Moroccan oil has been causing a beauty buzz throughout the UK, but what exactly is it and how can it benefit you? Read on to find out.
All about Moroccan Oil
Moroccan Oil is a term used for products that are manufactured from Argan oil, which comes from the Argan tree. Argan trees are only found growing naturally in the deserts of Morocco and are a rare and endangered species. By law, only local women are legally allowed to harvest Argan tree’s kernels, from which the precious oil is extracted. This means that all Moroccan oil sold within the UK is responsibly sourced both in terms of the impact harvesting has on the environment and the remuneration of those who harvest it.
Whilst the strict regulation of Argan oil means that those with an ethical conscience can purchase it without needing to worry about the effect of their actions, it also means that the supply of authentic oil is limited and therefore it can be very expensive – but extremely effective.
How do I use Moroccan Oil?
Moroccan oil is most common as a hair treatment, can be used on all hair types and have many benefits. It can help repair split ends, protect from heat damage and generally improve appearance and condition. In addition, treating with Moroccan oil can add volume to finer hair.
Using Moroccan Oil on your Hair
You can use Moroccan oil every day as part of your daily shampoo and conditioning routine. Wash your hair as normal and then towel it dry so it’s damp but not dripping wet. Squeeze a small amount (around the size of a 20p piece) of oil onto the palm of your hand, rub your hands together then work the oil into the hair, starting at the routes and concentrating on the areas with the most damage. Once you’ve applied the oil you can brush, blow dry or straighten your hair as normal.
Applying Moroccan oil on a daily basis will give your hair a healthy, shiny and smooth appearance without the need to use lots of heavy products which can leave hair looking dull and lifeless. You can also apply Moroccan oil directly to dry hair which is particularly effective for increasing smoothness and lustre or providing protection from heat.
Using Moroccan oil on your Skin
Products derived from Argan oil can have a transformative effect on the skin, including smoothing out wrinkles and increasing hydration. Although they’re generally sold as simple moisturizers, Moroccan oil skin products do a lot more than just moisturise. Moroccan oil is packed full of sterols, antioxidants and vitamin e that help speed up repair to damaged skin and give it a natural, healthy glow.
Moroccan oil has been known to have a positive effect on pock marks, scars, acne, stretch marks and wrinkles, so if you’d like to see your scars or stretch marks fade then it could be the ideal solution.
When using Moroccan oil as a general moisturizer you can apply it once or twice a day as part of your normal beauty routine. However, to treat scars or stretch marks apply the oil two to three times a day.
Moroccan oil can also be used as a preventative measure for example to help stem the appearance of stretch marks in pregnant women. In addition the oil has anti-inflammatory properties which can help ease joint pain in arthritis sufferers.
So if you’d like to improve the appearance of your hair or skin with a natural and ethical product then give Moroccan oil a try today.