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Argan Oil for Hair: Benefits and Tips for All Hair Types

Argan oil has exploded on the haircare scene in recent years, headlining everything from shampoos to serums to sprays. You’ve definitely heard of it, but might be asking yourself exactly what is argan oil and what are the benefits of argan oil for hair. That’s why we created this guide with everything you need to know about how to use argan oil, including specific tips and product recommendations for your hair type and needs.

What Is Argan Oil?

Natural argan oil is a rich, amber-hued oil that can be used for skin, hair, and even culinary purposes. Also known as “miracle oil” and “liquid gold,” this versatile elixir is derived from argan nuts, which typically grow in southwestern Morocco. Extracting the oil takes days, as the nut kernels have to be removed from the shell and then ground up into oil by hand. But the work—and the wait—is worth it. Argan oil is rich in beneficial ingredients including vitamin E, ferulic acid, fatty acids, and antioxidants.

Benefits of Argan Oil for Hair

  • Stronger strands, less breakage – helps strengthen and restore elasticity to strands, thereby reducing breakage
  • Increased smoothness and shine – helps smooth hair’s cuticle, increasing shine and reducing the look of split ends.
  • Hydrated hair and scalp – delivers major moisture to strands and can help relieve a dry scalp, sealing in hydration and nourishment from roots to tips.

Who Should Use Argan Oil for Hair?

Basically everyone (no, really!). Want sleek, shiny strands? Argan oil. Have curls that need extra care? Argan oil. What about thirsty, color-treated hair? Argan oil. Ok…but what about fine hair that gets greasy? Believe it or not, argan oil here, too (its lightweight texture means silkiness with no weighdown – just steer clear of your roots).

So is argan oil good for your hair? Clearly the answer is YES! But to get the most benefits, look for argan-infused products that are tailored for your hair type and needs. Read through our pro tips and learn the best way to make argan oil part of your haircare routine.

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How To Use Argan Oil for Hair

How to Use Argan Oil for Dry, Damaged Hair

Use a deeply nourishing argan oil treatment to restore shine and vitality to your dry, damaged hair. Try our intensive Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Argan Oil, which contains a deeply nourishing blend of natural oils like argan. Use as a pre-shampoo treatment to soften and moisturize or use post-styling for an instant shot of shine. We recommend washing and conditioning with the Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner.

 

How to Use Argan Oil for Frizzy Hair

Products with Argan Oil are super effective at taming frizzies and flyaways (and if you’re wondering, “Should I put argan oil on dry or wet hair?” the answer is, “You can do both!” In the shower, after using the Fructis Sleek & Shine shampoo, follow with the new Sleek & Shine Glass Hair Water liquid conditioner for glass-like shine. On wet strands, try Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream to treat frizzy, unmanageable strands. To tame frizz once hair is dry, apply a few drops of a hair smoothing serum like Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum to reveal a smooth, shiny finish. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine uses fairly-traded and sustainably sourced argan oil.

 

How to Use Argan Oil for Average/Fine Hair

Having fine or “average” hair doesn’t mean you have to miss the benefits of this “liquid gold”. Hydrate and boost shine with Garnier Whole Blends Illuminating Hair Care regimen, a luxurious-feeling lineup of Shampoo, Conditioner, and Leave-In Treatment formulated with Moroccan argan and camellia oils. To avoid any weighdown, apply the Conditioner and Leave-In from the middle of your strands to the ends, avoiding your roots.

 

How to Use Argan Oil for Curly Hair

Curly hair tends toward dryness, so using an argan oil shampoo and conditioner is highly recommended as part of your daily routine. You can also refresh and add definition to your curls with a spritz of Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Frizz Serum, which contains argan oil extracts. Dispense one pump of serum, or as much needed for your hair type, into your palms and apply uniformly to damp or dry hair and do not rinse.

Explore Garnier’s Lineup of Argan Oil Shampoos and Conditioners

Now that you know all about the benefits of argan oil, it’s time to make this “Miracle Oil” part of your haircare routine. Unsure where to start? Check out our full range of shampoos with argan oil, not to mention conditioners, leave-ins and other treatments that deliver all the argan oil benefits your strands deserve! Discover the full assortment of Garnier’s hair care products that contain argan oil.