We’ve been deep-diving about a lot of different botanicals and hair oils lately, mostly because we know it certainly can be confusing discerning one from the next. With regard to Moroccan oil, most people know it for its ability to give you seriously shiny hair. Not many people realize though that it’s also a moisturizing, antioxidant-filled powerhouse, and is a great option for people with dry and damaged hair.
Want to learn more? Read on to get more info about this awesome oil.
Moroccan Oil: What You Need to Know
1. What is Moroccan oil?
Moroccan oil is Argan oil. The oil is pressed from the kernels of the Argan tree’s fruit. This particular tree only grows in Morocco, which is how the oil is given its name. Because the Argan tree only grows in one small area, the price of this oil is relatively high compared to other oils used on hair. The oil is a light amber color with a thick texture and nutty scent.
2. What are the benefits of Moroccan oil?
Moroccan oil is chock-full of hair-helping benefits. It gets its moisturizing properties from its high levels of fatty acids, mostly made up of oleic and linoleic acids. It also has a lot of vitamin E and naturally-occurring antioxidants that can help battle free radicals. Because of the unique properties that make up Moroccan oil, it helps hair maintain hydration, shine and can add much-needed flexibility to brittle hair.
3. How do you use it?
Anyone can buy pure Moroccan oil to use as a hair oil treatment and use it in the same way as a coconut oil hair mask or treatment. To do so, simply coat hair in an even layer of the oil, let it sit for as long as needed depending on your the condition of your hair, then wash out. The result is smooth, shiny hair.
Many people like to use Moroccan oil as a finishing product rather than a hair mask, however, mainly because of the more expensive price tag. To do so, apply a small amount on the mid-lengths to ends after washing your hair.
4. Are there hair products with Moroccan oil?
To get your daily fix of Moroccan oil without the steep price tag, try using products infused with the oil. They can offer a lot of the same healthy hair benefits without the heaviness on your strands (and your wallet!). Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo and Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shine Conditioner are a great wash and care system to use to help achieve shiny hair with long-lasting nourishment. Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil is also beneficial as a styling aid that helps revive dry, damaged strands, as well as delivers a long-lasting shine.