Fitness and Lifestyle

Moroccanoil vs John Frieda Full Repair Oil Elixir


Hello! Hope everyone's having a nice weekend - my boyfriend bought me a copy of Frozen this morning so I'm happy as a clam. He's definitely going to regret buying it for me when I make him watch it 100 times.

I've been using hair oils for a couple of years now after my hairdresser recommended the Moroccanoil treatment to me. As I've mentioned before, my hair is really prone to getting split ends so I'm always on the lookout for products to give my hair a little extra nourishment and fend off the splitsies.


Moroccanoil is a bit of a wonder product - it detangles, nourishes and smoothes the hair and it can be used as a leave-in conditioning treatment or as a finishing product to tame any pesky flyaways. It's an alcohol free formula made up of argan oil and linseed extract. The original version has quite a thick, olive oil-like consistency which I was a little wary of the first time I used it. Personally, this doesn't weigh my hair down at all but if your hair tends to get greasy quickly you can get this in a lighter formula. This has become a staple in my hair care routine, I don't know how I ever did without it! I use it whilst my hair is damp before I blow dry it and it really helps to keep the ends of my hair nourished and in good condition. I can definitely tell the difference if I stop using it. I think the only drawback of moroccanoil is the price - I buy mine from the salon and it costs around £12 for a teeny 25ml bottle - which is why I'm always keen to try the alternative drugstore hair oil offerings such as the John Frieda Full Repair Oil Elixir.


At £9.99 for a 100ml bottle, the John Frieda Full Repair Oil Elixir is far more forgiving on the old bank balance. It's marketed as a product that can repair the look/feel of damage, strengthen the hair and add smoothness and shine. Judging from the ingredients, it's mostly made up of seed oils and it's consistency is lighter and more runny than that of the Moroccanoil. As a strengthening/repairing product, I'm not entirely sold: compared to Moroccanoil the ends of my hair weren't quite as smooth when I used this before blow-drying and I didn't feel like it was giving my hair the same level of nourishment. However, I love this as a finishing product. It's much lighter than Moroccanoil so it's really great for adding a bit of extra shine (especially if you're a colour-treated blonde like I am) and taming any bits of frizz. I think if you've tried Moroccanoil and found it too heavy, or if your hair isn't quite as prone to splitting as mine is, John Frieda Full Repair could be a really nice alternative to Moroccanoil.



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