The argan tree can be found in Southwest Morocco. The kernels of the tree are extracted and produced into oil. Argan oil, called by some “liquid gold” has been used in Morocco for many generations. It is wonderful for skin because it reduces redness and inflammation and diminishes scars. Argan oil is used by many in the natural community for hair.
Argan oil can be used for deep conditioning, to mend split ends or as a pre-styling product. It protects your hair against frizz and brittleness and adds flexibility and bounce. It is so healing because it contains much more vitamin E than most other oils. It is also high in vitamin A, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and has a high plant squalene content that is similar to olive oil. Argan oil absorbs into the scalp and into the cuticle shaft of the strands of your hair very easily. A small amount of this oil goes a long way. It is wise to use just a small amount because too much can make your hair feel greasy.
This amazing oil has multiple nutritional, medicinal and cosmetic properties. Argan oil promotes hair growth, with all of its vitamins, and is an effective moisturizer. Add a teaspoon to your conditioner and watch the magic ensue. You can also add some to your henna treatment.
Argan oil also benefits your skin. It can tighten skin, reduce wrinkles, soft skin and reduce blemishes. It’s also prevent stretch marks if you’re vigilant when using it. You can even use this oil for cooking, but this may get pricey!
Be attentive when purchasing argan oil. Some companies make formulas filled with chemicals and then add a few drops of the oil, or they mix many inferior oils together with a few drops of Argan oil so they can write the name on the label. What you want is 100% pure argan oil for your natural hair.