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Treat Yourself To Some Top Quality Hair Oil this Winter!

Published by Karen in Pure Organic Moroccan Oils · 9/11/2016 16:43:00
Tags: ArganOilPricklyPearSeedOilHaircare

Now that the winter season is almost here, it's time to think about protecting our hair from the harsh elements to come, especially if your hair is particularly thin and dry. This type of hair is more vulnerable to the elements and will need extra special care. During the winter time, it's a good idea to give your hair a regular weekly treatment to a deep conditioning oil to replace the moisture that can be lost due to central heating, and cold drying winds. Opuntia prickly pear seed oil applied to damp hair will help to replace and seal in the moisture lost from the winter elements that can cause dryness, frizz and static. A regular weekly treatment, together with a good conditioning treatment every time you wash will help keep those bad hair days away, giving your hair that is fit to be shown off. Here are a few tips that will help to keep your hair looking beautiful and healthy this season.

1. To keep hair in tip top condition, wash with lukewarm water as opposed to hot and use a good conditioner afterwards.

2. A leave-in conditioner together with Opuntia argan or prickly pear seed oil will help to lock in the added moisture as well as providing beneficial nutrients that will leave hair soft shiny and smooth. After each wash, add argan or prickly pear seed oil to your towel dried hair to seal in moisture. Either leave to dry naturally or blow dry on a cool or warm setting.

3. As a weekly treatment, apply Opuntia prickly pear seed oil or argan oil to hair overnight and wrap hair in an old towel. The oils will deliver their beneficial nutrients and provide much needed moisture. Wash out in the morning.

Why not treat yourself or a friend to some Argan or Prickly Pear Seed Oil this Christmas? Not only are they fantastic for your hair, they are also good for skin and nails. Opuntia cosmetic oils are 100% pure and natural. They are cold pressed which means none of the beneficial nutrients are destroyed during extraction, ensuring top quality products that provide the best possible results for hair, skin and nails.

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Prickly Pear Seed Oil and Argan Oil Compared

Published by Karen in Pure Organic Moroccan Oils · 2/8/2015 12:29:00
Tags: ArganOilPricklyPearSeedOil
You may or may not know that argan oil and the oil taken from the seeds of the prickly pear fruit actually consist of exactly the same vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants. What then makes them different? As you can see from the diagrams below, prickly pear seed oil contains a lot more linoleic acid and vitamin E in comparison.

Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that occurs naturally in the body. It is part of the omega 6 group of fatty acids and is responsible in maintaining the good health of the skin barrier, the front line of protection to keep toxic chemicals out of the body. Linoleic acid also keeps the skin water resistant as it seals in moisture and essential nutrients, lubricating it which in turn helps to prevent water evaporation. A shortage of linoleic acid in the body can cause hair loss and dryness as well as poor repair of injuries. (Source) This all important nutrient is an effective anti-inflammatory, and is known for lessening the occurrences of dermatitis as well as treating acne prone skin that has been found to be deficient in linoleic acid.

The Vitamin E content of prickly pear seed oil is also a lot higher per Kg in comparison to that of argan oil. It is a key ingredient used in moisturisers and anti-aging creams throughout the beauty industry due to the fact that it is an effective antioxidant that helps to prevent external influences that damage the skin cells known as free radicals. These free radicals can bring about wrinkles, age spots and other signs of aging.

Many businesses in the beauty industry have now turned their heads towards this power packed oil that is set to rival even the world renowned argan oil. No doubt, we can expect to see prickly pear seed oil on UK shelves in the near future.

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Moroccan Oils For Men

Published by Karen in Pure Organic Moroccan Oils · 2/7/2015 16:08:00
Tags: MoroccanOilsArganOilPricklyPearSeedOil

Although men generally spend a lot less time on personal grooming than women, sales of male grooming products have been increasing steadily in recent years which suggests that men are becoming a lot more concerned about their appearance. The Guardian has reported in an article from September 2013 that male grooming has taken off big time with the industry being estimated at £600m. Many popular products include moisturisers, facial scrubs, facial cleansers, face masks and hair styling aids.

