Argan oil is obtained from the seeds inside the argan tree fruits. For centuries, people from the south of Morocco have extracted the oil for cosmetic and culinary purposes. Nowhere else does the argan tree grow in the world. It is used worldwide for cooking and cosmetics but also for medicinal purposes as it offers a variety of health benefits.
Argan Oil Beneficial Properties
Argan oil contains high concentrations of unsaturated fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic acid. These make up the bulk of the fat content in the oil. It is full of vitamin A and it contains three times as much vitamin E as olive oil does.
It is mostly applied directly to the skin and hair but it also may be beneficial when consumed. For the hair and skin, argan oil has a hydrating effect due to the fact that it contains fatty acids. In addition, vitamins A and E both have healing properties and are commonly found in anti inflammatory products. They are also powerful antioxidants that help decrease the negative effects of free radicals, especially from the sun.
Linoleic acid found in argan oil is essential to preserve healthy skin and hair. Research indicates that intaking argan oil can help slow down aging by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. It also facilitates restoration and preservation of healthy hair and skin, as it helps reduce signs of aging. It has been shown that argan oil penetrates the hair shaft and lubricates it while maintaining the moisture.
5 Benefits of Argan Oil for the hair
- It combats oily skin which reduces sebum levels.
- Lubrication gives protection and prevents split ends.
- Antioxidant properties reduce signs of aging.
- Anti inflammatory properties combat itchiness.
- UV-ray protection.
Argan oil aids healthy skin and adds nurture and strength to hair. The Balancing Conditioner contains coconut oil and a lot of argan oil to add daily nourishment and hydration to your hair. For deep nurturing, we recommend implementing a Nurture treatment into your hair routine, it rebalances the hair oils with a lustrous formula that contains eleven oils including argan. This treatment deeply nourishes the hair while the de-frizz system leaves it shiny and defined.