What Is Argan Oil & Why Should You Use It For Your Hair
Argan oil goes by many names, some of them being “miracle oil” and “liquid gold.” You can guess that it’s a true MVP in the beauty world. If you’re wondering why—and, what is argan oil—here’s the back-story: argan oil is derived from argan nuts, which (surprise) grow on argan trees. Garnier supplies its Argan oil through a network gathering six cooperatives of more than 500 Berber women who collect argan nuts from the Argania Spinosa forest in the Souss Valley, in South West of Morocco. Through this sourcing programme, we guarantee fair wages and good working conditions, helping the women and their families to achieve greater economic independence.
It can take several days to get just a litre of argan oil, since the argan nut kernels must be removed from the shell and then ground up into oil by hand. But the work—and the wait—is worth it. The benefits of argan oil for hair come from its long list of beneficial ingredients and antioxidants, like vitamin E, ferulic acid, and fatty acids. This gives it a one-two punch of being a deeply nourishing ingredient (and therefore a potent hair moisturiser) and a protective one since antioxidants are your first line of defence against external aggressors like UV rays and pollution. Putting argan oil on your hair will not only improve its hydration, but also give it a healthy looking, luminous sheen however you choose to use it. Read on for all the ways you can incorporate argan oil into your hair routine.
Argan oil shampoo
The one best quality argan oil is known for being able to provide nourishing moisture. Now, when you think of shampoo you don’t usually think of its naturally moisturising properties do you? Well what if you could clean your hair without stripping it off its natural hydration and boosting it even more. Especially dry and damaged hair needs a shampoo that will replenish moisture into your locks. Argan oil actively maintains smooth hair, keeping it shiny and healthy looking after cleansing. Adding a shampoo enriched with argan oil into your hair regime can benefit anyone from those with dry/damaged hair to normal and even colour treated hair.
Argan oil conditioner
Argan oil and conditioner are truly a match made in heaven. Why? Well what could be better than adding extra moisturising power to your conditioner. Treating your hair to a nourishing conditioner is the best thing you can do for any hair type after shampooing. While it’s true that argan oil conditioner is perfect for those with dry or frizzy hair due to the rich nature of the moisture, it’s also good for normal and colour treated hair. Reach for a conditioner enhanced with argan oil to use with every wash to not only nourish but protect your hair. Get ready for your best, shiniest and healthiest looking hair yet.
Argan oil hair treatment
Does your hair need a little extra TLC? Maybe it’s been feeling a little dehydrated or just lacking its usual shine. The best thing you can do is give it some nourishing love with an argan oil enriched hair treatment. While it’s true that argan oil conditioner is perfect for those with dry or frizzy hair due to the rich nature of the moisture, it’s also good for normal and colour treated hair. Reach for a conditioner enhanced with argan oil to use with every wash to not only nourish but help protect your hair. Given it’s UV protection benefits, argan oil can also extend the life of your colour treated hair. Get ready for your best, shiniest and healthiest hair yet.
Protective argan oil
Given the protective qualities of argan oil it’s no wonder it’s a versatile ingredient in most hair products. Even after you’ve reinforced your hair with argan oil shampoo and conditioner, if you’re styling your hair with heat products everyday, you’ll need an extra layer of protection. Reach for a heat protection spray to use before you grab your straightener or hair dryer. We recommend the Fructis Style Flat Iron Perfector with Heat Protection. Enriched with Argan Oil to help tame your frizz while also safeguarding your hair against any heat damage.
Get creative with argan oil
Beyond argan oil shampoo, argan oil conditioner, and argan oil hair treatments, there are even more ways to enjoy the benefits of argan oil on your locks. Depending on how and when you use them—and, of course, what your hair needs—you can make the most of this miracle oil:
If you have damaged hair, try it as a pre-shampoo conditioner:
15 to 30 minutes before you hop in the shower, prep your hair by distributing a few drops of argan oil throughout it. Massage it into your scalp in a circular motion to stimulate your hair follicles, and then comb it through to coat the mid-lengths to ends of your hair. Not only does it soften and moisturise, but the oil also protects delicate or damaged hair from harsh shampoo formulas. Rinse out with a shampoo and conditioner for damaged hair.
If you have dry hair, try it as a conditioner booster:
Conditioner does exactly what the name implies: It conditions. But if you have straw-like or dry hair, you can turn your conditioner into a deep conditioner with the addition of argan oil. Simply dispense the conditioner into your hand as you usually would, add a few drops of argan oil and mix it together. Slather the combination on your hair and let it sink in for three to five minutes. When you rinse, your hair will feel softer and smoother.
So now you know about the wonders argan oil can do for your hair, but have you heard about the benefits of adding argan oil to your skincare routine? Get the lowdown now.