Lots of us use Argan oil for the face, but not many know it is equally good for hair too!
You can find many argan oil-based products in the market, but how to know which one works best?
We have compiled a short read for our readers to understand the benefits and how to use Argan oil for hair.
Benefits of Argan Oil:
Without going into technical jargon, here are the three main benefits of Argan Oil:
- Hydrates hair
- Prevents water loss
- Protects hair follicles and scalp from damage.
The main quality of Argan oil is that it acts as both a moisturiser and a sealant. This way, it provides the required hydration to hair follicles and seals the hair strand to the scalp. In this way, the follicles remain hydrated, and the hair strand is also tightly gripped beneath the scalp.
On the hair surface, the lubricating property of Argan oil keeps the hair strands moist, soft, and shiny.
This way, Argan oil keeps our hair healthy from beneath the scalp, on it, and above the scalp.
Different ways you can use Argan Oil for hair:
- Weekly scalp massage: This is one of the most common ways to use Argan oil for hair. A weekly massage soothes the scalp and leaves your hair soft and shiny. A 5 to 7-minute scalp massage improves blood flow and helps remove dirt from the hair. You may leave your hair oiled overnight or take a shampoo after the massage.
- Pre-shampoo treatment: Massaging the scalp with soft hands for about 10 minutes (longer if you’re doing it after a long time). Take a walk or a reading break for the scalp to cool down and oil to lubricate your hair follicles. If doing it before bedtime, you may want to leave your hair oiled overnight before shampooing the next morning.
- Hair Styling: Here, we recommend using pure Argan oil mixed with your hair styling cream, conditioner, or serum to give a hydrated and healthy look to your hair.
Argan oil is an ingredient in hair care products and is used by various hair brands in different ways. You can also reap great benefits by using Argan oil as an add-on ingredient in your hair care routine. One of the most effective ways is to use Argan oil as the last step of your hair care routine. In doing so, it acts as a sealer prolonging the positive effects of other hair care products.