In this article, we’re going to discuss Argan oil benefits and how argan oil for hair can help you.
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Argan oil is also known as Liquid Gold due to it being the most expensive and rarest cosmetic oil today.
By now you will have noticed it when you walk down the isle for hair-care products, there are many shampoos and conditioners which boldly advertise that their product contains “ARGAN OIL”.
What are the benefits of Argan Oil and what is it?
Argan oil is an all natural oil, which is cold pressed from the Argan tree native to South-western Morocco. Typically, no chemicals added and it’s very safe for all hair, skin and body kinds. It is a sharp contrast to the excessive chemical-rich cosmetic formulas found today in the market.
Like many other oils, it can have a wonderful affect on skin and hair. Being rich in vitamin E and fatty acids it helps restore and hydrate whatever it is applied to. It’s most remarkable work is often done on hair.
Argan Oil is also a great daily moisturized that will leave skin feeling smooth without the greasy effect later.It has been know to reduce wrinkles and blemishes as well. With such a powerful product there is a lot of hype and with that comes some misleading advertising. Many shampoos claim to contain argan oil. Traces of argan oil won’t do you much good.
Shampoo is a detergent which removes oils from hair leaving it squeaky clean. (That is why you use conditioner after to reapply oils.) A product that strips oil with an oil in it? No such thing. To harness the full benefit buy 100% pure Argan Oil. When looking at different brands make sure you check the ingredients, there should just be argan oil, otherwise you are getting ripped off.
Can I use Argan oil on my hair?
Of course! Argan oil is incredible for the hair. It can cure split ins and reduce frizz. It does this by smoothing the damaged hair cuticles. Even if you trim regularly, you are likely in need of argan oil. Things like wind, washing, and brushing can weaken hair. Apply after showering to wet hair. If you have curly frizzy hair apply generously. If you have oily fine hair stick to just the ends.
Where on earth do I buy Argan oil?
Click here to see where where get our premium quality Argan oil. We use this argan oil for our hair as a type of ‘leave in’ conditioner. We find it’s the best way the harness the argan oil benefits.
There are some great argan oil leave in conditioners too, this is one of the best ones of the market today: pura d’or argan oil treatment:
It’s 100% USDA Pure and organic argan oil, which is Organic Ceritifed by Ecocert through NOP. You can get it here.
You can’t really go wrong with Argan oil, the only considerations you should account for is buying something with a considerable amount of argan oil in it. These products are often sold with a low percentage of argan oil in them, much like the way the aloe vera industry use misleading ingredients – read more on that here.
Here’s an example of a (surprisingly popular) argan oil you wouldn’t buy: Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment, 4-Ounce (don’t be tempted to buy it!)
A review of the product on amazon says:
“The first ingredient listed is cyclopentasiloxane, which is silicone, second ingredient is Dimethicone , also a silicone based ingredient, and third ingredient is Cyclomethicone, also a form of silicone.”
Just always check the ingredients list!
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