Argan Oil is a beautiful golden oil with a delicate, gentle texture – an extract from the nuts or kernels of the Argan tree. It is a specie native to southwestern Morocco and is of great benefit to the communities living in that region.
This exquisite oil is crafted by hand in the traditional, small-batch method. The fruit falls and is harvested by hand, by the communities, followed by drying it in the sun. Further, the fruit and nut are separated, a job that women of the community meticulously do.
The nuts are then cracked by hands to obtain a kernel, that very much resembles an almond. These kernels are “cold-pressed” followed by coarse filtration to remove any of the remaining kernel particles. This process result in a refined oil, possessing a light yellow hue with a distinctive odour, and a silky texture.
What makes Argan Oil Unique?
It is a non-greasy, dry oil which means it absorbs quickly into our skins and brings about the necessary results. Argan oil is a powerful blend of vitamins that boost skin and overall health. Further, it is rich in antioxidants that aid in an array of health care areas.
Uses of Argan Oil
Argan Oil is a “pure oil” which means it is applied directly to the skin (topical application). Furthermore, you can also ingest it in as an oil source to reap its benefits. It is sold as a supplement capsule to take orally to provide benefits to our health. Commercially, it is used in numerous cosmetic products like shampoos, conditioners and soaps.
By tradition, both oral and topical use of argan oil is to improve skin, hair and nail health. It is a go-to oil for all your skincare needs such as skin brightening and softening. Moreover, applying three drops of this oil as a night cream can do wonders for your skin in repairing damaged cells and giving it a radiant and vibrant glow.
Benefits of Argan Oil for Hair
Below is a list that highlights all the benefits argan oil provides to hair:
Argan oil’s main principle is that it is very moisturizing. It fights off both dandruff and a dry scalp simultaneously. Moreover, it has a high amount of vitamin E, which provides shin and improves hair health.
No matter the hair texture, we all experience frizz either due to weather conditions like humidity or due to lack of moisture. Use of argan oil brings immediate results. Besides making hair glossy and frizz-free, it also makes it softer and easy to manage.
As mentioned, argan oil has an abundance of antioxidants that help protect and neutralize free radicals that damage hair. Our hair bear several pollutants, chemicals and heat on the daily basis. Argan oil helps protect and recover the damage caused by these. Furthermore, it also prevents split ends and hair breakage.
Vitamin E, chock full of antioxidants and an abundance of essential fatty acids make argan oil a super oil when it comes to hair care. Argan oil naturally increases the hairs elasticity and further provides luster to dull-looking tresses.
Argan Oil as a Hair Serum
The purpose of hair serum is to retain and concentrate moisture in the hair. Using Argan Oil in a hair serum provides for the perfect base for leave-in conditioner. Its light texture and natural goodness makes it an essential and well-needed ingredient.
Let’s move on to the recipe and do’s and don’ts for argan hair oil.
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Lavender Essential Oil
Argan Oil (Cold Pressed)
Basil Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Measure your argan oil and pour into a glass dropper bottle. Amber or cobalt blue glass bottle is best to use.
Measure and add in your essential oils.
Tighten the dropper and shake the bottle well to combine all the ingredients.
Shake the bottle before every use.
How To Use ❓
First of all, wash your hair as usual and soak up the extra moisture with a towel or a cotton t-shirt, till hair is damp. Secondly, take a pea-sized amount of the DIY serum and apply to ends of damp hair. Lastly, you can rub the serum in between your hand to warm and melt it a little, to avoid applying too much of it into your hair. You can use this every day for a lustrous and shining hair.
You can apply the hair serum to dry hair as well, but damp is best if your hair are dehydrated.
Avoid using it every day if you have an oily scalp.
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