There are so many beauty uses for Moroccan argan oil that it’s surprising that this fluid hasn’t become more well-known before now. Still, it has gained some attention for its great effects on the hair. Since these effects are most pronounced on long hair, many images about its use feature long-haired models whose tresses look absolutely perfect. The hair glows with seeming vitality and lies flat without frizzy strands.
One of the reasons argan oil has these effects is simply because it’s an oil. Any oil will calm the frizzies and get long hair to hang down well. The difference with this oil is that it doesn’t leave a thick, greasy sheen on the hair. Hair that is treated with argan oil therefore looks beautiful instead of looking like it was subjected to an oil spill. This is what makes it different than products that use common vegetable oils to treat thin or frizzy hair.
Pure argan oil is so light that it’s good for far more than just hair. It’s also an excellent moisturizer that will keep vital moisture from leaving your face, other skin, or scalp. On the face, it creates the moist, radiant glow of youth without causing breakouts. Used on the scalp, it helps eliminate scaliness and itching caused by dry skin.
In most cases, you’ll want to apply this oil to wet hair or body parts. This helps it keep that moisture from evaporating away. The exception is when it is used to moisturize the scalp rather than the hair. For scalp moisturization, apply it directly to your scalp before bed and then wash your hair the next morning. Moisturizing the scalp requires enough oil that it would make your hair too greasy if it wasn’t washed the next day, even with argan oil’s natural lightness.
Argan oil comes from the pits of the fruit of the argan tree, which grows in Morocco. The rise in the oil’s popularity has made the trees valuable, and this is helping the Moroccan environment by making it worthwhile to plant and nurture the trees rather than cut them down. Like any other hot-selling agricultural product, argan oil also helps eliminate poverty in the country the trees grow within. Therefore, using argan oil helps far more than your hair and skin.