… Moroccan Oil.
Here’s the lastest installment of the “My Hair is Weird” saga: For the past year or so, I have had flaking. Lots of it. My stylist and I have discussed countless possible causes: Dandruff, dry scalp, product buildup, product getting clumpy because of flat-ironing. I have changed products, tried clarifying treatments, changed styling tools, changed just about everything and kept on flaking.
Then I got fantastically sick and didn’t wash my hair for a week. I also didn’t put any product in it. And I still flaked, so I finally realized it wasn’t a reaction to product or product buildup. Then when I did my little redhead experiment, the flakes vanished. For two full weeks. Then, as suddenly as they were gone, they were back in full force. But this time they were kinda … tan. Brown. A little red. I mean, it wasn’t like I had red pepper flakes falling off my head, but they weren’t white anymore. So I knew it was scalp-related.
My stylist pointed out that it was winter and the air was dry and now was an ideal time to try some serious moisturizing. I’d been using Moroccan Oil a bit in my styling routine, but my stylist suggested I load it on and work it into my scalp the night before I was planning to wash my hair. I also work in some Kevin Murphy Easy Rider, which is super moisturizing, and do a deep conditioning treatment a couple of times each week. But the Moroccan Oil is the bulk of it. And now? Flakes GONE. Like maybe six little specks per week. I am still ecstatic with this discovery.
Many folks have pointed out that this branded product nabbed the name Moroccan Oil first, but that plenty of other brands offer similar blends of argan oil and other moisturizing oils. I must admit that I am weary of tinkering and am yet to swap out this relatively expensive but reliable brand for something cheaper and potentially just as effective. But I’m curious about YOUR experiences: Anyone else use Moroccan Oil or another argan oil blend? How and why does it work for you?
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