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Hair Dilemma: Olive Oil Vs Argan Oil

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Hot and humid weather makes taking care of our hair a little bit tricky. Experts say we should not be washing our hair daily, but high humidity levels makes this almost impossible! Not to mention the contribution of hormones and chemicals that weakens our roots.

So to tackle this, we look into natural treatments using centuries-old technique that have been proven to work.

Olive oil

Known for its remedy for various hair conditions, its primary elements are oleic acid, palmitic acid, and squalene -  which all adds shine, volume, and strengthens brittle hair. It also contains high levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, which are good for moisturizing, nourishing, and protecting hair. Overall, it makes the hair grow stronger.

The traditional treatment for damaged hair involves warming the olive oil first, massaging it throughout the hair, and leaving it on for a good 30 minutes covered in a towel or plastic wrap. This will ensure the oil is well absorbed into the hair before washing it off. However, not many people would enjoy this as olive oil may leave the hair feeling a little tad too greasy if not washed properly. Hence, it is recommended to perform this treatment only once a week, not daily.

Argan oil 

Also known as liquid gold from Morocco, it is basically processed from the argan nut. Unlike Olive oil, Argan oil contains omega 3 and 9 fatty acids, vitamin E, and vitamin D. The latter (absent in olive oil) helps to stimulate new and old hair follicles. The oil is able to penetrate the hair shaft and repair damaged hair follicles. Hence, Argan oil is great for promoting hair growth. In addition, it tames dry and frizzy hair caused by chemical treatments. 

Argan oil has a very light texture and is not greasy. It has a sweet and nutty aroma and is typically easy to apply as it does not require heating. When applied, it leaves a soft and silky feeling to the hair. However, do note that pure Argan oil can be very expensive. So consider it as a product investment for your hair.

So to sum things up, which should you be using for your hair? By now you should have a clear idea of which is best for you.

If you have dry and brittle hair that looks dull and lacks radiance, go for Olive oil. And if you have dry and frizzy hair, or have hair fall and dandruff issues, go for Argan oil.

If applying oils is not really your cup of tea, you may look for shampoos and conditioners that contain Olive or Argan oil instead for easy daily use.


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