There are several hair treatments available to increase shine and moisture, but Argan Oil has taken the lead as most popular and – by some accounts – the most effective. Well known for its moisturizing properties for dry hair, Argan Oil is a non-greasy application that really does add tremendous shine. Similar to Emu Oil, Argan Oil is rich in Omega 3 and Omega 9 unsaturated fatty acids. Omega 3’s provide direct nutrition to the follicle shaft and root and improve strength and protein bonding structure – healping to repair and heal damage and split-ends.
Argan Oil is a natural, certified organic (when not blended) oil native to Morocco. Derived from the crushed fruit and nuts of the Argan tree, indigenous to Morocco, Moroccans have been using the oil as a treatment in hair and skin care products for centuries. Surprisingly, it is non-greasy and non-oily and has become popular as a hair treatment to repair and heal damaged hair. Many believe it is excellent for locking in moisture and improving shine and luster. A Miracle Oil Hair Treatment? 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. Similar in properties to Jojoba oil – derived from mid-western U.S shrubs – Argan oil has been shown to penetrate the hair shaft and almost instantly improve follicle elasticity and increase nourishment. Generally (and recommend) 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 cellular membrane damage and improve strength. It naturally contains Vitamin E that helps revive and renew hair damaged by heat, wind, oxidization or over-styling and processing. Dubbed the “miracle oil” from Morocco, Argan Oil hair treatment 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. Argan Oil is fast coming on the scene as the hair treatment of choice by professional stylists and their customers. Damage from excessive styling, perms or the environment leave hair dry and weak – slowing growth and increasing frizziness. The search for a hair treatment for dry may be over? Maybe so!