There has been a rise in the popularity of hair oil treatments in the recent years, basically due to the social pressure to have long, straight, flowing hair, like a horse.
One of the most popular treatments would be the application of argan oil in hot oil treatments or in hair products. This is one ingredient which a lot of people look forward to when they are in need of hair revitalization and nourishment.
Argan oil is currently one of the most popular products for oil treatments for hair nowadays.
There is a lot to know about this wonder oil:
- This oil comes from Morocco, and is extracted from the kernels of a tree of the same name which abundantly grows there.
- This argan tree from where the oil originates can only be found in the southwest area of Morocco. There have actually been cases where some Moroccans have never even heard of this tree, it’s that rare.
- The tree has naturally adapted to require no cultivation when living in dry and harsh environments with merciless climates. This may be the reason why argan oil is use to introduce moisture into dried and brittle hair. It can also be used while the hair is wet as a styling product or to give a natural oiled look.
- All of the argan oil sold around the world is a part of a cooperative which gives back a percentage of the profits earned by the sale of argan products back to the women who have worked hard to extract it.
- This wonder oil can be used in the kitchen, for culinary purposes obviously. It tastes good when used in special pastes, when it is drizzled on a salad just like olive oil, and when it is used as a bread dip as well.
- There is one species of animal which seems quite interested in the argan tree. There are goats who manage to make their way through its twisted and gnarled trunk to eat the leaves and sometimes the fruit that grows from the trees. These fruits have thorny skins but the goats still manage to eat them somehow. The fruit which the goats like to feed on looks similar to an olive but slightly larger. It has a shiny green outer shell with a soft inside. The nuts that can be found in its core are where the precious oil can be extracted from.
This product may seem quite magical and sometimes too good to be true, considering the origin and the handful of benefits the users can expect from continuous use. Argan oil is possibly one of the rarest and most exclusive oils you can produce right now due to its uniqueness and the fact that it can only be found in one place geographically.
One cannot have expected this to have such an impact on the cosmetic industry as is has today. Its richness in vitamin E and phenolic acid has been known to be an effective natural moisturizing agent.
Nowadays it is quite easy to find an argan oil product. A simple visit to your local cosmetics shop or a quick search online will present you with countless numbers of products to choose from, which can sometimes be overwhelming for some people.
Understanding a product is just like arming a gun, the information being your bullets. Arm yourself with this so you better understand what to look for.