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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9 years ago

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

9 years ago

I’m back. Putting that pick on my LOCKS Pinterest board – you know it.

9 years ago

very cool! i’ll have to try this. thanks.

9 years ago

I will definetly try this out!! My hair seems to never grow :(

9 years ago

I have to try it :)

9 years ago

I’ll definitely have to try this. I’ve been trying to grow out my hair for soo long!

9 years ago

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!

9 years ago

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.


9 years ago

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!

9 years ago

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!

9 years ago

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!

9 years ago

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!

9 years ago

I have not used it yet but I hear such great things about it! Now I will really have to try it!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

9 years ago

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!

Hypnotica Vintage
9 years ago

I love argan oil. It’s so much better than conditioner and skin moisturizer.

9 years ago

I can testify that peppermint essential oil really does work for hair growth!

Arrows Crossed Vintage
9 years ago

Is this recipe for one application?? Or how many uses do you think you can get?

9 years ago

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,

9 years ago

What a perfectly marvelous tip!!! I am going straight to the store and getting myself some oil. I have absurdly thick and long hair And ice been looking for someway to make it even more naturally beautiful. Thanks Jana!

9 years ago

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

9 years ago

I’ve been having trouble with hair breakage. I am definitely going to try this. Thanks FP!

9 years ago

Thank you for sharing! I love Argan Oil for hair. I found it makes my hair stronger and more shiny.

9 years ago

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.

9 years ago

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

9 years ago

I went into Body Shop and smelt Argan Oil – I love it! I usually use Coconut Oil but I don’t know what’s better or what gives a faster rate of growing!