Argan oil is a miracle of nature, used for generations in Morocco to nourish and hydrate hair. Products with Argan oil have in last years come to the countries of the western world and gained popularity in households, but also among professional hairstylists.
How does argan oil work?
Argan oil contains a high amount of fatty acids including oleic acid and linoleic acid. These acids are key to moisturizing hair – they hydrate them and help to keep them moist. Oil is additionally rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants including particularly important Vitamin E. Thanks to these qualities argan oil helps to naturally increase flexibility and regain the brilliance of hair.
Important is also its capability to nurture hair. Every day hair is being contaminated by improper chemical products and excessive heat. Argan oil with its antioxidation properties can help rejuvenate and nurse hair. Essential for this is Vitamin E, which also protects hair from stiff ends.
Moroccan women use argan oil as natural protection against sun damage. Scientific studies have confirmed, that Argan oil can protect hair against radical particles from the sun and ultraviolet light.
How to use argan oil for hair?
There are several options when it comes to nourishing hair with argan oil. One of them is using pure argan oil, out of which you make a “hair mask”. Here is a simple recipe:
- Massage into your hair 8 to 10 drops of argan oil.
- Massage your hair for approximately 10 minutes until all the hair is completely covered
- Cover your hair with a towel or a wrap and let it rest for a night.
- Wash them in the morning as usual.
A Simpler option is to buy a special blend of shampoo including a conditioner with the 100% extract of Argan oil. If you have dry and damaged hair, you already probably know that regular shampoos do not work very well for you. This, in particular, makes shampoo with Argan oil a great choice, since it can keep your hair hydrated and preserves them smooth and shiny.
And since argan oil nourishes hair, it also suits perfectly as a component in hair conditioner. It makes a conditioner more powerful and has a positive effect on damaged and brittle hair. Molecules of argan oil are smaller than other oil molecules, which helps them penetrate deeper into the hair core and repair from inside. You will achieve the best results if you combine shampoo and conditioner, which will help you return your hair to its ideal healthy condition.