How to Use MoroccanOil on Curly Hair to Tame Curls and Manage Frizz

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I have no relationship or received no compensation from Moroccan Oil company, and I based this post on my own experience. There are products that I swear by that I have to share with the world. When a reader emailed me about my hair regiment and said: “you should write a post about this,” I thought you’re right. So Dalia P. this post is for you and includes tips on how to use Moroccan Oil on curly hair.

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I wish I had perfect curls every day, but that is not my reality. Everyone with curly hair knows how vulnerable to frizz it is. On day 1, it can be great, but then on day 2, things are not always easy to fix.

Not all curls are created equal either, so finding the best products for your curly hair is a very personal and frustrating thing. I’veI’ve tried a lot of products, and right now, the go-to for me is MoroccanOil.

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Curly Hair Rescue with Moroccan Oil

I have a confession to make to all of you I usually have the worst vacation hair ever! You know how Monica on Friends went on vacation, and her hair got frizzier and bigger throughout the trip? Well, my hair can be just as unruly and frizzy as that when I hit a tropical destination or when things get humid here at home.

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I have tried so many hair serums and frizzy hair treatments, but nothing seemed to work on my hair. Then on a trip to Israel, a local hairdresser got me hooked on Moroccan Oil. I bought a bottle during my vacation, and even in the hot, humid Israeli weather, my hair was actually under control.

I brought home half a suitcase filled with the oil – praying on the entire flight home that none of the glass bottles would break, but I couldn’t risk coming back and not having this miracle hair oil.

Eventually, the oil became available here in North America and soon after the line began to expand. Now Moroccan Oil is known as a favourite curly hair product worldwide.

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What’s the Difference between Argan Oil and MoroccanOil

Argan Oil was founded in Morocco and is a golden oil extracted from kernels in an Argan tree. The oil has been said to provide multiple beauty remedies and can be applied not just to hair but to the face and body too.

Read more: Marc Anthony Argan Oil Collection for Dry Frizzy Hair?

In its pure form, the oil is costly, and many beauty products from skin creams to hair products are now using it. Yes, you guessed it Argan Oil is in MoroccanOil, so the two are virtually the same. MoroccanOil just added in some extras.

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Benefits of MoroccanOil on Curly Hair

There are so many benefits to using MoroccanOil Treatment serum in your hair, and it doesn’t matter if you have curly, wavy or straight hair.

  1. Adds shine to your hair.
  2. It provides curl control.
  3. Helps manage frizz in hair.
  4. Provides added hydration to dry locks.
  5. Acts as a smoothing finisher for hairstyles.

How to use Moroccan Oil on Curly Hair

MoroccanOil On Clean Hair – After Towel Drying

  1. Don’t use too much, apply 1-2 pumps to the palm of your hand.
  2. If you have thick or lengthy hair add another pump, too much oil can make your hair flat and greasy.
  3. Apply the oil on clean, towel-dried hair.
  4. Apply mostly from hair’s mid-length to ends.
  5. Don’t brush through your curls; apply the treatment in a crunching motion with your fingers to avoid breaking up the curls. The less you touch or run your fingers through your hair, the better.

MoroccanOil On Dry Hair – To Tame Frizz or Boost Shine

  1. Apply one pump of treatment oil the palm of your hands and gently run through mid-length to ends (focussing more on the terms).
  2. Try not to run your fingers through your hair to break up the curls.

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Other Uses of the MoroccanOil Treatment

  • At the Beach – keep hair from drying out from saltwater and the sun.
  • Add shine – if you would like to add a bit of shine to dull hair.
  • Moisturize – apply before washing for 10-15 minutes as a leave-in conditioning treatment.
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The Best MorrocanOil Products for Curly Hair

Here is a list of my must-have MoroccanOil hair products for curly hair. These are the products I use the most, and I’ve included products I use for both Curly and straight styles. I’m also sharing some new products on the market that help fight unruly curly hair.


MoroccanOil Treatment Serum

The treatment serum was the product that started it all for me. I can’t do hair without it. It’s the first thing that goes into my hair after the shower. The serum is a versatile, all-in-one product conditions, detangles and speeds up drying time.


MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream

In addition to the Moroccan Oil treatment, I use this curl defining cream to tame my curls. I mix a few pumps of each into my hand and apply it from mid-length to the ends. I also tend to add some more to dry hair to ease frizz and add some shine to day-old hair. The important thing is not to run your fingers through your hair and break up the curls, try to pat it on when spreading on wet or dry hair.


MoroccanOil Curl Control Mousse

If you prefer a mousse for your curl definition, Moroccan Oil has added this Curl Control Mousse to their line up. The curl control mousse is particularly great for use on dry curly hair to add definition.


Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine

The glimmer shine is one of those products that I wish came in travel size. This product is not just for curly hair but for anyone that wants to add a smooth shine to their hair. Great to tame flyaways and add a little shine and weight to manage frizz.


MoroccanOil Hydrating Style Cream

The styling cream is a leave-in conditioning treatment for your hair. If weather is particularly humid or your curls are exceptionally unruly, then you may want to add a few pumps of this hydrating cream vs the curl defining cream.


MorrocanOil Smoothing Lotion

I have to admit I have been using this MorrocanOil smoothing lotion on my curls as well as my straight hair blowouts. It works a lot like the Curl cream mentioned above, but I find the curls a bit looser, and it helps smooth out flyways and frizz.

Save Money on MoroccanOil Products with Limited Edition Sets

It is hard to find MoroccanOil products on sale or for a bargain price. Their pricing is pretty uniform across the board, whether you buy products from Sephora, Amazon or your local hairdressers. 

That said, keep an eye out for limited edition gift sets, which include bonus trial sizes of some of their products. The gift sets offer the MoroccanOil products you need, and the bonus sample sizes you can use for travel.

How to Use MoroccanOil on Curly Hair

MoroccanOil Hair Brushes and Accessories

There are several fantastic hair care products available now, which include straightening brushes, paddle brushes, hair straighteners, curling irons and hair dryers.


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6 Comments
  • Angel
    September 23, 2019

    Hi, Sharon,

    Thank you for creating this informative article. I don’t know if Moroccan oil is available in pat of Asia since I will living as an expat. I will probably buy it online. I found alternative ideas to help me restore my hair from frizzy and no life hair back it’s part glorious days :) I hope it helps you the way it helps me. Thanks

    • Sharon Mendelaoui
      September 23, 2019

      Thanks Angel, If you would like to share the other products you’ve tried we’d love to hear it (no links please). These oil products are available on Amazon, Sephora but I am not sure about Asia, thanks for stopping by.

  • Amelia Clayton
    October 24, 2018

    Ok, Thanks Sharon for your valuable suggestion.

  • Amelia Clayton
    October 20, 2018

    Hi Sharon,
    Thanks a lot for sharing such an informative article about Moroccan Oil for curly hair. I love travel in anyplace. I have read your valuable page and gotten much information and now my confusion has cleared. But I have a little question that, how days later will I use Moroccan Oil in a week traveling time? Which foods good are for grow and thicken curly hair? And which foods will I avoid for my curly hair grows? Could you please suggestion me? Then I will be benefited. Anyway, I will share it with my friends. I hope they will be benefited by this article.

    • Sharon Mendelaoui
      October 21, 2018

      Thanks Amelia, I don’t really eat anything special specifically for hair. I do take Hair and Nail vitamin supplements but that is about it. I recommend just a little oil on dry hair to help smooth things down and add some shine on the days after washing.

    • Amelia Clayton
      November 24, 2018

      Thanks for your valuable suggestion about MoroccanOil for Curly Products.

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