This argan oil trickery by companies has to stop! Argan Oil is hot on the streets now and it seems like every hair product is advertising its inclusion of argan oil. I love argan oil but I am sick of companies tricking consumers into thinking they are actually getting the benefits of argan oil from their products. Many of the products that are advertising the addition of argan oil also contain ingredients that may be counter productive to your healthy hair goals. Not to mention many of these products are overpriced considering it’s less than stellar ingredients list.
What is argan oil?
Argan oil is an oil produced from the argan tree in Morocco. It contains Vitamin E an antioxidant that nourishes and adds shine to your hair. Also, It has Omega 3’s to prevent hair loss and Omega 9’s strengthen damaged hair. It has also been reported to offer UV protection.
Are all products with argan oil created equal?
No. Let’s take a look at one popular oil that contains argan oil.
How can Moroccan Oil tote the benefits of argan oil with such a hefty price tag when it contains mostly silicones, fragrance, and polymers? Yes, this product is great for giving shine and smoothing the hair but the problem is that this product doesn’t nourish your hair it only provides a superficial quick fix. Not only that, but it’s absurd to pay this much for a product when it contains so little of the oil it is actually known for. That means the benefits of argan oil will have little effect on your hair. Not to single out this one brand because there are plenty of other misleading argan oil labels. There are products with argan oil nestled between sulfates and silicones on the ingredients list and they are equally as misleading.
How can make sure you are getting the best benefits out of argan oil?
The best way ensure you are getting the benefits of argan oil is to purchase pure argan oil. Argan oil is expensive so it is best to mix argan oils with some of your favorite oils including coconut, olive, or sweet almond oil.
I love argan oil and have been using it to help lock in moisture. It leaves my hair soft and pliable. Due to its price I mix mine with castor, coconut, and olive oil. Don’t pay for low quality products. Get the most bang for your buck and get the real stuff.