Argan Oil for hair has been a hair treatment for centuries. Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants, argan oil is a hair treatment with proven results. In my experience of developing hair product formulations, argan oil delivers softer, shinier hair.
Argan oil conditions hair. It offers styling protection and delivers shiny hair. Argan oil also nourishes your scalp. The special thing about this vital hair ingredient is it has all these hair and scalp benefits. And more. It’s a favourite ingredient in my mission to condition hair.
I love it because it smoothes and seals split ends. Plus, it adds moisture and shine, helping repair damage and preventing frizz.
In this blog, I’ll share the benefits of argan oil for your hair.
Keep reading to discover why argan oil is a vital ingredient for your hair.
Argan Oil Benefits for Hair and Scalp
Argan Oil is a natural conditioner. Here’s why.
- It gets moisture to the inner layer of the hair, the cortex
- It smoothes the outer layer of the hair, the cuticle.
Because it’s rich in tocopherols, otherwise known as vitamin E, argan oil conditions hair by adding moisture and smoothing the cuticle. Consequently, it makes the hair more manageable, and it’s an effective leave-in conditioner.
Include Argan Oil in your hairstyling routine as it can protect against heated styling. Overdoing the heated styling can take its toll on hair. I’m obsessive about maintaining the health of hair. So, it was essential to include argan oil in my styling range.
Argan oil is an effective hair protector, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to be careful.
When styling hair, always choose a cooler setting on the hairdryer, taking care not to over-dry the hair.
With lots of fatty acids, argan oil is effective for detangling hair. That’s particularly true if you have thick, coarse or curly hair. After washing and conditioning your hair, use a good quality detangler containing argan oil to get it prepped for styling.
Tame Frizzy Hair
Hair becomes frizzy when it’s dry. If you find your hair becomes more prone to frizz in the rain or humid environments, there’s a reason.
In a humid atmosphere, dry hair soaks up the moisture. As a result, it exacerbates the frizz.
The solution to frizzy hair is prevention.
Argan Oil is rich in fatty acids, and one of those fatty acids in particular (oleic acid) helps reduce the water loss in hair. By reducing water loss in your hair, you can prevent frizz.
One of the many nutrients in argan oil, another fatty acid, is linoleic acid. Linoleic acid moisturises the scalp and helps to maintain scalp health.
I believe in giving the scalp a lot of love to promote hair growth. Having worked with many different styling products over the years in my salon, I found that regular use of some styling products could be drying for the scalp.
That’s why I set myself the challenge of developing a formulation that would moisturise the scalp.
The argan oil in my styling range helps prevent dry scalp whilst keeping the hair looking and feeling healthy.
For more advice on how to improve your scalp health, go to my blog.
Many environmental factors can cause hair breakage, from sun and wind to excessive heated styling or simply not being gentle enough with the hair. Split ends can be frustrating, and the only way to get rid of them permanently is to get a trim.
Getting regular trims is an essential part of maintaining a healthy head of hair. However, you may find that the ends are splitting further up the hair to the mid-lengths.
Argan oil to the rescue!
Argan oil won’t fix this damage permanently, but it will nourish your hair. With a routine of hair trimming and regular treatments, you can get on top of split ends and achieve a silky-smooth finish when you style your hair.
The combined benefits of argan oil and keratin in my styling range smooth the hair and temporarily seal split ends.
Click on the short video below to see how it works.
Argan oil adds moisture to the hair and smooths the cuticle. It naturally strengthens hair.
When your hair has moisture, it’s more flexible and stretchy, making it less prone to breakage.
There are some tell-tale signs that hair has lost strength. Maybe your hair feels difficult to style. Or maybe, it has a rough texture and has lost its shine.
Treating your hair to products containing argan oil can help.
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How to apply Argan Oil to Your Hair
So now you know about the benefits of argan oil, you may be wondering how to apply it to your hair.
When it comes to hair products, I believe that the application of the product is just as important as the quality of the product.
