Showing posts with label Argan Oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Argan Oil. Show all posts
I don't know about you, but for me the warmer summer weather tends to be synonymous with a bit of a haircare headache. Regular readers will know that my barnet's unruly at the best of times, but factor in a combination of humidity and an even more unpredictable than usual array of temperatures, and suffice it to say that I'm left with a frizz-fest which wouldn't look out of place in the music video of an 80s power ballad (Total Eclipse of the Heart, obviously!) So, with that in mind, lately I've been test-driving some new shampoo and conditioner combinations, and have happily happened upon a real hassle-free haircare hero:


I fell in love with Argan Oil after my trip to Morocco last February, and since running out of my stash I've been eagerly looking out for some affordable alternatives. In the midst of a Boots browse a few weeks ago, I picked up this OGX Argan Oil conditioner, which is designed to instantly restore dry and damaged hair (as well as locks which, like mine, are in need of a good trim!) Infused with ingredients including avocado and coconut oils, this has definitely improved the overall condition of my hair, as well as helping to keep any humidity-induced frizz well and truly under control.  Definitely a summer essential which I'll be repurchasing!

Have you tried any new beauty products recently? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

31.07.2015- Beauty Buys: OGX Argan Oil Conditioner

One of the things which I enjoyed the most about my trip to Morocco in February was paying a visit to an amazing Argan Oil co-operative. You might remember from my travel diary that I loved finding out about the process of extracting and making Argan Oil products, as well as meeting the lovely women who worked at the co-operative. Since arriving home, I've been using the products which I picked up there rather religiously- and as a result my stash has been completed depleted! A few weekends ago, I used up the last of the small supply which I had left, and I've since been eagerly searching for something to replenish my stocks. Thankfully, Neal's Yard came to the rescue- and after raving about their Coconut Oil a few months ago, I wasted no time in snapping up a rather magical little blue bottle: 


Whilst the price tag of this Neal's Yard offering doesn't quite match up to the ultra affordable Argan Oil which is so bountiful in Morocco, this is definitely a fallback failsafe until I can book myself on to another flight! Before visiting Essaouira, I'd heard about the wonders of Argan Oil as a multi-purpose beauty product, but had never really gotten around to seeing what all of the hype was about for myself. However, when I saw that finding out more about it was on the itinerary of our Moroccan adventure, I was really excited to discover more, and, after snapping up some brilliant products from the co-operative to bring home with me, I think it's safe to say that I'm a real convert. It's one of those amazing multipurpose products which ticks so many different boxes, whether it's pepping up your skin or keeping frizzy hair at bay. I tend to run it through the ends of my hair and leave for about ten minutes before washing, and it's also a great alternative to moisturiser if your skin is feeling a little tired. In this undiluted form it stretches pretty far too, so definitely a product to use sparingly!

Have you tried Argan Oil as part of your beauty routine? What did you think?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

25.08.2014- Beauty Buys: Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Argan Oil