Argan oil — or “liquid gold,” as many refer to it — is made from the fresh kernels of the fruit of the argan tree in Morocco. Pure argan oil has been used for centuries for health and beauty, including hair loss. Today it can be found in a number of hair and skin care products.

Argan oil has been shown to provide several health benefits when applied to the skin and many of those benefits extend to the hair.

Here are some of the benefits of argan oil for hair that may help protect against hair loss.

Moisturizes and 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.

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.

Improves scalp health

Argan oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are good for the skin. This can help prevent or improve skin conditions, including those that can affect the scalp that can cause hair loss.

Prevents styling and coloring damage

The medium-chain fatty acids in argan oil have a protective effect that can help prevent damage from washing and styling.

How to use argan oil for hair

If you’re ready to reap the benefits of argan oil for your hair, there are a few ways to do it.

Make your own hair mask
Making your own argan oil mask is easy. You can use it on its own or combine it with other nourishing ingredients, like macadamia oil or castor oil.

Here’s how:


Using your hands, massage 8 to 10 drops of argan oil into your hair and scalp. Adjust the amount as needed based on the length of your hair. Continue to massage your hair and scalp for 10 minutes, ensuring your hair is covered from roots to ends. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave it for 30 minutes.


40 ml Argan oil

60 ml Macadamia oil

Mix the oils and keep the mixture in the dark glass bottle in a cool, dark place. Apply the oil on wet hair and gently massage into the scalp. Leave it to act for at least half an hour (or longer) and then shampoo your hair 2 times. Consume hair care oil within 6 months.