Why is Argan Oil so great for your beard and hair in general?
First, let’s learn a little more about Argan oil. Argan oil is produced from pressing the fruit kernels of the Moroccan argan tree. Inside that little fruit, is the little nut that gives us argan oil. For generations, natives of the Argan Forest in Morocco have pressed the nut to extract this precious oil, to use as a dietary supplement, for wound healing and rash relief, and to nourish skin and hair. These slow-growing trees are so revered that in 1998 the Argan Forest was declared a Biosphere Reserve By UNESCO.
Properties of Argan Oil
Argan oil use was not just isolated to Morocco. People throughout the world have taken advantage of the many Argan oil benefits to treat skin infections, bug bites, and skin rashes. Now it is used by men and women all over the world seeking an effective, all natural moisturizer for skin and hair.
One of the main reasons that Argan oil is so healing, is that it is rich with vitamin A and vitamin E. However, Argan oil is also packed with anti-oxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid. Research shows that when applied to skin, it eases inflammation while moisturizing the skin.
The triterpenoids naturally found in Argan oil offer amazing health benefits for skin including the ability to stunt the growth of warts, treat some forms of dermatitis, break down tumorous skin cells, and fade scars. Also, the antioxidants and fatty acids found in Argan oil may also help with the treatment of mild acne and with the healing of acne-related scarring.
Anti-oxidants in Argan oil help to protect skin, hair, and nails from damage caused by UV radiation. Applying Argan oil to UV damaged skin can actually fade sun spots and heal the dry leathery skin that results from over-exposure to UV by promoting the regeneration of healthy cells.
Beard Benefits of Argan Oil
When applied to hair, Argan oil prevents drying and environmental damage by coating the hair shaft. The oil seals in moisture and smooths fly-aways, making hair more manageable and less prone to breakage from brushing and styling. Rich in Vitamin-E, Argan oil nourishes hair, repairing split ends, and increases hair’s shine and overall healthy appearance.
Argan oil benefits the beard in many ways; from adding shine and softness while simultaneously making it richer and thicker. It also moisturizes the skin beneath the beard that usually gets neglected. Starting to use Argan oil on your beard is a great way to show some love to that skin.
It also acts as a natural brilliantine (hair softener), giving your hair a soft texture without the overwhelmingly heavy grease buildup that many other beard oils and waxes produce.
And for those who are looking to add a bit more density and thickness to their beards, Argan oil can come in very handy for stimulating growth and promoting beard thickness too.