Using argan oil regularly has a variety of benefits for hair, including added shine, moisture and reduced frizz, according to Jen Adkins, Skin Care Expert. It restores smoothness, nourishes hair to promote growth, cures brittle hair caused by hair dye and improves the strength of hair.
There is a variety of ways to use argan oil in hair. It can be used as a treatment before washing by applying to hair and leaving it in for half an hour before shampooing. Argan oil can be used in preparation before dying hair by applying the night before as it protects the hair from post-coloring dryness. Argan oil can also protect hair from the sun's damaging rays by locking in moisture. It helps protect hair from the damages of chlorine and salt in water when swimming.
Argan oil is extracted from kernels produced by the argan tree that is native to Morocco. It contains Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant, according to Mona Argan Oil. It also contains a high level of fatty acids which include oleic, linoleic, palmitic, stearic and linolenic. The argan tree lives to be about 150 to 200 years old and does not start producing the fruit until it is 30 to 50 years old. Because the tree is found only in a limited area, the oil itself is quite rare.