How to Use Argan Oil in Your Hair Routine
Sep 09, 2021 | By Denise V.
Men and women have been in their trial period for ages to search for the best ingredients to apply to their hair – the natural and safer it is the better.
One of the best hair ingredients you should know of is Argan Oil. You may have this ingredient in a lot of hair products and it’s for a good reason. While argan oil is also used as an ingredient for skincare, it’s particularly beneficial to our hair too. But first, let’s discuss what is argan oil, where it came from, and the myriad of benefits.
Argan oil came from argan trees, a thorny, thick tree, a natural to southwestern Morocco. It came from the tree's fruit, a nut with a hard shell. Locals extract the oil cracking the nut open and the kernel inside is pulled out. It's the kernel that is essential to creating the oil. It is then ground and created into a thick, oily paste. Once the oil is extracted from the paste, it becomes argan oil.
This oil is rich in Vitamin E that helps increase hair's elasticity, making it less prone to breakage. Argan oil is also a powerful antioxidant, protecting the hair against UV and free radical damage.
If you want to know how to use argan oil in your hair routine and make every day a great hair day, then read this full article.
During normal shower
With its array of benefits, one may use it during a normal shower. When hair is damp, it makes the oil more effective as the hair strands absorb it. Use it like the way you use your conditioner.
Note: It’s best to use a sulfate-free shampoo before applying the argan oil. Make sure to rinse well and remove the excess water before application.
Argan oil is rich in properties that improves scalp health. And remember the first rule in getting a healthy hair? Making sure your scalp is cleansed and free from any debris and product buildups. You can either do a deep scalp cleansing – or better yet, a relaxing scalp massage using the argan oil. There are a few research studies that argan oil may help treat dandruff. Here’s how you can apply it on your scalp:
- Massage 8 to 10 drops of argan oil into your hair and scalp. The amount depends on the length and thickness of your hair.
- Using your hands, thoroughly massage your hair and scalp for 10 minutes, and make sure your hair is covered from roots to ends.
- If your hair is dry and damaged, and needed a deep conditioning, you may leave it overnight while wrapped in a towel or hair wrap.
- Wash your hair in the morning and style as desired.
Use it as a heat protectant
One of the best ways to use argan oil is to use it before styling your hair. By applying the oil before styling it - whether straightening or curling – this oil can help you prevent heat damage and breakage. Make sure to apply only a small amount of before heat styling before exposing it to heat.
As a flyaway smoother
Did you know that argan oil acts as a frizz and flyaway smoother? This is one of the reasons why we chose this as our main ingredient for our Keratin Instant Smoother System. For those with coily hair types, argan oil helps lock in the moisture molecules to prevent flyaways and shrinkage. See? It benefits all hair types too!