Overloading your hair with any products can leave your hair looking limp. I developed my products to be invisible in your hair.
For me, the perfect product and the perfect application is when the hair looks healthy, shiny and has movement without any sign of product residue.
Argan Oil in Hair Products
My preferred method for applying oils to hair is to include them in products. Why? Because this is the best way of avoiding residue.
Whether in shampoos, conditioners, treatments or styling products, I believe that blending argan oil in a product is the best way of applying this nutrient-rich oil to the hair.
Choose a product such as Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Volume to nourish your hair as you style. It contains argan oil and keratin to get rid of split ends and it’s a volumizer for fine hair. It’s all about the formulation.
How a Product Formulation can Enhance the Benefits of Argan Oil for Hair
The formulation enhances the performance of argan oil in a couple of ways.
Firstly, you can augment the performance of argan oil for hair by partnering it with other ingredients.
For example, the argan oil in my styling range is in the centre of tiny bubbles of keratin. Keratin is important because it strengthens your hair. When the tiny keratin bubbles land on your hair, they release the argan oil. The combination of keratin and argan oil seals split ends, leaving your hair with a smooth, silky finish.
These tiny bubbles of keratin and argan oil keep working in between washes. When you brush or comb your hair, the keratin and argan oil bubbles reactivate on the hair. They keep sealing split ends for a smooth, silky finish.
Want to know the most clever thing about these capsules? They go to where the hair is most damaged. They target split ends and seal them.
The second point I want to make is that it’s very easy to overuse oils. Too much product can make the scalp and roots oily. It can also be tricky to get an even spread of oil in the hair. If you’ve tried applying oils and found your hair gets dirty, there’s a reason.
Putting oil directly on the hair can attract dirt. My advice? Look out for products that contain argan oil. I put a lot of work into ensuring that my styling formulations offer the benefits of argan oil without the downsides of the residue that can be left when using oil.
Choose the Best Argan Oil Product for Your Hair
I recommend seeking out formulations that target your hair’s needs. For instance, Do you want a hair volume product for fine hair?
Or do you want a hair styling product that will leave your hair shiny and smooth?
My hair styling products give you the benefits of argan oil whilst offering an easy light mist application that spreads the styling product evenly on the hair.
I’m incredibly proud of the following review by the Beauty Bible. It’s really a testament to what I was hoping to achieve with my styling product range. Styling products that give control but leave hair with natural movement.
Take a look at this review of Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Volume to see what they said.
Review of Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Volume
“We are never, ever short of recommendations for luscious 100% pure hair masks. There are more and more excellent natural shampoos around, too. But natural styling options? Rarer than hen’s teeth. Hats off, then, to Ogario London* for this lightweight styling mist, which makes for increased hold and volume while making your hair smell fresh, citrusy and downright gorgeous. (It’s infused with lemon zest.)
Other ingredients include antioxidant vitamin E, strengthening pro-vitamin B5, oats (for hydration and strength) and honey (not sticky, by the way, but just a touch to prevent static).
The result? Shiny, swingy hair that holds its shape. And while this formula may never rival the industrial strength styling aids from mainstream haircare brands, it’s going to make for very happy hair days for natural beauties.”
* Ogario’s hair masks are hugely popular with Beauty Bible testers. And with us.
About the Author
Norris Ogario is the founder and Creative Director of Ogario London. Developed in his London salon, the Ogario London haircare products reflect his belief that hydration is the key to fixing most hair problems. You can style hydrated hair with ease. Plus, hydration leaves hair shiny and healthy. Norris has over 35 years of hair know-how. Norris has expertise in all hair types, from dry hair to fine or grey hair, from frizzy to damaged or bleached hair, curly hair and afro hair.
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For over 35 years, I’ve talked to and helped a lot of customers with dry hair concerns. I write about all aspects of healthy hair, from how to stop frizzy hair to how to get rid of split ends, and I share salon tips and techniques for looking after all hair types.
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