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How to fight the frizz with argan oil

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Argan oil has a number of benefits that can help nourish and restore health to damaged areas of the whole body. Argan oil is found mainly in Morocco but was once cultivated in other parts of Africa. The argan tree is now endangered and is now protected under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is now exclusive to Morocco, which probably explains the high cost of pure argan oil.

Argan oil can be found in many products today promoting frizz free, heat protecting, and shine producing properties for hair. Argan oil is great for curly hair as it helps prevent frizz which can be hard to control without piling on the products which caused build up and scalp itch in some cases.

Argan oil is known to restore damaged hair and is an effective natural, mild heat protectant. The moisturization properties of argan oil are known to exceed that of olive oil and she butter.

Skin benefits

This precious oil is also great for hydrating and healing the scalp as it helps to treat many skin related issues. Argan has a high vitamin e content which helps to restore skin cells. Argan oil is also known to treat eczema and psoriasis. This precious oil may also be used as a cuticle conditioner to prevent cracking and infection around the nail bed.

Argan oil in light yet highly penetrative and will be a great addition to use for hot oil treatment, oil rinsing, deep conditioning, and to use along with a leave in conditioner. The powerful attributes of argan oil makes it suitable for all hair types, curly haired women in particular.

What to look for

When shopping for argan oil examine the label to ensure you are buying 100% argan oil without any filler or carrier oils. The high cost and recent popularity of argan oil has encouraged many companies to bottle the oil in small amounts mixed with other oils to raise their profit margins. If there is no visible ingredients label chances are you will not be getting pure argan oil.

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