Argan oil is extracted from the Moroccan Argan Tree and has been used since ages as a hair nourisher—softening and helping hair grow better. It aids immensely in promoting healthy and strong hair.
This oil is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E. These properties make it particularly beneficial for the hair.
Here are some of its most common uses and benefits for the hair.
1. Use it as a Conditioner
Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is the ideal hair conditioner, and it can even help to treat split ends and tame frizzy hair.
2. Use it to Eliminate dandruff and dry scalp
Many people suffer from flakiness and dry scalp as they tend to shampoo with drying chemical agents without restoring it with moisture which it needs to stay healthy. If it’s neglected for too long, dandruff often results.
If this happens, Argan oil can be used to fight dandruff and dry scalp this is because it is high in vitamin E and antioxidants. The essential fatty acids in the oil are also believed to help reduce skin inflammation and prevent dryness.
3. Use Argan Oil as a Hair Mask
Although a little goes a long way, an overnight treatment is a great way to maximize the effects of argan oil on hair. Using a larger quantity of argan oil as a hair mask means that as many of the nutrients as possible will be absorbed. This is a great treatment to use the night before a special event when you want your hair to be extra smooth, sleek and voluminous.
4. Use it as a leave-in conditioner
Due to its ability to tame frizz and give hair shine, argan oil is also commonly used as a leave-in conditioner. It makes hair more manageable and adds a healthy, attractive shine to any hairstyle.
5.Use it as a styling agent
Unlike many styling agents which cause long-term term damage to hair due to the many chemicals contained within, Argan oil enriches the hair, nourishing it with nutrients that can repair the damage.
Before using any styling tools, apply 2 to 3 drops of Argan oil using your hand, palm first. Then use a brush or comb to distribute it evenly throughout your hair from roots to tips which coat it with the oil, keeping it protected from heat damage.
6. Use it to treat hair loss
Argan oil is an excellent oil for stopping hair loss and even helping to promote new growth by treating the scalp three times a week.
Multiple studies on the oil’s effect on hair re-growth have found that it can stimulate the scalp due to its rich nutrient content to produce more hair. Other research has indicated that it helps hair grow faster in a shorter period of time.
7. Use it as a moisturizer
Argan oil also works as a moisturizer on your dry scalp and fights off dandruff. It even heals your scalp from the damage done to it through chemical-filled hair treatments and styling machines. Also, the fatty acids present in argan oil soothes the inflamed skin of your scalp.