Remember that time when I said I was looking forward to treating myself to a spa day over spring break and to look for a little posty post followup? Well...life kind of got in the way of those plans...that is until Radha Beauty sent me their organic argan and coconut oils.
I've heard a lot of great things about argan oil, especially those that are organic and cold pressed. In fact, people like it so much that it's often referred to as "liquid gold".
I'd never tried argan oil until now but, let me tell you, I'm a HUGE fan now. I totally get why people are obsessing over this moroccan import. It's uber moisturizing, yet lightweight and non-greasy. Hard to believe, huh?
It's the real deal.
Don't believe me? FOX News Magazine had the opportunity to talk to cosmetics expert Marla Malcolm Beck, the CEO and co-founder of Bluemercury.com and she said:
"Argan oil has incredible conditioning and anti-aging properties that keep hair and skin revitalized. It's great for dry skin, does not clog pores, helps minimize fine lines, and can treat split ends. Argan oil can help people with mild acne as the oleic acid found in the oil helps promote healthy levels of sebum production, and its linoleic acid helps prevent excess dead skin cells by promoting healthy skin turnover."
There's so many uses for argan oil, but my absolute favorite way to apply is to put a few drops on the backs of my hands before bed. My hands are always dry and cracking this time of year, so this intense moisturization is a total game changer.
P.S. Here's a lil' hair tutorial that uses argan oil from one of my favorite bloggers!
So do you guys get the picture? Argan oil is the bomb.com. Now let's talk about its partner in crime - coconut oil.
Smooth skin is a no-brainer with argan oil in the picture but, as a organic beauty maven, I'm always wanting more. This is where coconut oil comes in.
According to this source, "A study by researchers published in the "Journal of Cosmetic Science" in 2003, showed that coconut oil reduced protein loss for both undamaged and damaged hair."
So what does reduced protein loss mean? It means that less hair is likely to fall out, which can give us naturally thicker locks over time. My hair can be super stringy when it's not styled, so this is a major plus for us thin haired gals.
My favorite way to use coconut oil is to sub it in for my regular conditioner about once a week. Note: A little coconut oil goes a LONG way. The first time I tried this I put in WAY WAY WAY too much. I struggled to wash it out and woke up looking like a total grease ball. You only need about the size of a quarter to reap the hydrating benefits of coconut oil. Just make sure to run it through your entire head of hair evenly. Then let it sit for about five minutes and wash.
I also use coconut oil as a depuffer and skin brightener by dabbing a dot under each of my eyes. It rubs in right away and I never have to think about it until the next day when it's time to do it all over again.
What do you guys think about implementing oils into your beauty regime? Any others I should know about? Spill!