All About Argan Oil…

Argan oil and nutArgan Oil is the hair industries new miracle oil however it’s only recently most of heard have even heard of Argan Oil. Ask anyone two years ago about Argan Oil, you’d find it hard to come by an answer but now whole shelves at beauty store are stocked with luxury Argan Oil products.

So what is Argan Oil? Where does it come from? And how exactly does it improve the health of our hair?

What is Argan Oil?
Argan oil is “an oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree, unique to Morocco, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties” (source).  Argan oil is rich in natural vitamin E, essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6 and 9), antioxidant.

What are the benefits of using Argan Oil?
Because Argan Oil is rich in natural ingredients important in cell renewal, it is often used in anti-ageing products. It is used in skincare to rejuvenate and soften skin; reduce scarring and blemishes;  balance sebum – improve oily skin and acne and treat other skim problem like eczema.
In hair care the boasted benefits for Argan Oil are:
  • It hydrates and moisturise hair
  • It improves hair elasticity
  • It  restores smoothness and shine to dull brittle hair
  • It improves hair strength and thickness
  • It temporarily “repairs” damage hair and split ends
  • It be can be used to prevent damage, split ends and hair loss
The results of using Argan oil are comparative to Jojoba oil – it is said to be a stronger competitor to Jojoba in some areas.

How do use/apply Argan Oil?
You can apply Argan oil in a number of way: as a prepoo treatment; as a hot oil treatment;  as a sealant; or to add shine when styling.

Have you tried Argan oil or any Argan oil products for hair or skincare? How did it work on your hair and skin? Do you think Argan oil is “over-rated” or “over-hyped”? Or do feel it is actually a miracle for skin and hair?

I have to admit I haven't tried Argan oil myself but I’m definitely going to review it in the near future…

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