Argan oil is called liquid gold for a reason. The world’s currently most hyped skincare and hair care product originates from the kernels of the argan tree in Morocco.
However, this is not a beauty product that is recently discovered. People have been using it for centuries. Evidence suggests that argan oil was used since 600 BC, by the Phoenicians who would rely on this oil for healing and beautification purposes.
Argan oil is packed with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as being packed with linoleic acid, omega-6, and antioxidants. Applying it externally can help boost cell production which would result in healthier skin and hair.
Following are some of the benefits of argan oil for the hair and the skin:
Argan oil is mostly used for a skin moisturizer for its hydrating and softening qualities. Being dense in vitamin E and fatty acid content allows this oil to naturally boost the skin. This oil is non-greasy which makes it an ideal product for oily skin as well.
We talked about argan oil’s softening properties before. These properties are also very prevalent when it comes to the hair as well. This is also why it is often preferred as a hair conditioner. This oil is especially used when one wishes to don frizzy and curly hair. You can buy a shampoo, conditioner, serum, or the oil itself to apply directly to the hair.
Because it can easily tame the frizziness of the hair it will encourage the shine as well. This is also one of the reasons why it is often used for styling purposes as well. Its ability to tame the frizz and add shine is the very reason you should be using it before blow drying your hair.
Not only is the oil great as a moisturizer, but it is also apt in giving the skin a youthful glow. Other than that, it also reduces the visibility of wrinkles. It also works to restore the elasticity of the skin leaving it plumper and softer.
Argan oil DIY for hair
You can just take a drop of argan oil and massage it in your hair and then rinse it out after 30 minutes. If you want a more deep conditioning solution then invest in good argan oil. However, if you want to go the extra mile then try this recipe:
Things you will need:
- Two tablespoons of coconut oil
- Ten drops of argan oil
- 3 drops of any essential oil of your choosing
Mix all these oils together and apply them to your hair, concentrating on the roots. You will have to wrap your hair up in a cloth and leave it for an hour or 30 minutes. It will be preferable if you leave it overnight.
Argan oil DIY for skin
Things you will need:
- 2 teaspoons of raw honey
- A dash of cinnamon
- 4 drops of argan oil
Mix all of these together in a bowl and then apply it on your face keeping it for 5 -10 minutes. Wash it off with warm water and then spray rose water on your face.