Moroccan Oil vs. Macadamia Oil: An Argan Oil Duel!
One of the biggest trends in hair styling at the moment is the use of argan oil hair products. Two of the most popular argan oil-based products are Moroccan Oil Treatment by Moroccan Oil and Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment by Macadamia Natural Oil. We previously carried both of these lines at Spa Boutique, but unfortunately we are no longer carrying the Moroccan Oil line because Moroccan Oil prefers their products to be sold in salon (by professional) only and not online.
As a Spa Boutique Esthetician, I am constantly exposed to the latest and greatest hair, skin, body, and nail products which is why I have tried many different argan oil products including both Moroccan and Macadamia Oil. So, is there a difference? In terms of performance, I found them to be exactly the same. They are both excellent at hydrating, smoothing, and adding shine to my hair. There was just one small difference which made me a lover of one over the other – the smell! The Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment has the most amazing smell (reminds me of vanilla) and I wasn’t that fond of the smell of the Moroccan Oil Treatment (although some co-workers loved the smell – personal preference). Here is a breakdown of the differences between the two oil treatments:
Moroccan Oil Treatment
Key Ingredient: Argan oil (fatty acids, omega-3, vitamins, and antioxidants)
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
Key Ingredients: Macadamia nut oil and argan oil (fatty acids, omega-9, vitamins, and antioxidants)
The benefits and usage of both treatments are the same:
Benefits: Instantly absorbs, nourishes hair, smooths, adds shine, controls frizz, protects from UV exposure, and reduces drying time.
Usage: Apply a small amount to damp or dry hair and comb through or work through with hands.
Both Macadamia Healing Oil and Moroccan Oil treatments can be applied to hair before coloring to seal in the hair cuticle and allow for an even application. They also help to protect hair from damaging chemicals. Both oils can also be added directly into the hair color mixture for protection and increased shine and manageability. Moroccan Oil has a lighter oil treatment made for fine or light colored hair called ‘Moroccan Oil Treatment Light’ and Macadamia Oil has one as well called ‘Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment Spray‘.
Have you tried either of these treatment oils? We would love to hear your thoughts on these products or any other argan oil products you’ve tried. As special offer just for being a follower of our blog enter coupon code BLOG10 for 10% off your next purchase! Also, remember to follow us @spaboutique on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and check out our boards on Pinterest! You could be the lucky winner of one of our many contests!