Some old guy picking up his bed and walking a miracle? No – I’ll tell you what a miracle is, it is any product that means the combination of my hair and two hours of sunshine doesn’t result in something that could legitimately be stored in a barn as winter feed for cows. Ace hairdresser Errol Douglas, above, who trims the tresses of Emilia Fox among others has been raving to me about the new(ish) Moroccanoil Travel Kit. “No suitcase should be without this, it’s grooming on the run. A high shine, gloss, polished finish at all times.”
Yeah, yeah Errol, I thought, and this has nothing to do with the fact you’ve just become the Brand Ambassador for Moroccanoil, I suppose. Oh yes, some people think writing about spas is the journalistic equivalent of flowering arranging for the WI but see how downright investigative I can be? Except, then cynical old me actually tried the products. I applied a teeny bit of the oil before blow drying and, lo, my hair looked like Kim and Aggie had used up the world’s entire reserves of Mr Sheen on my head.
As for the hairspray (that’s what Errol’s using to create a crown fashioned from the model’s own hair), it is the only one I’ve ever tried that doesn’t dry out my hair so much it looks like I’ve been caught in a forest fire. Now if you were to say Doesn’t oil make your hair really, really greasy though? and I was pretending to be Stephen Fry on QI all those klaxon and flashing lights would start to make a terrible racket. Yup, you’d be 100% wrong. It probably would make your hair really, really greasy… if you used a whole bucketful but if you’re clever enough to read the instructions (doesn’t matter if you need to move your lips) and follow them, I think you’ll be OK. The travel kit, which features miniatures of the shampoo, conditioner, mask and oil, costs £35 (a lot I know but you’re worth it) and is available from selected salons nationwide including the snazzy snipper’s own Knightsbridge base on www.erroldouglas.com. Seriously, as far as Moroccanoil goes, I am now a Believe-hair.