Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Beauty Review: Acure Argan Oil
Lately I have been embracing my hair's natural curl and letting it do its thing instead of straightening it. The switch came about a month ago, when I decided to give my hair a break since it was becoming damaged from all the heat styling (blow drying and using a straightening iron at least 3 times a week) I was subjecting it to. Without blow drying and straightening, my hair is naturally curly, but it is also really coarse and thick with some frizz. I needed a product that tamed my hair, made it softer, but also one accentuated my curls, all with minimal styling (I refuse to spend more than five minutes on my hair in the morning).
I looked through my cabinets, and luckily I had a sample of Acure's Argan Oil (from a Vegan Cuts beauty box), so I have been using that on my hair for the past month. The argan oil has been working out really well! First off, a little goes a long way, and even though I have a lot of thick, coarse hair, I found I only needed a few drops to achieve the results I was looking for! In fact, I JUST ran out of the tiny sample bottle I received after a month of use!
Secondly, it works wonders on my hair! With just a few drops my hair goes from a frizzy, coarse mess to soft waves and curls. I apply it to towel-dried hair by "scrunching" it in and then letting it air-dry. It controls the frizz, makes my hair softer, and keeps my natural body and waves, all without making my hair look greasy or weighed down. It functions as both a styling tool as well as a hair treatment. After using the argan oil, I feel like my hair is in much better shape, is more manageable, and is much softer.
A third positive is that Acure's Argan Oil is certified organic, is sustainably harvested to protect the argan tree, and comes from a woman's cooperative in Morocco. All of Acure's products are cruelty-free, and most (including this product) are vegan and contain no animal ingredients or by-products (as a reminder, always check the ingredient labels!).
Fourth, the product has other uses besides hair care. You can use it on your skin as a moisturizer. Besides my hair, I love using the argan oil on my cuticles to soften then. You can also use it anywhere on your body (especially rough areas like elbows and knees), on your face to fight fine lines, and on scars and stretch marks to minimize them. On skin, the oil is lightweight and absorbs very quickly. On hair, it does the same and doesn't leave any oily, greasy residue. A little goes a long way, so just a few drops will do!
After I ran out of my sample, I purchased a full-size bottle of Acure Argan Oil on Amazon for a very reasonable price! The bottle is fairly large (especially in relation to the sample I received), so I anticipate it lasting me several months.
I highly recommend Acure's Argan Oil, especially if you are looking for a wonderful styling tool and hair treatment for unruly hair!
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