Moroccan vs Macadamia Oil Put To The Test…..

Macadamia Oil Moroccan Oil

2010 brought us Moroccan oil and in 2012, I still love and use this product on a daily basis. In fact, I cannot remember what I did before this?

Celebrities and stylists love it, and women around the world are happy to pay $50 for a hair care product and rave about it. The original Moroccan Oil Treatment deserves its place in beauty industry history, and for those that found the original formula too heavy for their thin hair there is even a lighter version.

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.

We as a group have curly, straight, fine and thick hair. All have colour processed locks.

Moroccan Oil Original Treatment $50 for 100ML
Moroccan Oil Treatment is a unique serum with instant absorption into hair to create a beautiful shine and long term conditioning. For hundreds of years Argan oil has been used by women in Morocco to treat hair and nails in order to counteract the effects of the hot climate.

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  $45.00 for 125ML
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

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.

Although both sit around the $50 mark, you get more value in Macadamia oil as there is 25mls more. also have a Special Price at the moment for $40.45 for 125ml which is a bargain.

Bottom Line
If my stylist put either product directly into my hair from a non-marked bottle,  I wouldn’t know which one it was, as I think they perform the same.  If pushed, the only reason I would choose Moroccan oil over the Macadamia is because I prefer the scent of Moroccan Oil. Get your hands on either of these great products online at

What do you think? Have you tried both?  What’s your other holy grail of hair products?

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