Argan oil is a storied beauty product—unlike many ingredients popular today, women have been using it on their hair for centuries. Extracted from the kernels of the argan tree native to Morocco, argan oil is made up of several fatty acids and vitamins including vitamin E. These components are what make argan a potent ingredient, one that Moroccans have historically used for everything from cooking to beauty treatments.
Over time, argan oil has flourished as a staple ingredient in many hair products. It can be found in everything from shampoo to deep conditioning treatments. Not sure what all the hype is about? We’ve rounded up three reasons the beauty community is buzzing about argan oil for hair.
To moisturize dry strands.
Much like the popular coconut and jojoba oils, argan oil has moisturizing properties. The oil is made up of several fatty acids and vitamins. From the L'Oréal portfolio of products, we recommend trying a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner system formulated with argan oil like L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Shampoo and Conditioner.
To fight frizz.
Frizz happens when your locks are dehydrated and they begin to seek moisture from their surrounding environment. This is why frizz is usually most noticeable when it’s humid outside.
You can use products formulated with argan oil to help thwart frizz before it happens and moisturize your strands. We recommend trying a hydrating hair care system like Mizani’s Supreme Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. If your locks are already moisturized, they are much less likely to seek moisture from the surrounding environment. If frizz strikes in the middle of the day, sometimes argan oil can still help. The oil helps to physically weigh down flyaways, which is why some women use it for their unruly hair.
To help reduce breakage.
Argan oil may help to reduce one of the major causes of hair breakage: dry, brittle strands. As we already know, argan oil is great for moisturizing hair. Incorporating argan oil into your hair care routine can help to keep your hair looking and feeling moisturized and in turn less prone to breakage.
Many women insist argan oil is the secret to their princess-like locks. The unfortunate truth is that there’s is no real way to make your hair grow faster. Your hair grows in a series of phases: The anagen or growth phase, the catagen or resting stage, and the telogen or shedding stage. The only way to make your hair grow faster would be to lengthen your growing phase somehow—and science just isn’t there yet. However, we firmly believe that a healthy body always leads to healthier hair.
If you’re taking great care of your mind and body, your hair will show it. If your health is in tiptop shape and you feel like your hair still isn’t reaching its full potential, you may be dealing with major breakage without realizing it.
We suggest using argan oil as a luxurious pre-shampoo treat. Massage the oil into your scalp and strands and allow it to sit for 10 to 20 minutes before shampooing your strands.
To treat yourself.
Argan oil is luxurious and can make your hair look and smell amazing. While there are tons of benefits to using argan oil on your hair, sometimes you don’t need any other reason than you deserve to treat yourself. If you’ve had a rough week and are looking to spoil yourself and your mane with a little TLC, pick up some argan oil for a relaxing—and moisturizing—spa-like argan oil scalp massage.
Now you know all of the reasons people are using argan oil in their hair and how you can best incorporate it into your hair care routine.