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How to tell Argan oil is 100% pure and real?

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Argan oil comes from the fruit of the native Argan tree in Morocco. The fruit is so nutritious that goats climb the trees just to eat them. For centuries, the Phoenicians relied on argan oil for healing as well as for enhancing beauty. 

Natives of Morocco’s Argan Forest, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, press the nut to extract this precious oil. It is used as a dietary supplement, wound healing, and to nourish the skin and hair. 

Rich with vitamins A, C and E as well as antioxidants, linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids make it priceless.

Argan oil applied externally helps boost cell production which results in healthier skin, nails and hair. As result we at Argana use it as an ingredient in our wide range of beauty and skin care products. We want you to take advantage of the amazing properties this oil has to offer.

There is no need to purchase expensive hair products – all you need is our argan oil! While a 100% pure Argan oil isn’t cheap, a little goes a long way!! As a result it lasts a very long time. Our argan oil offers excellent so you’ll not have to shell out your hard-earned cash for pricey store-bought hair products.

The key is, you’ll want to be sure you’re purchasing the real thing!

How to determine whether or not the Argan oil you’re considering is pure, authentic Argan oil:

  • Check the ingredient list. : It should have just one ingredient: 100% Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa) Kernel Oil. There should be no additives whatsoever, meaning no water, no fragrances, and no preservatives.
  • Avoid clear or plastic bottles: Argan oil should only be packaged in a dark glass bottle (usually dark amber). Light breaks down its’ beneficial properties.
  • Smell it: Argan oil should have a mild nutty aroma. The aroma will dissipate after a few minutes following contact with skin. 
  • The feelThe texture of the oil should be smooth and not too watery. 
  • Examine the label: The oil should be labeled as “Made in Morocco,” or “100% pure”. It could also have an ECOCERT certificate. 
  • Look for cosmetic grade oil: Unless you plan on cooking with it, look for cosmetic grade oil . It isn’t roasted, allowing it to retain the essential nutrients that will benefit your hair.

Our  Argan Oil: Argana’s Organic Argan Oil – 100% Pure & Certified Organic Argan Oil of Morocco 

So, how can Argan oil help you have more beautiful hair?

1. Eliminate dandruff and dry scalp

Argan oil is a great moisturiser and can be used to fight both dandruff and dry scalp. It’S extraordinarily high in vitamin E and antioxidants. The essential fatty acids in the oil are also believed to help reduce skin inflammation and prevent dryness. 

Many people suffer from flakiness and dry scalp as they tend to shampoo with drying chemical agents without restoring it with moisture which it needs to stay healthy. If it’s neglected for too long, dandruff often results.

If you have dandruff and use a medicated dandruff shampoo; your body getting a hefty dose of chemical ingredients and also drying out both your scalp and hair . Adding to the problem over time.

Instead, use Argan oil on your scalp to reduce dryness and nourish your hair. Warm 5 or 6 drops of the oil between your palms. Apply the warmed oil to your scalp and massage well then put on a shower cap. Allow the oil to soak into the hair and scalp for at least a few hours, or ideally, overnight. Treating your scalp twice a week with the oil will help eliminate dandruff and dryness.

2. Tame frizz, flyaways, and repair split ends by using it as a leave-in conditioner.

Argan oil used as a leave-in conditioner helps prevent frizz and flyaways, while also working to repair split ends. 

Start with just a few drops of oil. Warm it in your palms before spreading it throughout your hair with your fingers. Pay close attention to the ends of the hair. Afterward, add about  1/2 drop to your fingers and massage it into your scalp.

Most people experience immediate benefits by using Argan oil as a leave-in conditioner. It works incredibly well for promoting shine and gloss, taming frizz and leaving the hair softer and more manageable. 

3. Protect your hair from the heat of blow dryers and flat irons

Many styling agents can cause long term damage to hair due to the many chemicals they contain. Argan oil enriches the hair, nourishing it with nutrients and repairing damage. 

Before using any styling tools, apply 2 to 3 drops of Argan oil using your hand, palm first. Then use a brush or comb to distribute it evenly throughout your hair from roots to tips. This will coat it with the oil, keeping it protected from heat damage. 

4. Treat dry, brittle hair

Argan oil can be used as a very effective overnight deep conditioning treatment. If your hair is dry and brittle, once a week, treat it with argan oil. Warm 6 to 8 drops in your hands before massaging it into your scalp. Work it through your hair, applying to the ends before pulling all of your hair up into a shower cap. The shower cap helps retain your natural body heat. This allows the oil to penetrate better, as well as keeping the oil away from your pillowcase. In the morning, wash your hair as you normally would and rinse well, until all oil residue is gone. Apply this treatment once a week to maintain healthier hair.

5. Protecting your hair from swimming

Chemicals used in swimming pools, as well as salty sea water, can have a devastating effect on your hair. They will leave it dry and dull. Protect your hair from chlorine and salt. Soaking hair in water from the roots to the tip, and then applying a few drops of argan oil. Again, working it through from the roots to the tips to lock in moisture and act as a barrier. Repeat the procedure every time you go back in the water.

Wash and condition your hair as soon as you can after swimming. Afterward, gently squeeze the ends of the hair dry with a microfiber towel. Warm a small amount of argan oil in the palm of your hand. Then gently pull through the bottom two inches of your hair. Comb your hair from roots to tips using a wide-tooth comb to evenly distribute. Avoid using heated styling equipment, instead allowing your hair to air dry.

6. Treating hair loss

Many people, both men, and women suffer from hair loss. In fact, though many mistake it as a strictly male-related condition, a large number of women experience it. When you first notice that you’re losing hair, be it in the shower, bathroom sink, or on your hair brush. Your first reaction is probably denial. As the loss increases, it’s important not to ignore it and take action. Argan oil is an excellent oil for stopping hair loss. It helps promote new growth by treating the scalp three times a week.

Argan oil helps prevent hair loss by ensuring that you don’t lose more follicles than you’re able to grow. When that happens, hair loss becomes noticeable. Multiple studies on the oil’s effect on hair re-growth shows that it stimulates the scalp. And hence produce more hair. Other research have indicated that it helps hair grow faster in a shorter period of time. One particular study out of South Korea found that 44% of participants experienced “clear hair regrowth” with Argan oil treatment – as good as the drug minoxidil, but without the potentially harmful side effects.

To treat hair loss, place a few drops of the oil onto your fingertips and massage it into your scalp using a circular motion. Start at the front hairline, working your way back across your head and down each side and back. Continue the oil massage for 15 minutes to allow the oil to totally penetrate your scalp. This also helps stimulate blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles.

By following this treatment diligently, three times a week, you’ll notice fewer and fewer hairs left in your tub, and an improvement in hair texture, thickness, and length. 

7. Define curls 

For those with curls, Argan oil can help with manageability, and help define those curls for a more beautiful look. Just apply a few drops to the palm of your hand. Run your hand through your hair, focusing on the ends and layers. Next, put your hair in a microfiber towel and squeeze it gently without rubbing. Repeat, working from tips to roots each time. Your curls will not only be more defined, but they’ll be more manageable and stronger.

8. Give your hair a shinier, glowing look

Apply a few drops of Argan oil on your hair every day to make it look; shinier, more lustrous and give it a more glowing appearance. The oil immediately soaks into the hair fiber, providing it with essential nutrients for protection that lasts.

9. Sun protection

When you plan to spend time out in the sun, before going outside, apply a few drops of Argan oil to your hair to prevent sun damage. After you’ve worked it through from roots to ends, braid your hair to lock in moisture.

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