Okay sooooo.... The honour of first product I'm going to review on this blog EVER has GOT to go to Moroccan Oil.
I discovered this stuff last year from my cousin who worked for Aston and Fincher at the time and she gave me a lovely 200ml stylist-EXCLUSIVE bottle for a VERY good price (Moroccan Oil normally retails at around £30 for 100ml - The BEST deals are usually Online). She informed me that Victoria Beckham and other celebs were going WILD over it and that i should try it on my (at the time) very long, thick wavy hair.
Well I tried it and OMG was it love at first use!! It smells LUSCIOUS and I only needed the teeniest bit even on my abundant mop!
What it says on the Tin/Bottle/Tube...
'Moroccanoil' has unique quality of instant absorption into hair, creating an instant shine and long term conditioning without leaving residue.'
Directions for use....
For healthy looking, smooth and striking shiny hair, apply a small amount throughout damp hair, style as usual.
The way i like to use it is to apply it straight into my wet hair after washing. Some people apply it BEFORE washing as a treatment but i like it to stay on my hair as it really does nourish even whilst blowdrying and gives an AMAZING shine. I, personally do not apply any other products before blowdrying but you could use it WITH a root boost or other styling product. The key is to concentrate it on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair and apply MINIMALLY near the roots/hairline to avoid looking like a grease-monkey until your next wash (it is VERY powerful stuff).
I think you'll agree that the end result is shine-TASTIC and, believe me, my hair is left feeling sooooo soft and lovely. (Excuse my roots.... LOL)
Obviously my hair isn't long any more but I still apply Moroccan Oil after EVERY wash. Here i simply applied the oil, blow dried with a round bristle brush and finished with a little spritz of Tigi Catwalk 'Your Highness' Shine Spray before straightening (I don't IRON my hair like some though - rather just run them through to smooth it all out and shape a little).
So I'd HIGHLY recommend you give it a try if you can... it's well worth the money and you'll not need to replace it anytime soon. (Just make sure you keep it away from your pet ferret as one of mine decided to knock my bottle FLYING on one occasion - Mumma was unimpressed)