Argan Oil for Hair Review

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Argan Oil for Hair Review

What is argan oil?

argan oil
100% pure organic argan oil from Lavina
Argan oil is an oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree. These trees only grow in some parts of Marocco. Argan oil is used for food and cosmetic purposes. The nut is removed from the shell and pressed to make the oil. The kernel is removed from the shell by hand and every attempt to make this process mechanic ended up in failure so far.

What is it used for?

I am only going to talk about argan oil uses for cosmetic purposes and later on for hair only.

So, argan oil is:
  • a natural remedy for psoriasis, acne, dandruff.
  • it is used to moisturise skin, particularly good to soften cuticles and heels.
  • argan oil is also used on face to add glow and shine to your skin or used to mix up with your foundation to add a dewy glow.
  • perfect for pregnant ladies to use on their bellies to avoid stretch marks.
  • great for hair.

Benefits of argan oil for hair

argan oil
Pipette that comes with the bottle of
argan oil
  • Use on your hair to add shine and tame frizz.
  • makes hair soft.
  • Use on hair for overnight treatment. Rub on the roots and throughout your hair, cover it up and wash your locks in the morning for a soft luminous look.
  • Protects your hair from heat damage.

How to apply argan oil on hair?

'To instantly hydrate, protect, and add visible glow to your hair, place 2 - 3 drops of this lightweight oil into the palm of one hand using the pipette provided. Rub your hands together to slowly heat the oil, before applying to clean damp hair. Ensure an even coverage on roots, strands and split ends.' These are the instructions on Amazon about the usage of pure natural argan oil for hair.

My review of argan oil for hair

I have recorded a little experiment on YouTube about my results from using argan oil on hair.

I washed my hair, devided it in half and applied 1-2 drops of oil on one side of my hair only. I showed that there is little difference in reducing combing forces, maybe a tiny difference, but it's not huge.

I didn't apply to the roots like the instructions say, because from the past I already know that it makes my hair look a bit greasy, so I only used the oil on my hair ends. I dried my hair with a hairdryer and brushed it.

The result is that my hair on both sides looks very similar. The one with argan oil feels a tiny bit heavier and the hair looks a little bit clumpier, but the difference is very small. Personally, I don't find using argan oil advantageous from an aesthetic point of view, however, it is claimed to protect your locks from heat, so it might be worth using it for that reason.

Below is the YouTube video if you want to watch my experiment.



Final word

Do you use argan oil? Would you like to give it a go? Do you use any other oils on your hair?

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