How to Deep Condition Hair with Argan Oil

Because of its restorative properties and benefits to the hair and scalp, argan oil is often referred to as “liquid gold.” It comes from the Moroccan argan tree. The oil is extracted, specifically for use on the hair and skin. Many people deep condition hair with argan oil because of its therapeutic qualities.

It only takes a small amount of this ‘liquid gold’ to be effective. It is filled with nutrients and moisturizing properties. These not only help to give your hair body and shine, but they can soothe and heal an itchy scalp.

Argan oil is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. If you’re experiencing any discomfort on your scalp, it can help you to find relief. But, the benefits will come from the vitamins and fatty acids that work with both your scalp and hair. It’s no wonder that it has become so popular in the beauty world.

If you’ve never used it for your hair before, this article will cover how to deep condition with argan oil. We’ll also go over several of the key benefits, and how to use it properly to achieve the best results.

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What Beneficial Properties Does Argan Oil Contain?

Argan oil contains a large number of vitamins and fatty acids that can all help with hair and skin. The active ingredients include:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Antioxidants
  • Omega-6 fatty acids
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Linoleic acid

These ingredients do everything from moisturizing the skin and hair, to provide rejuvenating healing. They can even help with cell repair and regeneration, and leave your skin feeling stronger and more supple.

Its basic properties are things our body needs anyway to be fully healthy. Unfortunately, many of us don’t get the nutrients we need regularly. Argan oil can help to offset that, providing restorative balance.

What Can Argan Oil Do for My Hair?

Whether you use an argan oil shampoo or use it on its own as a mask or conditioner, there are so many benefits for your hair when you apply this naturally-healing oil. Most of them, you’ll be able to experience after just one or two regular treatments. What can you expect in using argan oil for your hair?

  • It can eliminate dandruff and dry scalp issues, such as dry scalp flakes.
  • Your hair will be repaired: No more split ends, frizz, or flyaways.
  • If you use styling tools (irons, blow dryers, etc.), it protects hair from the heat.
  • If your hair is exposed to chemicals frequently, it can offer protection. This includes chemicals from chlorinated pools if you’re an active swimmer.
  • Some people have naturally curly hair but have a tough time defining their curls. Argan oil helps with manageability and will give your curls a fuller look.
  • If you’re out in the sun often, the heat and UV rays can damage your hair and scalp. Argan oil adds moisture and protection from the sun’s harmful rays.

As you can see, not only does this ‘liquid gold’ make your hair look and feel great, but it provides a lot of incredibly healthy benefits to your hair that you don’t always get from over the counter products, or even therapeutic shampoos.

How Often Should I Use Argan Oil On My Hair?

Argan oil on its own is a completely natural ingredient. Any negative side effects or reactions are extremely rare when you’re using a 100% pure oil. Often, though, you’ll find argan oil as an ingredient in shampoo or other styling products. Using an argan oil shampoo is different from using the natural oil on its own.

However, most shampoos containing the ingredient are either also all-natural, or feature safe, chemical-free ingredients. If you find an argan oil shampoo, be sure to read the rest of the ingredients to ensure you won’t experience an allergic reaction.

If you do use a shampoo containing the oil, you can apply it just as often as you would any other cosmetic shampoo to wash your hair. Can you use argan oil every day? In this form, yes. It’s more beneficial for your scalp and hair not to wash every day, but even if you do, it can help to protect everything from drying out.

How to Use Argan Oil after Washing Hair

Argan oil can also be used as a deep conditioning treatment or styling product. After you’ve washed your hair (either with a specialized or cosmetic shampoo), there are a couple of different ways you can benefit from this natural oil.

First, try it as a deep conditioning treatment. When you condition your hair with it, you’ll get the most benefits out of using it as a leave-in conditioner. It will make your hair soft, shiny, and won’t leave you with greasy or heavy feeling like some other leave-in products. If you use it as a leave-in product, you don’t need to use it every day. Instead, you can use it once a week or so to get the full benefits.

To use argan oil as a deep conditioner, follow these steps:

  1. Apply a few drops of argan oil into your palm and rub them together.
    2. Comb through dry hair.
    3. Be sure to get the oil as evenly distributed as possible.

Additionally, you can add a few drops of argan oil to your existing conditioner. You’ll want to rinse it away after you use it, but it can benefit your daily conditioner with vitamins and nutrients, giving you a ‘boost’ each day.

How to Use Argan Oil As a Hair Mask

Using this natural oil as a hair mask is somewhat similar to a deep conditioning treatment. However, it’s an overnight way to maximize the benefits of the oil. To use argan oil as a hair mask, follow these steps:

  1. Apply a liberal amount of the oil between your palms.
    2. Massage thoroughly into your hair and scalp.
    3. Wrap your hair in a towel (this will lock in the oil and prevent it from staining pillows, sheets, etc.)
    4. Leave in hair overnight, and wash out the next morning with your regular shampoo.

When you’re able to give yourself this hair mask, you’ll notice a huge difference in the way your hair looks and feels the next day. What’s the best part? The benefits will last a long time. This is great for anyone who has dry, brittle hair.

Like a deep conditioning treatment, you don’t have to use argan oil as a hair mask every day to experience the benefits. Use it as needed for a healthy scalp and hair.

How to Use an Argan Oil Hair Mask

What are Some Additional Benefits?

Argan oil does much more than just offer shiny hair. It can also help with hair loss. Many times, people start to experience thinning hair or hair loss due to an underlying scalp condition. Argan oil can help with hair growth, improve the health of your scalp, and promote strong, healthy hair for both men and women.

What conditions can argan oil help? Some of the most common scalp conditions associated with hair thinning or loss include:

These can all cause your scalp to become itchy, or give you a ‘burning’ sensation. They can also cause the hair follicles on your scalp to become plugged, leading to potential hair loss. When you itch your scalp too much, you may also be causing damage to the hair, or pulling it out, causing more pain and thinning.

Deep Conditioning the Hair with Argan Oil

Argan oil works by treating the underlying scalp conditions that cause the hair loss. Use an exfoliating agent to clear out the follicles first, and then massage a few drops of argan oil directly into your scalp for several minutes.

You can repeat this process several times a week, as needed. Once the symptoms of the condition have cleared up, you can continue to use this method for maintenance. If you keep using it regularly, argan oil helps to exfoliate the scalp on its own and can keep your follicles clear and healthy.

Should I Add It to My Hair Care Routine?

Whether you have dry, brittle hair, or a scalp condition that causes irritation, adding argan oil to your hair care routine will always be beneficial. Even if you don’t have any real problems with your scalp or hair, you’re bound to notice a difference in the way things look and feel when you use it. If you’re curious, start out by using an argan oil shampoo. If you like the effects, move onto the pure oil, using it as a hair mask or leave-in conditioning product.

Many chemical products that promote healing and restoration can do more harm than good. Sticking with products like argan oil, that is 100% natural, is always the best way to treat damaged hair or a sore scalp. It’s completely safe, the benefits are endless, and works right away. There are no real drawbacks to adding this natural oil to your routine.

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