Argan Oil, the liquid gold from Morocco, used for centuries by the royalty in Morocco has become an international beauty hit in recent years. The Argan tree is unique to the region and protected by UNESCO.
What is the shelf life of Argan Oil?
The shelf life of Argan Oil is estimated to be between 3-6 months depending on the kind you buy. For that reason it is recommended to use it consistently for the first 6 months.
It should be kept away from direct sunlight, and sealed tight. One of the reasons you see most argan oils being sold in smaller bottles is because it can be used up faster before its nutrients lose their benefits.
Argan Oil for Hair Care
When it comes to restoring a glossy, natural shine to your hair or repairing split ends, there are few that come close to offering the potent benefits argan oil can. Not only is it used as a common styling agent, it is also great at taming frizz and giving hair a healthy shine.
Regular use of argan oil makes hair silkier, softer and shinier. Using this miracle oil to moisturise your hair is extremely easy and simple; just apply some of the oil to your palms and massage into your hair from root to the ends. It also protects your hair from the damaging heat of curlers, hair dryers, and even flat irons.
Argan Oil Deep Conditioning Treatment
A popular method for restoring dry, brittle hair using argan oil is by performing a deep conditioning treatment once a week.
Just warm 5-10 drops of the oil on your palms and gently massage into your scalp. Continue to apply to your hair, all the way down to the ends. Then twist your hair and put on a shower cap. The shower cap will help keep your pillowcase oil-free, while also enabling better penetration of the oil into your scalp. Once you wake up in the morning, simply wash your hair as you would any other day.
For those suffering from dandruff, it’s highly recommended to do this overnight treatment twice a week until the dandruff disappears.
Argan Oil for Beards
For men with beards, you will love what this can do for your facial hair. It not only adds shine and softness but also makes your beard richer and thicker. It acts as a natural brilliantine (hair softener), giving your facial hair a soft texture without the overwhelming heavy grease buildup that many other beard oils and waxes produce.
More importantly, it also moisturises the skin beneath the beard, an area which usually gets neglected.
And for those who are looking to add a bit more density and thickness to their beards, argan oil can come in handy for stimulating growth and promoting beard thickness.
And if you have razor bumps from shaving, argan oil’s powerful combination of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties help heal and sooth the skin. It has also been effective in treating ingrown hair and reducing them.
The healing power of argan oil continues to surprise us every day.
Are there any other ways you use argan oil to benefit your hair? Share your secrets with us!