Struggling with dull, brittle, or frizzy hair? Beyond factors such as heat styling and over-washing, the causes of dry tresses are vaster than you probably think.
Regardless, rather than spending tens (to hundreds) at the salon for a deep-conditioning treatment, thankfully there are more affordable leave-in treatments you can do from home. Brands like Aveda and Moroccanoil have created formulas—Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil and Moroccanoil Treatment Original, respectively—that are sure to deliver results (and save you a salon visit).
Let’s take a deeper dive into each.
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Aveda vs Moroccan Oil
Both products may appear to have similar formulations, but we’d like to note that Moroccanoil does not claim this item to be vegan, however, Aveda’s treatment is.
Aveda’s main component of effectiveness is organic buriti oil, a nut oil sourced from the Amazon. (That said, those with nut allergies should patch test before use!) This powerful potion contains Vitamin C and E, fatty acids, and beta carotene to remedy scalp and hair dryness. Moroccanoil’s superstar ingredients are argan oil and linseed extract, which are jam-packed with nourishing vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants that replenish strands from the inside out.
While Moroccanoil’s site doesn’t provide customer ratings for this treatment, it’s racked up 1.8 thousand reviews on Sephora for a 4.6 (out of 5) star rating. Aveda’s treatment has received considerably fewer reviews on its site at just 76, but it’s earned a 4.7-star (out of 5) rating.
Lastly, Moroccanoil’s formula costs $48 for a 3.4oz bottle, while Aveda’s will run you $42 for a 1oz bottle.
Though there’s a stark contrast in “bang for your buck” between Moroccanoil and Aveda’s treatments, we can assure that Aveda is still worth your consideration.
Further, Aveda is a brand you can feel good about purchasing from, as they’re Leaping Bunny approved as a cruelty-free company. Sustainability is also a priority to them, as they were the first beauty company to manufacture all products with 100% wind power. (Talk about setting a new beauty standard!) Additionally, most of their waste is re-used or recycled in their manufacturing facility, and they’ve committed to sourcing their ingredients fairly (and sustainably, of course).
Regarding charity efforts, Aveda has raised nearly $65 million to help fund environmental initiatives on a global scale. Most notably, they’ve partnered with charity: water to provide clean water access to communities in India, Nepal, Madagascar, and Ethiopia (where they source many of their ingredients).
Moreover, we’d be remiss to not discuss Moroccanoil’s business ethics. They, too, operate as an incredibly sustainable company, from their factory’s energy-efficient technology and waste-sorting system to recyclable (and recycled) packaging. (Note: They’re also voluntary ISO 14001 certified.)
Beyond the inner workings of the company, Moroccanoil has partnered with Green Circle Salons to make salons more sustainable as well. Some of these efforts may look like collecting waste from salons, such as used highlight foils, broken tools, and leftover hair dye to ensure it doesn’t end up contaminating the Earth.
So, whichever you choose, at least you know your dollar will be well-spent.
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