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Why you should swap ‘Moroccan Hair Oil’ for this natural alternative

February 27, 2017

In my journey towards non-toxic living there have been some difficult changes I have made. One change that I wasn’t looking forward to was getting rid of was my beloved Moroccan Hair oil. I adored everything about this oil.. The smell, the texture, the way it left my hair shiny and frizz free. Up until this year I hadn’t found a replacement for it. Finding your perfect replacement is ALWAYS the key to a successful transition into the green beauty world, you MUST find products that you LOVE to replace the conventional brands you are breaking up with. I tried many hair oils and it resulted in many ‘natural runners up’ but that wasn’t enough for me, I needed a hair oil that I would love just as much as Moroccan Oil and I have finally found it. Until I began using UMA hair treatment oil I couldn’t remember what I had been missing. As soon as I opened the bottle and took in the unbelievably amazing scent of this oil I knew I might have my new best hair friend.


Why I won’t use conventional hair oil anymore:

Many hair oil companies that you find in salons or drug stores claim to be “healthy”and they amplify the fact that they use ingredients like ‘argan oil’, all while trying to distract you from looking at the rest of the toxic ingredients found in the bottle. This is what we call “Green Washing” and it is a manipulative play by conventional brands to trick consumers into thinking they are using something healthy when in truth they are not. You can almost always be certain that the “healthy oils” they use in these blends aren’t exactly the best quality and certainly aren’t organic either. You are basically putting highly toxic product on your hair, and doing so unnecessarily as the health benefits they claim to provide are actually non-existent. You will likely damage the health of your hair in the long run, stunt growth, contribute to hair loss, and dullness by using these oils. While it may look like its working at the moment, the sad truth is that it probably isn’t.


Why UMA is different (and superior):

UMA is the polar opposite of these brands when it comes to integrity, quality, and healthy ingredient sourcing. The ingredients and their methods of sourcing these ingredients are what make UMA stand out from the crowd. UMA began as an all female company in India, where they organically grow and harvest oils and essential oils that are found in their products. The UMA farm has cultivated some of the most luxurious carrier and essential oils available. Their potency and the measures taken to ensure safe and effective yields are delivered in their products and are nothing short of amazing. I have had the pleasure of trying many of their products in the last little while and I can’t tell you how amazing the bouquet of oils smell when you open each bottle.


UMA’s Hair Growth “Miracle” Ingredient: 

This hair oil in particular contains Yerba de Tago which is basically the natural version of the active ingredient in Rogaine (a popular hair regrowth medication targeted at men). When used as an overnight scalp treatment and over time to protect your hair, you will actually improve and increase the growth of your hair exponentially. This is a great hair oil, not only for women who want to grow their hair long and lush, but for men and women who may be experiencing some hair loss or thinning.

Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil

from: UMA


Ways to use UMA Hair Treatment Oil:

This hair oil is also one of the most diverse treatments I’ve ever come across (and I have tested MANY hair products in my day). This oil can be used in many different ways, including:

1. Overnight treatment: as a treatment for the scalp to help hair grow: it contains Yerba de Tago which is the natural form of Rogaine. When using this treatment on the scalp over night, it stimulates hair growth and will help thicken hair at the shaft filling in patchy areas, and it will also help you grow your hair long and healthy.

2. Heat & Styling Protector: as a heat protector when used before drying or styling your hair: This oil can be used directly after the shower. Simply apply 3-4 drops to your entire head of hair from scalp to ends and style away. This oil will protect without the use of harmful parabens and coating agents that only reduce the health and vitality of your hair.

3. Daily Smoothing & Styling: as a styling oil targeting dry brittle ends or frizzy strands to smooth out your hair style. This oil can be applied on dry hair every morning to eliminate bed head. I use no more than 3 drops a day from the mid section of my hair down to my ends and it smooths out my hair perfectly. It also gives the hair a healthy dose of vitamins and prevents your ends from splitting when you apply it consistently.

Your strands won’t require very much of this oil to receive its powerful effects which means this bottle will last you a very long time. It is one of the best investments you can make for your hair whether you want to improve the look and feel of your hair or grow your hair longer and thicker. I have finally found my match made in heaven and the perfect replacement for my departed Moroccan oil.


Where to find UMA Hair Oil:

Need to make the switch to a healthier oil yourself? Need to grow your hair longer? fuller? You can shop  UMA’s Hair Oil HERE.

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  • Reply meredith February 27, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Omg! You seriously have the best tips, and I’ve never heard of this before!!

  • Reply Alina | February 28, 2017 at 12:29 am

    You’re really opening my eyes here. I thought I was really doing well with my moroccan oils… maybe it’s time for me to break up too…

  • Reply Tommie Bengs February 28, 2017 at 11:47 am

    You are beautiful my dear!! Every time I read one of your post I so want to try this Uma miracle more and more!!

  • Reply Beth February 28, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I actually have the MHO mask and have been thinking everything you just blogged. Thank you for doing the research and confirming. – Your hair is FABULOUS, by the way!! I will take your beauty tips any day. 🙂

  • Reply Angela Kim February 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I didn’t know these things about oils. Thank you for sharing the info. I thought they were all the same!

  • Reply Ayana February 28, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    This is great!! And it looks pretty too, always a bonus 🙂

  • Reply Lisa Grooms February 28, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    This stuff sounds amazing!

  • Reply Patricia March 1, 2017 at 6:40 am

    I’ve never heard of UMA before. It’s great that you’ve found an alternative you truly love!!

  • Reply Melissa @ Disco Bumblebee March 1, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I have been seeing this a lot lately, and your blog was helpful in answering questions. Thank you!

  • Reply Belle March 1, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I need to check this out! Thanks for sharing this amazing product!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • Reply Brit Strawbridge March 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Oh no this makes me sad!! I am OBSESSED with my moroccan/argan hair oil I got in my FabFitFun Box this season…I am actually addicted to it, but this is making me very tempted to check the bottle. I hope the one I’m using isn’t horrible. But as a side note, those bottles are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Neely Moldovan March 3, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I may give that a try!

  • Reply Lisa March 3, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    This is interesting. I always use some type of hair oil because I have really curly hair that tends to get dry and frizzy. I need to give this a try now. 🙂

  • Reply Rochelle Valle March 4, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I have been using oils for my hair but never heard of this! It looks great and I need to give it a try.

    With Love Rochelle

  • Reply Annette Byers March 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Cleansing with oil was the best thing that I could do as well and I did it in my 50’s! It cleans beautifully and never leaves you skin feeling oily as you might expect. Nor does your skin feel tight as soaps and some other cleansing methods can do requiring another product all the time to reestablish a balanced feeling. I do also add nourishment at night every few days but I don’t need it as I used to. Oil all the way baby!!!

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