Two months ago, I had absolutely no idea what Argan Oil was. A magical oil that will heal your scalp, moisturize your face, and repair cuticle damage? Seemed way too go to be true. But back in December my mom was telling me about a stocking stuffer that she’d like for Christmas–Argan Oil. She uses it on her hair to make it softer and silkier. So, imagine my surprise when Skinology was looking for bloggers to review a bottle of 100% certified organic Argan Oil. Way too good an opportunity to pass up!
Argan Oil has three great uses. One bottle can care for your:
Hair: For whatever reason, ever since my pregnancy with my son, my hair has just not been up to the status quo. I’ve dealt with a lot of scalp dryness (flakes-yuck!) and just an overall inability to get it feeling clean. Prior to having children, I really loved my hair. It was wonderfully low maintenance. I could shampoo every couple of days and it never got greasy or flaky. My hair always looked beautiful and healthy, which makes this transition so much harder. Plus, with a little man running around, I have even LESS time to worry about styling myself, so low maintenance would be really nice to have again. But, after your scalp has gone through so many products, and being limited by wanting to stay away from chemicals, I have had a lot of difficulty finding any kind of shampoo, dry, no-poo, or otherwise, to fix my locks. The closest I’ve come is using a shampoo from Whole Foods that has, you guessed it, Argan Oil in it. So, I decided that if Argan Oil in my shampoo could give me much better results than I’ve had with other products, a straight Argan Oil treatment could be the answer to my prayers.
It really is. Massaging a few drops of the oil into the scalp helps to remove dead skin and moisturize the scalp. I do this about an hour before I wash my hair. For those that hair extremely dry hair and/or scalp, I think you could run a couple of drops thru your hair after showering and have it soften and add luster.
Skin: One word. Acne. I am super, unbelievably careful about what I put on my skin. This goes without saying, but putting OIL on problem skin is a terrifying notion. Even though I absolutely love all-natural remedies, I’m even hesitant to put Olive Oil or Coconut Oil on my easily irritated face. However, be it luck or fate, I’m running out of my previously purchased moisturizer, so I willingly gave Argan Oil a chance as my new nightly moisturizer directly following my cinnamon and honey face wash.
This works, too! For my skin, that has unexpectedly turned to combination skin in the last few months, three drops of Argan Oil was not quite enough to moisturize to my satisfaction. However a couple more drops sufficiently moisturizes without causing the skin to get that nasty greasy shine. I’m also super pleased to report that it did NOT cause me to breakout. Woo-hoo!
Nails: My nails are nightmare. I pick at my cuticles, habitually. Curse you, stress! Plus, my nails break left and right. I keep my hands in water far too often. Still, Argan Oil boasts the ability to give even me “healthy strong nails.” Challenge accepted.
If I had been more diligent about using Argan Oil on my hands over the last month, I’m positive I’d have radiant nails right now with absolutely no cuticle damage. The times I did use it, it was like magic, instantly making my nails and cuticles look healthier. Unfortunately, I put my hands in water far too often and don’t often have the opportunity to moisturize after. This is no reflection on the oil itself. Trust me, it’s amazing!
If you’re interested in a one-stop shop for your hair, skin, and nails, Argan Oil has your covered!