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One of things I have never been particulary fussed about is my hair. I have weird hair that's why! My hair has dry ends and suffers with very greasy roots and a frizzy mid section and even when I go out I use my GHD'S to straighten it and about half an hour later the front of my hair gets a massive kink and believe me it doesn't matter what I use on it to try to prevent that from happening and I have tried most things lol. Add to that I have dark red hair and bright blonde streak random down the back of my hair even when I dye it, I gave up a long time ago with my mop!
However I live in a very soft water area and am currently staying at my Mums which is a hard water area. I thought nothing of having very dry hair whilst I am here as I am nicking her shampoo and conditioner and just thought they were rubbish but then I looked on here at reviews of said shampoo and conditioner and saw that I had reviewed it highly as I had used it back home and I complained to my Mum about my hair and my Stepdad overheard me and told me about the water situation...something I hadn't even thought of! Mum then must have felt guilty that my hair was dried up and looking like Basil Brushes tail as she gave me a bottle of this and told me I'd better like it as she bought it for £15.00 from her hairdresser! Result I thought but at the same time I was very worried about using any sort of oil on my hair particularly with my prone to greasy root situation going on!
The packaging of this product is very simple to look at indeed. It comes in a frosted orange glass bottle with a black plastic pump to the top of it and over that a clear plastic lid securely goes over that. In black writing on the front of it we are told that it is Amargan Hair Therapy 'Hair Therapy Oil' and that it is for all hair types and is 30ml in size then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are listed, we are told that once opened to use it up within 12 months and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Nice enough bottle and its informative enough if not a little old fashioned in its appearance.
The Oil Itself:
On the back of the bottle we are told that this product is meant to be instantly absorbed into the hair and to help eliminate frizz and add shine, detangle the hair and to help strengthen it without leaving a residue behind itself..... I'm pleased to report it really does do all that!
I have below shoulder length hair that isn't very thick and prone to breakage and to use this I simply pump out about 2 pumps full of the orange transparent liquid out into my palms and gently rub it to cover my hands and distribute it through damp hair starting at my hairs ends. It leaves my hair feeling silky smooth, knots do drop out and the rough feeling my hair has after even conditioning it after shampooing it is instantly gone. This smells wonderful too and sort of sweet and a bit floral but girly and simply really nice and then you can style your hair or leave it to dry naturally.
I usually blast my hair with a hairdryer after washing it as it takes so long to dry by itself and this is simply brilliant stuff. Hair really does lose its frizz without feeling or looking greasy, its easier to style and has a very high but natural looking shine to it and add to that this doesn't upset my greasy roots at all and the fragrance lingers for hours as well.
I was expecting this to not be suitable for my hair but this is really fantastic stuff. I struggle to eradicate frizz at the best of time and once I have straightened my hair it stays like that for ages longer than it did before I was given this product! My hair looks and feels healthier than it has ever done and to me once I have used this product I need nothing else so although I initially thought about £15.00 was a high price to pay for this, this is a one stop product that lasts ages. I love this, will repurchase it again when I need to and all I can say is thank you Mother!
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My hair has been suffering of late. I normally get it coloured and trimmed every 6-8 weeks. However as a new mum I haven't had the time or the inclination to spend a few hours of my day in the salon, so I have been trying to go longer between appointments. As a result my hair which is mid length and highlighted is rather dry and a little straw like at times.
I had been using Frizz Ease serum until I read about this product in a magazine. Amargan Oil is available in salons, Ebay and Amazon. I bought a small 30ml bottle to try it, a bottle costs £10.26.
Amargan oil is made from the kernals of the argan tree, which grows only in Morocco. The oil is rich in vitamin E which has a conditioning effect on the hair.
The therapy oil promises to condition and shine hair, it is also said to be lightweight and revitalising to hair.
You can use the oil in two ways, either on wet or dry hair. To use on wet hair you simply wash and condition your hair then add a small amount into the palms of your hands and rub together before smoothing through from the mid length of your hair to the ends. Or you can use it on dry hair to finish off again only applying from mid lengths to the ends. You are advised to use the product sparingly as you can always add more if you need to but not take away.
The first time I used the serum I used one pump from the dispenser which is about the size of a pea when it comes out. The oil is a browny colour and has no noticable smell. Initially I tried it on dry hair. After using the oil I continued to style my hair as normal. After I had finished straightening my hair I immediately noticed how soft and shiny it looked. The ends of my hair which were split in places looked smooth and less noticable. I can honestly say my hair was transformed from straw to silk. It didn't leave any greasy residue on my hair and flyaways were tamed. I have in the past noticed my hair looks lank after using some serums but this one is really lightweight and doesn't weigh the hair down.
