10 August 2018

DIY Argan Oil Hair Serum For Any Hair Type

This post is sponsored by Cococare.  As always, all opinions are my own.

I've used several carrier oils in my DIY beauty recipes over the years, but one oil is my favorite for both hair and skin: argan oil.  It's sometimes called liquid gold not just because of it's beautiful golden color but because of its many benefits.

Cococare argan oil can be used for both your hair and skin, so it's a versatile oil.  It's my go to oil for hair treatments because it does more than just moisturize, which I'll talk more about in a minute.


Argan oil can be used alone or in a recipe.  I use it on my hair both ways, but I really like using it with essential oils for an extra boost.


DIY ARGAN OIL HAIR SERUM FOR ANY HAIR TYPE


WHAT IS ARGAN OIL?


Argan oil is one of my favorite carrier oils for the hair.  It's a dry oil, which means it soaks in to your hair and skin and won't leave your hair greasy.  

Argan oil comes from a nut that grows on the Argan tree.  This tree only grows in Morocco, but that region in which is grows became a protected area in 1998 to protect the production of this treasured oil.  

This oil is very versatile and can be used for both your hair or your skin.  It's high in vitamins A and E, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, making it a wonderful addition to your skin and hair care or to be used alone.


Personally, I use argan oil both for skin care and hair care.  For my skin, I use it in lotions and balms because it's said to be a natural anti-inflammatory.

Unlike other carrier oils, argan oil is high in oleic acid, which is an omega 9 monounsaturated fat, and linoleic acid, which is an omega 6 unsaturated fat.  Both of these oils are good for acne-prone skin.  Argan oil also penetrates the skin easily and helps carry other ingredients deeper into your skin.  

Although this recipe is for a DIY hair serum, it's important to note the skin benefits because you can use the oil on your scalp, too.  If you have a dry scalp, use argan oil on your scalp when you use it on your hair.

ARGAN OIL BENEFITS FOR HAIR


Argan oil is my favorite oil for hair because it's a dry oil, so it doesn't leave my hair greasy.  It's moisturizing, making it an excellent treatment for dry or damaged hair.  It also helps protect your hair from UV damage and pollution thanks to its high vitamin E content.  

Not only is it moisturizing, but it also helps smooth frizzy hair.  I use the DIY hair serum after straightening my hair to keep my hair from fizzing in the humidity or even in light rain.  


ESSENTIAL OILS


You can use Cococare argan oil by itself on your hair, but I like to add some essential oils for a little boost.  These are my favorite essential oils for the hair.  You can add one of them or use a blend of several essential oils, but just make sure that you use a total of 20 drops of oils per 2 ounces of argan oil.


  • Rosemary essential oil is said to help stimulate hair growth and stimulate the scalp.  
  • Lavender essential oil is also said to promote hair growth.
  • Chamomile essential oil makes your hair soft and shiny.
  • Carrot seed oil smooths hair and makes it feel softer.
  • Clary sage is great for oily hair.
  • Peppermint is good for a dry scalp.
  • Lemon essential oil is also great for oily hair.
  • Juniper essential oil is good for dry or brittle hair.


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces Cococare argan oil (use code FREEEP for free shipping, see details below)
  • 20 drops essential oils (see above)

DIRECTIONS


Simply combine all ingredients in a bottle with a lid.  I like using one with a dropper for easier application, but you don't need to use one.


Apply a few drops to a pea sized amount, depending on your hair length, to damp or dry hair.  Comb through your hair or work it though your hair with your fingers.  

I apply this DIY argan oil hair serum to my hair wet when I have to blow it dry to protect my hair from the heat.

If I let my hair air dry, I'll rub some on my hair after I style to keep my hair smooth.

If you have a dry scalp, rub some on your scalp to moisturize it.

If your hair is very dry, use this hair serum as a preshampoo.  Just use a little more than you normally would on your ends or all over your hair and let sit for about 15 minutes.  Wash your hair as normal.  You can use conditioner or skip it; I usually skip it or it makes my hair oily.  If your hair is very dry, you may still need to condition.


Ready to make this DIY argan oil hair serum for yourself?  


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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.