Moroccan vs Macadamia Oil Put To The Test…..

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Moroccan oil and Macadamia oil have gained significant popularity in the beauty world for their remarkable benefits for hair and skin. These luxurious oils offer a plethora of nourishing and hydrating properties, making them a wonderful addition to any beauty routine. Moroccan oil, derived from the argan tree, is known for its rich vitamin E and fatty acid content, promoting hair growth, reducing frizz, and improving skin elasticity. Celebrities and stylists love it, and women around the world are happy to pay $50 for a hair care product and rave about it. On the other hand, Macadamia oil, extracted from the Macadamia nut, is packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids, providing deep hydration, strengthening hair, and rejuvenating the skin. In this article, we will delve into a detailed comparison of Moroccan oil and Macadamia oil, putting them to the test to uncover the unique benefits and determine which one reigns supreme in the realm of beauty.

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I recently had a dilemma when I ran out, and my only option at the salon was Macadamia Natural Oil™ Healing Oil Treatment.  I took the challenge as an opportunity to compare products for Stylehunter and handed out a few samples to friends to report back.

Moroccan vs Macadamia Oil

Determining which oil is better, Moroccan oil or Macadamia oil, depends on individual preferences and specific hair and skin needs.

Moroccan oil is renowned for its nourishing properties and ability to tame frizz, making it ideal for those with dry, damaged, or frizzy hair. It also provides excellent moisturization for the skin, improving elasticity and promoting a radiant complexion.

On the other hand, Macadamia oil is deeply hydrating and rich in antioxidants, making it suitable for those with dry or brittle hair. It can also help rejuvenate and soften the skin, providing a youthful and healthy glow. Ultimately, the choice between Moroccan oil and Macadamia oil boils down to personal preference and desired outcomes, as both oils offer incredible benefits for hair and skin health.

How Are They Applied?

Moroccan oil and Macadamia oil are applied similarly for both hair and skin. After cleansing, a small amount of either oil is applied to the desired area and gently massaged in. Moroccan oil is often used on damp hair and skin, while Macadamia oil can be applied on both wet and dry hair. The choice between the two oils may depend on personal preference and specific hair or skin needs.

Moroccan Oil Original Treatment 
Moroccan Oil Treatment is a unique serum with instant absorption into hair to create a beautiful shine and long term conditioning.

What we love about it….

  • Absorbs quickly into the hair
  • I use 3 drops –  lasts a long time
  • Smooth’s the hair ends well without weighing hair down
  • Contains colouring – yellow and red, but should not stain hair
  • Revives hair
  • Strengthens and conditions
  • Reduces drying time  (around 1.5 hr instead of 3)
  • Helps restore over-processed and damaged hair to its natural, beautiful condition.
  • Smells Beautiful

Macadamia Natural Oil Treatment 
Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic hair oil perfect for all hair types and is especially beneficial to dry, damaged hair.

What we love about it…

  • Intense nourishment for tangle & frizz free hair
  • Hair that is ultra-smooth, manageable & shiny
  • Natural UV protection extends the life of color treatments
  • Reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%
  • Along with vitamins A, E, and F, Macadamia has the added nutrients of Argan and Macadamia oils (and edge over Moroccan
  • No colouring – so suitable for any hair colour
  • Absorbs into the hair quickly
  • Does not weigh hair down
  • Acts as a heat protector

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The Results
They both require regular use for effective treatment.
Moroccan Oil has a pleasant scent – smells a bit like vanilla while I don’t really care for the scent of the Macadamia Oil its quite strong and perfumed.
Consistency wise Macadamia Oil is a little runnier than Moroccan Oil.
They both offer a whole line of other products: Shampoo/conditioner, hair masque etc.

The verdict

For me, both of these products made my hair feel more thicker. But I couldn’t tell a difference between the two besides the smell. Ultimately, the choice between Moroccan oil and Macadamia oil depends on individual preferences and specific needs. Experimenting with both oils can help determine which one works best for achieving desired results. You also need to think about your needs: moroccan oil is known for its hydrating and nourishing properties, making it ideal for dry and damaged hair. It also helps to tame frizz and add shine. On the other hand, Macadamia oil is lightweight and absorbs quickly, making it suitable for all hair types. It provides moisture and strengthens the hair, leaving it soft and manageable.