Monday, September 20, 2010

Tips of the Trade: Argan Oil

Before I left DC my hairdresser Angie turned me on to a wonderful product called Argan oil. Argan oil is derived from the nut of a UNESCO protected tree that grows in Morocco. It is harvested for sustainable growth and it is produced by a women's coop.

This wonder product has antioxidant properties and Vitamin E and is used for both cosmetics and flavoring. I can only speak for its use as a daily leave-in-conditioner, but boy does it work miracles. A tiny drop and my hair is protected from the sun, from heat styling, and feels soft and smooth all day. I'm convinced it allows me to go longer between showers, but this has not been verified. Unlike Jojoba oil, I can leave Argan Oil in my hair with no greasy residue or unpleasant odor. No more itchy scalp; no more frail, brittle hair. I highly recommend this product, even to men!

Here are links where you can purchase it in the States at Sephora (Josie Maran Argan Oil) or the less expensive version at Sally Beauty Supply (One n Only Argan Oil Treatment). Farmers have started to plant Argan trees in the Negev desert, but I haven't yet decided on the best local brand.

Do you have a favorite beauty secret? Do you love using natural products? Do share your tips!


  1. I do love natural products, and I'm so going to try this. I like Bare Escentuals for foundation, which also doesn't do animal testing.

  2. Oh, I love this oil! It really makes a huge difference! Especially as I've been growing my hair out.

  3. Dear Rosye
    Where to buy argan oil maroccan in Tel Aviv?
    My wife and I will be in Tel Aviv for the first time in maio/2011. My daughter requested that argan oil. I do not want to disappoint her!
    All the Best