Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa L.). Due to a 50% decline in argan trees over the last 100 years, UNESCO is running a conservation project in Morocco’s arganeraie forest where they come from. [i]
Argan oil is more resistant to oxidation than olive oil depending on the extraction method and contains two times more vitamin E than olive oil.
The benefits of argan oil on hair: [ii]
Argan oil contains: fatty acids (80% of which are unsaturated; approximately half of these unsaturated fatty acids are monounsaturated and half are polyunsaturated), phenols, carotenes and squalene, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (VERY RICH), proteins and minerals.
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[i] [iii] Argan (wikipedia)
[ii] Argan Oil Society
[iv] Argan oil (wikipedia)
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