Agadir Argan Oil
Elizabeth from Tink’s Mom recently alerted me to the heretofore undiscovered wonders of Moroccan argan oil for hair. At BlogHer 2009, she gave me a packet of this Agadir Oil to try out and I sucked that puppy dry. I ordered a new bottle of the Agadir Hair Oil from Amazon, but was ultimately too impatient to wait for it to get here. I looked around for a place to buy the Agadir brand around here, but for some reason this was impossible. I had to go with a different brand of the same oil in the meantime, but more on that later. For now, let me tell you why argan oil–any brand of it–is so fantastic.
First of all, I don’t really know how it works. You just put a small amount in your hand and distribute it evenly throughout your hair when it’s still wet, much as you might use a silicon serum. Then, somehow, it magically makes your hair dry faster, like I said, I’m not really clear on how this works but here’s my hypothesis: it seals up the hair shaft, locking in the moisture along with it, which makes your hair silky soft and also makes it easier and faster to dry, because some of that water from the shower is actually inside of your hair now. I don’t know, it’s crazy, but it’s true.
So if you round-brush your hair like I do, this will make it smoother and silkier immediately. No waiting around. It’s like magic. The oil is a conditioning treatment and a styling product all in one. That’s right–I just put a little argan oil into my hair and that’s it, nothing else! Pretty awesome.
I’m not sure how to express to you people what a miracle this stuff is. Well, yes I do: I have two more posts on the topic of argan oil this week. Which brand is the best? I don’t think it really matters, honestly–one is slightly more expensive than the other, but then it appears to be easier to find in more areas, so whichever one appeals to you is good. But I have even MORE to say about argan oil and argan oil related products later this week, so please stay tuned.