Discover the benefits and the best ways to use argan oil for hair.
Referred to by many as “liquid gold”, argan oil is made out of the fruit of the Argan tree in Morocco. It’s one of the most popular oils and has been widely used across the world for many centuries. It is used for cooking and is a great home remedy for health and beauty concerns. Most commonly, it is used as an essential ingredient in skin and hair care products.
With its many uses and health benefits, no wonder it is regarded as “gold”. When it comes to hair treatment, argan oil is the most famous ingredient people look for.
Find out the uses and benefits of argan oil for hair.
Protection Against Hair Loss
Argan oil is rich in fatty acids and powerful antioxidants like Vitamin E that have shown massive benefits for the hair and scalp. Vitamin E is crucial in increasing cell production and in nourishing hair follicles.
You can use pure argan oil directly on the scalp to stimulate hair growth. Massage it gently on the scalp. This hair treatment can be done three times a week.
Hair Moisturizer and Conditioner
Because argan oil is full of fatty acids, like oleic acid and linoleic acid, it is mostly used as a moisturizer for the hair and skin. These oils are known to lock in the moisture in the hair. And with the Vitamin E providing a fatty layer of protection to the hair and scalp, it helps prevent dryness and reduce fizziness.
If you’re suffering from frizzy hair and split ends, you can try using argan oil as a leave-in conditioner. You can use shampoo with argan oil or directly apply a few drops of this oil to your hair and spread it so your hair can become softer, shinier, and more manageable.
Scalp Health Care
Argan oil also contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help prevent and improve scalp conditions. It can help with psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.
You can try putting 5-6 drops of argan oil on your scalp and then massaging in a circular motion. Put on a shower cap and leave it for a few hours to let the oil sink into the scalp.
According to a 2013 study, argan oil has been found to help protect the skin against the free radical damage from the sun. This protection extends to the skin on the head, the scalp, and helps prevent drying and damage from the harmful ultraviolet rays.
One of the easiest ways to use argan oil is to use it as a hair mask. To use it as a hair mask, you can try massaging your hair and scalp with argan oil for 10 minutes, ensuring you cover everything from roots to ends. Wrap your hair in a towel overnight and then wash and style in the morning as usual.
There are lots of available shampoos with argan oil in the market but you can easily make one for yourself. By using your usual shampoo, pour a usual amount on your palm and then make one to two drops of argan oil. Rub your hands together and apply it to your hair and wash as usual. You can make this into a routine every two days.
As mentioned, you can use argan oil as a leave-in conditioner to reduce breakage from combing and styling.
After washing your hair, towel-dry your hair and gently rub two to three drops of argan oil to it. Then dry and style your hair.
Using argan oil as a styling product works too. You can smoothen the hair and tone down the frizz by using argan oil.
You can lightly apply argan oil directly into your hair without touching the scalp, just lightly coating the surface. And then style as usual.
It’s important to know the ingredients that you use on your products. And as one of the most common ones, argan oil can be beneficial in many ways, even on a product or when used directly.
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