Lately, I’ve noticed a difference in my hair. I’ve always had super curly, frizzy hair that’s perpetually dry (probably because I’m always colouring it) but the one advantage has always been when I let it air-dry with the right product in it, it doesn’t look half-bad.
Since I highlighted it in June and added more blonde a few weeks ago though, I’ve noticed it isn’t air drying quite the same. It’s drying straighter than it used to, and while I have no idea what’s prompted the change, I’m finding myself having to change up my hair regime to keep it looking polished and under control.
The result has been buying a hair wand and blow-drying and styling my hair on a daily basis to add the curl I’m used to manually. It’s been a lot of trial-and-error over the last few weeks – different products have provided different levels of hold and finish with the waves in my hair and some have underperformed, while others have (dare I say it) done a little too well at holding the style. You see, I’m fine with the curls being on the tighter side first thing, but I prefer they relax a little throughout the day and leave a sort of tousled wavy look with the right amount of volume. Since my hair is so fine, it’s been a challenge finding a product that will get me the long-lasting results I’m looking for.
I picked up another product to test drive the other day, being the Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volumizing Mousse. I’m finding mousse is working on my hair better than creams since they seem to not add so much moisture or weight. My fine hair leads to a lot of oil action happening on the scalp and by the end of the day, my hair needs no help in the moisture department and too much of it makes me feel and look like I’m in need of a wash.
The product piqued my interest because it’s an argan oil-based product, which led me to believe it would be more moisturizing than a typical mousse but not too much like a cream would be. It also promised volume, a natural-looking finish and the combined power of argan oil and keratin to protect hair. It’s also sulfate-free, which I’ve been opting for lately because of the colour in my hair.
Out of the can, it’s a super lightweight product and honestly feels like pushing whipped cream out of an aerosol container – it’s not too heavy on the hair and you don’t need too much to get what you need all over. I blow dried my hair and could already see it was tackling the frizz I typically see when I blow dry (I know it still looks dry, but for me, this is a nice finish without any heat treatment) and when I added in the curls they had the as-advertised volume and bounce I wanted.
Over the course of the day my hair relaxed a bit and led to the perfect waves I was looking for. My hair didn’t look or feel too greasy or heavy, and it definitely wasn’t flat like I’m used to seeing at the end of the day.
My overall verdict? Really impressive, especially since I grabbed the can on sale for about $9.00! It works as promised and is especially great on thin, fine hair.