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Huile d'argan pour les cheveux

How is argan oil used in hair?

Often referred to as liquid gold, the argan vegetable oil (INCI: Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil) has numerous benefits for the skin and also for the hair. It is known for its softening and repairing properties.

An Overview of Argan Oil.

Argan oil is derived from the cold pressing of kernels extracted from the fruits of the argan tree, a tree with the botanical name Argania spinosa which primarily grows in the southwest of Morocco. Today, it is globally recognized for its multiple benefits, making argan oil a true economic asset for Morocco. Local production companies, organized in a network around an EIG (Economic Interest Group), have received several certifications such as the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) and the Ecocert Organic in 2014.

Why use argan oil on hair?

Due to its biochemical composition, argan oil provides several benefits when applied to hair.

  • Rich in Vitamin E and squalene, compounds antioxidants, this vegetable oil protects the hair from external aggressions (pollution, sun, cigarette smoke...) that generate an overproduction of free radicals. This phenomenon, known as oxidative stress, is a factor linked to the deterioration of hair fibers, the appearance of white hair, or even hair loss. Argan oil and the molecules it contains neutralize free radicals to prevent them from causing harm and maintain good hair quality for as long as possible.

  • Thanks to its content of essential fatty acids, this oil revitalizes dehydrated and dry hair, providing it with shine. It is thus recommended for dull and tired hair.

  • It possesses anti-inflammatory properties and soothes certain scalp conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis. It also helps to reduce the sometimes unsightly oily dandruff.

Is argan oil suitable for all hair types?

Argan oil is suitable for all hair types but is particularly recommended for dry and dull hair, brittle hair, as well as highlighted/colored hair and scalps with dandruff. However, for hair that tends to be oily, it is preferable to opt for the jojoba oil which helps to limit excess sebum.

How to incorporate argan oil into your hair care routine?

Argan oil can be used pure on the lengths torestore vitality to dry and brittle hairand improve their shine. If you are in this situation, apply the oil on the lengths and let the treatment sit for 15 minutes before washing. You can also use argan oil as a hair mask, let it sit overnight, and wash your hair in the morning.

Furthermore, many hair care products are enriched with argan oil, such as strengthening and nourishing treatments, conditioners and detangling hair balms, as well as shampoos. This vegetable oil is thus present in our following three formulas:

  • Thehair nourishing rich oil: This treatment nourishes and restructures the hair fiber and protects from heat. The hair becomes soft, shiny, and manageable.

  • The detangling cream with an amino acid complex and argan oil strengthens and smooths the hair to facilitate styling.

  • Therepairing dry hair oilalso containsaçaí oilandhibiscus. It strengthens, nourishes, and protects the hair fiber without weighing down the hair. It restores shine and softness to the hair.

Source:

  • Faria PM & al. Hair protective effect of argan oil (argania spinosa kernel oil) and cupuassu butter (theobroma grandiflorum seed butter) post treatment with hair dye. Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications. (2013).

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