Argan oil (Argania spinosa) is produced from the kernels of the argan tree, a plant indigenous to Morocco, which is how it has commonly become known as Moroccan oil. Pure argan oil keeps for 12 - 18 months and is a light oil, both in color and feel. It has become a wildly popular cosmetic and hair product being hailed for its moisturizing and smoothing properties. The benefits of argan oil for hair are numerous: adds shine, fortifies strands, smooths cuticles, can be used as a hot oil treatment and conditions hair.
Pure argan oil is quite expensive, costing approximately $25 for 3 oz, but it is also an additive to hair products making it a bit more economical but the prices for products containing argan oil still range anywhere from $30 down to $3. Here are three of the most popular reasonably priced lines that sell argan oil products:
Organix Morrocan Argan Oil: Organix products are completely sulfate and paraben free. They can be found in all major retailers (Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Target) and are frequently offered in buy-one-get-one sale offers. This line contains a shampoo, deep intensive conditioning mask, various penetrating oil blends, curl creams and more.
One n’ Only Argan Oil: Most frequently found in Sally Beauty Supply stores, this brand offers an oil treatment that is very effective for eliminating frizz, particularly for hair extensions. In addition, they have a sulfate free shampoo, hydrating hair mask, curl cream and spray treatment. Aside from the One n’ Only Argan Oil hair products, they sell a full range of hair tools and appliances (flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers).
Suave Morrocan Infusion: Probably the least expensive of all argan oil containing products, Suave offers two shampoos and conditioners – for shine and color care along with a shine mask and styling oil. Of course Suave products are found literally everywhere so these are quite easy to get a hold of.
We love for our customers to save money when they can, so pick up a few of these beauty steals next time you are out shopping!