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Extracted from the fresh kernels of the fruit of the Argan tree native to Morocco, it is no surprise that the oil extracted from them is a rare commodity (and a tad expensive).
Much more than a beauty buzzword, the oil has been termed liquid gold by many– not just because of its color, but because just like gold, it is valuable and has a wealth of benefits, while at the same time such little oil is required for each use, you would almost think every bottle of your argan oil lasts forever.
What’s more? It is so lightweight, you won’t even feel like you have put anything on. It does not have a greasy texture, so you need not fear your hair looking any bit oily.
Argan oil has proved to reverse much of the damage caused by artificial chemicals and treatments on hair, and it is often used in its pure form for some really nourished, softer and shinier hair. And though it may be priced slightly more, you will see in time that it sure does go a long way in being worth those bucks.
Here are a few ways you can use Argan Oil for glossier, silkier tresses
As a leave-in conditioner:
Being extremely rich in vitamin E, nutrients, antioxidants, linoleic acid, and omega-6 fatty acids, the combination of all these super-nourishing ingredients paves the way for a recipe to providing the hair strands a softer, shinier and much easily manageable texture to it. It also invigorates the hair cells and is certainly an ideal ingredient for those battling dry, brittle hair or hair damaged by chemicals and color. Sounds good enough to tame any flyaway, unruly or frizzy hair, doesn’t it?
As a heat protect-ant spray:
In order to keep your hair in its top condition, one must look for ingredients like argan oil in heat protection products due to its extremely nourishing and conditioning nature. Keep it as a statement go-to product to always keep at an arm’s length, because it is known to make styling easier. Argan oil-infused products aid in maintaining shiny, healthy hair since they let the hair oil penetrate deep into the strands, as opposed to hair serums which typically just sit on the surface of the strands. Moreover, the harsh UV rays damage your hair in more ways than one. Using argan oil for hair will give it a high level of protection when you step out in the sweltering sun.
As a hair mask:
The plethora of nutrients found in argan oil will aid in smoothing the frayed hair shafts and sealing split ends while the omega fatty acids will work to strengthen and nourish your hair further at the same time, so leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes when throwing on your hair mask. It will nurture the entire strand right from the root all the way down to the tip, and voila! You are on your way to reaping the benefits of argan oil the right way.
As a styling product:
Toss in some argan oil-infused hair styling product to give your hair strands some brilliant shine along with major anti-frizz benefits. The naturally loaded nutrients can also be instrumental in helping to really define the curls. Thus it will keep your hair moisturized and will protect them against styling damage or damage caused by free radicals, which will in turn also result in less breakage and shedding.
As a scalp treatment:
A flawless scalp treatment, argan oil will significantly help to reduce scalp inflammation that could, in turn, lead to dandruff, itchiness, and other scalp related problems. Argan oil for hair also ensures that you don’t lose more hair follicles than the number of ones you grow, thus stimulating your scalp to produce more hair and beat the amount of hair follicles lost. This treatment is surely going to be well worth the bucks in getting you a healthier scalp, and more so if your hair has been subjected to regular chemical treatments ( hot tools, bleaching, hair color, and pollution).
So there you have it, a barrier from the sun, chlorine, and saltwater; a frizz tamer, and a split-end-savior – all in one. We’re guessing it is safe to say that after all, liquid gold does exist.