By now you’ve certainly heard of argan oil. It’s been called “the miracle oil” and “liquid gold,” and while it’s a relatively new discovery in the beauty industry, the benefits of argan oil have been known for centuries in northern Africa. In the arid environment where it grows, argan has always been used to keep hair and skin soft and supple. Rich in nutrients, argan was also used topically for skin ailments and to fight infections.
Argan oil is one of the rarest oils on the planet, because it comes from the fruit of the argania spinosa tree which grows in only a very small part of the world.
Focus on Hair
Argan oil has powerful applications for skin, face, eyes, and nails, and as you will learn today, for hair.
Many people who try argan oil for the first time are amazed by its effects. It helps with both oily and dry scalp conditions because it regulates the activity of hair follicles. Argan is used to counteract the root causes of dry or damaged hair. For those with dull or rough hair, it can create shine and smoothness.
Argan oil is rich in the nutrients that your body and hair need – antioxidants, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acid, linoleic acid and oleic acid to name a few. Hair absorbs and retains this oil to create shine and body – but argan is light and does not build up, so hair gets the benefit of these great properties without being weighed down.
Argan oil penetrates the hair follicle and even protects from UV rays and environmental pollutants; it is definitely recommended for color treated hair and to strengthen styled hair.
At Soap Hope we always encourage practices that support our “Everything Good” motto. We love that most argan oil in the world is produced by fair trade women’s co-operatives. Environmentally, the argan forest in Morocco is a designated protected biosphere to ensure that argan fruit production remains sustainable.
I Want It!
Soap Hope’s brands recognize the importance of argan oil in their top of the line hair products. You’ll find it in over 70 products at Soap Hope. You’ll find argan-focused hair products from Seaweed Bath Company, Acure Organics, and Hugo Naturals. You can also get pure organic argan oil at Soap Hope from Acure Organics, and we carry a great argan oil blend with pomegranate seed and rosehip oils from Nourish Organic.
Do you use argan oil as a part of your hair regimen? Share your experiences with us in the comments below – we want to hear from you.