How to Use Argan Oil for Hair Growth (& to Prevent Hair Loss)

8 Ways to Use Argan Oil for Hair GrowthIf you’re ready to take care of your hair your way, then you need the best ingredient found in many hair products in the market!

Extract the best of the best when it comes to your hair without taking any of the chemicals with you – Argan oil!

Before you go crazy buying up the cheapest argan oil you can get your sticky hands on, know what to look for!

Check out below what you need to know so that your hair can grow!

How to Use Argan Oil for Hair Growth

#1. Simple Shampoo

Replacing your current shampoo with argan oil can change the chemistry of your lackluster hair from dry, brittle, and thin to strong, nourished, and healthy hair. We all know that healthy hair is growing hair! There’s nothing much to do here other than to lather up and rinse out!

How to Use:

Simple use a dime size amount of argan oil to replace your shampoo product, lather, and rinse out!

A woman in a white shower shampooing her hair.

#2. Leave-In Conditioner

If you’re trying to grow out those waves or stimulate hair follicles for those on the bald end of the stick, argan oil can help. It’s an excellent leave-in conditioner that doesn’t result in a greasy after-shine. Instead, it promotes softness, sleekness, and growth as it leaves your hair more easier to manage and style!

How to Use:

After using your shampoo in the shower, towel dry your hair to remove excess water. Simply pour a few drops of argan oil into your palms and rub together. Comb your fingers and hands through your hair and massage into the scalp for stimulating action to the follicles.

#3. Styling Oil for Hair Growth

Get 2-in-1 action with pure argan oil! If you slept in and don’t have time to pour a cup of coffee let alone style your hair, argan oil can give your hair an instant shine and will tame those frizzy spots into submission! The second benefit is, you’ll be repairing the damage done to your hair by previous styling agents by replacing it with nutrients from argan oil. Strong and healthy hair is growing hair baby!

How to Use:

Less is more! Just a few drops goes a long way on dry hair. Comb your fingers through your hair and throw it up in any style you wish! With the time saved on your hair, you might yet be able to down a cup of tea on the way out the door!

#4. DIY Hair Mask Recipe

If you want long, soft, healthy, and gorgeous hair, then you need to treat it to a hair mask! You don’t have to spend hours at the salon when you can make your own DIY recipe at home and sleep while it works its magic!A bottle of argan oil surrounded by the nuts.

What You’ll Need:

Essential Oils:

  • 1 drop of Lavender (optional)
  • 1 drop of Cedarwood (optional)
  • 1 drop of Thyme (optional)

How to Use:

Heat all the ingredients together making sure to add the essential oils last. Heating the ingredients first will enable hair follicles to open for maximum absorption. Apply the mask throughout the hair focusing on the ends and the scalp for hair growth. Tie your hair up or wrap up in a towel. Leave on for 15-30 minutes and apply an egg wash to the mask before rinsing out.

For an all-night mask recipe, simply use 2 Tbsp Coconut oil and 10 drops of Argan oil and apply to the hair. Use the same method to tie up hair and the egg wash to rinse off in the morning.

Note: You can also buy ready-made Argan Oil hair masks if you prefer to keep things easy. Check out the ones we recommend here –

#5. Heat Protectant

If you’re addicted to your blow dryer, curling iron, or straightener, then you know how important it is to protect your growing hair from heat damage! Argan oil gives you the best of both worlds. You can protect your hair and follicles from heat damage but still achieve the styled look that only a heating tool can provide!

How to Use:

Rub a few drops of argan oil into your palms to warm it and comb through your hair focusing on the ends and scalp. This will protect the hair from heat damage while the oil also does wonders for the scalp as it boosts cell production.

woman using a hair dryer

#6. DIY Hair Serum Recipe

Not only are your ends split and damaged, but it seems the coloring of the past has also left your hair dry and weak from the roots down. It’s not a downhill fall for you just yet. Just a simple spray a day before styling your hair can do lengths for you in the future!A bottle of ylang ylang oil surrounded by the flowers.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 oz Argan oil
  • 10 drops of Ylang Ylang
  • 5 drops of Geranium
  • 5 drops of Cedarwood
  • 1 dark glass spray bottle

How to Use:

Add the essential oils to the argan oil and spray onto the roots and ends of your damaged and dry hair (wet or dry). That’s it! Now, you’re free to blow dry and style away while your hair is protected and stimulating healthy growth!

#7. Hot Oil Treatment

You don’t have to pay over $80 at the salon for a luxurious hot oil treatment for your hair. Weak hair is prone to breakage, and breaking hair is a sign of damaged and old hair. To stimulate cells to produce a new breed of strong hair follicles, a hot oil treatment at home sounds just like something you might need! The damage and slow growth ends here!

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Tbsp Argan oil
  • Hot, damp towel

How to Use:

After washing your hair, separate your hair into sections to apply argan oil from root to tips ensuring your entire head and hair are covered. You may need more oil if you have longer hair. Wrap your hair and head in a hot towel and rinse out once the towel has cooled down.

#8. Nourishing Rum Lotion

This recipe sounds good enough to mix up and chug, but it’s meant for your hair! This recipe is safe to apply directly to the scalp and to use as often as you wish! Nourish and deeply repair your scalp with this unique recipe to stimulate growth in all the right places!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 tsp Argan oil
  • 1 tsp Rum
  • 4 cubes of ice (just kidding!)

How to Use:

It’s simple! Mix together and apply to your hair from root to tips, focusing on the roots and scalp. Leave it in overnight and wash out in the morning with your regular shampoo.

Potential Side Effects of Using Argan Oil on Hair

There are little to no negative side effects of using argan oil topically for hair treatments. Nausea and diarrhea can occur when you consume argan oil excessively, but none of our recipes have included internal use.

However, always patch test argan oil if you’re a first timer, and always patch test new essential oils you choose to include into your recipes. Start with only a couple of drops and gradually increase the amount of argan oil until you’ve found the right amount for your type and length of hair.

Using Argan Oil to Treat Hair Loss

The most simple way to use argan oil to treat hair loss contains nothing more than giving your scalp a good 15 minute massage. All of the above recipes stimulate the hair follicles to produce healthy new cells for clean hair growth no matter whether you’re using argan oil to style, clean, or condition your hair!

However, get creative with using essential oils to stimulate hair growth too! A study showed that 44 percent of Alopecia Areata patients experienced clean hair growth when they used essential oils mixed with a carrier oil – that carrier oil could be argan oil, coconut, or olive oil!

Wondering which essential oils to use? We have listed some of the best essential oils for hair right here –

african american woman with silky straight hair

Know What to Look For!

As our parting words, we wish to bestow a few tips! Always make sure you’re using unrefined, unadulterated, cold-pressed, extra-virgin argan oil to get the best hair results.

Don’t compromise on quality when it comes to your hair! Always know the source of your oil and then you can feel free to slather on up!