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

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” or “liquid gold,” this multi-purpose oil 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 hand-ground into oil. But the work—and the wait—is well-worth it. Argan oil is rich in beneficial ingredients including vitamin E, ferulic acid, fatty acids, and antioxidants.

Is Argan Oil Good for Hair?

You might be wondering, what does argan oil do for hair? The answer might surprise you, as the benefits are abundant. Without a doubt, argan oil is good for hair. It pulls a one-two punch as a deeply nourishing ingredient (and therefore a potent hair moisturizer) and a protective one, as its antioxidants are loaded with defensive properties. 

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Benefits of Argan Oil for Hair

Not only is it one seriously powerful moisturizer, but the antioxidants that are found within argan oil act as the first line of defense against aggressors such as UV rays and pollution. What’s more, the acids found in argan oil—ferulic and fatty acids—are packed with conditioning and protective properties that shield the hair shaft without dulling or weighing it down. Finally, the high vitamin E content of argan oil promotes hair growth by reducing oxidative stress and preserving the protective lipid layer of your scalp, making it the perfect base from which to grow. So, to recap, argan oil is good for:

- Stronger strands, less breakage – helps strengthen strands and restore their elasticity, thereby reducing breakage.
- Increased smoothness and shine – helps smooth the hair cuticle, increasing shine and reducing the appearance of split ends.
- Hydrating hair and scalp – delivers major moisture to strands and can help relieve a dry scalp, sealing in hydration and nourishment from roots to tips.
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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 weigh down – just steer clear of your roots).

How To Use Argan Oil for Hair

Use a deeply nourishing argan oil hair 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. 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.

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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 lineup of Shampoo, Conditioner, and Leave-In Treatment formulated with Moroccan argan and camellia oils. To avoid any weighing down, 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. Do not rinse.

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