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Moroccan Argan Oil’s unique composition has gained an international reputation for being nature’s best kept secret, and has numerous benefits. Moroccans have been using the oil as a treatment in hair and skin care products for centuries. In terms of personal care the properties of Argan oil work to enhance the skin’s overall health, preserve its youth, and aid in the natural healing of the skin and condition of the hair.
Hair Health Benefits:
Argan oil is non-greasy and non-oily and has become popular as a hair treatment to repair and heal damaged hair. It is high in unsaturated fatty acids and rich in Omega 9 – shown to be helpful at improving hair strength and health. Many believe it is excellent for locking in moisture and improving shine and luster.
Its’ primary benefit seems to come from its ability to naturally hydrate and to help stop frizziness, fly-away and hard to control, unmanageable hair. Argan oil has been shown to penetrate the hair shaft and almost instantly improve follicle elasticity and increase nourishment.
Usually applied following shampooing to wet hair, Argan oil helps detangle. It is rich in natural antioxidants that are effective free-radical fighters – helping to repair damage and improve strength. It naturally contains Vitamin E that helps revive and renew hair damaged by heat, wind, or over-styling and processing.
Skin Care Benefits:
It can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, strengthen elasticity, protect against stretch marks, and improve your skin’s overall health and vitality. It is readily becoming recognised as a essential element in the hair and beauty industry. Argan oil is now being used in several beauty products. Researchers who have completed extensive studies identify the benefits of Argan oil and strongly recommend its cosmetic use.
Where does it come from:
Moroccan Oil is an oil produced from the kernels of the Argan tree, native to Morocco, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. The tree is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco.
The species Argania once covered North Africa and is now endangered and under protection of UNESCO. The Argan tree grows wild in semi-desert soil, its deep root system helping to protect against soil erosion and the northern advance of the Sahara.
Argan oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world due the small and very specific growing area.
Dubbed the “miracle oil” from Morocco, it competes with Jojoba oil as a very effective hair treatment that renourishes and replenishes dry or brittle hair while protecting and healing damage. As an added benefit, Argan Oil appears to help color treated hair. Essential fatty acids smooth and coat the follicle shaft and have been shown to extend the life of color treated hair.
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