I got this mousse about a month ago to review. The new salon I’m at carries Moroccan Oil, so I figured this is about as good a time as any to try out some of their products that I haven’t used. I became familiar with this line about two years ago and I honestly haven’t been in love with it. I’ve used it on clients in the past who have curly, coarse hair and need the bouts of extra moisture that this line gives and it has worked miracles for them. But unfortunately, I’ve had a hard time finding products in the line that work well for those of us ladies with finer, thinner hair types. Everything seems too heavy and leaves my hair looking too greasy.. in a humid or a dry climate. Ugh! But when I saw that this mousse was made for fine to medium hair types, I thought I’d give it a fair, unbiased try! And I’m definitely glad that I did!
- This mousse definitely didn’t leave my hair greasy looking, which was my biggest fear. It gave my hair shine and bounce without weighing it down at all. Which is simply perfection for someone with thin hair!
- I did get the volume and hold that this product advertises.
- My ends even seemed to soak up the goodness. They were soft to the touch and looked refreshed and full of moisture.
- Unfortunately, my blowout didn’t last as long as I would have wanted. It fell flat after a couple hours and I was bummed because usually when I blowout my hair, it means I don’t have to even think about it for the next three days. So losing the hold and style after one day was not so great for me.
- The next morning, before washing and blowdrying again, I also noticed that my hair had succumbed to the typical greasy look and feel that I typically get from Moroccan Oil products. Usually, I don’t begin to see that until about day two or three of not washing.
- The price point is a high end one, meaning this mousse goes for anywhere from $25-30 depending on where you get it from. Being that I know this price point of products very well, I know that this mousse competes with other lines such as Kevin Murphy and Oribe. And given that I’ve played and worked with such lines and have seen massively better results, I would probably stick to the faves when paying that much.
Overall, I wasn’t hugely impressed with this product line on myself. For the price point and the fact that even using a small amount, my hairstyle fell out quicker than usual, I probably won’t be purchasing this product. However, it’s not all bad! I gave this product another shot by using it on a client who has a hair type closer to medium thickness and density and it worked really well on her. My blowdry time was quite short and her finished look was shiny, smooth, and sleek. However, after blowdrying some curl in and not getting great hold, I went through with my curling iron to finish the look with a bit more va-va-voom and it wouldn’t hold at all. Our finished look was beautiful and sophisticated, but wouldn’t hold a curl for anything.
I would say that this product is perfect for the ideal Moroccan Oil client: someone with curlier, coarser hair who typically wears their hair more straight and smooth. But for me, I think I’m done trying to love this product line. I think I’ll stick to more of what I know works and keep recommending this to the ladies who I know need the specific look!
Alright, now it’s your turn! Have you tried Moroccan Oil? What is your take on the line?