Argan oil has been used for hair and skin for centuries. Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and anti-oxidants argan oil is a hair treatment that delivers softer, shinier hair. If you are looking for conditioner, heat protection, shiny hair or a product that will nourish the scalp, argan oil delivers. It’s a favourite in our mission to condition hair; from smoothing and sealing split ends, adding moisture and shine to helping to repair the damage. In celebration of this hair treatment, we share the benefits of the oil known as ‘liquid gold’.
Argan Oil Benefits for Hair and Scalp
Argan Oil is a natural conditioner. When it comes to conditioning hair there are two factors to consider. Getting moisture to the inner layer of the hair, the cortex and smoothing the outer layer of the hair, the cuticle. Rich in tocopherols, otherwise known as vitamin E, argan oil conditions hair adding moisture and smoothing the cuticle, making hair more manageable. It makes a great leave in conditioner.
It’s great to include argan oil in your styling routine as it can offer protection against heated styling. Overdoing the heated styling can take its toll on hair. We are absolutely obsessive about maintaining the health of hair so for us, it was essential to include argan oil in our styling range. Argan oil is an effective heat protector but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to be careful. When styling hair, always choose a cooler setting on the hairdryer and take care, not to over-dry the hair.
Containing lots of fatty acids, argan oil is good for detangling hair. Look for detangling products that contain this hair treatment, particularly if you have thick, coarse or curly hair. Use a good quality detangler containing argan oil after washing and conditioner hair 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, here’s why. When there’s water in the atmosphere, in humid or damp environments, dry hair will attempt to soak up the moisture. This exacerbates the frizz. The solution to frizzy hair is prevention. Argan oil is rich in fatty acids and one acid in particular (oleic acid) helps to reduce the water loss in hair. By reducing water loss in 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. We absolutely believe in giving the scalp a lot of love when it comes to promoting hair growth. Having worked with a lot of different styling products over the years in our salon, we found that regular use of some styling products could be drying for the scalp. We set ourselves the challenge of developing a formulation that would moisturise the scalp. The argan oil in our styling range helps prevent dry scalp whilst keeping the hair looking and feeling healthy.
There are a lot of environmental factors that 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 important 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 is so great at smoothing the hair it can temporarily seal split ends. If you are concerned about split ends or hair damage, in general, take a look at our blog, How to Repair Damaged Hair.
With its ability to add moisture to the hair and smooth the cuticle argan oil naturally strengthens hair. When hair has moisture it’s more flexible and stretchy making it less prone to breakage. There are some tell-tale signs that hair is not as strong as it could be. If the hair feels difficult to style, or has a rough texture and has lost its shine treating it to products containing argan oil can help.
How to apply Argan Oil to the 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, we believe that the application of the product is just as important as the quality of the product. Overloading the hair with any products can leave the hair looking limp. We like our products to be invisible in the hair. For us, the perfect product and the perfect application is when the hair looks fab-u-lous but there’s no sign of any product residue.
If you are using the argan oil, we recommend you read the manufacturer’s instructions. However, as a general guideline, you can usually just use a few drops of oil, warmed up in the hands and applied to damp hair.
Argan Oil in Hair Products
Our preferred method for applying oils to hair is to include them in products. Whether in shampoos, conditioners, treatments or styling products we believe that blending argan oil in a product is the best way of applying this nutrient-rich oil to the hair. Choosing a product like our Argan Oil and Keratin styling mist for split ends that has been carefully formulated to deliver specific benefits to the hair. This adds to the performance of oils in a couple of ways.
- You can augment the performance by partnering argan oil with other ingredients. So, for example, the argan oil, in our styling range is held in a bubble of keratin. Keratin is the protein that hair is made from. When the tiny keratin capsules land on the hair they release the argan oil and the combination of argan oil and keratin not only seals split ends, it leaves hair smooth and shiny and keeps on working in between washes. The clever thing about these capsules is that they go to where the hair is most damaged.
- It’s very easy to overuse oils and 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 you’ve found your hair gets dirty more easily, there’s a reason. Putting oil directly on the hair can attract dirt. Our advice? Look out for products that contain argan oil with a formulation that targets your hair’s needs such as adding volume or moisture. You can get the benefits of this wonderful oil, whilst opting for easy application.
Ogario London is a salon developed, natural hair care range. As a niche brand, we are passionate about our products and delivering the best results is at the heart of what we do. If you have any questions about our products, would like advice on the best products for your hair type, or have another question about how to look after your hair, please get in touch at email@example.com
If you want to add volume and shine to your hair, choose our Styling Mist for Volume, with Argan Oil. Offering heat protection, volume and conditioning for your hair, this product is delivered to the hair in a super-fine mist. Suitable for even the finest of hair types.
If your hair is in need of extra moisture, choose our Styling Mist for Glossy Finish, with Argan Oil. This is a leave in conditioner with a difference. Offering heat protection, moisture retention and conditioning for your hair, this styling product will leave hair softer, easier to style and with film-star glossy locks!