Argan Oil/ Moroccan Oil

millie_(A)TCKmillie_(A)TCK Posts: 404Registered Users
Has anyone used argan oil aka moroccan oil? I am currently looking for virgin argan oil, Moroccan Oil just has too much other chemicals in it. Argan oil is very high in vitamin E and much praised in Morocco where it's also eaten (and According to the Ayurveda you should not put anything on your skin or hair that you wouldn't eat).
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  • DBOO75115DBOO75115 Posts: 119Registered Users
    I have not used it, but I one of my co-workers loves it (she has great hair btw). I really want to try it, but its kind of pricey, but the forums say you can get it from Sally's (have never looked there so I don't know if its priced better). Here are some threads from LHCF:

    http://www.longhaircareforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432678

    http://www.longhaircareforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-424650.html
  • sarina32sarina32 Posts: 200Registered Users
    I had a bottle of pure argan oil from a company called earth to body (http://www.natural.ca/index.html). They are a Canadian company from Montreal, QC, so judging by the Chiggy's Salon line in your siggie that might be a good place for you to get some from :). I didn't order from their website so I can't comment on that - I got it from one of those festivals with all the different booths selling stuff.

    It seemed to be a pretty decent oil - for hair - but ended up being too heavy for me. It started to look a little greasy which I thought was impossible for my hair, except, that greasyness came without extra softness :thumbdown:. Although I did finish the whole jar, so I guess that says something.

    If your hair can tolerate heavier oils then I would say its worth a try. I will say that if I wasn't CG I would definitely rep the Moroccan Oil brand argan oil that has all the silicones because when I tried it (my mom uses it) it did make my hair "feel" soft.

    As an extra note: the argan oil from this brand was frustrating sometimes because the jar it comes in has a wide open mouth so I would often pour more then I intended into my hand - but if your not dopey like me then that shouldn't be a problem :D
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  • sarina32sarina32 Posts: 200Registered Users
    DBOO75115 wrote: »
    I have not used it, but I one of my co-workers loves it (she has great hair btw). I really want to try it, but its kind of pricey, but the forums say you can get it from Sally's (have never looked there so I don't know if its priced better). Here are some threads from LHCF:

    http://www.longhaircareforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432678

    http://www.longhaircareforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-424650.html

    Just wanted to add that the one I saw at Sally's at least had silicones in it like the Moroccan Oil brand one has.
    Ontario, Canada
    3a/3b - fine texture/high porosity
    CURRENT LINE-UP:
    experimenting....
    Others: CLU towel, Mebco comb, occasional diffuser
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    rice bran oil is a great alternative (cheaper too) :)
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    I have been eyeing this oil too.:tongue8:

    But I think I will give sesame a try first.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Shea Terra Organics sells a virgin argan oil. It's not a low-cost oil, but it's less then other places. I bought it once, it's very nice. But personally, I prefer baobab and emu oil.
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  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    http://www.thesage.com/catalog/FixedOil.html
    I saw this place has a lot of exotic oils as well as the more common ones like coconut, olive and almond. Has anyone ever ordered from here?
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    CocoT wrote: »
    http://www.thesage.com/catalog/FixedOil.html
    I saw this place has a lot of exotic oils as well as the more common ones like coconut, olive and almond. Has anyone ever ordered from here?
    Yes, I've ordered from them and they're fine.
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  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
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  • LhoreSpencerLhoreSpencer Posts: 474Registered Users
    Shea Terra Organics sells a virgin argan oil. It's not a low-cost oil, but it's less then other places. I bought it once, it's very nice. But personally, I prefer baobab and emu oil.
    I've also purchased the Argan, Baobab and Marula oil from SheaTerra... I'm quite pleased with what I receive, and I've actually ordered a second bottle.
    *found out about this company while stalking SBB's fotki when I first started transitioning-- I've ordered several body products from them as well with marvelous results!!!*

    Uh, SBB, where do you purchase your Emu Oil... I got a small bottle from garden of wisdom.
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  • unique4meunique4me Posts: 135Registered Users
    Shea Terra Organics sells a virgin argan oil. It's not a low-cost oil, but it's less then other places. I bought it once, it's very nice. But personally, I prefer baobab and emu oil.

