5 Benefits of Argan Oil –
Morocco's Best-Kept Secret
Argan oil, native to the deserts of southern Morocco, entered the beauty scene and quickly garnered a huge fan base. It has been labelled nature’s ultimate beauty product, which leaves many wondering if argan oil is good for your hair, too. And the answer is YES!
For centuries, argan oil has been used by Moroccan women in their daily beauty rituals. They used to meticulously extract argan oil from the kernels of the fruit from the argan tree and apply it generously to their hair, skin and nails – they even use it in cooking. The dry desert heat can be harsh, but Moroccan women were well-versed in the benefits of argan oil and used it to protect their hair and skin from the harsh rays of the sun. This is how they managed to look young and vibrant despite the harsh weather conditions.
What makes argan oil great for hair is that it is rich in antioxidants, phenols, omega-6 fatty acids, carotenes and vitamins A, C and E. If you use the right extraction method, it's easier to retain 80% of the unsaturated fatty acids and you'll be able to use pure argan oil for your hair. This makes it more resistant to oxidation than olive oil.
Here are five incredible things that argan oil does for your hair:
- Restores moisture and shine
Oiling your hair to moisturise it can make it appear greasy and unflattering. This is why argan oil is preferred, as it doesn't have any such side effects. The vitamin E and fatty acids present in argan oil deeply nourish your hair and lock in moisture. The result? Silky, shiny hair that’s easy to brush and maintain.
- No more frizz or flyaways
A major benefit of using argan oil on your hair is that it makes your hair appear shiny by creating a protective sheath around the hair shaft. That means no more frizz, no more split ends and no more flyaways.
- Promotes hair growth
Using argan oil for *hair loss is not a new phenomenon. It contains phenols that support and strengthen your hair follicles. Moreover, the antioxidants in argan oil promote cell production while its vitamin content promote healthy skin and a healthy scalp.
You can also use argan oil on curly hair as it's easily absorbed and can nourish your hair without making it look greasy. Massage argan oil into your scalp to relieve scalp issues and promote the growth of healthy, thick hair.
- Nourishes your tresses
A prime reason to use argan oil on your hair is because it contains essential oils and fatty acids that give it the power to restore and repair dry, damaged hair. In addition to this, argan oil keeps your hair soft and smooth by nourishing it deeply.
- Superior protection against environmental damage
Your hair withstands a lot – heat from regular styling, salt from sweat and harsh UV rays from sunlight. The result? Dull, damaged hair that’s thirsty for moisture and some TLC. Argan oil can be used to reverse the damage inflicted on your tresses by the environment. Rich with antioxidants, it protects your hair from heat, salt and other toxins present in the environment, keeping it healthy and beautiful.
Our love for argan oil stems from our desire to add something real authentic that goes beyond labels on a bottle. In a world where many are caught up in fake filters and artificial sweeteners, we strive to find something as real as the Moroccan argan oil that has carved out a niche for itself in beauty rituals. This is reflected in our Herbal Essences bio:renew Argan Oil of Morocco range that is free from parabens and colourants. Embrace the power of nature with our argan oil hair products and set your hair free.
What's more – unbottle the warm scent of exotic spices, creamy vanilla and effervescent citrus from the flower markets of Morocco in your shower. Indulge your tresses with our Herbal Essences bio:renew Argan Oil of Morocco range and watch your hair transform after every wash. Starting your day with the nature-inspired hair care range from Herbal Essences revives your hair and gives you the much-needed escape to a happy place where bad hair days don't exist.
Press pause on your busy life and revel in the invigorating scents of real botanicals. This will set the tone for the day and give you the zest to take on the day. Taking on the world can be as simple as washing your hair.
*All references on this page refer to hair fall or hair loss due to breakage.