Argan Oil Treatments are usually
available in the form of a leave-in treatment that conditions, shines and restores moisture
fine/normal hair. Some
Treatments or Argan Oil Treatments can be mixed with chemical services, resulting in increased shine and
condition. Argan oil will help eliminate frizz for all hair types.
you have dry hair or your hair has a tendency to be dry, or you hair does
not seem to be recovering from its dryness with the hair oil you are
Olive Oil it adds more moisture and yes it comes from, and
smells like, Orchids.
Argan oil, when applied to hair, can have amazing results. Believe it or not, it
actually comes from the argan nut that grows on the Argan tree, which only
grows in South West Morocco. For centuries, the women of Morocco
have battled the effects of aging and damage caused by their hot climate
by using the oil derived from the argan nut. Argan Oil, which can also
be called Moroccan Oil, is special because it contains unsaturated fatty acids and
is rich in vitamin E. The
Argan oil works to renew cell structure and restore shine to
your damaged, starved hair. Argan oil can help you transform your
dull, dry looking hair into luscious, healthy locks. Here's where to buy
Hair Oil or Moroccan
An Argan hair oil treatment should instantly absorb into your hair. If applied properly, there will be no oily feeling left behind. Most manufacturers say Argan Oil should be applied on freshly shampooed and conditioned, towel dried (still damp) hair. The hair should still be damp so that the Argan oil combines with the remaining water in the hair to insure even distribution. This also makes the Argan oil last longer, as it seems to go farther on towel dried hair than on fully dried and freshly styled hair. Also, after blow drying and ironing your hair, you can add a small amount of oil to assist with problem areas, but don't get heavy handed when applying hair oil to your dry hair. Directions vary by manufacturers so be sure to read the directions on the container for the Argan oil you have chosen. Whichever Argan oil you choose, the changes to the way you hair feels, looks and behaves can be like a small miracle.
If you do experience an oily feeling after you apply Argan oil, you probably applied too much. Start out with a small amount of oil, usually about the size of a dime, and if you aren't seeing results, then increase the amount you use slowly. The results are instant shine and long term conditioning without leaving an oily residue, or oily feeling on your hair.
Argan Oil is formulated to both strengthen and soften brittle locks. Gentle enough for fine hair, intense enough to help tame unmanageable
hair, Argan Oil Treatments promote healing and provide
nourishment. Argan Oil is
another example of a traditional, home remedy type answer from different
cultures around the world being combined with modern technology to make our
lives easier and, in this case, our hair look and feel so much better.
Comparing Argan Oil to Olive Oil
For those of you who have been using or have been told to use olive oil at home, or any other kind of "homemade oil treatment", we would advise against it for a couple reasons.
Argan Oil is scientifically formulated to heal your hair, Olive Oil is not.
All hair products are specially formulated in laboratories to help make your hair as healthy as possible. To do this, your hair products need to be able to penetrate deep into the hair shaft to heal and nourish from the inside out. Argan Oil treatments are combined with other healing and nourishing agents and are broken down to the smallest size molecule possible. This allows the Argan Oil to go deep into the hair shaft and stay there, healing the hair. Olive oil, or any other home oil treatment, is not scientifically formulated for your hair. It will not penetrate as far as the Argan Oil, instead, it will simply coat the outer layer of the hair, making it seem like it's healing the hair, but the effects are just superficial. You will not achieve any long term benefits from using an "at home oil treatment", like olive oil.
Argan Oil is designed to be left in the hair while Olive Oil needs to be shampooed out.
This should be the most obvious reason as to how these two methods differ. For an at home olive oil treatment, you're supposed apply Olive Oil to your hair and then wait 10 to 15 minutes, then Shampoo it out. How is this doing your hair any good? Here you are, spending all this time trying to help your hair, and then you wash it all away! Some people say it takes them three or four shampoos to completely remove the olive oil from the hair. Excessive shampooing can damage your hair. You're probably doing more harm than good if you're using olive oil to condition your hair.
Argan oil, on the other hand, is specifically designed to be left in your hair. You simply shampoo your hair and condition as normal, then apply a small amount of Argan Oil when you get out of the shower. The oil stays in your hair, without weighing it down or making it feel greasy or oily. The healing properties of the oil have time to penetrate the hair thoroughly, and protect it until the next time you shampoo.
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