Moroccan Oil hair care products have developed something of a cult following in the world of hair products. The brand itself is not native to Morocco, but the products get their name from their starring ingredient: argan oil, a health and beauty treatment treasured in Morocco since ancient times. The Moroccan Oil hair care line offers a full complement of products from conditioners to styling treatments.

  1. Moroccan Oil hair care products are salon-grade products and are popular with professional hair stylists. You can easily recognize a Moroccan Oil hair care product by its bright turquoise label, emblazoned with an orange "M." Moroccan Oil hair treatment--the original Moroccan Oil product to storm the styling market--is a leave-in hair oil that conditions and strengthens hair while reducing drying time. The company offers a wide range of products, including shampoos and conditioners, hydrating masks, curl creams and hairspray. Moroccan Oil hair products get their claim to fame from argan oil, the signature ingredient in each of these beautifying blends. However, the products are not 100 percent argan oil.

  2. Argan Oil
  3. Argan oil is made from the nuts of the argan tree, which grows only in Morocco. Berber women work in government-funded women's co-operatives to harvest the nuts and press the oil. The nuts are smashed to reveal kernels, which are then ground into a paste and hand kneaded to release the oil in a time-intensive process that demands several days work for a single liter of the oil.

  4. Benefits
  5.   Argan oil is native to Morocco and has long been treasured for its restorative properties. In its homeland of Morocco, argan oil has long been treasured for its beautifying, restorative and age-defying properties. The oil is extremely rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, nutrients that are key to healthy hair. Argan oil softens and strengthens hair and helps repair stressed tresses. For centuries, the people of Morocco have coated their hair, skin and nails in the oil. In addition to the benefits of argan oil, Moroccan Oil hair care products feature silicones that help fight frizz and add shine to the hair.
How to Use Moroccan Oil on Your Skin
Moroccan oil is a
skin care and edible oil made by Berber women in Morocco. The oil is from the seeds of the fruit of the argan tree, and also goes by the name argan oil. At least one clinical study, published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, notes that argan oil can help reduce oil in overly oily skin. Argan oil is rich in vitamins A and E, and contains 80 percent unsaturated essential fatty acids. Used neat or mixed with another oil, argan oil has helped nourish skin for centuries.

Difficulty: Easy Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Argan oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Dry skin brush
  1. 1 Exfoliate the skin using a dry skin brush. This step will ensure that the dead skin cells have been sloughed off and your skin is ready for moisturizing. Shower if desired.

  2. 2 Mix argan oil with sesame oil. You can use argan oil neat, but it is expensive. The clinical study showing argan oil's effects on reducing oil in oily skin used argan oil mixed with sesame oil. Look for unrefined sesame oil. Unrefined sesame oil has a light color and very little odor. There is no set ratio for mixing the two oils.

  3. 3 Massage the oil into your skin. Argan oil absorbs into your skin easily. It leaves no greasy residue.

Honors, Awards and Celebrity Fans
  • Moroccan Oil's Glimmer Shine Spray won a Self Magazine 2010 Healthy Beauty Award. In an interview with Marie Claire magazine, celeb stylist Rachel Zoe says she carries a mini-bottle of Moroccan Oil everywhere and calls the product "life-changing." Moroccan oil products are frequently cited in fashion magazine editorials and have been spotted backstage in the hands of stylists at the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammy's, Independent Spirit Awards and MTV Awards.