Argan Oil Benefits for Hair and Scalp

Why You Should Start Using Argan Oil On Your Hair

argan oil for hair lossArgan oil is one of the most used organic cosmetics for skin and hair care. Also nicknamed the liquid gold, argan oil rejuvenates and embellishes the appearance of hair. Argan oil, like Shea butter and Jojoba oil, rebuilds dry and dehydrated hair, and moisturizes hair damaged by use of chemical cosmetics. All you need is a few drops of this miracle oil! 100% Pure Argan Oil is quite expensive, but it’s worth every single drop.

Argan, with the scientific name Argania Spinosa, is a tree that grows only in the Moroccan region. Argan fruits and seeds are used in traditional Moroccan cuisine and in the cosmetics industry. Argan oil is a vegetable oil made from Argan seeds and is also known as Maroccan Oil because Morocco is the only country in the world that has Argan trees.

What does Argan Oil Contain?

Argan oil contains primarily fatty acids: 44% oleic acid, 30% alpha-linoleic acid, 12% palmitic acid, 6% stearidonic acid, 5% linoleic acid and 3% myristic acid. It also has a very high content of vitamin E, even 10 times larger than that of olive oil, perhaps the highest concentration of vitamin E among all foods known to date. It also contains unsaturated fatty acids like Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9, making it a treasure for cosmetic treatments.

Benefits of Argan Hair oil

Argan oil is one of the best sources of nutrients essential for hair health, due to its rich content of unsaturated fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 9, that have the ability to treat brittle hair as well as split hair ends.

Argan oil is recommended for all types of hair because of its high content of Vitamin E (a beneficial substance for treating any type of hair). However, it is especially indicated for dry hair and split hair ends. Why? Because Argan oil has the properties that will restore the shine and smoothness of the hair, making it easy to comb.

Argan oil gives lustre to hair, nourishes it, making it soft, silky, durable and healthier. It also protects it from the harmful effects of the sun. And, it gives strength even to thin and fragile hair. When you go to the beach, massage your hair a few drops of Argan oil as soon as you get out of the water and it will form a shield against sunlight and salty water.

So, here are the top benefits of Argan oil for hair

  • Regenerates split hair cells due to the Omega 3 and Omega 9 content
  • Softens hair and make it look beautiful
  • Moisturizes hair and improves hair elasticity
  • Prevents hair loss and stimulates its growth
  • Smooths hair making it easier to comb and trim
  • Prevents tangling of hair
  • Nourishes the hair, strengthens it
  • Repairs damaged hair scalp and prevents inflammation of the scalp
  • Reduces the risk of dandruff, itching or irritation
  • Prevents the harmful effects of sun, wind, salt water

How to Use Argan Oil for Your Hair?

Most hair experts advise to apply argan oil just after you take your shower on hair that is damp or dried using a towel. You don’t need a big quantity of this oil – You just need a few drops. Put a few drops of this oil on your palms; massage it into your scalp and rub your hair with the oil using your fingers like a comb. Then gently massage for 10 minutes and let the treatment take effect for about an hour.

We recommend that you do not cover your head with a towel, but with a plastic wrap so that the oil has time to moisturize hair. After letting it go for about an hour, rinse your hair and wash it thoroughly. You’ll reap the maximum benefits of Argan oil if you use it this way. It will strengthen your hair roots and also repair split hair ends.

If you plan to go to the beach, then you should not forget your argan oil. To avoid the harmful effects of wind and prolonged exposure to sunshine, it is good to wash your hair well and apply a few drops of argan oil to your hair when you get back from the beach while your hair is still wet.

Also note that too much of anything good can prove bad. In case of pure argan oil, you should take care to use it only for two times a week, at the most. More use of Argan oil can result in stimulation of oil glands, making your hair greasy.

You can also  add a few drops of argan oil to your shampoo or conditioner that you use regularly. There are many hair care products including shampoos and hair conditioners available in the market that use argan oil and shea butter.

Also note that Argan oil is not suitable for all hair types. Argan oil is ideal for dry hair or medium to coarse hair. Argan hair can make your hair look oily if you have naturally super fine hair. If you have normal hair, we recommend you to use argan oil based shampoo or conditioner, as it will give the perfect boost to your hair.

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