Is Moroccan Hair Oil safe to use? Is pure Argan oil better, or will it make my hair smell like goat droppings?
I started using Moroccan Oil a month ago and it moisturizes my hair better than anything else. However, when idly googling for more information about it, I found this blog post
where its safety was hotly debated. The Moroccan Oil brand product actually contains a variety of chemicals, including coumarin
, an anticoagulant used in rat poison. Here's a picture of the other ingredients
, which sound thoroughly chemical and silicone-y. The blog comments talk about the superiority of pure Argan oil, which is an ingredient in Moroccan Oil, but one commenter says that pure Argan oil can stink like the goat-droppings where the oil-producing seed can sometimes be found. Obviously, not interested in smelling like poo. I'd rather keep using this expensive stuff that smells great, but not at the risk of getting cancer.
I ask you Mefites: is it dangerous to keep using Moroccan Oil? Would I be better off with pure Argan oil? Any suggestions about alternate products (and where they can be bought) would be greatly appreciated.