Our Guide to Argan Oil and Castor Oil For Hair

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Have you ever tried oils for your hair? If not, then what are you waiting for? Hair oils are one of the best ways to repair lifeless locks, damaged ends and generally help keep your hair looking glossy and shiny. 

For decades, people have used hair oil products for many different cosmetic and medicinal reasons, and now you can find them in a wide range of shampoos, serums and styling products

Hair oil ingredients are known for their moisturising, softening and protective properties, which keep your hair looking and feeling healthier

Keep reading to find out about argan oil and castor oil and why they’re so good for your hair.

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Castor oil for hair

What is castor oil?

Castor oil is a nutrient-dense vegetable oil pressed from castor beans. Hailing from East Africa, castor oil is a beauty staple, often used in soaps, lubricants and skincare products due to its moisturising properties. 

What are the benefits of castor oil for hair?

Castor oil has endless benefits, including promoting hair growth, strengthening individual hair strands and calming inflammation, making it a perfect treatment for dandruff. Castor oil hair products are also packed with hair-loving ingredients such as Vitamin E, proteins, antioxidants and fatty acids which all contribute to happy, healthy locks. 

Another benefit of castor oil hair products is that they provide a gentle cleansing solution to your scalp, especially if you’re suffering from inflammation or dryness. Castor oil attracts dirt and cleanses the skin from impurities. This, coupled with the fact castor is packed with ricinoleic acid, can help improve blood circulation around the scalp, making your locks stronger and less prone to breakage. 

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If you’re looking to strengthen your locks and add volume, try our Core Restore Volumiser. Our Protein-Strength Complex and castor oil formula progressively strengthens hair fibres while maintaining a soft, natural feel at the same time. 

All in all, introducing castor oil hair products into your beauty regime can help your tresses feel moisturised and look shiny and healthy. 

For blondes seeking an extra boost of moisture post-bleaching, be sure to check out the Sheer Blonde Range

Argan oil for hair

What is argan oil?

Argan oil is a natural oil extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree, native to Morocco. The oil itself is extremely rich in fatty acids and antioxidants – as such, argan oil hair products have many benefits for both your locks and scalp. 

What are the benefits of argan oil for hair?

Full of fatty acids, argan oil is mostly known for its moisturising benefits which help to lubricate the hair shaft. The fact it’s also extremely rich in Vitamin E helps provide conditioning benefits to both your scalp and hair, keeping your locks shiny and preventing flyaways and frizz

If you’re struggling with frizz, try our Nourishing Oil Elixir or the Miraculous Recovery Hair Oil. Suitable for all levels of frizz, both are enriched with argan oil, and with formulas designed for smoother hair.

Like castor oil products, argan oil hair products have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which are great for improving scalp health. These properties can also help to promote good scalp care as well as treat dandruff. 

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Lastly, argan oil hair products are known to have protective properties that help prevent damage from over-washing hair or using multiple styling products on a regular basis. 

This is because the oil creates a layer over your locks, protecting hair from breakage during heat styling, as well as reducing split ends

Breakage and split ends are very common problems for blondes so take a look at our Hi Impact Oil Elixir if you’re struggling to keep these in check. 

Now you’re aware of all the benefits of argan oil and castor oil for hair, make sure you check out the John Frieda range of hair oils we’ve mentioned above to give your locks that surge of moisture they so deserve. 

For more hair enhancing product recommendations, take a look at the rest of our hair product articles. 

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