by T. Johnson of Texture me Natural

The Argan tree is found in Southwest Morocco. The kernels of the tree are extracted to obtain the oil. Argan oil is widely known for its anti-aging properties; its antioxidants; moisturizing qualities; and its essential fatty acids. Argan oil contains Vitamin F which rejuvenates skin cells and it also contains Vitamin E. Argan Oil is also rich in Omega 3 and Omega 9. Omega 3 helps to prevent hair loss while Omega 9 repairs damaged hair follicles.

Argan oil is used for hair, skin, nails, and cooking. Some people use argan oil to grill vegetables or they use it on their salads along with lemon. Argan oil can be a bit on the expensive side but a little, and I mean a little, goes a long way. Argan oil is the type of oil that you do not want to be heavy handed with because it will leave your hair feeling greasy.

Below are a few benefits of Argan oil:

Argan oil for skin

  • Tightens skin
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Softens skin
  • Vitamin F revitalizes the skin cells
  • Reduces blemishes
  • Prevents stretch marks
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Softens cuticles and treats brittle nails

Argan oil for hair

  • Eliminates frizz
  • Prevents split ends
  • Improves elasticity
  • Penetrates the hair shaft
  • Vitamin E promotes hair growth
  • Great for air drying – leaves hair soft and manageable
  • Great for dry hair

Use Argan as an oil rinse

  1. Shampoo hair
  2. Rinse
  3. Apply 1 Tbs of Argan Oil throughout hair
  4. Leave in for 15 to 30 minutes with or without heat
  5. Rinse with warm water
  6. Apply conditioner; leave in for 15 to 30 minutes
  7. Rinse and style as usual

Use in your henna treatment

Add 1 Tbs spoon in your henna mixture for thick and 1 tsp for fine hair

Some of my favorite online sites for oils, butters, clays, and more

Sally Beauty Supply carries products with Argan Oil

  • One ‘n Only Argan Oil products
  • Proclaim Argan Oil products

Cream of Nature also has an Argan Oil line!