Product Type: Amargan hair care products
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From Desert Lands Come Glossy Strands.
Amargan Hair Therapy Oil
Member Name: Machair1
Amargan Hair Therapy Oil
Advantages: This oil has some excellent qualities especially good for dry hair which has been coloured.
Disadvantages: Expensive to purchase but lasts ages.
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.
Summary: A real asset in the war on frizz!