Grow Longer & Stronger Hair With Argan Oil

If hair could grow at the snap of our fingers, that would be a miracle…

I do believe in miracles, but unfortunately speeding up the hair growth process isn’t as easy as that. So how do you do it?

argan oil

Argan oil.

Extracted from the kernels of the argan tree which is native to Morocco, this oil is widely favored by many for it’s cosmetic use. It’s packed with nutrients and fatty acids which are greatly beneficial to the skin and hair. I have long hair, and I rarely get haircuts – which is in turn why my ends look broken. I’m always on the hunt for ways to mend this issue without turning to the scissors, and argan oil has properties that will strengthen broken ends and naturally condition hair to keep it looking healthy.

On top of that, it also has the power to help hair grow! Your ends need to be moisturized and strong, and your roots need to be nourished with the right vitamins in order for it to grow. Argan oil is rich with Vitamin E, which contains antioxidants that encourage hair growth. In addition, it is an excellent moisturizer to fight split ends, leaving you with soft and healthy hair.

There are a lot of products out there that contain argan oil, but most of the time they are expensive and hard to find. I’ve found that making a homemade argan oil hair mask is the easiest, cheapest and most natural way to go about it.

All you need is:

hair mask ingredients

4 tsp Argan Oil

2 tsp Epsom Salt

2 tsp Honey

4 tsp Coconut Oil

2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

You can find argan oil at most health food stores. I bought mine at Whole Foods. Peppermint essential oil is also a key factor in this hair mask because when applied to the scalp, it improves blood circulation, which increases oxygen, which then stimulates hair follicles to grow!

Combine all of the ingredients into a jar or small bottle and shake vigorously to combine. Once sealed with a lid, I stuck the bottle under hot water for a few seconds to allow everything to soften and combine better. To use, apply the oil to the scalp and ends of your hair. Wrap your hair up in a towel and let the mask sit for 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

argan oil hair mask

We also sell this amazing Argan Oil Infused Comb online right now that is perfect to use after a shower! It will help tame your hair, and give you that extra bit of argan oil :)

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Comments

  1. I’m so happy your hair is in a double bun right now. Holy moly.

    Miss yew. Making this now cause we all know how I REALLY feel about my shorty locks.

    Jad <3

  2. I LOVE argan oil! I use it everyday on my hair and face. I don’t think I’ve noticed any extra growth, but it just makes my hair and skin feel fantastic!

  3. I used to wear my hair waist-long and permanently dyed to a fake blonde with highlights. When I quit my job in July, I took the plunge, and finally chopped my hair off to a long bob. Since then, I’ve always used argan oil to my towel-dried hair to preserve its now-healthy condition.

    Jae of SCATTERBRAIN

  4. This might sound silly, but do you apply the mask to wet or dry hair? Also, how often would you recommend using the mask? Thanks!

  5. I do no poo method for washing my hair and I know that using coconut oil doesn’t work/gets “stuck” in your hair. Does argan oil do the same? And for the mask, would it still work just taking out the coconut oil? Thank you!

  6. This is such an amazing idea! I’m currently growing my hair and always apply argan or coconut oil before heat styling. I’ll even add it to my conditioner once a week too. I haven’t cut my hair in almost two years, and it’s still going strong!

    Love the blog Free People!

    http://www.lioninthewild.com

  7. I LOVE this! I have been making so many different homemade hair recipes lately but mainly with coconut oil. I will definitely be purchasing some argan oil! I do have a question though, are the Epsom salts necessary in this recipe and how do they benefit hair? Thanks!

  8. YES! YES! YES! I’ve been using argan oil for a long time now and it’s my favorite hair product. I don’t even use conditioner anymore. Since I have lavender/sea foam hair, it’s easy for my ends to get damaged and this oil always works wonders. It’s a must have, not to mention it smells earthy good!

  9. Thank you for this feature, I’m growing my hair very long again, after just cutting off about 8 inches because of dead ends. I want to maintain so that I never have so much damage, so I’ve been getting trims every six weeks. I look forward to giving this a go. Is it possible to make the mixture and store it?

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    http://www.littlewildheart.com

  10. Ooooh, I will definitely be trying this. I have long hair and cut it around once a year, brush it once a month. I have another beauty question, if anyone can give me advice.. I moisturize my face and body with coconut oil, and I am always wiping away mascara streaks from underneath my eyes! I know coconut oil is a great makeup remover, hence the streaking I’m thinking, but that’s not what I want, haha. Any suggestions?? The mascara is waterproof, too. Thanks! x

  11. Shawnee, I use sweet almond oil as a facial moisturizer, as it is light and nourishing.
    Usually I use a mixture with sweet almond oil as the base, then maybe add in a little jojoba, vitamin E and essential oils like rosemary, lavender and carrot seed. However, sweet almond oil is great by itself! Especially if any of the essential oils irritate the sensitive skin on your face.

  12. I’ve been growing my hair for nine years now and am constantly looking for new ways to treat and nourish it. My go to is olive oil right now, but with how much buzz is going on for argan oil, I might have to try it. Thanks for recipe!

    the little lion girl

  13. I use an oil treatment from Aveda that is pretty good, but it is a bit pricey. My hair is to my waist and is very healthy but I think that’s mainly to do with not dying it or using hot tools on it. When I run out of my usual I might try making this. I don’t think I would use the coconut oil though. I think I’m the only person on the planet who does not like that stuff at all. :)

    http://hazeysfinds.blogspot.com/

  14. Do you suggest any other essential oil that have the same properties as peppermint?
    It’s being very difficult to find it where I live.
    I’ve read that lavender have great benefits for hair growth too.

