I’m always on the hunt for eco-friendly hair products that really work. My latest botanical beauty secret is argan oil. It comes from the kernel of the Moroccan argan tree, and has been used for centuries for its cosmetic and medicinal properties. This rare oil is gaining popularity, especially in the hair care world, because it can improve the structure of the hair fibre and eradicate frizz. Even my mane of unmanageable fly-aways (especially in the summer months) can be tamed by the products below:
Morrocanoil Oil Treatment
(100 ml, $40.80)
The first time I used Morrocanoil (coveted by celebrities, hairstylists and curly-haired girls alike), I looked at the bottle and said, Where have you been all my life? The formula has a light but exotic scent, and absorbs instantly. The conditioning benefits are long-term. It also reduces drying time, which means less heat damage. Click here to win $150 of Moroccanoil!
Morrocanoil Curl Control Cream
(250 ml, $32)
My curly hair can be both dry and greasy, which means I often find myself in a product conundrum, and have to choose my hair care products with a discerning eye. But the Morrocanoil Curl Control Cream is fantastic”no matter how much I use, my hair never wilts or feels like there’s too much product in it. It smoothes my curls and tames my frizz, and also helps hold styles into place.
Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner
I love the smell of this shampoo and conditioner so much that when I use it, I find myself smelling my own hair all day long. It’s also got vitamin E, olive, and grapeseed oil, and is free of parabens, phthalates and phosphates. It’s the most affordable argan product I’ve found so far, and can definitely stand up to its more expensive counterparts.
Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Treatment
Many styling and conditioning treatments contain silicone, and I find that ingredient can leave my hair feeling sticky and unnatural. The Live Clean formula is silicone free and, like the shampoo and conditioner in the line, has vitamin E, olive oil, and grapeseed oil, as well as a composition of 97% plant ingredients.
Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Smooth & Shine Cream
This might be my favourite find of the season: it’s light enough not to make my hair look greasy, adds a little definition, successfully tames my many frizzes and fly-aways, contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants”and is a true steal at $6.99.
Shu Uemera Silk Bloom Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner
(300 ml, $45 for shampoo; 250 ml, $55 for conditioner)
It’s a definite splurge, but Shu Uemera’s luxurious Silk Bloom line is a no-fail way to remedy dry, damaged hair. The formula is enriched with argan oil and also has ceramitide and vitamin E.