Women with ethnic hair or hair that is straightened and manipulated often can certainly understand the importance of a good deep conditioner. For me, I have kinky curly hair that tends to dry out fairly easy if I do not take the proper precautions. If the dry hair is not enough, with it can come split ends and single strand knots that would drive anyone crazy especially those trying to grow out their strands. In order to prevent all of this I try to incorporate deep conditioning into my weekly hair care routine but often come across products that do not seem to do much for my hair. After several searches on hair boards it seemed unanimous that the Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask (Argan Oil Enriched) was something that I at least had to give a try.
I must say at first glance I was very hesitant about purchasing the product. Yes the reviews were mostly good but $31 bucks for a 8.5 fl oz container was definitely a pain on my pockets. After putting it off for sometime I finally took the leap and made the purchase. The first few ingredients in the mask, as listed on the container, are water, cetaryl alcohol, argania spinosa kernel oil, glycerin, dimethicone, centrimonium chloride, and cetyl alcohol. The ingredients were not too bad but the results were really what I was looking forward to seeing. The directions on the container say to “apply a teaspoon (more for longer hair) in the palm of your hand and distribute thoroughly through towel dry hair beginning at scalp to ends leave in for 5-10 minutes, rinse”. Before applying the product, I shampooed my hair and then stepped out of the shower to towel dry. I did not measure out a teaspoon worth of product, I simply distributed through out my hair in sections as I saw fit. I finished my shower routine and then rinsed out after about 10-15 minutes.
I must say I was surprised at how little product I actually ended up using within that first use. My hair is not extremely long but I definitely have a lot of it. I was pleased at how well the creamy but not too heavy product spread over each section of hair and how a little really does go a long way. The product gave my hair a lot of slip and I could have detangled with it in if I had wanted to. Rinsing out the product, my hair smelt great (a fresh smelling scent), felt so silky and best of all felt moisturized.
I continued to use this as a deep conditioner for a while and had excellent results and hydrated hair! Though I now use a different deep mask because of my commitment to using natural products, I would definitely recommend this to anyone in need of a good deep conditioner but not too worried about ingredients. Yes, the Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask is a bit pricey, but the results you experience are most certainly well worth the price. For more information on the hydrating mask or for a more extensive list of ingredients, visit the web site moroccanoil.com.