  15. Man… this is one handy dandy blog! I followed a post over from Andrea’s Notebook (8 Homemade Hair Products You Should Be Making) that featured your snazzy dry shampoo recipe… and now this! I’ve LOVED good Argan Oil Shampoos and Conditioners for a few years now. My brand of choice is the rather astounding Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil line. It’s not super pricey once you get discount codes for the Acure site, but I am seriously broke… so sometimes I’m stuck with crummy shampoo. And I’ve got a big honkin bottle of Argan OIl sitting in my bathroom I wasn’t sure what on earth to do with. lol Going to mix up a batch of this, asap. Also wondering if perhaps adding some drops of the Argan OIl to the dry shampoo recipe might work, along with essential oils? Not sure… could be counter productive since you’re trying to strip oils off the hair, but maybe I’ll give it a whirl in tiny batch. ;)

  16. Does anyone know if your supposed to use this before/after you shampoo and condition your hair? I would assume after washing out your conditioner..? Or before and then shampoo/condition after? So confused! Lol

  17. Josie Maran has been selling 100% pure organic argan oil that is grown in morocco! It is super good for your whole body!

  18. Is it possible to replace the coconut oil with something else or can I leave it out? I’m allergic to coconut oil.

  19. Girls- be careful when running out to the store to buy Argan oil. I suggest doing your research first on making sure the product you are buying is pure, 100% organic, and cold-pressed. There are a ton of synthetic versions out there with cut oils and are heat treated!

    Sarah
    Co Founder
    http://www.en-bloom.com

  20. Argan oil is way worth it – I use an argan oil that has no harmful chemicals, and can be used on hair & skin – its the Somaluxe Argan Oil – I love this product it leaves my hair smooth, silky, and shiny! I couldn’t keep my hands out of my hair because it was so soft and it’s light or at least for my thick straight hair! I just hate that it’s only one size but will definitely repurchase. I never do reviews on products but it’s so good that I had to tell someone!!

  21. 4tsp argon oil
    2tsp epsom salt
    2tsp honey
    4tsp coconut oil
    2tsp apple cidder veniger
    3 drop pepper mint essential o
    This is all table spoon or tea spoo??

  22. Are those little zen tangles over the picture drawn on digitally? If not how can I do the same to my pictures? Love them!

  23. i really want to try this but can someone explain to me why i need to use Epsom salts, Honey, Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar? i just want to know how each of these are good for my hair before i use them…

  24. http://youtu.be/FLEctHRQ28o?list=PL6F15BCEA615C8465
    The trees you see in this video are argania spinosa, the famous argan trees that only grow in a semi desert area in the South Western part of Morocco.
    It is a very special kind of tree. Its roots go as deep as 50 metres into the soil and it can live to become 250 to 500 years old. It is also one of the oldest species of trees in the world, a living leftover of the Eocene era, some 25 million years ago. The fruit looks a bit like olive but it is unfit for human consumption. But the seed kernels inside the nut contain an oil that has been used by the local berber population for thousands of years for cooking and cosmetic purposes. Today, the available quantity is limited and the production process is lengthy and tedious.
    This production process begins with the goats who love the fruits so much that they taught themselves to climb the trees so they can reach them. The goats have no use for the nuts, which are much too hard to crack. They either spit or shit them out. The Berber farmers collect these nuts from the ground and clean them. And then the women can begin their tedious job of cracking the nuts and collecting the kernels. It takes these women 20 hours of work to crack the nuts of one tree which produces 1 litre of oil. By Moroccan standards, these women earn a decent wage of around 50 dollars per week. The women here do their work in a dark shed in the village of Tiout in the foothills of the Atlas mountains. Slightly higher paid are these women who are members of a production Coop in Essaouira, a beautiful old town on the coast North of Agadir. They also have better working conditions than the villagers
    Finally, the kernels are ground into a brownish paste which other women squeeze with their bare hands to extract the last drops of oil. In recent years, argan oil has been discovered by the international cosmetics industry because of its reputation for rejuvenating the skin. Argan oil is called liquid gold because it is sold on the international market for prices upwards of $300,- per litre.
    Processed by the cosmetics industry into products for skin care and bottled in small quantities in luxurious packaging, the price per litre of the final product sometimes exceeds 2000,- dollars per litre.
    But in the shop of Manahill Souss in souk El Had in Agadir, the purest argan oil is produced right in front of you and sold for such a low price, that you always have to stand in a long line of waiting Moroccan customers before you are being served.

  25. Argan Oil is great…I use it for virtually all of my body and it works fabulously. I haven’t stopped using it for the last 4 years. I get mine from the ThePureArgan.com –simply wonderful. I came across it when I saw it for sale in one of my friend’s family-owned hotels in Germany. I tried it and fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I’ve tried others, but this is the real deal. Regardless, Argan Oil has multiple uses, it can even be used straight on the hair/scalp. Hope this help….Tata!!!!

  26. Heard a lot of great effects of apple argan oil on hair. Definitely would add this to my routine! By the way, I love that you use natural products. Most other blogs just introduces me to other mixed of chemicals LOL!

  27. Being a cosmetologist I can say that nothing is scientifically proven to increase hair growth although this is an effective way for your hair to feel and look healthier

  28. I will try these ingredients together to see what resolve I get helping my hair to grow. I will let definitely post the results.

  29. Can you use this even if you have a naturally oily scalp? (I have to use clarifying shampoo.)

  30. Argan oil has great healing power to cure hair fall issues, dandruff problem, scalp irritation, etc. I am blessed with naturally curly hair. I love to apply argan oil hair masks regularly to care my hair growth.

  31. Well that’s something new for me. I have read loads of articles about coconut oil benefits for hair but never heard about argan oil. Would really like to try that thing.

  32. Hola! I’ve ben reading your blog for a while now and finally got the courage to
    go ahead and give you a shout out from Atascocita Texas!

    Just wanted to mention keep up thee great job!

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