I have tried the oil on dry hair and the effect is just as good, I now tend to use it on wet hair and if once my style is finished the ends still look dry I add a little extra.
I would definately recommend this. I have over the years tried several serums including some salon brands. I have never had such a noticable effect from a product. It is a little more costly than other serums you can get but you only need a drop and after daily use for over a month I have still only used about 1/8th of a bottle.
I would give this 5 out of 5 stars.
I have a wonderful home hairdresser who has been doing my locks for over twenty years. What I really value about her is that she keeps up to date with the latest products, and will often bring me samples to try from the wholesaler.
Her most recent discovery is a product called Amargan Hair Therapy Oil, which she recommended because I like to have my hair in a long straight style. This I try to achieve through the use of straighteners and some long layers. This is no easy task as my natural hair type is wiry, coarse, and rather difficult to control, but the colour I have also has a conditioning aspect to it so it works out pretty well. My hairdresser recommended this oil to me, and I can certainly say it has been a very valuable asset to me in my fight to banish the frizz!
Amargan Oil is a product which is made in The UK from the fruits of the Argan tree, which is only found in the south west of Morocco. The fruits resemble olives, but they are rounder and larger, and women in Morocco have, for centuries, used the oil made from these fruits to treat their hair, nails and skin, as it has intensive moisturising qualities. The fruit itself contains a large nut which has three almond shaped kernels inside, and these contain the oil which is rich in tocopherols. These work like vitamin E in that they have intensive moisturising attributes when applied to hair.
The tree is used in many other ways, and when the fruits fall to the ground in the summer locals have to keep their goats away from the trees so that the fruits can be harvested. The oil is served as a welcoming meal to those who visit the inhabitants of this remote area, and the desert terrain and harsh weather conditions make it so valuable to the people who farm this land, as they use it to treat their hair and their nails, which are badly affected by the dry and arid conditions. Only recently has this oil been discovered outside the region by cosmetic companies, and the new found income is helping to sustain the population of this remote area.
The oil is available from Amazon, and also from many internet sites now too, and a bottle will cost in the region of £12.60 for a small 30ml bottle. Amazon is also selling the larger 100ml bottle for £21.75, and both sizes are on offer at the moment - for example the larger bottle retails for £30 normally. These prices sound very expensive, but the oil is very rich indeed, and you only need the smallest amount to see results. My current small bottle is now into its third month and is only 1/6 gone.
To use the oil you simply massage a few drops into the hair after shampooing, and you can also apply a few drops to dry hair as a finishing serum. I tend to do the latter if my hair is particularly dry, especially if I have straightened it a lot and it is in need of a trim.
The results when using this product are really excellent. I find that it softens my hair and it ensures that the comb glides easily through it. The whole process of drying and styling is quicker, and the end result is a straighter style which really lasts all day. I have a side parting and quite a long side fringe which is longer than my eye line on one side - this is the most difficult part of my hair to get to lie flat. A few drops of this oil really does help this problem, especially if the ends are dry which they can be when coming up to a trim.
Now in the mornings I will often just do a very quick once over with my hair straighteners, as opposed to sectioning off the hair to make a thorough job of it when I am going somewhere special. This is when this oil really excels as it facilitates a smooth finish without too much effort. On the times when I take half an hour to really try to create that polished look, the oil is a great help, and the finished style is straighter and more groomed than I obtain when using alternative products.
The great aspect of this oil is that it doesn't leave an oily residue in the hair. I was rather concerned about this as I dislike the feeling of product build up, preferring the freshly washed and light feeling that freshly shampooed hair creates, so this aspect is very appealing to me.
I addition I think it imparts shine and glossiness, which I really value, and my hair has been so much easier to manage. I don't think I am alone feeling this, as last time I looked the product had 5* on Amazon from customer reviews.
This product is well worth trying if your hair tends to be prone to dryness or is coloured or highlighted. I think it reduces frizz to an absolute minimum, so is well worth trying. The manufacturers also say that it protects hair from UV damage, so I would certainly take this on a summer holiday where I would apply it to wet hair before sunbathing and swimming.
Overall I think this product deserves 5*, and a look on Amazon tells me that there is also a conditioning spray which you can use to protect your hair from heat which is also available in the range.
I am so pleased to have found this product and look forward to using it for many years to come.