How to Use Argan Oil for Hair

Argan oil has been used for centuries by Berber women of Morocco to rejuvenate and restore skin, hair and nails.

It is extracted from kernels of argan tree and it is often called “liquid gold” by beauty experts, due its many beneficial properties and amazing hydrating and regenerating effects. Read the tips bellow to understand how it works and how to use argan oil for hair.

Argan Oil Hydrates Hair and Gives it Luminosity and Silkines

Hair with Luminosity and Silkines

A proper hydration is essential to shiny and silky hair. But let’s see what happens if it’s not hydrated enough.

The most outer layer of each strand of hair is called cuticle and it consists of scales that cover the shaft. When hair is dry and dehydrated, these scales open and our hair becomes more vulnerable to external factors, such as sun or smoke. If cuticle scales are flat, hair is stronger and more resistant and appears shiny and smooth.

Argan oil has the capacity to easily penetrate the hair fiber and deeply nourish it, making it silky and healthy looking.  If regularly used, hair becomes more elastic, controllable and easier to comb.

Argan oil is rich in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which stimulate hair growth, prevent hair loss and provide nourishment, vitality and strength for the follicles. Lack of the adequate amount of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E may result in dry, breakable and brittle hair.

Argan oil can also help prevent inflammation that can lead to dandruff, scalp sores, itchiness, irritation and other scalp problems.

Regenerates Damaged Hair Cells With Argan Oil

Argan oil contains a high percentage of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that protects hair from free-radicals and against environmental damage.

Blow dryers, curling and crimping irons, straighteners, perms, hair colors and sprays may be very harmful for our hair, and damage its structure. Argan oil may prevent this damage and protect our hair against aggressive factors, maintaining it healthy and strong.

Argan oil is an excellent rescue for hair that’s fizzy, brittle and prone to breakage, because it penetrates deep inside the hair fiber, softens the cuticle scales and helps them lay down flat, leaving the hair smooth and soft.

How to Use Argan Oil for Hair Care

  • Pour several drops of oil into the palm of your hands and rub them together to warm the oil (it works best when warmed up). Massage gently into your scalp and take care to cover your hair from roots to tips. Cover your head with a plastic wrap, leave it on for at least 1 hour, than wash it. For greater effects, you can also leave it on overnight.
  • Sun, wind and salty sea water can dry your hair out. To hydrate it, wash away salt when you come back from the beach, work a few drops of argan oil through your hair while it’s still wet and let it dry.
  • If your hair is extremely dry, you can add several drops of argan oil into your regular shampoo or conditioner to use every day.
  • Prepare a highly nourishing hair pack by combining 2 tablespoons of argan oil, 1 tablespoon shea butter, 1 tablespoon melted honey and 1 egg yolk. Apply it on your scalp and the entire length of hair, put on a plastic shower cap and leave it for 1 hour. Then rinse off with tepid water and shampoo.
  • For split ends, rub a few drops of argan oil directly into the ends of your hair when you finish blow drying.

To conclude, you should definitely try out this miraculous oil if you want your hair to achieve a healthy, shiny and lustrous appearance! If you have any other tips on how to use argan oil for hair, share them with us in the comments.


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Jessica is a translator who has lived for many years in Asia and South America. She now lives and works in Europe, while preparing her new journeys. She enjoys traveling, meeting new people, exploring different cultures and foods, and being in love.


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  • Thanks for the info! Argan oil is great for your hair, I use Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil and my hair is looking shiny, smooth and healthy :)

  • have u tried the one from pro naturals? it’s a leave-in treatment thatg will restore your hair’s health

  • Hi, I would like to know if argan oil mixed with other oils can be used for hair care. I came across shine control oil which is a new launch by Organic Verdana. Are these oils good for hair care ?? Do they have similar effects that can control frizz ?