For men on the go who want a quick hassle free solution, Moroccan oils could be the all-in-one answer to many grooming needs. A huge stock of facial creams and hair styling aids is not necessary. Apart from making a great moisturiser for skin, these oils also double up as a leave in hair conditioner to add softness, shine and protection for days at a time. These multi use oils are also great for repairing and protecting the skin against the effects of premature age, being rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin E. Many skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis and dermatitis are treated with Moroccan oils to help soften, soothe and heal.

Moroccan Oils can be applied to both hair and skin for men. Although men's skin is generally thicker than that of women, men can benefit from these oils not just to hydrate but to soothe razor burn and replace lost moisture from sun damage. It can also be used as an overnight treatment for a super hydration boost that will help to soften fine lines and wrinkles.

Moroccan oils are quick 'apply and go' products. A few drops rubbed into the palms of the hands and smoothed through either damp or dry hair will add softness, shine and manageability as well as giving a healthy appearance.

Cold or dry climates as well as living in a hard water area can take their toll on beard hair making it wild, brittle and prone to breakage. Applying Moroccan oils to an unruly or dry beard will help to soften, add sheen and tame this coarse hair that can often look dry and untidy. Just as the hair on the head needs looking after, so also do beards which are often overlooked. In addition to improving the appearance of the beard, Moroccan oils keep the underlying skin in tip-top condition.

Everyday shaving can cause soreness and reddening of the skin. Applying a drop or two of Moroccan oils will help to lock in moisture and deliver nutrients as well as softening the skin. Facial skin will feel much more comfortable and not tight.
The moisturising and conditioning effects of these oils have a long lasting effect so frequent application is not necessary. So, for all those men out there looking for a one does it all grooming product, why not try Opuntia Moroccan oils?

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Moroccan Oils - Are You Being Duped?

Published by Karen in Pure Organic Moroccan Oils · 4/5/2015 13:51:00
Tags: PricklyPearSeedOilArganOil

Pure Moroccan oils, you would think that particularly in Morocco itself they would be everywhere wouldn't you? Wrong! It is widely known by the Moroccan people that the 'real thing' can be difficult to find. How so? you may ask... Well many suppliers of these oils have been cheating. By cheating we mean that what is claimed to be for instance, pure argan or prickly pear seed oil may indeed be nothing more than a mix of other oils such as sunflower or olive oil. This practice has caused distrust within Morocco since people are unsure of what they are buying and may not be able to tell the difference. For this reason, I have put together a small guide on how to detect fake oils.

1.The first thing you should notice is the colour of the bottle. Both prickly pear and argan oils should be presented in dark coloured bottles. The reason for this is that it protects the contents from light deterioration. They should also be stored away from windows and direct sunlight.

2. Second there should be an ingredients list. It should not have any other contents printed other than the oil you are buying. If you should see any other additives such as perfumes or preservatives, know that your oil is not pure.

3. Smell - Although argan oil can vary slightly in strength of smell, it should have a natural scent. If your oil smells of perfume or indeed nothing at all, it would definitely throw up a red flag. Some companies do either deodorise or spice up the smell of these oils. As we all know, industry standards these days do favour nice smells to go along with their hair and skin products, afterall, it does add to the attractiveness. On the other hand, some companies try to completely remove any smell, subjecting the oil high temperatures to deodorise but this process also removes some of the beneficial nutrients.

4. How does the oil look? Argan and prickly pear seed oil is often a little cloudy or at least when settled, it is possible to see a small amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Your oil should not look perfectly clear, complete transparency could be an indication of the use of heat processing during filtering. Prickly pear seed oil although this can vary a little, often appears a greenish/yellow colour. Argan oil is a light yellow naturally.

Some manufacturers favour the heat processing methods since not only does it deodorise and help to filter sediment better but it is widely known that heat pressing yields more oil, thus creating more profit. Unfortunately though, this destroys a lot of the goodness.

5. How does the oil feel? In the case of the argan and prickly pear seed oils, they are both light dry oils. They should glide over your skin and be absorbed easily. They should not be overly greasy or tacky.

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