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How often do you find yourself ranting about your unruly hair? If the answer is ‘every single day’ – jump on board. You like most of us seem to have a natural mane that has a life of its own! 

Hair can be of many lengths and textures, and it’s never the same for everyone. The disobedience of your hair is derived from lack of moisture, and those strands that are dry and brittle are the peskiest of them all. Well, while it is not our hair’s fault – unruly hair isn’t something that is irrevocable. Between the damage caused by the sun, cheap styling products and blow-drying: 

our hair often craves moisture and conditioning. 

Last week we discussed the benefits of coconut oil and how to include it in your beauty regime. Today (if you haven't already met) we would love to introduce you to one of the most sought-after hair products: Argan oil

If you have heard about this treatment oil, but there has been some hesitation due to the price factor, here is a little story: 

Argan oil is extracted from the nuts of the Argan tree. Women in Southwest Morocco work hard for three consecutive days to produce one litre of Argan oil. From cracking of the nuts to extracting the raw kernel from the hard shell and kneading for hours before the first cold-pressed into oil – it is all done by hand. Imagine that! 

How can Argan oil help in taming your unruly tresses? 

For some of us, Argan oil has become a go-to beauty elixir that could fix anything starting head to toe. For the benefit of those who are foreign to Argan oil lets discuss how it can be used as a leave-in conditioner. 

The significant presence of vitamin E in Argan oil is one reason why everyone is raving about it these days. It scores high as a leave-in conditioner as the store-bought ones could sometimes make your hair strands heavy and clumpy. Therefore, pure Argan oil can be the best chemical-free alternative that will induce that much-needed control and lustre without leaving any sticky residue. 

The process is not too complicated. Here’s how to use it: 

  • Take a few drops of Argan oil and rub it between your palms.
  • Run your fingers through the hair strands starting from the top – in a combing motion.
  • Towel dry and let it air out naturally. 

Those of us who have been using Argan oil has seen gradual improvement since the commencement of use. It not only promotes manageable hair but also acts as a scalp moisturiser, fighting against dandruff caused through dryness. 

Benefits of Argan oil can be yielded by using it as an overnight hair mask. We recommend you do this once or twice a month. Again, the method is straightforward. Just apply a generous amount to your scalp and massage with your fingertips and then run it down to your strands. You can either wrap your hair in a towel or put on a shower cap to avoid it staining your pillow cover or bed linen. Rinse your hair with your favourite shampoo and conditioner like you usually would and air dry. Your hair will be thanking you! 

Tip: Argan oil can be used in its pure form or as an ingredient in shampoos and conditioners. Either way, it could be quite effective. 

Speak to us if you need assistance in choosing the best-suited product for your hair. If you find our tips useful share with us by leaving a comment.
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