One ‘n Only Argan Oil Oil Treatment Review & Pictures

One-n-Only-Argan-Oil-Oil-Treatment-Review-PicturesEvery time I step into a Sally Beauty Supply store, I’m tempted to pick up a bottle of One ‘n Only Argan Oil Oil Treatment.

A while ago when I was going to get a new bottle of their awesome nail-polish remover, I finally sprung for the argan oil.

It was great timing because they were having a sale on it, so I got it for a great deal.

As you may know, I’m a regular user of the original MoroccanOil Oil treatment. But, it’s more expensive than One ‘n Only’s version.

I was very curious about how they compared because if the inexpensive one worked just as well, I would happily make the switch.

So how did it fare? Let me tell you!

One ‘n Only Argan Oil Oil Treatment Pictures




One ‘n Only Argan Oil Oil Treatment Ingredients



√ Non-greasy & doesn’t leave an oily residue
√ Absorbed instantly into the hair
√ Creates brilliant shine
√ Smoothes the cuticle for silky, conditioned & healthy-looking hair
√ Helps protect against damage caused by excessive heat from styling and environmental factors
√ Eliminiates frizz
Helps protect against damage caused by chemicals

Key Notes

  • Name: One ‘n Only Argan Oil Oil Treatment
  • Amount: 100 mL (3.4 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: $9.99 CAD [It was on sale. Normally it’s $13.79 CAD (or $12.79 CAD for Sally Beauty Supply members)]
  • Where to Buy: Sally Beauty Supply stores & Sally Beauty Supply website

One ‘n Only Argan Oil Oil Treatment Review


For me, scent is a huge deal. If something smells really strong like a salon, I can’t get down with it. And if it gives me a headache or even overpowers my perfume, that’s a no-go.

I’m pleased to report that the One ‘n Only Argan Oil Oil Treatment isn’t strong, and it won’t compete with your perfume.

That being said, I wouldn’t describe the smell as being very pleasant, although it’s not repulsive, either. It’s…okay.

While I learned to love the natural, unusual scent of the original MoroccanOil Oil Treatment over time, this one smells like plastic mixed with some generic floral perfume. Okay, maybe my description makes it sound nastier than it is, but I don’t know how else to describe it. It smells more artificial than the original MoroccanOil.

When you first apply the oil to your hair, you can smell the scent pretty easily, but it’s a smell that I found didn’t really linger. At the end of an 8-hour day at work, I found that I couldn’t smell it on my hair at all. (With MoroccanOil, I could enjoy a slight fragrance lingering.)


I would say that it’s pretty similar to the original MoroccanOil’s consistency. It’s exactly what you’d expect – oily. However, it doesn’t leave your hair greasy.


It absorbed immediately into my hair, and I didn’t feel like my hair was greasy (as long as I didn’t use too much). And it smoothed away fly-aways while making the ends of each strand look healthier and not as dry. It also did a wonderful job making my hair feel soft.

How to Use It

If you apply too much, your hair will look really limp and greasy like a poor mouse doused in olive oil.

To make sure you don’t resemble an unfortunate rodent (hehe), I suggest only using no more than the size of a quarter of product if you have shoulder-length hair. That’s also if you have fine-to-normal hair. If your hair is thicker, you can afford to use more because your hair will need to absorb more for it to work. Likewise, if you have very thin or limp hair, you should probably use less.

After washing and towel-drying your hair, pour some argan oil onto the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together, and then apply it onto the ends of your hair, working your way up to the crown. Then, I like to rake my hands throughout my hair to help evenly distribute it all. Follow up with your preferred method of styling. In my case, it’s blow-drying and then using a flat iron.

After I finish flat ironing my hair, I like to use a nickel size of product and go over my dry hair one more time. This really helps with frizz.

However, I’ve found that when it’s rainy and humid, my hair wins the frizz battle, and I look like a poodle. 🙁 I refuse to use hairspray or gel…or anything that’ll leave my hair crunchy. The only styling product I like using is oil, but unfortunately it doesn’t seem strong enough to fight humidity with my hair, which is naturally wavy-curly.

How Does It Compare to the Original MoroccanOil Oil Treatment?

Other than the comparisons I’ve already made, you probably want to know if it’s worth shelling out the money for the original MoroccanOil Oil Treatment, or if you can get the same results with this cheaper alternative.

I’m really happy to say that the results I experienced were identical, which shows you that sometimes you don’t always pay for the best results.

