Argan Oil for Fighting Hair Loss – Benefits and How to Use

Argan Oil

What Is Argan Oil?

Argan oil is naturally extracted from the nuts of argan trees found in Morocco. It is also famously dubbed as the Moroccan oil. It contains fatty acids, squalene, carotenes, protein, tocopherols and nourishing properties which essential for growth and development of hair. The oil comes from walnut like fruit which has hard covered shell. It takes several such nuts to extract 10 ml of the precious and wondrous oil.

How Does Argan Oil Work For Hair Loss?

hair loss

Argan oil is a wondrous potion for the damaged hair which acts extensively in restoring back the moisture to the hair. It regulates the flow of blood and soothes the scalp. It has many benefits when used regularly. The following are some ways in which Moroccan oil works and benefits the hair:

1. Argan oil can be a treatment for a number of scalp condition – particularly extensive hair loss. The oil seeps into the scalp and strengthens the hair roots. It increases the blood circulation which regulates the growth of hair.

2. Argan oil gently exfoliates the scalp and treats scalp infections such as scaly patches, dryness, scalp eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff and itching. It reduces irritation and soothes inflammation caused by these infections.

3. Argan oil reduces the excess production of natural sebum which makes the hair look oily and feel greasy. Excess oil also clogs the hair follicles and leads to thinning of hair.

4. Argan oil provides nourishment and hydration to the scalp. The carotenes and fatty acids present in the oil restores the moisture balance back to the dry scalp. It also softens the hair and provides natural shine to the locks.

5. Argan oil protects the hair lock from the external environment, dust and the ever-changing climate. It can act as a protective barrier against the heat of the sun in the summers and from cold winds in the winter. It keeps the hair moisturised in every season – summer, fall, winter and spring.

6. Argan oil compensates for the nutrients and radicals that are extracted by the chemicals present in the shampoos and conditioners. It repaired the damaged skin cells of the scalp and delays greying of the hair. It stimulates the production of Vitamin E which repairs the hair follicles.

How To Apply Argan Oil To Treat And Prevent Hair Loss?

1. Apply argan oil directly onto the scalp and massage it thoroughly for 5-10 minutes. This regulates blood circulation and stimulates hair growth. It also exfoliates the scalp and generates radical which fights against infections, dandruff and inflammation.

2. You can use argan oil hair shampoo and conditioner widely available in the market sold by reputable brands. The argan oil shampoo will clean the hair without stripping away the natural oils from the scalp. The argan oil conditioner will restore the moisture back to the hair and soften the damaged hair.

3. You can use argan oil hair masks which are also widely available in the market. Leave the hair mask on for 15-30 minutes as mentioned in the back of the packaging before washing it off with warm water or mild shampoo.

4. Argan oil can be mixed with other organic carrier oils such as extra virgin coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil and other hair oils to form a perfect balance. As argan oil is highly expensive, this method can be effective is using it for a prolonged period of time.

Argan Oil Recipe For Hair Loss Treatment

1. Almond Oil And Argan Oil

almond oil

Ingredients

  • Sweet almond oil – ¼ cup
  • Argan Oil – 6 drops

Method

  1. Add two tablespoons of argan oil to ¼ cup of sweet almond oil.
  2. Massage the mixture into the scalp and let it sit overnight.

How To Use

Use it 3-4 times a week.

2. Milk And Argan Oil

milk

Ingredients

  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Argan oil – 6 drops

Method

  1. Add 6 drops of argan oil to ¼ cup of milk.
  2. Apply the mixture on the scalp.
  3. Leave it overnight or for an hour before washing off it warm water or mild shampoo.

How To Use

Use this recipe 2-3 times a week. Use a mild shampoo to wash it off.

3. Argan Oil Hair Mask

Olive oil

Ingredients

  • Argan oil – 6 drops
  • Olive oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Castor oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Egg yolk – 1

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Use a brush to apply the paste to the scalp and hair.
  3. Leave the hair mask on for an hour.
  4. Wash it off using a mild shampoo.

How To Use

You can use this recipe once a week.

4. Argan Oil Blend

healthy oils

Ingredients

  • Argan oil – 6 drips
  • Sweet almond oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Avocado oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Virgin coconut oil – 1 tablespoon

Method

  1. Combine all the oils together.
  2. Massage the oil blend into the scalp and hair roots.
  3. Let the oil stay overnight before washing it off using a mild shampoo.

How To Use

You can do this twice a week during the night before bedtime.

5. Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioner

hair conditioner

 

Ingredients

  • Argan oil – 10 drops
  • Lavender oil – 5 drops
  • Thyme oil – 5 drops
  • Jojoba oil – ¼ cup
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Spray bottle

Method

  1. Boil the water and cool it down before using.
  2. Now combine all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Add the mixture to a spray bottle.
  4. Spray the mixture on the hair whenever you need.
  5. Make sure to shake the bottle well before using in order to combine the oils and water together.

How To Use

You can do this once every day – whenever required.

6. Argan Oil Scalp Treatment Shampoo

Argan Oil

Ingredients

  • Argan oil – 10 drops
  • Tea tree oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Tea tree oil all natural shampoo – ¼ cup

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients together.
  2. Massage the shampoo into the hair and scalp.
  3. Leave it on for 5 minutes before washing it off.

How To Use

You can do this every alternate day. Make sure to use an all natural tea tree shampoo.

7. Argan Oil For Dandruff

Dandruff

 

Ingredients

  • Argan oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients together.
  2. Massage the mixture into the scalp and hair roots.
  3. Leave it on for an hour or more before washing it off with a mild shampoo.

How To Use

You can repeat this 2-3 times a week.

8. Argan Oil Detangling Solution

Detangled Hair

Ingredients

  • Argan oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Lavender oil – 6 drops
  • Jojoba oil – ¼ cup
  • Water – as per requirement
  • Spray bottle

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a spray bottle.
  2. Fill the remaining space with water to the brim.
  3. Spray the mixture on the hair whenever required.

How To Use

You can do this whenever you require (such as post-shower).

9. Argan Oil All-Natural Sun Protection Serum

sun protection

Ingredients

  • Argan oil – 2 drops
  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon

Method

  1. Add 2 drops of argan oil to a tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Massage the solution into the hair to protect from the UV rays.

How To Use

You can do this before going out in the sun. Use minimum amounts to avoid greasiness.

10. Argan Oil Water Protection Spray

Grapeseed oil

Ingredients

  • Argan oil – 6 drops
  • Primrose oil – 4 drops
  • Grapeseed oil – 6 drops
  • Sweet almond oil – 6 drops
  • Water – as per requirement

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a spray bottle.
  2. Fill the remaining space with water to the brim.
  3. Enclose the bottle and spray on the hair to protect from rains.

How To Use

You can use this during the monsoon season. Spray a little on the hair before going out.

Also Read:

Read about all the other ways in which argan oil is used for beauty and health in our list of top argan oil benefits. If growing your hair better is on your agenda, you must look at this compilation of the ten best hair oils for hair growth.

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