Whether it is understanding why parabens are unsafe, trying out a new hair product, or learning why a particular natural approach is beneficial, there is always something exciting happening in the world of hair and skin care. One of those natural products that has grown in popularity is argan oil. But what exactly is it, and how do we benefit from it?
Argan Oil- What is it?
Collected from the nuts of the argan trees in Morocco, the oil contains carotenes, 80% unsaturated fatty acids, phenols, tocopherols and squalene. Because the extraction process must be done by hand, it is a more pricey product to use – but definitely one that is worth it.
Why Should You Try Argon Oil?
Argon Oil and Your Hair
Argan oil is often used as a hair treatment because it contains high amounts of Vitamin E and is rich in antioxidants. Vitamin E promotes healthy hair growth. Plus, it can help to minimize split ends and frizziness. In addition, argan oil moisturizes the scalp thus minimizing issues with dandruff and other scalp conditions. Because it encourages new hair growth, it’s often used by people who wish to encourage eyebrow growth or thickness or for those who have thin eyelashes.
- When using it on your eyebrows or lashes, choose an organic cold press. To apply, simply leave a few drops on your lashes and brows before going to bed. You can see results in just a few weeks.
- When using argan oil to promote hair growth, the easiest approach is to choose a shampoo and conditioner containing the oil. If you wish to use it to strengthen, condition or protect your hair, rub a few drops at a time into the roots (or the ends if dealing with split ends/frizziness) and treat it as a leave-in conditioner.
Argan Oil and Your Skin
As mentioned, the oil is rich in a variety of nutrients and antioxidants. Consequently, it is also beneficial to the skin- especially people with dry skin. Because it is not a heavy oil, it will not leave your skin feeling weighed down. In fact, some people choose to use it as a stand-alone moisturizer or under their makeup. Just wash your face and then place a small drop onto your fingertip and massage the oil into your skin using an upward motion, as this helps to minimize wrinkles, too!
For years argan oil has been used by Moroccan women to protect their skin from sun damage. Due to its high quantity of antioxidants it protects the skin against sun burn and hyperpigmentation, thus also minimizing risk of certain skin cancers.
Still not sold on argan oil? Then consider this. It is helpful in treating conditions such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and rosacea, as well as help treat an assortment of acne related problems.
Argan oil has become one of the Go To beauty products, and it’s no wonder why. Have you tried using argan oil as a part of your skin or hair care routine? If so, we would love to hear what you think of it. Book a beauty appointment with true Salon today, and while you are here let us know what you think of this natural product.