Sometimes even the most spend-thrift beauties need to investment in their looks and well-being. As much as I’m into penny-pinching and thrift-store shopping, there a handful of products and services that I whole-heartedly believe are worth every cent. The Original Moroccanoil Treatment ($39) is one of them.
The “miracle” ingredient is actually argan oil, extracted from kernals of argan trees that grow in, you guessed it, Morocco. A “super food” for the hair, it’s rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, and also acts as a UV/heat protector. The first time I used it, I had the most uncontrollable urge to slather is all over my body—it smells that good. I resisted, and instead worked a dime-sized amount into the ends of my hair, avoiding the roots and scalp (we have enough oil there). I blew it dry per usual and voila! Softer, smoother and shinier hair with just ONE use. My hair actually looked *healthy* which is something it hadn’t seen in a long, long time.
After months of use, I have way fewer split ends and stronger hair, allowing me to book my trims farther apart and stretch my beauty budget. And while the price tag pained me, one bottle lasts for months. Other bonuses: Moroccanoil products and ingredients are ever tested on animals, and contain no animal ingredients. Miraculous? You betcha!
Meghan McAndrews is the founder of High Plains Thrifter and the editor-in-chief of all things cheap at beautybets.com. Her Beauty Thrifter column appears every Wednesday.