Argan Oil for Hair Loss
How does Argan oil help prevent hair loss and aid regrowth?
Learn about the causes of hair loss, how to get stronger growth using natural products and the latest treatments to stop hair from falling out.
Argan Oil is now used in hair conditioners and shampoos. It strengthens the hair shaft and so helps prevent hair loss. Regular treatments with pure oils can even help promote regrowth.
There are a lot of expensive treatments and hair loss forums that promote unrealistic claims. There are now even many fake “Argan Oil for hair loss” reviews.
Chemical products for treating baldness have very little effect. We need to be careful when looking for help with hair loss and take time to understand the hair growth cycles. Learn what causes hair to fall out in the video further down this page and how Argan Oil can help protect fragile hair from DHT. The video contains an informative guide to hair growth cycles and hair loss problems.
Identifying the cause of hair loss means we can select the correct treatment. It allows us to estimate how much we can expect to stop hair falling out and promote growth. For example if there is minor or temporary loss natural treatments and specialist vitamin supplements can be very effective.
Although there have been no hair loss studies using Argan Oil or reviews, in Morocco we use pure Argan Oil treatments as soon as possible after noticing hair fall as this helps to strengthen weak or fragile hairs and stop them from falling out. This allows them to continue to grow for a fuller, stronger, healthier head of hair.
Types of Hair Loss
There are many types of hair loss. Each has a different cause and needs treating in a different way. Hair that is lost due to aging and hereditary hair loss is most difficult to recover. However, if treated early on even hereditary hair loss may be slowed.
Others types of Alopecia and hair loss are temporary. In these cases hair loss can treated effectively with a good chance of it growing back. Temporary hair loss is caused by things like stress or hormonal changes which disrupt the natural hair cycle.
In both cases hair lost may not regrow. Preventing weak hair from falling out is the best plan of action. So start to take better care of your hair and scalp as soon as any loss is noticed.
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The Three Essential Steps to Take
To slow or stop hair from falling out we must:
1. Promote a more healthy scalp
2. Nourish hair
3. Follow a regular hair repair and care regimen.
This is why Argan Oil is so popular for hair care. This simple, pure Moroccan Oil treats all three of these problem areas at once with a single, simple application.
Be aware that there are two types of pure cosmetic Argan Oil sold for hair treatments. Both are genuine and pure oils. However, one grade is filtered twice and is odourless. The other, more commonly available, is filtered once and retains a natural Argan nut scent.
Our clients recommend pure odourless Argan Oil for use as a hair treatment because the Argan nut scent can be a little to strong for most people when used all over your hair.
Understanding Patterns of Hair loss
We all lose hair as we age. Hair growth products often don’t work for hair loss because there is simply no magic chemical that will suddenly make missing hair grow back by changing our body chemistry overnight. On average, men and women lose about 50 and 100 hairs per day.
There are 3 stages in the cycle of hair growth during which hairs grow at the rate of about 1.25 centimetres or 0.5 inches per month. There is an “anagen phase” known as the growth phase which can last up to eight years About 85% of the hairs on one’s head are in the anagen phase at any given time during which they grow faster and longer. When the anagen phase ends the catagen phase begins. The catagen phase lasts about two weeks during which the hair follicle shrinks.
The final phase is called the telogen, or resting, phase the hair. During this phase follicles remain dormant anywhere from 1–4 months. The anagen phase starts again after the telogen phase is complete. The old hair strand is pushed out by the new strand. The process causes the normal hair loss known as shedding. Additionally, in the autumn, for around 4 to 8 weeks there is a more noticeable loss of hair but this seasonal variation is normal.
If seasonal loss persists after its normal period or if abnormal hair loss lasts for several months, this may be a cause for concern and specialist advice should be sought. You may unknowingly have a scalp condition, general health problem or medical condition such as Eczema or Psoriasis of the scalp even dandruff. These conditions can disrupt hair growth in a number of ways and inflammation is often at the root of the problem. Argan Oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can be of great benefit for dandruff and so also with preventing hair loss. If you suspect a scalp condition or unusual prolonged hair loss consult a Trichologist. You should also look at dietary changes to address the causes of such conditions.
Common Causes of Hair Loss
Irregular hair loss could be caused by a number of factors.
- Certain medications ( such as amphetamines or anticoagulants
- Dietary deficiency protein, iron, zinc.
- Stress and emotional trauma disease can cause loss of hair
- Shampoos or hair dyes used too frequently can also literally attack and weaken the hair.
- A medical condition such as Eczema of the scalp or even dandruff.
- Harsh treatment such as excessive heat.
The Aging Process
The main cause of baldness is an excess of male hormones due to the ageing process. This is known androgenic alopecia and concerns both men and woman. In these cases treatments, discussed below, can slow the process or even improve hair regrowth where the hair still exists.
Male Hair Loss
Normal Hair loss is to a large extent hereditary and is passed from father to son. So if your father was a victim of hair loss, there is a strong probability that you will also have hair loss. It is the male hormone DHT that shortens the life of the hair. Excess DHT in prostate tissue is thought to lead to prostate growth, and excess DHT in hair tissue leads to hair thinning in men and women.
Female Hair Loss
Among women, androgenic alopecia occurs at the menopause when the production of female hormones (oestrogen) is no longer sufficient to combat the androgens responsible for hair loss. The same hormonal imbalance that is the case in Women after pregnancy or even because of some birth control pills.
