One of the perks of blogging behind a computer screen is that I can control what you see of me. In other words, you get to miss all of my crazy hair days. I was blessed with a full head of hair that’s a cross between the fine, curly mane of my mom and the thick, bushy locks of my dad (don’t worry, he wears it short). End result: frizzy, curly, unruly, wavy hair that loves to rebel against the humidity.
On warm and sticky summer days, if I don’t have my trusty hair tie and a hat, it’s a scary sight. Think Bozo the Clown as a brunette. But thankfully, I’ve got a secret weapon.
Also called Moroccan oil, argan oil is a plant oil derived from the seed of the argan tree native to Morocco and has been around for centuries. It’s making a comeback in the cosmetic industry these days. Chances are you’ve seen or heard of it before in a hair salon or spa. Argan oil is high vitamin E, so it’s a wonderful topical oil for skin, hair, nails, and cuticles. Because it’s easily absorbed, it helps to maintain good pH balance of the skin.
I love it because it’s lighter than coconut oil and olive oil, but still very moisturizing and hydrating. In the video below I’ll share more about how I use it in my hair. It’s so easy! Up until trying argan oil, I had used dozens of products endorsed by every celebrity under the sun to try to tame my frizz. Nothing has worked as well as argan oil! Although I still have curly, unruly hair, the oil helps to keep it under control and add extra shine.
It’s also a great cuticle treatment if you have cracked fingertips. (Gardeners, take note!)
Alright, enough said. Watch the video for a quick argan oil primer!
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The brand of argan oil I use is one that I pick up at my local co-op, but here’s another good brand you can get online for a reasonable price. A little goes a long way.
What’s your favorite hair and skin oil? Have you tried argan oil before?