Thursday, September 13, 2012

Drugstore Dupe for Moroccanoil?

Let me just start by saying that I really love Moroccanoil. Like, a whole bunch. I think it does amazing things for your hair, it smells fantastic and it really does live up to the claims and the hype.

According to the Moroccanoil website this treatment is supposed to do the following:

Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment 3.4 Oz Bottle with Blue Box
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Moroccanoil® Treatment’s versatile, nourishing and residue-free formula can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. It blends perfectly with other products and even speeds up drying time. This treatment for hair completely transforms and repairs as its formula transports lost proteins for strength; fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine; and antioxidants for protection. It absorbs instantly to fill gaps in hair created by heat, styling and environmental damage.

All of that being's expensive. Like, crazy expensive. The big bottle will run you about $42. Which, is outragous if you ask me. I have gotten the large bottle twice, once I purchased it myself with a gift card and the other time it was given to me for a birthday present. I love it so much that I can usually make the large bottle last about a year if I don't use it every day.

If I'm not drying my hair or if I'm just hanging around the house, I will use the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Anti-Frizz Serum instead. Here is the product description from the Dove website:

Nourishing Oil Care Anti-Frizz Serum
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The Dove® Nourishing Oil Care Collection transforms dry, rough and frizzy hair into beautifully smooth hair that’s easier to manage and style.
Dove® Weightless Nutri-Oils, now enriched with Argan Oil, penetrate hair rapidly to deeply nourish, instantly smooth frizz and revitalize shine without weighing hair down. runs about $5 for a bottle. It smells so good and it really works. It doesn't speed up drying time like the Moroccanoil does, but I don't use it for that. It smoothes your ends, it tames flyaways, it protects your hair and it makes it crazy shiny without getting greasy. I think for the price, this is definitely comparable to Moroccanoil.
Generally I will use both on towel dried hair from about my ears down. Just 2 pumps, run it through my hair and then comb to evenly distribute. Occasionally I will use an additional pump once my hair is dry to get a really glossy finish.
Do you use either? Have you found a great drugstore dupe for Moroccanoil?

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if you have ever tried the one from Sally's...I haven't but it is only $7.99 and worth a shot. Here is the link to it:,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH