Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream Review

In this Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream Review, I am sharing all about it and if this is worth your money or not!

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Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream Review

What is the Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream? It’s a leave-in styling cream that you can use as a heat protectant.

It’s designed for curly hair that’s dry and fine, but if you have wavy hair, you can benefit from it as well.

This high-end styling cream costs about $34 dollars and gives you the following promises:

  • Hair Hydration
  • Anti-frizz
  • A More malleable hair
  • Heat protection

If you decide to use this cream as a leave-in, it is supposed to hydrate and tame flyaways and frizz.

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream Review

Using it as a heat protectant is going to leave your hair shiny, soft, without weighing it down.

Here’s the summary of this product:

  • Hydrating cream that can be used with and without heat
  • Heat protectant
  • Curl definer with sof hold
  • Doesn’t weigh your hair down
  • Tame frizz and flyaways 
  • Nice texture, natural feel and doesn’t feel sticky on the touch 

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream Key Ingredients

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling

According to the Moroccanoil official website, the ingredients of this product may change from time to time.

But there are two key ingredients that we can talk about more in detail which are argan oil (of course) and behentrimonium chloride.

Let’s talk about each one of these ingredients a bit more in the next lines.

Argan Oil

I didn’t find what dosage of argan oil is included in this product but we all know all Moroccanoil products contain it.

Argan Oil is extremely rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and oxidants that nourish and hydrate your hair. 

It is not for nothing that we love argan oil, as it helps hair to grow thicker and healthier.

Apart from this, argan oil can give shine, and improve the hair texture.

Behentrimonium Chloride 

To be honest, I didn’t know about this ingredient until I bought this product, and it seems like it’s a good thing for our hair.

On their website, Moroccanoil says it is an anti-static and conditioning agent, which I believe to be true.

That’s because since the first time I used this cream I noticed the hair was completely hydrated and frizzes were tamed almost completely.

I did a quick research and I found out that behentrimonium chloride regulates electricity on the hair that was dysregulated by shampoo.

This neutralization is extremely important to leave your hair more malleable, leaving it with more movement and facilitates detangling.

In the end, you will experience shine, smoothness, and less frizz on your hair.

Apart from that, this ingredient can be very powerful in protecting and preventing hair damage.

Another interesting fact is that behentrimonium chloride is liberated if you are following a low poo, no poo, and even co-wash routine. 

How To Use Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream?

Moroccanoil Cream Review

As I mentioned before, you can use this Moroccanoil styling cream in two ways.

If you want to leave it curly or wavy, just use it as a leave-in or if you want to style your hair with a flat iron or a curling wand, use it as a heat protectant.

The way to use it is simple, here’s what you need to do if you want to use it, with some tips and tricks.

Using As A Leave In


I thought all I needed to do was just apply it on my hair and voilà, but there are a few tricks that will make you have better results.

For example, I noticed that this worked better when I applied it to wet hair.

It also worked when I applied when my hair was dry but I really needed to spend more product and the shine and malleability were not the same.

In case you don’t want to soak your hair in the water, you can apply a little bit of the product to dry hair and add a little water to it.

In this case, it will also work well.

You may be asking how much of the product you should apply on hair in case you want to use it as a leave-in.

On the Moroccanoil official website, they advise you to use one to two pumps of the product.

However, I needed way more than that and even I stopped applying more product because my hair didn’t seem to absorb it that much.

Of course, this was when I applied it to dry hair. On wet hair, you may need 2 to three pumps depending on volume, size, etc.

For better results, it is indicated by the brand to use the Moroccanoil treatment as a companion, and I agree with them.

I have been using the Moroccanoil treatment for years and years, and cannot agree more that you could use this as your finalizer.

The way I do it is by mixing a bit of the oil with the cream and apply it throughout the hair.

On the official website, they advise us to apply this from mid-length to ends, but in my case, I apply it on the entire hair.

Using As A Heat Protectant

Moroccanoil Hydrating

Now, it is a bit different from the way I apply it as a heat protectant. 

After washing and conditioning your hair, you should apply it on wet hair, section by section.

It is better to divide the hair into sections so it is well spread throughout the entire head.

This is going to assure your entire hair is protected, so don’t be lazy here.

Even though this cream is very lightweight, you should still be careful not to apply too much product to the strands.

If when used as a leave-in you can apply more product, in this case, less is more.

Or better saying just make sure to use it enough to assure the hair is protected, otherwise the hair may get a bit heavy.

After application on wet hair, you can blow dry it and style as you want. 

The styling process will be much more smooth and you can even save time because the process gets quicker given the malleability of the hair.

Sharing My Own Experience 

I have curly voluminous hair and as any curly girl, I always look for ways to hydrate it and tame the frizz.

I decided to try this Moroccanoil because I heard lots of good things about it.

Firstly I tried on dry hair and I thought it didn’t really do much because the more I put it on, the less my hair absorbed it.

Then I decided to wet my hair a little and it finally worked. 

I must say, if your hair is voluminous and you like it, this product is for you.

I had a soft hold, or in my case, I didn’t feel it held anything at all, so if you are looking for a product to control the volume of your hair, this product is not for you.

So, I applied it with a little water and it did not reduce my volume and I prefer less volume.

However, I noticed my hair texture was amazing and it controlled almost all the frizz.

While touching my hair, I felt the hair was not sticky and it was not weighed down, so this is a good thing.

After that, I use this product every time I wash my hair while it is still wet and leave it to air dry and it works fine.

I also use it in combination with the Moroccanoil treatment. My hair gets somewhat more hydrated after.

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream Review Conclusion 

As you know this is an expensive product and to be honest I was expecting more.

I like the way it tames almost all the frizz, for example, if I tie my hair up it gets tidy.

It did not reduce or at least held my hair in place so I would say this product was not for me just for this reason.

But I cannot deny the hair texture was amazing and very bouncy and curls were well defined as well.

Now I also believe that if you have wavy hair this product will be perfect for you.

In my case, I didn’t see anything that was exceptional as a leave-in, but I liked it a lot like a heat protectant.

As a heat protectant, it left my hair so soft and shiny without weighing down my hair.

So, I will continue to purchase this product but will use it only as a heat protectant, any time I want to straighten my hair.


In this Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream Review, I share with you my own experience after testing this product.

I have purchased it myself and was not solicited to write this review. All opinions shared here are my own. 

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