Argan oil is full of fatty acids and powerful antioxidants, such as vitamin E, that have been shown to have benefits
for your scalp and hair.
Here are some of the benefits of Argan oil for hair that may help protect against hair loss.
Moisturizes & conditions
Argan oil is mostly used as a moisturizer for skin and hair because it is full of fatty acids, mainly oleic acid and
linoleic acid. These oils have been shown to lubricate the hair shaft and help your hair maintain moisture.
Argan oil is also rich in vitamin E, which provides a fatty layer to your hair and scalp that may help prevent dryness
and can help reduce fizziness and boost shine.
Little scientific research has been done on Argan oil's antifungal properties, though it may help treat dandruff.
Sometimes dandruff is caused by a yeast-life fungus on your scalp.
The medium-chain fatty acids in Argan oil have a protective effect that can help prevent damage from washing and styling.
Research shows that other oils that are rich in linoleic acid, oleic acid, and palmitic acid add a protective layer to the
hair that improves combing force and protects the hair from breakage during heat styling. Oil treatment was also
shown to reduce the formation of split ends, which can result in thicker, healthier looking hair.
A study from 2013 also found that Argan oil reduced damage caused by hair dye when applied to Caucasian hair
after colour processing.
Argan oil has been used by Moroccan women for centuries to protect skin from sun damage. A 2013 study found
that the antioxidant activity in Argan oil protected skin against free radical damage from the sun. This benefit may also
extend to the hair, helping to prevent drying and other damage from ultraviolet rays.
There is no research available on Argan oil specifically for hair loss, but its proven benefits for hair and scalp
health may prevent hair breakage and hair loss. Vitamin E — which Argan oil has in abundance — was shown to
improve hair growth in a small 2010 research study.
The powerful antioxidants and nourishing fatty acids in Argan oil help keep your hair moisturized and protects
against styling damage and damage caused by free radicals. This can result in less breakage and shedding.