I'm not usually one to try all these hair and skin products in the hopes that something will miraculously make a difference. Normally, I stick to my typical shampoo/conditioner regime with a Neutrogena face wash and call it a day.
But lately I've been hearing lots of hype about essential oils as skin/haircare -- specifically argan oil.
If you're like me, you're super curious about why people are so into argan oil, but kind of reluctant to go out and mess with your beauty routine.
Luckily, I had the pleasure of testing out Actually Organic's Argan Oil and now have my results ready to flaunt to the world! (Really, I just flaunt it to my boyfriend, who I force to feel my hair and skin after pretty much every use.)
Here's the deal: This product is 100% organic. I know, I know. It's in the name, so it seems completely unnecessary to say, but SO many products claim to be all natural and then get all sneaky and slither in some undesirable ingredients you probably don't want in contact with your body.
Pro-tip: If you can't pronounce the ingredient, it's probably not natural (and probably not good for you, either). So the fact that this product's ingredient list only contains one item (argan oil) is a huge plus in my book.
If you've been wanting to try out essential oils for your hair or skin, you need to get argan oil.
My hair has never been softer.
I have pretty damaged hair because younger me was awful at brushing it without ripping every knot out, and lately I tend to over-wash, all of which has left my hair dried-out and brittle.
So before trying out this oil, I got myself a fresh new 'do and applied this stuff to my hair after every single shower. When I tell you it hasn't been dry, brittle or frizzy since, I seriously mean it.
It doubles as a detangling spray.
If you're anything like me, brushing your hair while it's wet is a tear-jerker. I even started using a store-bought detangling spray to try and tame my vicious locks, but it didn't do much.
After applying Actually Organic's argan oil in my hair after my shower, brushing it became so much easier. Plus, I needed a chemistry book to help me navigate the back of the detangling spray I bought, so I officially dumped the chemicals after realizing argain oil was much better.
I haven't had a breakout in weeks.
I have troublesome skin that likes to produce massive breakouts just when I need to look somewhat presentable. I couldn't seem to prevent my breakouts without using a product that dried my skin out until it was flaky and painful. Seriously, the breakout may have looked better at that point.
So I started using this argan oil on my face after my showers every morning, and there's no longer a pimple in sight. Not to mention, it's soooo freakin' soft now. I'm talking baby-right-out-of-the-womb soft.
Actually Organic tested hundreds of oils to find the right one.
According to my research, it didn't take just any oil that was thrown its way. It made sure its product was from the purest sources and was as authentic as it could get. Not to sound cheesy, but I can totally get behind a company who values quality over quantity.
Actually Organic does exactly that, since argan oil is its only product on the market for the time being while it perfects the formulas for products like shampoos and soaps. It isn't rushing through products to start making money. Instead, it's taking its time to make sure everything is top-notch.
Don't know whether to believe some random twenty-something from the internet? Try it for yourself!
Here's a link to their Amazon product– and believe me, as a girl who doesn't like to give in to all the hyped-up beauty supplies, this is a trend worth every penny.
This article was originally published on Unwritten.