|Miaflora Argan Oil from Holland and Barrett, £12.99|
One thing I always get asked about on Twitter and on my blog is about my hair; how I style it and the products I use. Today I thought I'd share with you one of my favourite hair care products, moroccan Argan Oil from Miaflora.
From the outset, it is worth noting that, for the most part, i have very oily hair, with my roots, understandably, being my most problem area. However my hair is in desperate need of a trim of late and as such the ends of my hair have become dry and frizzy. This is something that has particularly concerned me as I've never had dry or frizzy hair before and I cannot wait to get it cut next week. It has been a great time to road test this hair oil over the last few months as I've used it when my hair was newly cut and when it was in need of a little more TLC and I'm pleased to say that I am very impressed.
Argan Oil derives from the kernals of the Argan tree , commonly found in Morrocco and has fantastic nourishing properties that are perfect for protecting and nourishing the hair, skin and nails; as such, a bottle of organic Argan Oil like this one from Miaflora has a multitude of uses.
The most effective use of this argan oil has been on my hair. I've used it both when my hair is towel dried and left to dry naturally and before blow drying, on my hair extensions and on my hair once it is dry to help to give it some shine and to smooth any split or fly away ends. I'm so impressed with this hair oil, it works incredibly well and leaves both my hair and my extensions feeling so soft, shiny (in a healthy, not greasy way) and smooth. It helps to give hair that sleek look and will literally be a life saver for those with dry or frizzy hair as it makes hair so easy to style. To apply, I dispense the argan oil (half a pipette for my own hair, a full measure if I'm wearing my extensions) into the palm of one of my hands, rub them together and then run my fingers through the mid lengths to the ends.
Argan Oil can also be used as a daily moisturiser for the face and body, particularly on dry areas like elbows and knees. I personally found that it was a little too heavy to use on my face as my skin is very oily but it worked wonders on my elbows. I've also used it on my cuticles too. Although I must admit, I have only tried it on my skin to see what it is like and I wont keep using it in this way. I have an abundance of products to use on my skin already and I like to save this for my hair as it works wonders.
I've tried a few different hair oils since they became really popular last year but this has to be my favourite, I even prefer it to Moroccanoil as it is lighter in consistency so there isn't as much danger of leaving my hair greasy if I get a little too product happy, whilst still making it just as soft. I'd recommend this Argan Oil over the Moroccanoil any day and it is much more affordable too at only £12.99 from Holland and Barrett. I haven't tried it but I've heard that this Argan Oil makes a good bath oil too, although I can't see it being a very cost effective use!
Have you used a hair oil before? What is your favourite?