Argan oil is one of the most sought after exports from Morocco right now.
Why Morocco you ask?
Well, the kernels from which the oil is extracted come from the fruit of the argan tree, which is exclusive to Morocco.
Unlike many other hair and beauty products you’ll find on the shelves, argan oil is not a man-made product. It’s 100% natural. The oil is full of undisturbed, straight-from-nature goodness, hence why it’s so beneficial for you, but more on that later…
Why is it so Popular?
You’ve probably heard of argan oil, thanks to its cult like status amongst beauty lovers.
And there’s a reason for that…
The oil is packed full of healthy vitamins and minerals which can benefit your hair, body and nails.
A multi-functional product, it’s not surprising that it’s so talked about. In fact, if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out!
Here are just a few of the many benefits of using argan oil…
- Treats acne
- Treats eczema
- Hydrates and softens skin and hair
- Adds shine to hair
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Diminishes scars and blemishes
… and much, much more. No wonder it’s often referred to as liquid gold!
How Does it Promote Hair Growth?
One thing we didn’t mention yet, is that Argan Oil is a hair growth miracle product!
Yes, you heard right!
Growing hair can be a slow and frustrating process for so many people. Whilst others seem to need a haircut every few weeks, some of us forgo the hairdressers for years (not recommended) in the hopes of an extra inch!
Say hello to your new best friend…
(Psst…if you didn’t already guess it’s Argan Oil!)
Now, you might be wondering how this oil can really achieve something you’ve tried to make happen with every other trick in the book….
Here are Argan Oil’s (not so well kept) secrets:
1. Cell Replenishing
Argan oil is no stranger to vitamin E. In fact, it’s packed full of it!
Vitamin E has long been used in skin and hair care products and that’s due to it’s hydrating and moisturising properties.
Well, vitamin E also encourages hair growth due to its antioxidant content. These antioxidants help boost cells and encourage them to produce healthy hair.
2. Hair Strengthening
Containing omega-3 and omega-9, argan oil packs a punch.
These fatty acids can help to strengthen hair. Strong hair is key to encouraging hair growth.
Hair is healthier and happier and therefore your follicles will be encouraged to reward your kindness with a glorious set of locks!
3. Scalp Nourishing
The nourishing properties of argan oil soothe any scalp irritations, inflammation and soreness.
A healthy scalp = healthy hair growth.
Regular use is the perfect antidote for those who suffer with dandruff, eczema or any other scalp ailments. Helping to keep your scalp in healthy condition with the added bonus of longer, luscious locks.
So you’ve decided that argan oil definitely needs to become a regular feature in your hair care routine. However, you might be wondering how you should incorporate it…
There are actually many different ways to use argan oil to reap its rewards, but we’ve rounded up our favourite three:
1. Scalp Massage
Get those cell boosting benefits by going straight in for the scalp. The perfect way to soothe irritations, whilst giving yourself a relaxing massage.
Take a few drops of oil in the palm of your hand and then gently, using your fingertips, work it into your scalp.
Make sure to cover your whole head and really take your time, don’t rush or you won’t experience the benefits.
Do this 3 times per week.
2. Hair Mask
This intensive treatment will ensure your hair becomes infused with all the argan oil goodness.
Take a generous amount (depending on your hair length) into the palms of your hands. Work the oil through all your hair and scalp and then wrap your hair in a towel.
Leave the argan oil to work its magic for 30 minutes, or overnight, before washing your hair as normal.
3. Add to Conditioner
Put a few drops into your palm along with your conditioner and mix together before applying to your hair as normal. This will help to boost the moisturising effects of your usual products.
A simple, yet highly effective way of using argan oil on your hair.
Q: Won’t argan oil make my hair look greasy?
A: No, not if it’s used correctly!
Adding enough of any oil to your hair will make it look greasy. However, be conservative with its use. It’s easier to increase the amount you add to your hair than to take it away.
In fact, a few drops is usually enough (if you’re not using it as an intensive leave in treatment), as even this amount is super effective and beneficial for the hair.
Q: Why is argan oil so expensive?
A: Luxury doesn’t come cheap!
Argan oil is extracted from the kernels found in the fruit of the argan tree. A plant exclusive to Morocco. Therefore, resources are scarce, not to mention the transportation costs to export the oil.
The process to extract the oil is also an incredibly labour intensive one. Women’s cooperatives manually remove the kernels from the fruit and then crack the kernel between two stones. The oil is then either manually or mechanically extracted.
This ancient method is what ensures a high quality end result. Now the price tag doesn’t seem so bad after all…
Q: How can one product have so many benefits?
A: Quite frankly, it’s a miracle!
No wonder so many people want to get their hands on this magic liquid! Nature at its finest.
Q: Will it really make my hair grow?
A: Whilst we can’t make any personal guarantees, the research is there. Many people have claimed that they have successfully used argan oil to make their hair grow.
Science has also shown that vitamin E can increase hair growth, hence why argan oil is so brilliant in this department.
The only way to know is if you give it a go…