I think Rapunzel had the right idea. Flowing tresses have always appealed to me and a quick look through my photo albums confirms my ongoing addiction (with a brief episode in college after a bad breakup when I lopped it all off in defiance).
Maintaining healthy and vibrant long hair has become more challenging, though, as I age. My hair is not only chemically colored, it is also subjected to the brutalities of heat styling tools on a daily basis. The result is dull and dry hair, unless I take extraordinary steps to combat the effects of all of that punishment.
One simple way I restore moisture is by adding oil to my daily hair care regimen. Of course, if you had told me back in college that I would be adding oil onto my hair, instead of zealously shampooing it out, I would not have believed you!
But it’s true. Oil works wonders on damaged hair. And, not just any oil will do. Over the last several years, I have tried many types of oils specifically designed for use on hair – coconut, tea tree, and even apricot. But, one of my favorites is Moroccan argan oil. It’s derived from the kernels of Moroccan argan trees and is well-known for its vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which add vitality, softness and gloss to hair.
I use argan oil in shampoo, in hair masks, and in weekly deep conditioning treatments. But, the easiest way to add gloss to hair, is to spray it right on!
InstaNatural Argan Oil Thermal Protector Spray is the ultimate heat-protecting leave-in spray and the easiest way to get softer, silkier and shinier hair. This is a specially crafted formula and is enriched with premium ingredients. In addition to vital argan oil, it also contains Castor Oil, Vitamin B5 and Sunflower Seed Oil.
I just spray it on wet hair before drying. The spray allows me to add just the right amount (although this took some trial and error, initially). Then I dry and style as usual. My hair is so soft and smooth. Plus, it has more of the luster I used to take for granted.
I also spray it directly on dry hair. Not only does it keep hair looking great, it also helps tremendously with tangles. For example, I spent an entire day watching my daughter’s crew team race at the Baltimore Invitational Regatta last week in blustery, whitecap-inducing winds. By 5:00 pm, my face was extremely wind burned, but my hair (which normally would have taken 30 minutes to untangle) easily finger-combed right out.
And, with summer just around the corner, argan oil is my personal secret weapon against the frizzies that hot and humid weather invariably bring. Since my hair has a lot of natural curl, keeping a smooth hairstyle in the heat of summer used to be almost impossible – now it’s a snap.
InstaNatural Argan Oil Protector Spray is available on Amazon for just $12.92. For quality and products that perform as advertised, InstaNatural is one of my favorites. Some of my top picks include Argan Oil Hair Mask, Vitamin C Moisturizer, and Dead Sea Mud Mask. (Click on the links to read the full reviews.) To see the entire line, visit InstaNatural.
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