SA and product information online recommend using this oil as a deep conditioner that you rinse out. However, after reading the ingredients, I decided to use it like Moroccan Oil since hair absorbs coconut oil. 

For two weeks now, after towel-drying, I have rubbed a 10p amount of this oil into the ends of my hair, followed by blow-dry. The result was uber-soft, silky strands that smelt fantastic and not weighed down at all. Now I have to warn you that my hair is in pretty good conditions in general - I had a massive chop in June from chest length to long bob. I'd be happy to include pictures if requested. However, after using this product, I really did notice a difference. It was as if I've cocooned my hair in a deep-intensive mask for overnight, or something equally time-consuming.

Perhaps this first post has been a tad long, but I'd love feedback, so please comment below! Has anyone tried both the Moroccan Oil and this Miracle Oil? I'd love to know if I've found a dupe.


Beauty Addict said...

I actually have the monoi oil, but never tried it on my hair! I love how it feels on the skin and the scent is so gorgeous! I should give it a go on my hair then!

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DanniiBeauty said...

Great review! I am following your blog now!

ShimmerDreamz said...

I'm glad you both enjoyed it :)

Oil's really versatile - tons of ways to use it!

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