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What Does Moroccan Argan Oil Do for Hair?


moroccan argan oil for hair

Moroccan argan oil, also known as argan oil or just Moroccan oil, is derived from the nut of a Moroccan argan tree. Moroccan oil is a great moisturizer because it contains plenty of fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E. That’s not all it can do. It can also:

  • Add extra shine to hair
  • Repair damaged hair
  • Tame frizz
  • Prevent dandruff
  • Hold styled hair in place

How Can You Use Moroccan Argan Oil?

There are a variety of ways you can use Moroccan argan oil products to maximize the benefits of the oil. These are a few different ways you can apply it to achieve beautiful, glowing hair:

  • Before Shampoo and Conditioner. Apply a few drops of Moroccan oil to your scalp and rub into the hair like you would with a shampoo 30 minutes before you shower. Wash the oil out and use regular shampoo and conditioner as you normally would. The use of argan oil will help repair damaged hair. Washing out the oil after 30 minutes will prevent your hair from getting greasy and heavy.
  • Hair Serum. If you’re planning on blowdrying your hair, rub a few drop of argan oil into your damp hair. When you use your hair dryer, your hair will come out smooth and frizz-free.
  • Leave-in Conditioner. When using Moroccan oil as a leave-in conditioner, a small amount goes a long way. All you have to do is pour a few small drops into your hands, rub your palms together, and comb the product with your fingers through your hair from the roots to the tips. Using Moroccan oil as a leave-in conditioner is a great way to keep your hair moisturized and damage-free.

woman applying oil product to her hair

What to Look for in a Product

If you’re considering purchasing Moroccan argan oil, be careful. There are many products that have additives. Some additives can be good, while others can create build-up and make your hair look greasy and heavy. If you can, find one where argan oil is listed higher on the ingredients list. The higher up argan oil is on the list, the more oil there is in the product.

Because argan oil is rare, it usually is quite pricy to buy the pure product, which is why it’s so important to make sure to buy a good product without additives. Some argan oil products have silicones, which can be good for your hair in small quantities, but will most likely dry out your hair when mixed with the argan oil.

Want a Moroccan Oil Treatment? Check out our Student Spa

Do you want all of the benefits of a Moroccan oil treatment but don’t want to buy your own product? Check out our student spa! It’s run by students under direct supervision of licensed professionals. We offer two kinds of Moroccan oil treatments: hydrating or restorative, so we can help you achieve beautiful, glossy hair!