Argan oil: 5 wonderful benefits of this oil for your hair

Argan oil is an essential beauty and skincare product but especially important for your natural hair.

Argan oil

This oil is known as liquid gold because of how rare it is. It is popularly called Moroccan Argan oil and is made from the kernel of the Argan tree.

The oil moisturises hair because of its contents. Argan oil has fatty acids, oleic acid and linoleic acids which provide hair with the required amount of moisture.

It also helps lock in moisture from other products applied to the hair and contains vitamin E, which prevents hair dryness. Argan oil also has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory qualities.

So, what can argan oil do for your hair? The better question might be what can’t it do. Here are a few ways argan oil can improve the look, health, and feel of your hair:

  • It can help with dandruff

Suffering from a dry, itchy scalp? Argan oil helps to reduce inflammation and can relieve dandruff-inducing oxidative stress, an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. The best way to use argan oil is to use it as a leave-in conditioner.

  • It makes your hair shinier

Argan oil is famous for adding a “shampoo commercial” kind of shine to hair strands. This is primarily thanks to the high concentration of essential fatty acids found in the oil.

  • It protects your hair, too

Vitamin E helps to increase hair’s elasticity, making it less prone to breakage. Additionally, the oil is a powerful antioxidant, protecting the hair against UV and free radical damage.

  • It’s an amazing detangler

Argan oil has smaller molecules than other most other hair oils, meaning it can penetrate the hair cuticle more effectively. When the oil’s nutrients are absorbed better, the hair is softer, making it less prone to tangling.

  • It seals split ends and smooths frizz

Vitamin E and the omega fatty acids found in argan oil provide moisture and protection to frayed or damaged hair shafts. The former strengthens the hair while the latter soothes frayed ends and frizz.

You can use argan oil in different ways;

You can use it to style and lay your hair because it is anti-frizz.

You can use it as a leave-in conditioner so you can comb your hair easily and prevent breakage.

You can also use it as a mask. Pour drops on your hair, cover your hair overnight and wash it in the morning.

Alternatively, you can buy products that have Argan oil since it is expensive.

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