The argan oil hair treatments for anyone who wants better hair
Yes, that means you
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / September 07 2019
If your hair isn’t a little dry or damaged, you’re either seriously lucky or you’re lying. Because between all the straightener heat styling, product build-up, and drying effects of heaters and hot showers in winter, keeping your hair healthy is a mission.
But there’s one ingredient that is here to help. Argan oil. Yep, the golden oil that comes from the nuts of the argan tree, which grows exclusively in southwest Morocco. It’s been a popular ingredient in hair products for the last 10 years, although it’s actually been used for centuries by the Berber women of Morocco.
What does argan oil do for your hair?
As an oil, argan oil is able to penetrate deeply into hair to intensely nourish and repair; but what makes argan oil unique is it also seals the cuticle to lock in moisture, protect hair and improve the look and manageability of your mane.
Argan oil is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E. The benefits of argan oil for hair include hydrating dry hair, repairing damaged hair, and protecting hair from future breakage and damage. Styling-wise, argan oil can help smooth and fight frizz, and enhance shine. It’s also great for defining curls in curly hair types. Basically, it’s an all-rounder that we could all use in our lives.
Not only is argan oil good for hair, it’s good for your scalp, too. It works to ease scalp inflammation, and as a rich source of vitamin E, there are even claims that it can help with hair regrowth. Because it supports a healthy scalp, it allows for healthy hair growth and may decrease hair loss.
How much to use?
A little goes a long way, and even though argan oil is lightweight and non-greasy, use it sparingly and try to avoid applying it to the roots. A few drops should do the trick - use more if you have long hair. When using argan oil as a leave-in treatment, apply it to towel-dried hair once or twice a week. Most argan oil treatments can also be used as a pre-shampoo treatment or on dry hair as a smoothing serum.
Where to buy?
You’ll find argan oil in all types of formulas - as a straight-up hair oil, or mixed into hair products like a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, hair cream or even a shine spray. As for where to buy it, there are a lot of brands out there with argan oil products that you can pick up at Priceline, your local supermarket and pharmacy, or online at e-stores like Amazon.
Looking for an argan oil hair treatment to help restore your hair to glossy, healthy and strong? We got you.
#7 / Natural World Hair Treatment Argan Oil Of Morocco
Available at Coles, this treatment is formulated with certified organic argan oil to bring back softness and shine and repair the health of your hair. All hair types can use this oil, and its vegan and cruelty-free formula is free from parabens, phosphates, phthalates, dyes, gluten, mineral oil, SLES and SLS.
#6 / Essano Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Recovery Serum
This argan oil hair treatment has pulled together a team of natural oil superstars - in addition to argan oil, there’s also macadamia oil, pomegranate oil, coconut oil and avocado oil for serious hair nourishment. Together they intensely moisturise dry, damaged and stressed hair to restore it back to its glory. And it does all that for less than $20.
#5 / One 'N Only Argan Oil Treatment
Alcohol-free and non-greasy, this argan oil hair treatment restores hydration in dry strands, while also protecting hair against environmental, chemical and heat damage. It’s also suitable for colour-treated hair. With over 800 five-star reviews on Amazon, this is one of the Internet’s favourite argan oils.
#4 / Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil
If you’re looking to put your hair in the hands of a professional haircare brand, add this hydrating Redken argan oil hair treatment to cart. It’s a leave-in or wash-out hair serum that contains fair trade argan oil to deeply nourish, soften and boost shine, along with a protein complex to strengthen the hair’s core and rebuild surface protection. It can also be used pre-styling to smooth frizzy hair.
#3 / Agadir Argan Oil Treatment
This hair brand’s entire range is dedicated to heroing argan oil. Their oil treatment contains 100 per cent pure and certified argan oil and helps improve the manageability of hair, as well as the condition of your tresses. As its alcohol-free, it won’t irritate your scalp.
#2 / Moroccanoil Hair Treatment
The cult Moroccanoil Treatment is still one of our all-time favourite argan oil products. We love that you can choose between the original for a rich treatment on thicker hair (that’s still lightweight and non-greasy), or the Light version if you have fine hair or blonde hair. We love this oil for boosting shine, fighting frizz and fly-aways, and nixing dryness.
#1 / Argan Life Pure Organic Argan Oil
Made from 100 per cent pure certified organic and unrefined Moroccan argan oil...and nothing else, this oil is extra rich, but still absorbs quickly and doesn’t weigh down hair. The argan oil is 100 per cent virgin cold pressed, which means it hasn’t had any chemical processing or steam treatments, ensuring the integrity of the oil is maintained. We also love that it’s Australian Certified Organic (ACO), not tested on animals and fair traded - Argan Life Australia source their argan oil from a women’s cooperative in Morocco, which helps provide employment and education within the community.
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