Argan oil is harvested from the kernels of the Argania spinosa tree.
This tree is native to dry, desert regions of North Africa and is found abundantly in Morocco.
Hence, it is also called Moroccan Argan oil. The indigenous people of Morocco (Berbers) have been extracting argan oil by hand for centuries.
Recent mechanization of some of the processes means that more argan oil can be produced.
This oil is rich in natural antioxidants and other nutrients like vitamin E (tocopherol), squalene, oleic and linoleic acids, polyphenols. Argan oil offers various cosmetic, medicinal and culinary benefits.
Benefits of Argan Oil Shampoo
Argan oil is used in various lotions, shampoos and other cosmetic products. It is an excellent natural moisturizer and can be used as a hair conditioner.
Argan oil shampoo can be used to treat dry scalp, split ends, frizzy hair and other hair problems like hair loss, itchy scalp and more. Argan oil shampoo is usually free of parabens and sulfates.
The former is linked to increase in incidence of breast cancer and is often used as a preservative.
Sulfates if used on a dry scalp can further aggravate the scalp and cause itchiness, dandruff, flaky skin etc. while using sulfate free argan oil shampoo means that it may not lather like other shampoos, it will leave hair smooth, silky and shiny.
Regular use of argan oil shampoo could add more bounce to hair and reduce brittleness and split ends. Frizzy hair is caused by using too many chemicals, hair dyes, straightening or curling hair too often.
Brittle and frizzy hair is hard to manage, looks ugly and messy. Using argan oil shampoo with its natural moisturizers and antioxidants will add shine and beauty to hair, rejuvenate hair, retain moisture and give you easy to manage silky hair.
Argan oil shampoo also contains vitamins that nourish hair depleted of nutrients from over use of harsh hair treatments.
It can also reduce the side effects of using hair color often for it maintains hair color.
If you are using argan oil shampoo for a specific hair condition then check with a dermatologist if it is safe to use. Read the label for usage instructions before using it.
If you suffer from hair loss, first check the causes before using this shampoo. Do not use argan oil shampoo if you are prone to nut or other food allergies or have severe scalp inflammations, infections or open wounds.
Make sure that you get skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and others first treated before using argan oil shampoo.
Use a hair sunscreen lotion or a wide brimmed hat or scarf to protect your hair from environmental pollutants after using argan oil shampoo.
This will retain the shine on hair for longer. Always discontinue usage and consult a dermatologist if you suffer from any skin allergy after using argan oil shampoo.
Argan Oil Shampoo Products
There are several argan oil shampoo products at online shopping sites like Amazon.
- ‘Agadir Argan Oil Daily Shampoo’: Agadir have 2 more argan oil shampoo and conditioner products. They are said to repair hair and make hair soft and smooth.
- ‘Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Condition Set’: It is said to renew hair cell structure, restore strength to hair, restore shine to hair, seal in moisture and maintain soft and shiny hair.
- ‘Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo’: Can repair damaged and dry hair leaving it manageable and soft.
- ‘DemOrganic Conditioning Shampoo & Masque Liter Duo’: This product is sulfate free and can be used to repair hair.