    Thanks Suburbanbushbabe for your review on Argan and Baobab oil from Sheaterraorganics.com. I just ordered from there. I also was looking for Argan/moroccan oil since my sister got some from Sally's. I did not want to order Sally's brand because it is full of silicones and not pure argan. I was going to get Kiehl superably restorative dry argan oil from Nordstroms, but decided to check naturallycurly forum first. I'm glad I did. This website (sheaterraorganics.com) has pure argan and is cheaper than Kiehl's brand. I could not find Kiehl's ingredients, so I do not know if it is pure argan.
    I also ordered baobab oil because my daughter suffers from rosacea and I am hoping this oil will help clear her skin.
    Thanks again SBB for your product reviews!
    Hair type 4a
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Uh, SBB, where do you purchase your Emu Oil... I got a small bottle from garden of wisdom.

    I got mine from GOW too. I like their quality. I've heard stories about women using emu oil and it is stinky. GOW's doesn't smell at all. I may try Majestic Mountain sage, they have it as well as som other oils I use and they are cheaper.
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • nada101nada101 Posts: 125Registered Users
    I am from Canada too. I got mine from Henna Sooq. You can either purchase it online or in the market which they have in mississauga (a booth in the flea market). I do not find it to be heavy at all. Maybe thats because I have thicker hair than the person who commented about it being heavy. I find it to be a light oil that easily evaporates into my hair. For me it is not heavy nor does it leave a greasy look or feel. I really like it and I will more than likely purchase it agiain
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  • BleuSoulBleuSoul Posts: 110Registered Users
    I purchased Argan oil online from Henna Sooq. I love it! It is not heavy for me at all and does not leave the hair greasy. It is a staple for me and leaves my hair soft and supple. Great product
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    i don't see the excitement about this oil. i tried it and it didn't do anything great. i love peanut oil though lol :shaking2:
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • JipJip Posts: 90Registered Users
    I got mine from Lotioncrafter:
    Argan Oil - Lotioncrafter

    While it was not cheap ($5.50 for half an ounce), it only took a little bit to add softness to my hair.
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  • CurlMeisterCurlMeister Posts: 9Registered Users
    I am right with you, I love using Argan oil, but I just can't do all the chemicals usually inside the same bottle. I was just getting so many side effects, but the crazy thing is that when I use the pure Argan oil it works so well and I don't get any side effects. I would highly recommend Essence of Argan for hair as my hair has seen sooo many improvements. My hair was falling out, and now it's way stronger with way less split ends. It has really turned my hair journey around.
  • CurlySiaCurlySia Posts: 164Registered Users
    hippychic wrote: »
    i don't see the excitement about this oil. i tried it and it didn't do anything great. i love peanut oil though lol :shaking2:

    I have two different brands of argan oil that I got through Amazon review clubs from Foxbrim and goPURE Naturals. It was just okay for my hair, I use it blended with other oils on my hair and skin or mixed with polysorbate 80 to disperse in my bath.
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    styling: hair rules curly whip, camille rose curl maker
    sealants: oil rinse with Africa's Best Herbal Oil, Soultanicals Knot Dressing, bekura palm tapioca or jane carter nourish & shine
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,999Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i have used both Argan Oil and Moroccan Oil. To be honest, I thought the MoroccanOil was far superior. I know it has silicones, but I use a regular shampoo occasionally, so I'm fine with that. The Argan oil didn't do anything much for me, but I loved the MoroccanOil. It leaves my hair soft and shiny.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
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  • mariymariy Posts: 6Registered Users
    Has anyone used argan oil aka moroccan oil? I am currently looking for virgin argan oil, Moroccan Oil just has too much other chemicals in it. Argan oil is very high in vitamin E and much praised in Morocco where it's also eaten (and According to the Ayurveda you should not put anything on your skin or hair that you wouldn't eat).
    most of argan oil out there are solvent extracted oil, FYI there is a simple test to check for purity :angel9:
    https://www.oilyit.com/moroccan-pure-argan-oil.html

    (and According to OilYit you should put argan oil on your skin or hair only if its iced :icescream:)

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