Argan oil is often used as a hair treatment. It is extremely beneficial for the hair and scalp, especially if you suffer from dry scalp or dandruff, dry or frizzy hair. I commonly use it as a detangler, conditioning treatment, conditioner or leave in conditioner on my clients.
Vitamin E is extremely beneficial for hair, and is found in argan oil in high quantities. Vitamin E promotes healthy hair growth as it contains antioxidants, which help boost cells and encourage them to produce healthy hair – it has even been used for hair regrowth.
Argan oil has a number of benefits when used on hair. It can act as a moisturiser for the scalp to fight dandruff and dry scalp. It can also promote the growth of healthy, strong hair as opposed to thin, brittle hair. It can even undo some of the damage done through chemical treatments and dyes, in addition to being used to treat split ends.
Immediate benefits can also be seen in people who use argan oil on their hair. It is an excellent agent for taming frizz and promoting shine and gloss, as well as softer, more manageable hair.
Argan oil is non-irritating and actually reverses much of the damage done by artificial chemicals and treatments on hair. It is often used in its pure form for healthy, soft and shiny hair, as long as you do not have a serious nut allergy, pure Argan oil is completely safe to use, even on children. Below are a few of the best ways to use argan oil on hair:
How to use argan oil
Argan oil can be used in a few different ways. It comes in handy as a hairstyling product and scalp treatment. It is an excellent heat protection cosmetic. Argan oil prevents excessive hair loss. What ‘s more, it’s ideal for hot oil treatment and as an additive to hair masks. Argan oil is most effective on medium porosity hair. Why? This type of hair is healthy, manageable, its cuticles are bound together. Therefore, semi-penetrating oils with omega-3 and omega-6 and omega-9 acids are the most suitable. Blend of oils will bring equally good effects.
Using Argan Oil as a Shampoo
Argan oil is often used as a key ingredient in shampoos due to its ability to restore softness, strength and shine to hair. It is an ideal ingredient to search for in a shampoo for anyone suffering from dry, brittle hair or hair damaged by chemicals and coloring.
The benefit of using argan oil as an ingredient in shampoo is that you can apply it just as a normal shampoo without adding an extra step in your routine or worrying about using the correct quantity of argan oil. It is the ideal method for ensuring strong, nourished hair with an improved appearance on a day-to-day basis.
Using Argan Oil as a Leave-In Conditioner
Argan oil makes an excellent leave-in conditioner, which can also prolong and intensify its beneficial effects on hair. It makes an ideal conditioning agent since it makes hair soft and sleek and adds extra shine.
Many leave-in conditioners are greasy or make hair stringy or clumpy. Argan oil is the exact opposite. It makes hair easier to style and, when used in the correct quantity, absorbs easily and does not leave any greasy residue.
Pure argan oil can be used as an amazingly effective, chemical-free leave-in conditioner. All you need is a few drops of pure argan oil. Rub the oil thoroughly between your palms and then comb your hands and fingers thoroughly through damp or towel-dried hair. Make sure to massage into the scalp and tips to promote healthy scalp, encourage hair growth and to treat split ends.
Argan oil is good for styling your hair.
Is your hair frizzy and static? Brushing and braiding your hair is quite troublesome? Are your strands dry, curly and damaged due to colouring? Argan oil can help you!
It tames even most unruly strands, makes blow-drying and detangling easier. It even deals with tangles. All you need to do is apply argan oil – your strands will become resilient and bouncy. If you desire to have smooth and shiny hair, apply argan oil right after washing your hair. Next, you can use a round brush and dryer. You will most definitely notice a more define curl and added volume.
How to style your hair with argan oil
Wash your hair thoroughly, towel-dry. Apply a small amount of argan oil; more can be applied onto hair ends. Then, style your strands the way you like. How to increase volume? If you have thin and delicate hair, don’t worry. Argan oil can help with that too. Rub a few drops of argan oil between your hands and apply to hair evenly. Blow-dry with a round brush – turn your head upside down. Next, brush and style your hair. Your hair is curly and thick? Argan oil will provide it with splendid care. Wash your hair with your favourite shampoo, rinse then squeeze out the excess water. Divide your strands into thick sections and rub the oil in each section. When all strands are covered with argan oil, style your hair.
Argan oil and heat protection.
If you often blow-dry or straighten your hair and you don’t wear a hat in summer, you must use argan oil. The product is going to protect your hair from UV radiation and heat produced by styling tools. You must rub a small amount of argan oil in your hair before heat styling or sunbathing. As a consequence, you will avoid split ends, dryness or brittleness as well as excessive hair loss caused by weak hair bulbs.
Argan oil and hot oil treatment.
Hot oil treatment is a great way to nourish, moisturise and strengthen hair and scalp. Section your strands and rub a large amount of argan oil into each of them. The dose of the product depends on the thickness, length and condition of your hair. Massage a few drops in the scalp as well. The massage is going to improve circulation, make you feel relaxed as well as enhance the absorption of the ingredients of the oil. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo after more or less three hours. If you desire spectacular effects, perform the treatment once a week.
Pure Argan Oil or Products with Argan Oil?
Argan oil can be used either on its own or as an ingredient in a shampoo, conditioner or styling agent. It is effective both ways, so it is up to the user which one will best suit them. Pure organic Argan oil can be expensive but it has multi uses, you can use it on your hair, skin, face, hands, nails as well as adding it to your usual routine use products such as shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser etc. Buying an Argan oil enhanced product will generally be cheaper than getting the real thing but then you are restricted to use. On the other hand if you only intend to use it on that one thing such as your hair in a shampoo then it wouldn’t make too much of a difference. Bare in mind though when using real Argan oil, you only need a few drops, where as when you use a product enhanced with it, chances are you will need a lot more!
We find that silk oil of Morocco is a good example of quality Argan infused products and they have a beautiful collection that varies from makeup, cosmetics & skin care, to brushes, nail polish and hair care!
Argan oil shampoos, conditioners and moisturisers
The biggest consideration of pure argan oil is the price and convenience of using it. Argan is a rare oil, so the price is high if you want the real deal. A product containing argan oil might be better value for the quantity although you may not be able to kill two birds with one stone when it comes to looking after your hair or skin. I can’t say Argan products are that much less expensive either
Pure argan oil
One of the benefits of using pure argan oil is that it is 100% natural and there is no need to use products with potentially damaging chemicals. Pure argan oil also gives more concentrated effects and a great result every time. You will only need a few drops per use and it penetrates beautifully into the skin’s surface and hair, leaving no greasy after feel.
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