Temporary Hair Loss
For both men and women stress or shock can result in temporary hair loss which is caused by an interruption of the natural loss/growth cycle. This can be Telogen effluvium a form of non-scarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months as the hair returns to its normal cycles.
How to Strengthen Hair and Create the Optimum Conditions for Growth
For the best chance of success to encourage regrowth and slow loss of hairs a complete plan of action must include:
- An internal program of foods and special vitamin supplements to give our body more of what it needs to make healthy hair.
- An external program for better care of the scalp by careful shampoo and conditioner selection.
- Applying external hair growth stimulants.
- For men using DHT blocking supplements.
1. Use Hair Nutrient Food Supplements
There are now some very good hair nutrient formulas available for men and women. These supplements assist with healthier growth and thickening of existing hair.
For Women Florisene supplements are an excellent support for thicker stronger hair and would be worth using as part of any hair regrowth plan for women.
For Men and Women the American NUHAIR program has a vitamin supplement as part of a 3 part treatment.
2. Apply External Hair Growth Stimulants
For temporary hair loss there are many products that can be of great value in slowing or preventing the hair loss until the hair/scalp recovers its normal cycle. They can also be of benefit in slowing hereditary hair loss.
For men – Minoxidil ( the popular Rogaine formula ) or Propecia can reduce DHT levels and slow hair loss. It is reported to help stimulate growth of hair.
A Female version of Rogaine, which is less strong, also exists. Both forms of Minoxidil products can cause skin rashes.
Success is also reported for the NUHAIR Hair Thinning Serum which is a much more natural option. Like our Hair Magick Formula it contains Jojoba Oil. It also has a range of plant extracts and nutrients.
In a condition known as alopecia areata when lavendar oil is applied to the scalp combined with thyme, rosemary, and cedarwood oils. Some evidence exists that this combination could improve hair growth up to 44% after 7 months of treatment. 
Read about our 16 natural hair tonic recipes to stimulate hair growth.
3 Block DHT
DHT, is a testosterone by-product. It causes hair growth early in life but as men age it restricts the follicles ability to produce hair growth. DHT stops proteins, vitamins and minerals from providing nourishment to hair follicles which causes them to shrink. Hair reproduces at a slower rate so that it either shortens the growing phase or lengthens its resting stage. As a result hair thinning begins as the hair shaft gets finer with each new growth cycle. In the end the hairs can stop growing.
For men, in particular, blocking or neutralising DHT on the scalp is an important weapon against hair loss.
External treatments are available which include the Minoxidil and NUHAIR hair thinning treatments as well as a large number of anti hair loss shampoos.
Internal supplements can also be very effective at reducing DHT production. A popular herbal supplement, Saw Palmetto, is often suggested to slow hair loss. Saw Palmetto is thought to work by lowering levels of the male hormone testosterone – of which DHT is a by-product. It is also thought to work for women by regulating hormone levels in the blood.
There is also a specific DHT blocking herbal formula which is part of the NUHAIR products range suitable for both men and women.
4. Washing and Conditioning of Hair and Scalp
As part of a long term program to keep hair healthy a scalp cleansing and conditioning program is necessary. There are a range of “stimulating shampoos” such as Kerstase which are said to be formulated for use in the case of hair loss. However, in many cases the strong chemical shampoos that are commonly available have a very harsh action stripping hair of its natural oils. Silicates and Keratin based shampoos are best avoided.
Nizoral is an interesting anti fungal shampoo that contains ketoconazole. Used primarily to treat dandruff it cleanses the scalp and has the ability to block androgen receptors helping to reduce inflammation which could be contributing to hair loss. It is also said to help with seborrhoeic and follicular eczema.
A good natural and gentle cleansing shampoo followed by a Pure Argan Oil or Hair Magick hot oil treatment will give better long term results by preventing breakage, fortifying the hair shaft and providing optimum conditions for the health of hair follicles through the cleansing action of oils such as Jojoba Oil. The Jojoba oil in our Hair Magick formula makes an excellent choice for reducing inflammation of the scalp as part of a hot oil hair treatment. Learn how to use Argan Oil for hair treatments.
4 Steps to Thicker, Fuller Healthier Hair & Treating Hair Loss
1. NUHAIR is a 3 part hair rejuvenation program. It has a hair nutrient supplement that contains the famous Chinese herb for hair He Shou Wu, a DHT blocking supplement and external hair serum. Women may find Florisene a better alternative hair supplement for growth.
2. Use either a specialist anti hair loss shampoo or try a natural cleansing shampoo free of strong chemicals.
3. Do hot oil hair treatment that includes Argan and Jojoba Oils once a week.
4. Use tiny amounts of Argan Oil or Hair Magick before styling hair with strong heat.
Any hair loss regimen will need to be followed for at least 3 months.
Where Can I Buy Pure Argan Oil & Oil Serums for Hair Care?
If you are looking for Argan Oil for hair treatment we highly recommend using a “Pure” double filtered Argan Oil which has no Argan nut smell. Most Argan Oil you will find on the web is what we call “original” Argan Oil which has an Argan scent which is pleasant but is too strong for use on hair.
You can buy Argan Oil and Hair Magick Serum from this web page with prices that include Free Delivery Worldwide.
Don’t forget you can also use your Pure Argan Oil as an anti ageing skin treatment.
Article References & Resources
 Hay IC, Jamieson M, Ormerod AD. Randomized trial of aromatherapy. Successful treatment for alopecia areata http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9828867&dopt=Abstract