4 Hair Benefits and Uses of Argan Oil

4 Hair Benefits and Uses of Argan Oil

Written by Jeanette Nkwate

Argan oil, which is often referred to as ‘liquid gold,’ is derived from the kernels of the Argan tree (a native tree to Morocco). This nutrient-rich oil is celebrated by many for its numerous benefits, particularly for hair. It’s packed with vitamin E, fatty acids, and antioxidants, making argan oil a versatile and great addition to any hair care routine. 

Read on to find out why we love argan oil and how it is so effective for your hair as well as your scalp. 


Argan oil is great at providing hair hydration. In fact, its rich vitamin E content helps lock in moisture without weighing hair down, making it suitable for pretty much all hair types. 

By penetrating the hair shaft, argan oil can provide deep nourishment, ensuring that your hair remains soft and vibrant. Which is great news for natural hair and curly hair types, which are prone to dryness and need additional moisture. 

2. Protection

Our hair is constantly exposed to elements such as the sun, pollution, and heat from styling tools, which can cause damage to our tresses. But the good news is that argan oil can act as a protective barrier against these. 

The antioxidants in argan oil neutralise free radicals, while the fatty acids help strengthen the hair’s natural barrier, protecting it from things like the environment and heat damage.

3. Frizz Control

Fighting frizz and tangles? We’re not surprised as these are common hair issues, particularly for anyone with curly or coily hair. 

Argan oil smooths the hair cuticle, reducing frizz and making it easier to style. It can be used as a detangler, helping to create slip and loosening knots with ease as well as reducing breakage during combing or styling. Its ability to smooth the hair cuticle leaves your hair with a natural, healthy-looking shine.

4. Scalp Health

As many of your know, having a healthy scalp is the foundation of healthy hair. Argan oil's anti-inflammatory properties can work to soothe an irritated scalp, reducing dandruff and dryness. 

Massaging it into the scalp not only moisturises but also stimulates blood circulation, promoting healthier hair growth. Plus its antimicrobial properties further ensure that your scalp remains clean and free from infections – it’s a win-win!

Want to try adding argan oil in your hair routine? Why not try our Nourish, Afrocenchix’s Strengthening Biotin Oil with Rosemary, Mint & Coconut Oil? Nourish is a nutrient-rich, biotin-infused treatment that can be used as part of your everyday hair care routine or as an intensive deep treatment to prevent damage for strong, lustrous hair. 


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