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Hair and There: Inspiration from Morocco

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Explore the world and learn secrets for beautiful hair! This week, Madison Reed visits Morocco to learn hair care secrets, fashion-forward trends, and some fascinating facts.

Characterized by large mountains and endless desert, this North African country is a breath of fresh air between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The country boasts a strong history (dating back to Paleolithic times), agriculture, energy, tourism, and ancient beauty rituals.

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Beauty Tip: Argan Oil
This product has carefully made its way to U.S. markets, but dates all the way back to 1510. Made from pits of the climate-specific argan tree, this oil has been used for everything from bread dipping indulgence to personal care—especially for skin and hair. Argan oil has been used to fight acne, prevent wrinkles, and nourish hair.

To get sleek and shiny hair, apply a dime size amount of pure argan oil to the ends of your hair and work your way up to the middle of the shafts. That way, the top of your hair will remain non-greasy and the rest of your hair will look shiny. Argan oil is also part of Madison Reed’s Triple Care Complex, along with keratin and ginseng root extract. This is a big reason why our hair color, gloss, and hair care makes your hair healthier with repeated use.

Hair Trend: Playfully Embellished
Since the majority of Morocco is Muslim, women sport beautiful scarves in deep blues, luscious purples, and jewel-toned hues. The younger generation of women embellish their scarves with ornamentation (when they get married) and wear one-of-a-kind prints to draw attention to their gorgeous facial features.

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Fascinating Facts

  • Shopping in a city’s souk district is where you can explore traditional pottery, metalwork, leather goods, textiles, spices, and various other wares.
  • Sweet mint tea is the national drink of Morocco. How refreshing!
  • Moroccans greet foreigners with kisses on each cheek (so don’t be alarmed).
  • Morocco is about the same size as the state of California.

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