Aging is not so much fun, especially when you start noticing those wrinkles that remind you of your grandmother already. Your skin becomes dry, your hair is more and more friable and dull and the stiffness of your joints makes you go crazy every morning.
Under these circumstances, there’s no wonder we try to delay the aging process as much as possible by using various ointments, creams, treatments and nutritional supplements. One of the latest findings of the cosmetic and hair care industry is Moroccan oil.
Moroccan.. err, Argan oil
Also known as Argan oil, this natural substance has a lot of benefits for the skin, as well as for the hair. This is why many manufacturers in the cosmetic and hair care industry use it as the main ingredient of many products such as shampoos, conditioners, facial creams, moisturizers and hair serums.
What’s the deal?
One of the most appreciated qualities of Moroccan oil is that it gets very easily absorbed by the skin. Women prefer it because it doesn’t leave their skin or hair looking greasy, so they can have the moisturizing benefits of the oil while maintaining a neat appearance of their facial skin and of their hair.
There are several clinical studies pointing to the positive effects of this natural oil in what the sebum production regulation is concerned. This means that even people suffering from acne or those with oily skin can benefit from this oil. This is to say that this oil is actually for everyone, regardless their skin type or the condition of their hair.
The various types of argan oil hair products
The answer to the question whether Moroccan oil is as good as everyone says depends on the products you try. Cheaper ones contain less oil, in order to be able to maintain a low price. Additionally, they have preservatives, silicone or other additives, so they may not be that good after all.
Other manufacturers take pride in offering their clients 100% pure oil, extracted by cold-pressing techniques. This pure oil is a lot more expensive, so not everyone can afford it. If you ask users of this type of products, they are probably going to say only good things about it, as they are going to reap all the benefits of the natural oil. If, on the contrary, you ask someone who has used cheaper products, they may say the results were far from being impressive.
Which one should you choose?
As you can see, it all depends on the money you are willing to spend on something. Pure Moroccan oil is surely far superior to all other products that aim for lower retail prices. This is why it’s very hard to give a straight answer to the above question. If you get a product in which the Argan oil is diluted with other carrier oils such as grapeseed or olive, you are still going to enjoy some benefits, but the effect won’t be the same as when using the real product.
The way you use the oil can also make a difference. If you only put it on your face once in a blue moon, you won’t probably see any difference. If, on the contrary, you soak your face in oil every evening and you have enough patience to allow it to penetrate the deep layers of the skin, your results are going to be visible pretty soon.
The same principle applies when using this kind of oil for your hair. You need to learn the correct way of using it if you want the best results. Such oils need to be applied only on the ends of your hair rather than on the entire length of the hair strands. Your roots don’t need oil, as your scalp produces it anyway. The ends are those that can benefit the most from getting the nutrients and the moisture they long for. By suing the oil correctly, you hair is going to become better looking and more manageable. Besides, if you need to blow dry or straighten your hair, you can apply a thin layer of oil on the tips of the hairs for protection. This is an effective method even professional hair salons use.
And the best tip to consider…
Last but not least, if you are still in doubt, the best method to discover how well Moroccan oil works for you is to buy it once and use it yourself. This is how you are going to discover first hand whether its benefits are real or everything is just another marketing hype that’s going to fade away and get forgotten as soon as a new fad will appear on the market. If you don’t like it, you only lose what you paid for the bottle.However, if it works well, you are going to have a reliable ally in your fight with the aging process.
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