The 10 Best Argan Oil Hair Treatments
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in June of 2018. Extracted from the fruit of a tree that is native to Morocco, argan oil has been used for centuries as a powerful serum to restore shine and volume to dry or damaged hair. Whether you're looking for an effective formula or a pure variety without additives, this list offers a range of treatments that all contain the North African "liquid gold" and have its signature musky scent. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
June 24, 2020:
Argan oil has a bevy of purported benefits and can be instrumental in sealing in shine, protecting from heat, and keeping frizz and flyaways tame. We wanted this list to showcase a variety of formulas to appeal to all hair types, textures, and personal preferences, whether you want organic and all-natural ingredients or potent concoctions meant to penetrate deep into damaged strands.
That's why you'll find selections with varying ingredients as well as two high-quality pure argan oil offerings with the Pura D'Or Premium Grade and VoilaVe Organic. These are best used with damp locks and applied from the middle to ends, as too much pure oil can weigh roots down and leave oily hair feeling even greasier. Many of the selections here work well in conjunction with argan oil shampoos and conditioners, too.
Today we said goodbye to ArtNaturals Mask, which is still worth a shot if you're willing to try it, however, it contains an ingredient that ends up drying certain hair types out, even if they're virgin. We felt something like Arvazallia Leave In would be better suited to take its place. It's especially helpful if you've treated your hair to the point that it's splitting and brittle but you still want to continue heat styling, although the best way to help strands get healthy again is to lay off the heat entirety.
We also brought on Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine, a fruity-smelling choice that's pretty effective when it comes to most hair types, although it's not intense enough for really damaged locks. It's also extremely budget-friendly and lightweight. And when the Arvazallia Hydrating Mask became unavailable, we took the opportunity to recommend Oribe Gold Lust, a high-end, very thoughtfully formulated option that uses a signature complex to help with a range of issues.
Bulk Apothecary For those who make and sell DIY hair treatments, Bulk Apothecary carries large quantities of refined, expeller-pressed argan oil, as well as a host of other natural oils, waxes, butters, clays, herbs, and botanicals for all your homemade needs. bulkapothecary.com
Kiehl's Smoothing Leave-In Concentrate This versatile, lightweight oil concentrate provides smoothing for all hair types and can be used on damp locks as a nourishing treatment and styling aid, or on dry hair as a weightless finisher for softness and shine. It's formulated with fair trade argan oil and skin-grade babassu oil and has a light, woodsy scent. kiehls.com