Hair fall is a common problem that almost every person on earth experiences throughout their lifetime. However, this problem can be overcome by following a proper hair care routine with suitable products. Recently, a new kind of oil has been introduced into the beauty industry that is known for its wonders. This product is “Argan Oil”. Yes, you heard that right. Argan oil is now considered a secret to healthy and shiny hair.
In this blog we’re going to discuss the benefits and uses of argan oil. So stick around!
What is Argan Oil?
Argan oil is naturally extracted from the nuts of argan trees in Morocco. It is also famously called “Moroccan Oil” or “Liquid Gold” because its extraction is tedious and quite an expensive process. Argan oil contains numerous fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E, tocopherols, protein, carotenes, and nourishing elements that are essential for the growth and development of hair. Due to its nutrient-rich profile, argan oil can repair damaged hair, stimulate hair growth and overall maintain the health of your hair and scalp.
What are the benefits of argan oil?
This magical oil has numerous benefits but the most important concern that it addresses is hair regrowth. When used regularly, it makes a long-lasting impact on your hair and scalp.
Nourishes your hair:
Argan oil nourishes and hydrates your hair from root to tip and gives your hair an incredible shine. The high concentration of essential fatty acids restores the moisture balance to a dry scalp. The carotenes present in the oil soften the hair and provide a natural shine.
Exfoliates your scalp:
Argan oil gently exfoliates the scalp and treats many scalp-related problems such as eczema, dermatitis, scaly patches, dryness, psoriasis, dandruff, and itching. Adding in a gentle massage reduces itching and soothes inflammation caused by these infections.
Argan oil does wonders when it comes to hair regrowth because the oil molecules penetrate deep into the scalp and strengthen the roots. It also increases blood circulation while massaging, which regulates the growth of hair.
Argan oil can restore hair moisture, and combat frizz and elasticity by reducing the production of natural sebum. Excess sebum not only makes your hair look oily and greasy but also clogs the hair follicles which ultimately leads to hair thinning, split ends, and breakage.
Protects your hair:
Argan oil protects your hair from various external environmental aggressors including dust, climate change, and harmful UV rays from sunlight. It acts as a barrier against the heat in summers and the cold wind in winters. In simple words, argan oil protects your hair in every season.
Restores integrity of hair:
Argan oil compensates for the nutrients and radicals that are extracted by the chemicals present in shampoos and conditioners. It also repairs the damaged cells of the scalp, prevents premature greying of hair, and stimulates the production of vitamin E which repairs the hair follicles.
Withstand high temperatures:
Argan oil can withstand higher temperatures as compared to other oils. Due to this property, it can be applied directly to the hair before using hot tools as a protective barrier.
How to use argan oil at home?
You can apply argan oil by various means. The tips and tricks are so simple and are listed below.
Leave-in conditioners work miracles when they contain argan oil.. Wash your hair thoroughly with a gentle shampoo or an argan oil-based shampoo. Squeeze excess water from your hair by wrapping it in a micro-fiber towel or a t-shirt. Once your hair is damp, pour 2-3 drops of argan oil into your palms and apply it to your hair. Dry and style as usual afterward. Repeat this step after every wash.
You can also use an argan oil hair mask in which you can also add a carrier oil such as castor oil. Both oils are excellent conditioners because both have similar properties that penetrate deep into the hair follicles to promote hair growth. Mix both oils in equal amounts. Apply generously to your hair starting from roots to tips. Massage for a few minutes and wrap your hair in a small damp towel. Leave the mask in for 30 minutes, or overnight for an intensive treatment. Wash and rinse your hair afterward and see the magic for your damaged, dry and frizzy hair.
Another mask that you can apply to your hair is argan oil and coconut oil hair mask. This great combo will protect your hair from harmful UV rays and environmental aggressors, and provide nourishment. Mix an equal amount of both oils in a bowl. Comb your hair to remove any knots and tangles. Apply the mixture to the hair and scalp concentrating on the lower half of the hair and then comb again to distribute evenly. Cover your hair with a towel or cap and leave it on for 30 minutes and wash with a gentle shampoo afterward.
One last tip is to apply argan oil directly to your hair as a heat protectant. Pour 2-3 drops of argan oil into your palms and rub them together. Lightly coat your hair just to make a shield and then style with your usual tools.
When to use argan oil?
Argan oil is completely natural and is suitable for all hair types. If you’re facing issues like hair fall, dry and itchy scalp, dry and brittle hair, split ends, lack of luster and shine, excessive heat styling, or damaged hair from environmental factors then this oil is for you. For best results, go for Damanci Elixir Argan Oil; include it in your regular haircare routine and watch your hair transform!