3 of the Best Hair Oils

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


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This time last year, I had never tried hair oil treatments before. The idea of putting any kind of 'oil' into your hair seemed so strange to me, surely it would be turn your locks into a greasy mess? Why was everyone raving about them? So I tried a couple and now I can't get enough of them! I thought I'd do a quick post on three of my favourites and explain how I use them and get them to work for me:-

Moroccan Oil is the beauty classic of hair oil treatments, adored and used by countless women worldwide. I had always steered clear of it in the past due to its perfumed scent but it's one that has certainly grown on me. I received a sample 10ml bottle in a goody bag a couple of months ago and immediately had to try it. I use Moroccan Oil when my hair feels especially dry or is looking dull and unloved. The medium-thick oil consistency absorbs into the hair so well and never looks greasy or leaves any residue. I always use it after I've shampooed and towel-dried my hair, and then I'll either leave a tiny amount in my ends for an hour or so to deeply condition or for a shorter period of time before blow-drying. It always leave my hair feeling soft and looking healthy, plus the smallest amount goes such a long way.

Macadamia Oil is like Moroccan Oil's little sister and I use it in the same way (on towel dried hair, mainly before drying/styling). The 10ml sample bottle shown above was obtained through a Boudoir Prive box. It's incredibly similar in many ways to Moroccan Oil; its oil consistency is pretty much the same, it delivers nearly identical results (if I'm nit-picking, I'd say that Moroccan Oil is ever so slightly more moisturising) and a tiny amount also goes a long way. The main difference is in the scent, with Macadamia Oil being much more subtle and not as lingering as Moroccan Oil, so sometimes I prefer using this one, and it's cheaper than Moroccan too.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oil is not strictly a hair oil as such. It's an amazing multi-purpose dry oil that also works wonders on the skin and in baths. Nuxe is a much lighter oil in consistency and I only ever use this one on dry hair to smooth away frizz and add some nourishment and gloss to my lengths. The main trick with getting this to work in the hair is to just use a very small amount, rub it between your palms first and then smooth it over the lengths. Goodbye frizz! Nuxe is great for those in-between shampoo days and for when you're in a rush and have no time for styling. It also have the best scent out of all of these in my opinion, it simply smells amazing in a light and clean kinda way.

Do you use hair oils? Which ones are your favourites?
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31 comments

  1. I've used Moroccan Oil and I love it! I desperately need to get some more

    xx

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  2. I like the Moroccan Oil and the Macadamia Nut oil too! They are both really great when my hair is stating to feel dry and fizzy.

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    1. Definitely, they're perfect for defrizzing and moisturising hair :)

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  3. I want to try the nuxe one if it defeats frizz! After blowdrying my hair does go poof!
    I use a bottle of argan oil after hairdrying and it seems to do the trick. Smells lovely also:)
    Great post x

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    1. Would love to try some Argan Oil when I've used these up! Nuxe is great for defrizzing but do make sure to only use the teeniest amount :) x

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  4. I like hair oils and I use Argan oil, but they're just so expensive for the amount you get. I'd be scared to use it. :(

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    1. They are expensive, that part sucks :(

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  5. I am so desperate to get some Moroccan Oil! Hurry up pay day!! X

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    1. Keep an eye out on Buyapowa.com - they've had some good deals on Moroccan Oil on there recently! x

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  7. I love Moroccan Oil Light and the Macademia Oil too x

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    1. One of my friend uses Moroccan Light and loves it, might try out a sample of that :) x

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  8. I've tried only macadamia oil but I love it1~ it makes my hair really soft :)

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    1. It's the classic isn't it? I love how soft it makes my hair too :)

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  9. Great review! I haven't tried the third oil but I'm keen to use up my Macadamia Oil first before trying anything else :)

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    xx

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    1. I want to try out Argan Oil at some point, but like you I think I'll wait until I've used up my existing stash :) xx

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  10. i love moroccon oil i could seriously not live without it
    x

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  11. I love Moroccon oil! Not tried the others though. Might have to see what they're like!

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    1. Would definitely recommend Macadamia if you like Moroccan :)

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  12. I love the Nuxe oil for everything really! I have the macadamia but I don't use too often... I'm hooked on mythic oil at the moment. I haven't tried the 'original' Moroccan oil

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    1. I like how Mythic is in a spray bottle, haven't tried it but reviews look good. I love Nuxe Oil, it is fab for everything! x

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  13. great post! just keep in mind Moroccan Oil is not the oil, Argan Oil is the oil Moroccan oil is the brand.. and I've stayed away from it since it's not an oil mix, if you look at the ingredients it's a serum, containing more silicones than oils.. which I'd rather not use since my hair is so dry, Ill rather use pure argan oil :)

    what are the ingredients in the Nuxe one? xx

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    1. Thanks so much for explaining that, I noticed someone on Twitter earlier today saying the same thing. Can I ask where you buy your pure Argan Oil from? Couldn't find the full ingredients listing for the Nuxe Oil on my sample bottle but have looked online and they appear to be: Isopropyl Isostearate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Corylus Avellana Nut Oil/Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Tocopherol, Borago Officinale Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinale (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool [N1005/D], hope that helps! xx

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  14. Great review lovely! I've been in two minds as to which oil to buy next, I think I prefer the Macadamia Oil. Ive heard about a great Phyto Hair Moisturiser which kind of works in the same way and its only £11.50 so I might try that next! :)
    frecklie.blogspot.com x

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    1. Phyto is a brand I've been wanting to try out - keep hearing a lot of bloggers saying they're great! Let me know if you review the Hair Moisturiser :) x

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  15. I've been wanting to try Moroccan Oil for a while - great review!

    Have a great night :)

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  16. Clip on ponytails

    Great article and very informative too. I was not keeping my cosmetics safe. Thanks for all the tips.

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