If you've picked up a magazine, read any articles or scrolled through your Instagram feed lately for your daily dose of hair care inspiration, you've probably heard of Argan Oil, or as advocates like to call it, “liquid gold”. You might have been told about its many promises to give you beautiful, shiny locks and to nourish your hair naturally. But you might be wondering - what's the hype? What is it? Luckily, we're here with the answers you need.
What is Argan Oil?
Argan Oil is an oil derived from the fruit of the Argan tree, which is found in Morocco. After the fruit is collected and stripped away, the seeds left behind are treated to drying, pressing and roasting to create the oil. This process is quite lengthy and Argan Oil is very hard to extract, which can lead to higher price tags. But it doesn't have its golden reputation for anything. It's used in cooking as well as beauty all over the world, and it is known for its Vitamin E content as well as numerous antioxidants. It has anti-ageing and moisturising capabilities for your skin - best of all, it's suitable for all skin types and can even help to reduce acne. People also love using it to repair their hair because it has fatty acids and oils that are perfect for damaged, dry locks.
Because of its amazing versatility as a skin, hair and even cooking ingredient, it can be hard to know where to begin or how to incorporate Argan Oil into your beauty routine. Here’s where we introduce you to Silk Oil of Morocco; a beauty brand which incorporates Argan Oil into every single one of their products, so no matter what your hair or skin concern is, you know Argan Oil has your back. Let’s take a look at some of our team’s faves:
Silk of Morocco Haircare
1. Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Vegan Volumizing Sulfate Free Shampoo - To enhance fine/limp hair
Because Argan Oil is lightweight as well as nourishing, it's the perfect choice for those of us with fine, limp or curly hair. This is a vegan, cruelty-free shampoo that's made here in Australia using Argan Oil to cleanse your hair and give it a healthy shine. The best part is that it's sulfate free and curly girl friendly! You simply incorporate it into your regular shampooing routine and leave it in your hair for 1-2 minutes so that the omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids do their work for a healthy shine.
2. Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Vegan Intense Moisture Conditioner - Revitalize the appearance of dry, damaged hair
Argan Oil is a mid-weight oil, meaning it can provide deep conditioning to your hair without being heavy or weighing down your hair. This intense conditioner will nourish your tresses and leave them looking smooth, shiny and healthy with natural Argan Oil (and macadamia oil too for extra goodness!). We love the passionfruit scent so you'll smell as good as you look. Work it into your hair from the mid lengths to the ends, and let it sit for 2-3 mins to work its magic.
3. Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Vegan Hair Protein Masque - The ideal solution to damaged, weak and brittle hair
If your hair is needing that extra bit of attention (and we have all been there - hands up to those of us who have been victimised by bleach and heat damage) then the Hair Protein Masque is the perfect start on your hair's road to recovery. Enhanced with Coconut Oil, Pro-Vitamin B5 and Jojoba Oil, it will help rebuild the proteins in your hair, increasing elasticity and strength. It can be applied to wet hair and left for 2-3 minutes for a refresher, or massage it gently into your towel dried hair and leave it for 10 minutes for a deep condition.
Silk of Morocco Skincare
If you already have your Argan Oil hair products sorted - that's perfect! But did you know it can also nourish and moisturise your skin? From anti ageing benefits to helping prevent water loss and keeping your skin plump and healthy, to reducing acne, Argan Oil is a great rounder for your skincare. These are some of our best picks to get the most out of its hydrating benefits.
1. Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Vegan Gel Cleansing Facial Wash - Leaves you feeling fresh and revitalised
We could sing the praises of cleansers for hours. This Argan Oil cleanser takes the moisturising and cleansing benefits of Argan Oil and combines it with 14 different essential oils alongside aloe vera and Vitamin E to leave you feeling silky smooth and revitalised. It's the perfect thing to use at the end of the day to cleanse your face of SPF, sweat and any dirt or grime that built up. Use one to two pumps and massage them into your face. Rinse with warm water and take a moment to appreciate your silky smooth complexion.
2. Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Vegan Gentle Facial Exfoliator - Leaves skin feeling fresh, smooth and hydrated
Exfoliating is a wonderful and necessary part of our skincare routine. But as many dermatologists have warned us, if we aren't careful it could dry out our skin. That's why an Argan Oil exfoliator is a great choice for us - it helps the skin to retain essential moisture when you exfoliate, leaving you feeling fresh and hydrated. It's best used 1-2 times per week to refresh dehydrated skin.
3. Silk Oil of Morocco Pure Vegan Argan Oil
This is a perfect choice for those of us with sensitive skin. It has no fragrances or preservatives, and it's lightweight. Made simply out of 98% Argan Oil and 2% Vitamin E, you can use it without worrying about breakouts or reactions. This is simple moisturising goodness. Argan Oil can help to reduce sebum in the skin, reducing acne, as well as cleansing and moisturising - so this is a perfect rounder for your routine, no matter what skin type you have. Simply massage it into your skin, and leave it to absorb. It's as simple as that.
With a wide range of benefits, we can easily see how Argan Oil has lived up to the hype. It's versatile, lightweight, nourishing, and extremely good at moisturising your skin. If you have any questions about which Argan Oil product is best for you, don't hesitate to reach out to our team.