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Thursday, 5 November 2015

Michael Van Clarke Magic Oil Review



The Michael Van Clarke 3 More Inches Magic Oil was included in a goody bag I received last year at a bloggers event. At this point Moroccon oil was starting to take over the world (or that's how it felt anyway), and so I was intrigued by this finishing serum that claims to give you all the benefits of Moroccon oil, but without the damaging effects of silicone. From prior experiences I know how cheaper Moroccon oil-alikes can weight your hair down and leave it in desperate need of a clarifying shampoo, not fun!

The main areas this serum claims to target is frizz and dry hair, you can apply it to damp hair or dry hair, the latter of which I prefer to add some life back into my hair once it's been straightened. The oil is dispensed through a pipette (very posh!) which I spread across my palms and smooth it onto the mid section and ends of my hair.

 It comes out as a very lightweight yellowy oil, you can immediately notice a difference as some Moroccon oil-alikes feel very heavy and sticky in your palms but this feels like water. It absorbs very quickly into my hair, initially the slight sheen it gives my hair makes it looks very luscious and shiny! After a while or when I go out into the gale force winds of England (not looking forward to them this year!) the shine is toned down a bit, however the frizz controlling aspect is still there. I also find my straightened hair keeps it's style more or it doesn't look so puffy with this applied.


In the long term my ends are much better off with this, they don't look so dead. I love applying this to any finished hairstyle as I just believe it adds that bit of a wow factor, due to it not being heavy at all those with drier hair can also use it all over rather than just focusing on the ends.

Furthermore, the oil is part of a range called 3 more inches, which is probably targeted for those who want to make their hair grow longer. However, although my hair looks much healthier with this I can't say that it grew faster drastically, not that I would have noticed probably as my hair sometimes grows faster than Rapenzel's locks, not when I've had a bad haircut though mind!

Lastly, the packaging is very high end with the glass bottle and pippette dispenser, and thus it come with a high end price of £24.50. This is a bit on the pricey side but it did last me over a year (I had to take pictures of the empty bottle), and due to the great time I had using this it's probably one of the few high end products I would repurchase.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What oils do you swear by?

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89 comments:

  1. good to know, I'm in need of this oil :)

    Kisses,
    BLOG | Taislany

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  2. This sounds lovely. I love the idea that it's silicone free too :)

    Kirstie | www.kimamelybeauty.com

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    1. That's whats one of the great things about this product, I really think you can feel the difference compared to silicone oils :)

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  3. Consider this lasted you such a long time, it's actually quite reasonably priced. Love that it's so lightweight in formula because that's what stops me from using oils in my routine, the fact that they can weight down my hair & make it feel greasy x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. This doesn't weight my hair down at all, infact after it's been absorbed into my ends I can't even tell it's there and I'll happily apply even more :)

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  4. This sounds lovely - I use oils religiously on my hair and have taken to just shampooing and then applying an oil as it drys to act as my conditioner. I have really fine straight hair that gets weighed down so quickly, and even the lightest conditioners make it look greasy straight after washing! This oil looks great - I love anything that promotes healthy hair and growth, I hate waiting around for results! x

    Lucy Amelia | flawedfairytale

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    1. My hair's quite thick so I need an intensive conditioner as well otherwise it's like straw, this sounds like it would really work for you though as it absorbs immediately so it'll do wonders for your hair whilst you're waiting for it to dry :)

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  5. This sounds great I never think about what I put onto my hair enough especially silicone etc?! My ends need some tlc too so I think it's worth the price xxx

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    1. My hair got really weighed done by silicones once (even from normal styling products) and it was just horrible! I guess it does work out quite reasonable as it lasted me ages :)

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  6. I love using argan oils. thanks for sharing this brand :)

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

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  7. It would be quite surprising for a product you use on your ends to make your hair grow faster, this is one of the exaggerated company claims I guess. Or are you supposed to massage onto your scalp?
    But I can see that nourishing the hair really well and if it doesn't weigh your hair down, it really sounds like a lovely product!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Nope it doesn't mention applying it to your scalp so I guess it could be. My ends definitely looked much healthier when I was using this on a regular basis :)

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  8. This sounds lovely! I hate oils that sometimes feel greasy in my hair! I've heard of the three more inches range but never tried anything from it!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Hahaha me too, I don't need any help on that aspect :)

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  9. This sounds nice for ends that need some polishing. Good post!

