Argan oil is a very popular natural oil which has long been used in its native country of Morocco for its numerous health and beauty benefits. Extracted from the argan nut, the oil can be used on the skin to treat minor infections and insect bites, but can also be taken internally as an oil which promotes general good health.
Despite this, this particular product is most well known for its numerous beauty benefits, as this can be used as a skin and hair treatment too. Many people around the world now use this pure as a beauty and hair care treatment, and the oil has also been incorporated into numerous products from top skin care brands from all over the globe.
Many people choose to use this oil for their hair care as it provides a completely natural alternative to other options on the market that are full of chemicals or preservatives. Although this oil can be costly, by looking to purchase it in larger quantities from reputable online and offline retailers you can actually save a significant amount of money.
As argan oil is rich in fatty acids it makes an excellent conditioning treatment for hair. Due to the fact that it is so concentrated in these fatty acids, using a lot of the product is not necessary, and in most cases just a few drops suffice, which helps you make the most of this luxury oil. Here are some of the best ways to use this oil as part of your hair care regime.
The first, and possibly most popular way to use this oil is by using it as conditioner after you have shampooed your hair. Most people benefit from using a conditioner after washing their hair, as it replaces some of the oils lost and nourishes the hair and scalp that the shampoo has stripped of dirt and grime, but also nourishment.
There are two ways to use this as conditioner, and the first is to rub a few drops of this oil in the palms of your hands and then very carefully work it through your hair, starting at the tips. This will moisturise the hair and add shine. After doing this you can allow your hair to dry naturally, or use a hairdryer, as the oil will help protect your hair from the heat.
This works best for those who typically have dry or very frizzy hair, as the pure oil will nourish and tame it. However, for those with normal to oily hair, applying oils directly to the hair and then leaving them in could make your hair very greasy again, very rapidly.
It is still possible to use this oil however – one way is to mix a few drops of it in your regular conditioner and then use this product as usual, washing it out after a few minutes of nourishing the hair. This works well if you have coloured your hair or have been using a great deal of heat on your locks, as the argan oil will give your hair an extra nourishing boost.
This product can also be used as a hot oil treatment, which is especially recommended for dry and colour treated hair every couple of weeks or so. A teaspoon of oil can be warmed up and then massaged into the scalp. After massaging into the scalp, you can then run the oil through the lengths so that all of the hair is covered.
You can then wash this out under a warm shower, or you can leave the argan oil in your hair overnight for best results. Again, this is only recommended for dry hair and coloured hair, as other hair types might find this treatment far too rich for their purposes.