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Today I'm reviewing Marrakesh Oil Hair Styling Elixir which promotes the use of Hemp and Argan oils. I've had it for a few months now and it's probably one of the best hair oils I've ever used! It makes my hair feel so soft and healthy, not to mention unbelievably shiny. Plus I love that it comes in a glass bottle. That's so rare these days, I really like it. I'll definitely be buying this again!
It's actually a simple product when you look at the ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Aragan Kernel Oil, Hemp, Fragrance.
Really the only fluff in this product is the fragrance...which is interesting. It's like a mix of... well... honestly, it's hard to describe. The first thing that came to my mind (still does) is a pleasant mix of smoke and cookies. I know that's weird but it's the only way I can describe it! It kind of caught me off guard when I first used it, and I didn't think I liked it at first. But now, it's grown on me and I actually do like it. Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't.
Look, I can sum this up easily: The first four ingredients are very effective conditioning silicones. Cyclopentasiloxane is great at protecting hair against heat and breakage, and it also breaks up other heavier silicones like Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, and Cyclomethicone. Isopropyl Myristate is the ester of isopropyl alcohol and myristic acid. It's an emollient that reduces the greasy feel of products by replacing other heavy ingredients. Argan oil and Hemp oil are both natural oils containing vitamins that are great for your skin and hair. Now they are in kind of low doses in this product (and a lot of other "natural" hair oils) but I think they do make a difference.
Who would benefit from this product? Anyone with dry or damaged hair, especially if you use heat tools a lot. I don't think this is really limited to a certain hair type; everyone can use it. Finer hair may need less then coarse hair, but that's true with a lot of products. Also, if you color your hair this is great for protecting your color and keeping it bright and vibrant.
Marrakesh Oil comes in a 2 0z. / 60 ml bottle and retails for around $15. Stay tuned for more reviews and another tandem review with Recessionista! Take care of your hair everyone! ♥