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  10. It looks like something I should try -Hanna Lei

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  12. I've always been scared of applying oil to my hair...but I just got into argan oil and it's great. Now I'm more open! Thanks for sharing this brand. (I also love when products have a pipette) :)
    www.streetmadonna.com

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    1. The pipette is very cool, even if it makes me feel like a scientist :)

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  13. This product sounds wonderful. My ends are going through a drought right now (ha!) and I think something like this will definitely perk them up a bit. Great review!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. Thank you! I think my ends are going through the same thing now I've run out :)

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  15. That oil sounds amazing. I try to avoid silicone hair products. Will definitely check this out. I love my cleansing oil from Balea :)

    xx glamdevils.com / miasmode.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, I haven't heard of the brand before but will check it out :)

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  16. This sounds very promising. My hair's quite fine so I dread the strong winds too. Anything that can help keep it from being ruined by weather is something I'm keen to try! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. I've already had a terrible time with the wind this past week, it doesn't seem like it will calm down! Agreed, something like this oil is vital in helping my hair still look decent in this weather :)

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  17. This sounds good, esp if you finished the bottle! I rarely do that with hair care products like this.

    I don't think it's a bad price for a year!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Haha yeah thinking about that I didn't even realise how much I was using it :)

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  18. I'm a big fan of oils. I have been buying oils and making my own hair and face serums. Great review.
    BEAUTETUDE

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    1. I think they have a lot of benefits too :)

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  19. i am loving all these beautiful oils in the market right now! i do hope I can get my hands on this <3

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Same here, there are a lot more options available now, especially with this silicone free range :)

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  20. That does seem expensive but if it works for you then that's brilliant!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Compared to some products that don't actually make much of a difference this oil really works and so I do think it is worth it for me, thanks :)

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  21. This serum sounds great, would love to try it.
    GlamupGirls

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  22. A year?! Wow that's an incredibly long time - sounds like a fantastic product :) Thanks for sharing!

    Anna xx

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  23. This sounds so good. For years I was afraid to use oils because I have naturally greasy hair (gross,I know), but now that I started using them regularly I wouldn`t go back. They made such a difference!

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

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    1. It's not gross, mines is the same :) That's why I mainly apply this to the ends and mid lengths of my hair. Totally agree with you there, they really help replenish my ends :)

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  24. Great review! Honestly, I tend to avoid hair oils - they tend to make my hair really greasy. :( Even the famous Moroccan Oil didn't do much for me, honestly - I think it's just my hair! x Maybe this one would work better though, since it's silicone free? x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. My hair type sounds exactly the same, limp soon after I washed it! I'm not sure if it's because it hasn't got silicones in it, I'm guessing it is, but this oil doesn't make my hair greasy at all! You could also put the tiniest bit on your ends only and it will still make a big difference :)

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  25. Very interesting product :) I didn't know it!
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  26. I think I need a change from using Moroccan Oil and this sounds like a fab product to try next. I like that it controls frizz and adds shine an hopefully it would help my hair grow a bit too! x

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    1. It is nice to mix it up once a while to see if there's any difference :) I think you'll like this one because it's quite high end do it's very similar to the really good quality oils you can get :)

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  27. I've never tried any hair oils before! I will have to give them a go!

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    1. I would really recommend them as they can really help with making your hair look shinier and healthier :)

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  28. sounds like a neat product! I should retry it!

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  29. I've never heard of this before but I'm already dying to try it!!

    Erin | missscented.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's really good quality and helps my ends a lot :)

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  30. this oil sounds amazing! I need this in my life <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  31. this oil sounds amazing! I need this in my life <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  32. This oil sounds fantastic! I will check it out! Thanks girl for the review! :)

    x Arwa | cremerose.blogspot.com

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  33. Ah, this makes me miss having longer hair! Mine is currently a little past shoulder-length, so if I use any oils on the ends it tends to look real greasy, real fast. I could imagine it making longer hair look so good!

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. My hair is quite long right now but because the oil is quite lightweight you can't even tell you have oil on so this might infact work for you :)

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  34. Over a year??? It isn't expencive at all !!! :)

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. I guess it does work out quite decent :)

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  35. This sounds like such a good oil! I will need to look it up. If it will make my frizzy hair look decent, then I am in!

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. My hairs the same, the first thing I look for in products has to be frizz reducing properties or it looks like a mess!

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  36. Finally someone other than me thinks Moroccon Oil weighs down hair! I thought it was only me alone who feels that way. I have a small bottle of Moroccon oil but holy crap, my thin and fine hair stood no chance with it. My hair instantly looks flat and lifeless. Great review, I'll need to check if I can fin this here!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. The really heavy morroccon oils make my hair feel like it's coated but it hasn't absorbed the oil, it that makes any sense :) Thank you!

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  38. Love using oils on my hair, this one sounds lovely!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  39. This sounds fab! I'm a big fan of hair oils; my hair is only dry in some patches so I love the control you get from an oil vs a really heavy conditioner.

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

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    1. Your hair sounds lovely! My hair was somewhat okay before but then it got all dry!

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    1. Out of the stash of oils I would really recommend this the most :)

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  41. Oh I love oils and Ive never heard of this one before! Thanks for sharing

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  42. what i can say about this review really amazing and i hope you oneday talk about moroccan argan oil
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