09/03/2014

My Hair Saviour

Ever since I was little, I've always wanted super long, luscious princess hair. Slowly but surely it was getting there, until my 15 year old self decided she wanted to go all punk-rock and dye her hair a million different colours. 

So 3 years on, at 18 years of age, I am attempting growing my hair back out. This may or may not have been the result of me watching Tangled and falling in love with Rapunzel (it was definitely the result of that). Using next to no heat has been helping so far, and I have had a couple of inches of growth, however it's gotten to the stage where it's just below-the-boob, and will not budge any further. I don't particularly want to delve into the realm of hair growth pills or anything like that, so I've opted for the next best thing. Oils. Argan oil to be precise.

If you haven't heard at least something about argan oil, where have you been?! Not only can it be used as a hair treatment and heat protectant, but also as a makeup remover or moisturiser, snazzy eh? Trouble is, most 'argan oil' hair treatments contain about 5% argan oil, and 95% other chemicals, even the cult Morroccan oil. To get the best results for my hair I decided to try and find some pure argan oil. 

A few tips to consider when buying argan oil:
For best results, the only ingredient should be argan oil or 'Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil', which is the fancy name for it. 
If it's 100% pure oil, it should be kept in a dark coloured, glass bottle.
It should have a mild nutty scent to it, nothing too sweet or strong.
It won't be cheap. Argan oil is considered a 'precious' oil, so expect to spend out a little more money for the real deal. 




I managed to pick up this 120ml bottle of pure argan oil by Creation's Garden in TK Maxx for £12.99, which is a fair bargain considering the amount of product you receive! It ticked all the boxes, single ingredient, dark glass bottle, and a nutty smell, and I can confirm it has performed literal miracles on my hair, especially the ends.



I ended up with extremely dry, straw-like ends that felt and looked so horrible. All they'd do is tangle themselves up and then break off whenever I un-knotted them. By literally popping 3-4 drops of this onto my damp ends after a shower and leaving it to dry, miracles literally occurred. 

A little goes a hell of a long way when using this, and just after a week, my bright white split ends were no longer visible, my ends felt so smooth and luscious, and tangles were nowhere to be seen. Although this isn't going to repair the damage I've already caused, it's definitely helping to tame and disguise it! The rest of my hair is always so moisturised and healthy when I take this further up past my ends, and I honestly cannot fault it. 

I've yet to try this as a moisturiser or makeup remover, but I'm definitely up for it. I'm falling more and more in love with this oil every day.



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