Dreaming of long, flowing, luscious locks that grow freely? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to be taking a look into what argan oil is and how it can promote hair growth so you can grow the hair you’ve always wanted.
What is argan oil?
Argan oil is often referred to as ‘liquid gold’ – and rightly so! Its price and range of beauty benefits make it a hugely popular in the hair and skincare sphere. This amazing oil is mainly known for its wondrous effects on hair but can be effectively used for many skin concerns as well.
It’s extracted from the kernels of the Moroccan argan tree and is full of beneficial fatty acids and antioxidants that will protect and restore all hair types – even if it’s coloured, bleached or heat-damaged.
The best part is, because argan oil is a completely natural substance that’s free from chemicals, it’s safe for practically everyone to use. The only individuals who should be staying away from it are those with allergies to tree nuts. So, no matter what your hair type, argan oil is a versatile and safe product that almost everyone can enjoy.
Keep reading because we’re going to explore exactly how it can help with hair growth below.
Does argan oil really help with hair growth?
The short answer is yes, for a heap of great reasons! Vitamin E is found in argan oil in abundance and is known to improve hair growth and prevent breakage. Vitamin E also contains antioxidants that will protect your hair and boost healthy cell growth to replenish the damaged strands.
Essential fatty acids, omega-6 and linoleic acid will work with the vitamin E to protect and reinforce hair strands so they become resilient to damage, as well as adding shine that isn’t oily and won’t weigh down hair.
The powerful anti-inflammatory properties in argan oil also allow the scalp to be cleansed and soothed but the Vitamin E and fatty acids will replenish and moisturise it. This is perfect for healing damaged hair from the roots down or for those suffering with dry scalp and/or dandruff (both of which can cause hair breakage and stunt hair growth).
As a bonus, argan oil can protect skin from damaging UV rays and this may extend to hair as well! All of these great components inside argan oil will work together to make your hair the healthiest, protected version of itself which will encourage it to grow.
Now let’s get into exactly how to use argan oil to nourish your hair and promote its growth.
How can I use argan oil to promote hair growth?
This is the easiest bit, there are so many options on the market available right now that you’re absolutely spoiled for choice.
Depending on what works best for you and your beauty regime, you can purchase a product such as a shampoo, conditioner or hair treatment with argan oil as one of its main ingredients or you can grab a bottle of 100% pure argan oil.
These bottles of argan oil can range anywhere from $10-$50 depending on where you get them from. Just be sure it’s 100% pure and that it comes in a dark coloured bottle to protect it against spoiling from the sun. It should have a faint nutty smell and be a light golden-brown colour.
When it comes to hair, we think simple is best. You don’t want extra chemicals, sulphates and fillers weighing down and damaging your locks. So for the purpose of the uses below, we’re going to recommend you opt for a bottle of pure argan oil.
Using your usual shampoo, you can either add about 10 drops to the bottle and shake to mix it all up so it’s ready for you whenever you wash your hair OR you can add in a couple drops of argan oil when you squeeze your shampoo into your palm. Then rub your hands together to mix and just shampoo as normal – so simple!
This is another easy one, simply massage around 10 drops of argan oil into your hair (don’t forget your scalp) and once your hair is completely covered, wrap it up in a towel and leave it that way overnight. You can cover your pillow with an extra towel to protect from leaks. Then just wash it out in the morning and go about your normal routine.
Bonus tip: You can add your favourite essential oil or hair remedy like coconut or jojoba oil for added moisturising benefits. We’d recommend adding some lavender oil as it will also help you sleep better by calming your mind and senses.
Once you’ve hopped out of the shower and towel dried your hair, apply a few drops (less for thin hair and more for thick hair) of argan oil and comb through your hair evenly. Then just style as normal and your hair will be feeling the moisturizing, protective benefits all day.
You can also use this method on dry hair if you’re needing a bit of extra frizz control on a bad hair day or if you’d like some extra protection for your locks before using heat tools on them.
Other uses for argan oil
You’ve got a whole bottle or pure argan oil that’s going to last a long time, because a little goes a really long way in this case, so why not use it for other beauty hacks as well? Here’s a few of the other awesome uses of argan oil:
- Makeup remover
- Acne-fighting facial moisturiser (lightweight and moisturising but won’t clog pores)
- Body moisturiser
- Massage oil
- Lip balm
- Anti-aging serum s(use on fine lines and wrinkles)
- Anti-stretch mark oil
- Hand, nails and cuticles treatment (add a couple drops to your favourite hand cream)
There’s no doubt that argan oil has earned its name “liquid gold”. There’s loads of options on the market right now to help add shine, tame frizz and heal your hair and scalp from the inside out to promote healthy hair that will grow faster and easier.
Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and a plethora of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties will nourish your hair and restore the nutrients it needs to thrive. Argan oil is your ticket to the luscious locks you’ve always wanted, so grab yourself a bottle and see what the hype is all about.