Argan oil is one of the most valuable oils with countless benefits. For this reason it is often referred to as 'liquid gold'. It contains beneficial nutrients such as antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin E. Obtained from the argan tree, one of the oldest vegetation in the world, this precious oil creates miracles in many aspects, from hair to skin. It is among the most well-known oils that are frequently preferred in aromatherapy.
What is argan oil and how is it obtained?
The Argan tree is a plant species native to the arid region of Morocco. The fruit seeds of this special tree species grown in the Sous Valley, which has a semi-desert climate, are the source of argan oil. The argan tree, one of the oldest tree species in the world, lives approximately 200 hundred years. It offers precious essences of nature with its small leaves and fruitful fruits throughout its life span. Its fruits ripen in about a year, patiently. The argan tree, which is called the 'Tree of Life' in the region where it grows, is so precious that the region where it grows is under protection by UNESCO so that it is not consumed uncontrollably.
Argan oil contains plenty of vitamin E. It is an oil rich in fatty acids. It contains phytosterols, which have an important place in medicine and cosmetics. It is a valuable oil with high nutritional value with its supportive structure.
Argan Oil Benefits and Its Importance in Hair Care
Argan oil is a frequently encountered ingredient in its pure form or added to product ingredients. However, the use of this ingredient in beauty and care, whose benefits were discovered in ancient times, is not new at all. The most common known benefit is its effects in hair care. Argan oil is one of the most beneficial ingredients to be preferred in hair care. The importance and benefits for hair can be listed as follows;
- It strengthens the hair follicles by nourishing it with vitamins A and E in its content,
- Protects against applications that wear hair with high heat,
- Repairs hair that has been treated with applications such as dye,
- Helps hair regain its ideal health by meeting the need for keratin, a special ingredient for hair care,
- Helps easy combing of hair by applying after bath or on dry hair ends,
- It helps to repair the broken ends of the hair,
- Provides the moisture that the scalp and hair strands need,
- It prevents electrification,
- Helps hair regain its natural shine, prevents matte appearance.
How to Use Argan Oil?
Argan oil has a golden importance for hair care. It works miracles with regular use. Considering how to use argan oil, the answer is quite simple. It can be used as a daily or weekly maintenance routine. Argan oil in liquid form is applied to the ends of the hair that has been dehumidified after the bath and provides care from the bottom to the end. It can be used with or without rinsing.
It can be applied as a hair mask by adding 10-15 drops to a 50 ml fixed oil (coconut oil, avocado oil, etc.) for the scalp.
This valuable ingredient for hair care is also successful in providing the skin with the moisture it needs. Moisture needs can be met by applying a few drops of Argan oil to the skin by massaging.