Argan Oil Is Taking Hair Care Industry by Storm
Argan Oil seems to be getting more and more positive press on it’s miraculous powers lately. Argan oil isn’t new but because of it’s high restorative and age-defying effects, the law of supply and demand are giving rise to more argan oil product on our shelves.
Argan Oil originates from Morocco and is extracted from the Nuts of the Argan Tree, also known as ‘The Tree of Life’. The Moroccan people have been using it for centuries but only in recent times have these amazing properties been brought to light. The Argan Tree grows native to the south of Morocco and there is a scarcity of supply of Argan Oil from this small and very specific growing area. The tree grows wild in this environment difficult conditions, and hence its resistant properties.
Moroccan women have long used argan oil as the foundation and building blocks for their beauty needs, using it in all their beauty regimens for nail, hair, and skin issues. Goats used to aid in the production process: after the goats “passed” the seeds through their digestive tracks, they were softer and easier to work with. But, rest assured, now goats are seldom used in the process. Argan oil is one of the most rare oils in the world due to small and specific growing area.
Cosmetic Argan Oil
Cosmetic grade argan oil is pressed from raw argan nuts picked fresh from the tree. It is light-textured with a delightful nutty aroma and is pure and unprocessed.
Cosmetic grade Argan oil is not the same as the culinary variety. It is expressed from raw Argan nuts to retain its, nutrients, vitamin E, antioxidant and hair-benefiting properties. A powerful antioxidant and UV protector, Argan oil is rich in natural elements that fortify the hair, including Vitamin F (Omega 6), Vitamin A to improve elasticity and Phenols to shield against environmental stressors.
Cosmetic grade argan oil may have been deodorized to make it more suitable and stable for inclusion in cosmetic formulations. Effect of processing on the value of the oil depends on the process involved in deodorization.
Argan Oil and Hair
Many women swear by the effect of argan oil on their hair. Celebrities such as Salma Hayek and Taylor Swift stylists use argan oil to make their hair perfect for the Oscars or magazine covers.
It’s weightless and absorbs instantly, it does not make the hair oily, and reduces drying time. It is good for nourishing, strengthening, conditioning, restoring shine, increasing softness, and moisturizing all hair types. It is helpful for split end hair, increased manageability, protection from UV damage and other environmental factors with no build up. Nails structure is very similar to hair, so argan oil can affect nails the same way.
You can add a few drops to your favored hair product to get some of its benefits.
Benefits of Argan Oil for Hair
- Nourishes the appearance of dry and brittle hair
- Is a potential source of nutrition for the hair
- Rich in Vitamin E, linked to thickening hair
- Locks in moisture and increases shine and gloss
- Non greasy and non oily
- Tames frizzy or fly away hair
- Light and almost weightless on the hair
- Increases elasticity in the hair
- Helps to reduce the occurrence of split ends
- Helps to repair the appearance dry and damaged hair
- Quickly absorbed by the hair
- Contains unsaturated Omega 3 and Omega 9 fatty acids which are linked to the repair of damaged hair follicles
Can I use Moroccan Oil with hair colouring?
Yes. Just add a teaspoon of Oil of Morocco to your hair colour. This will protect and nourish your hair from the excessive damage that hair colouring can cause. This will also lock in the colour and help it last longer.
Should I use Oil of Morocco before or after drying my hair?
Definitely before. Moroccan Oil pushes the water out of your hair allowing it to dry 40% faster. This results in less time, less heat and a silky, non oily result.
Can Oil of Morocco repair my damaged hair?
Absolutely. Moroccan Oil is a natural organic product which will protect, restore and enrich your hair.
Can Moroccan Oil help my itchy scalp?
Yes. Oil of Morocco helps to condition your scalp and hair follicles. It can be left on overnight.
Where else can I use Oil of Morocco?
All over actually. As well as protecting, nourishing and restoring your hair Argan Oil is one of the world’s best skin conditioners. It also works wonders on your nails.
Can I Use Oil of Morocco after Keratin Straightening?
Yes. Oil of Morocco products are Sodium Chloride free (salt free), so that means they are perfect for use after keratin straightening.
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