About Argan Oil (With Giveaway!)

Saturday, May 28, 2011
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Argan oil is popping up as an ingredient in a lot of new hair products and you may be wondering what it is and what it can do for you. The nutrient-rich oil is extracted from the seeds of the Argan tree, which are native to Morocco. The trees are relics of the earth's Tertiary Period (over 1.6 million years ago) and the oil has been used for centuries for medicinal, cosmetic, and culinary purposes.

I was happy to learn that all argan oil is produced by a woman's co-op that is quite socially responsible. They they share their profits with the women of the Berber tribe and the funds help to provide healthcare and education. In addition, they have established a reforestation program in order to ensure that the they can continue to supply the oil and support the local women.

Argan oil is rich in:

  • tocopherols (vitamin E)
  • phenols
  • carotenes
  • squalene
  • essential fatty acids

The benefits of using argan oil on your hair are improved texture, softness and managability, damage repair, added strength, and heat protection. It is often recommended for hair that is coarse, curly, frizzy, or damaged. Several products contain argan oil including Moroccan Oil, DermOrganic Argan Oil, Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment, and Rusk Deepshine Oil.

The kind people over at Rusk have generously given Parlor readers the opportunity to win a full-size bottle of their new hot product. Deepshine Oil promises to prevent color fading, protect against damage, eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. In addition to argan oil, it contains their Marine Nutrient Complex that provides even more vitamins and minerals to replenish your hair's natural balance. I've been using it on my bleached ends and it makes my hair feel like silk. Seriously. I can't keep my hands off my hair.

All you need to do to enter is make sure you "like" Parlor on Facebook and then leave a comment on this or any Parlor post on or before Monday, June 6. Please feel free to enter as much as you like up to three times per day. Good luck!

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15 Responses

  1. You know, I just started looking into Argan Oil. It sounds great! Would love to win it.

    Nour Birouti
  2. This sounds exactly like what my hair needs! Thanks for the tip.

  3. I liked you on FB!

    Nelly Rodriguez
  4. I’d love to try this!

    Nelly Rodriguez
  5. What an great giveaway!

    Nelly Rodriguez
  6. Sounds like some great stuff! Send it my way:)

    Laurie Wyatt
  7. Oooo, I love Argan oil!

    Macki Cayloma West
  8. I love the DermOrganic shampoo and oil. I would love to try the Rusk…

    Tatiana Gant
  9. Yep, would still like to win it.

    Nour Birouti
  10. yes please!! And thanks for the great info!!

  11. I want it! Does it smell yummy?

  12. Sounds like something that would really benefit my hair, especially in this humid weather.

  13. I liked you on FB!

  14. I was the lucky winner of the Rusk Oil and I have to say both my hair and I love it! It has made my hair so soft and shiny with just a little use of the product. I use a tiny bit after each wash and sometimes use a dab more for a finish and voila’. I’ve got the look:) Thanks again, Parlor! I love this website.

    Laurie Wyatt
  15. I had to write and say thank you for giving me my beautiful hair back to me. I bought a bottle of Rusk Deep Shine after trying other products but I guess because this is organic it worked for me. Now two weeks later my hair is back to being admired. Thank you again, Diana.


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