Hair Health 101: Incorporating Argan Oil Into Your Daily Hair Care Routine
We’ve put just about every oil in our hair… And of all of the oils known to improve locks, the most beneficial could very well be considered to be argan oil.
What’s Argan Oil, You Ask?
Native to Morocco, the common hair regiment essential oil is native to the argan tree kernel. Local Berber women work in fair-trade cooperatives to create it, where they hand-crack the tree nuts using a centuries-old technique (and two very heavy stones). The raw kernels are hand-extracted from the hard shell, hand-ground in a stone grinder, then kneaded for hours and first cold-pressed into the oil. It takes one person three days to make just one liter of oil, making argan oil incredibly valuable.
Here’s Why We Love It.
The tree oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, the combination of which can help make hair softer and more manageable by hydrating it without weighing it down. With its high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamin E, argan oil naturally helps increase hair's elasticity and consistently restores shine to dull, lifeless hair.
It’s also a powerful UV-protector and free radical neutralizer. Thanks to our busy everyday lives, we put our hair through a lot of damage with everyday pollution, chemical treatments, and hot tools. The vitamin E found in products containing argan oil (like our True Pure Conditioner) helps keep your follicles free from damage while helping to prevent splitting and breakage.
Hair Growth & Your Scalp.
While argan oil itself has not been proven to regrow hair directly, it has been proven to improve the scalp environment, making it easier for hair to grow. What’s it all mean? As a conditioner, it’s extremely rich in tocopherols (vitamin-E), essential fatty acids, and antioxidants… The elixir is also rich in linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids.
If you’re suffering from hair thinning or a dry scalp, stop using any product that contains drying chemical agents, as they’ll likely result in dandruff of their own. Instead, opt for the combination of super-nourishing nutrients in an Argan oil-based conditioner, which leaves your hair strands softer, shinier, and more manageable. The vitamin-E and antioxidants inside make it a great scalp moisturizer and can be used to fight both dandruff and dry scalp. The essential fatty acids in the oil are also believed to help reduce skin inflammation and prevent dryness, making it a perfect winter addition to your hair regimen! Tame frizz, flyaways, and repair split ends by using it as a leave-in conditioner throughout the season. It’ll work hard to repair split ends as it sits.
A Warning! If your scalp is neglected for too long, dandruff often results. For those experiencing this, avoid medicated dandruff shampoo whenever possible. Not only is your body getting a hefty dose of chemical ingredients, but it will actually dry out both your scalp and hair more, adding to the problem over time.