That being said, I won’t be switching over to using just one. I plan to buy both so that it’s easier on my wallet, but also so I can sometimes enjoy the lovely scent of the original version. You see, MoroccanOil has this amazing, very-different scent that really grew on me.

I know that this is going to sound weird, but I’ve gotten a lot of random compliments on how my hair smells from strangers pretty much ever since I started using MoroccanOil! And I’ve noticed that when I used the MoroccanOil, the scent made me feel relaxed, whereas the One ‘n Only version didn’t do anything for my mood (even if it made my hair manageable).


The bottle is plastic (unlike the glass MoroccanOil bottle), and when you unscrew the lid, it reveals a narrow hole – i.e. the entire mouth isn’t open like a regular bottle. This helps prevent you from accidentally pouring out too much product too quickly, I think. That’s a nice feature, but with my MoroccanOil, since I have the large bottle, it comes with a pump, which I prefer over this.


  • Works just as well as MoroccanOil
  • More affordable than MoroccanOil
  • Scent fades away quickly & doesn’t linger (won’t interfere with your perfume)
  • Plastic bottle (less chance of breaking)
  • Narrow hole in mouth of bottle (helps prevent pouring too much)
  • Tames frizz
  • Leaves hair soft
  • Makes hair look healthier
  • Adds shine

  • Smell isn’t gross, but it’s not extremely pleasant, either (smells like plastic and a general floral perfume)
  • Sold exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply as far as I know (and not everyone has a store near them)

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

If you want to test out argan oil without shelling out a lot of dough, I highly recommend you give this one a go. It doesn’t cost a lot, but you still get comparable results. The only major difference is the fragrance, but if you don’t even want your hair to smell like anything, that may be a moot point.

Have you given argan oil a chance? If you’ve tried this and the original, which do you prefer and why? What styling products do you use on a regular basis?


8 thoughts on “One ‘n Only Argan Oil Oil Treatment Review & Pictures

  1. beachgal

    Thanks for the low down on this. I have seen it often and always left it @ Sally’s. I got addicted to Jose Maran’s Aragon oil and when she came out with the one for hair I was goners for it. She puts some geranium scent into it that just is killer wonderful. I don’t wash my hair that often and until I grew it out this past yr, I did not need much. Now I still don’t need to wash my hair often, but cripes the frizzy/dry stuff hit me hard with growing it out. I now need to use more of JMAO than I think I will want to pop for $ wise with a replacement bottle – esp with so many others out there on the market now. The smell of this one might do me in however. Like you, the smell of a product is really important to me.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey beachgal!

      Ooohhh, I’ve been very curious about Jose Maran’s Argan Oil because I heard that you can use it on your face as well. Is this true? It’s supposed to be a good moisturizer for the skin too, right?

      This one from Sally Beauty, however, can only be used on the hair.

  2. Jasmine B

    I bought the spray version of this and I have really fine hair. I too have also used the Moroccan Oil hair treatment prior to this. The first time I used it it was awesome, but after I used it day after day it became not as effective. I think it might be that my hair can’t handle it?? I don’t know. Just be aware of that I guess.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jasmine B!

      Wow, I didn’t even know that they had a spray version. That sounds like it’d be really good for those who have very fine hair or even to use it after you’ve styled your hair (so you don’t mess it up).

      Interesting how it was less-effective for you the next day. I wonder if your hair retained some build-up from it and that’s why. The original MoroccanOil Oil Treatment has been consistently working well for me, and I’ve been using it for quite some time. Even this version from Sally Beauty, I’ve been using for a while, and it hasn’t ‘stopped’ working yet.

      Hmm…which original MoroccanOil type did you try? They have one that’s light and one that’s regular. I think the light kind would be better for your hair type. T

  3. Meredith

    Thank you for this review. I have eye-ed this at Sally many times.
    I’m so torn about Moroccan oil (or any hair oil). My hair is fine and I have used the light version of the Moroccan with “okay” results. I think I would reserve this for a weekend deep treatment/condition. Fragrance IS important to me so even if it’s a teensy bit stinky or weird, I may not go for it. You are so thorough in your reviews, and I totally appreciate it.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Meredith!

      You’re most welcome! 🙂 I’ve actually been meaning to review this for the longest time, but just kept putting it off because nail polishes were strutting their stuff in front of me. 😉 They know my weakness!

      You know what? I’ve heard quite a few people who have very fine hair say that the oil hasn’t worked well for them. I wonder if it’s better suited for those with slightly thicker hair. Hmm…

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Catherine!

      Don’t you just love it when you try a beauty product on a whim and then it turns out to be a winner? 🙂 It’s such a great feeling!


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