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Argan Oil: Miracle hair product in my grocery cart



I bought the Argan Oil in a fit of reckless abandon. I was at Publix, getting eggs and milk and Diet Coke and all the essentials, none of which cost $26 a pop.

Then came the oil, which did. I don't really know why I bought it. I just decided my hair deserved something nice, something that would un-gnarl it from the bleachy ties that bound. I remembered my hairstylist using some on me once, a time I walked out of the salon with hair like little strands of silk.

Into the cart went the Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment. A total foolish impulse.

I used it the next day at home, spraying the leave-in on my damp hair and styling, then blow drying and finishing with a light spritz as the bottle suggested. My hair looked, well, pretty darn good. I was ready to go shout from the rooftops and spread the good news all across the land, to hand out the little free samples that came with the bottle to all my friends who also needed a pick-me-up, a stroke of good hair luck.

Just what is Argan Oil you ask? According to the Agadir site, which is just one Argan Oil brand of many, it has high levels of essential fatty acids that "stimulate intracellular oxygenation," of course, "helping to restore the vital balance of water and fats in your hair." It comes from the fruits of the Argan tree native to Morocco and is very rare, hence the price tag.

I was pleased to find the product is sustainable and provides jobs to Morrocan women through cooperatives. And, legend has it, it's great for your skin as well. I have yet to spray leave-in conditioner on my face, but maybe I'll try it and let you know.

The only thing I would caution is to use it with care, and if you have naturally greasy and fine hair to start with, this might not be the product for you. After a few days of straight use, I started to feel a tad oil-slickish. Time to scale back to a couple times a week.

Have you tried this stuff? Share your stories, tips, favorite brands! There is actually a website called "Argan Oil World" (seriously) that has dissected some other brands for satisfaction, so check them out.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:38pm]


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