Whether it’s warm or cold weather it doesn’t matter much to my hair lately – it’s always thirsty! Maybe it’s an age thing, maybe it’s an Australian weather thing – whatever the reason doesn’t matter because I need hydration and one of the easiest ways to get it in my hair is with a hydrating shampoo/conditioner combo I can use daily.
I’ve wanted to try the Moroccanoil Hydrating shampoo and conditioner for quite some time after having a good experience with the Moroccanoil Extra Volume range. I was still skeptical about how the Hydration range would work for me, as I previously have mentioned the hero product of Moroccanoil has yet to impress me, but I still wanted to give them a shot. My review shares if these products worked on my fine, dry hair.
- The packaging for the Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner isn’t too different to their other shampoos and conditioners. Shampoo is in a Moroccanoil-blue hued bottle with orange lid, the conditioner in a white bottle with orange lid. My dopey forgetfulness failed to remember which colour meant which so each time I used the product I would have to read the bottle to ensure I was grabbing the right one. It was a little annoying when I was in a rush but not a deal breaker.
- The flip top lid is flat when closed so the bottles can be inverted and stood upside down when you are starting to run low. The bottles are also really easy to squeeze so there is no fighting to get the product out. The plastic has a soft, almost grip-like text similar to a silicone phone case which also means they don’t fly out of your hands when you go to use them in a wet shower. Packaging gets an A-, losing just half a point for making me read which is shampoo and which is conditioner each time I use it.
- The scent is again similar to their other shampoo/conditioner products. It’s masculine – woody, spicy. I believe I can get a good whiff of the Linalool scent.
- Both the shampoo and conditioner have a really creamy formula. The shampoo has a thick gel-like consistency to it and the conditioner is a mildly dense consistency.
- The shampoo lathers easily and it doesn’t take much product to completely cover your hair in foam. The sensorial link to the feel of the lather does give me a clean feeling during use and after rinsing out but even after two washes it doesn’t leave my hair feeling dried out or squeaky. I really liked that and it’s something I would expect of a hydrating shampoo. Rinsing out is easy and doesn’t require much effort.
- The conditioner works great on my fine, knotty hair. I spread a medium-sized dollop into my roots and ends, leave it for 2-3 minutes and then brush through with my Tangle Teezer before rinsing out. There are no fights or pulling with knots – the brush just slides through. Rinsing out is also an efficient task and I like that because it means less water is used doing so.
- Drying off with a towel does seem to take me an extra 30 seconds. I find wrapping my hair in the towel and squeezing is the best method of expelling majority of the water it holds and once that water is out the hair does dry pretty quickly just as it would with most other shampoo and conditioner – whether airdryed or blowdried.
- My hair is left feeling soft and smooth with a noticeable reduction in frizz (so long as I don’t subject my hair to any cold strong winds while it’s still drying). I can usually still find the scent lingering in my hair for a good 24hrs which I like – but if I didn’t like the scent of these products it would annoy me.
What Moroccanoil say ….
Infuse dehydrated, dry hair with much-needed moisture. Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo conditions hair with antioxidant-rich argan oil, Vitamins A and E and moisture-attracting red algae for hair that looks and feels healthier. This moisturizing shampoo is gentle enough for daily use and provides optimal hydration for both normal and colour-treated hair. Increase your hair’s manageability, smoothness and shine. colour-safe. Sulfate-free, phosphate-free and paraben-free.
Condition and detangle dehydrated hair with Moroccanoil Hydrating Conditioner. This gentle, daily-use formula leaves hair smoother, more manageable and easier to style. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil, Vitamins A and E and moisture-attracting red algae for optimal hydration for all hair types–from normal to dry hair. colour-safe. Sulfate-free, phosphate-free and paraben-free.
Pricing for 250ml size:
Australia $32.95 from RY
USA $23 (Shampoo) & $24 (Conditioner) from Nordstrom
UK £16.55 (Shampoo) & £17.25 (Conditioner) from Look Fantastic
Have you tried Moroccanoil? Do you suffer from breakouts and pimples? Let me know by commenting below!
Shampoo: Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate (And) Aqua (And) Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Cocamide Dea, Fragrance (Parfum), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acetamide Mea, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Polysorbate 20, Peg-20 Glyceryl Laurate, Tocopherol, Linoleic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Chlorphenesin, Citric Acid.
Conditioner: Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Behentrimonium Chloride, Acetamide Mea, Canola Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol, Butylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Chlorphenesin, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone.
These products are not cruelty-free due to their importation into China. These product are made outside of China and imported into the country for sale, so they are subject to third-party animal testing.
Moroccanoil do not make any claims or statements about their cruelty-free status or animal testing policies.