How Moroccan Women Use Argan Oil for My Hair and Skin

In Morocco, we consider argan oil a treasured beauty secret passed down through generations. Incorporating argan oil into my skincare and haircare routine is a cherished tradition deeply rooted in my country’s culture.

In this post, I’d like to share 8 ways I use Argan oil to keep my skin young and healthy and hair shiny and healthy. I hope you can use these tips for yourself as well.

When buying argan oil, make sure it is from a reputable brand that is sourcing it from organic fair-trade Moroccan farms.

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How Moroccan Women Use Argan Oil For Skin:

Cleansing Your Skin

You can use argan oil as a gentle cleanser. Apply a few drops onto your face, and massage onto your face to remove makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. You can also mix a few drops of argan oil into your favorite healthy cleanser so your skin doesn’t dry up from its natural oils.

Moisturizer

Argan oil is my go-to moisturizer. After I clean my skin at the end of the day, I apply a few drops to my face and gently massage it. Do this before you head to bed so the pillow doesn’t soak up the oil off your skin. Argan oil’s nourishing properties deeply hydrate the skin, leaving it soft and supple.

Anti-aging Serum:

Rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, argan oil helps fight signs of aging. Use it as a serum (or mix it in with your other serums) to use as a potent anti-aging serum. Make sure you apply it to areas prone to fine lines and wrinkles. I focus on below my eyes, forehead, and neck.

Spot Treatment:

I am prone to dark spots and love using argan oil for areas that need extra care. I dab the argan oil on these spots and allow its healing properties to work their magic.

How Moroccan Women Use Argan Oil For Hair:

Conditioner:

In Morocco, we often use argan oil as a deep conditioning treatment for dry hair or hair that’s falling out. Personally, I love massaging the oil into my scalp and hair. The secret is to leave it on overnight before washing it out. I’ve done this since I was young, and this ritual nourishes and revitalizes the hair. This will add shine and help you manage the frizz.

Styling Aid

You can use a few drops of argan oil on your damp hair to help you style your hair and tame flyaways. Ensure you’re not using a lot if you’re using argan oil for styling. A little goes a long way.

Heat and Sun Protection:

You can use argan oil before using heat, especially the flat iron. Argan oil creates a protective barrier against heat and will help minimize damage from the heat.

Improves Scalp Health:

Massaging argan oil into your scalp will help maintain scalp health. Over time, you can prevent dryness and flakiness by using argan oil frequently. Massaging the oil is also helpful in increasing circulation and promoting hair growth.

For a Moroccan woman, argan oil isn’t just a beauty product; it’s deeply ingrained in the culture, and its uses are versatile in beauty rituals, providing complete care for both skin and hair.

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