If hair could grow at the snap of our fingers, that would be a miracle…
I do believe in miracles, but unfortunately speeding up the hair growth process isn’t as easy as that. So how do you do it?
Extracted from the kernels of the argan tree which is native to Morocco, this oil is widely favored by many for it’s cosmetic use. It’s packed with nutrients and fatty acids which are greatly beneficial to the skin and hair. I have long hair, and I rarely get haircuts – which is in turn why my ends look broken. I’m always on the hunt for ways to mend this issue without turning to the scissors, and argan oil has properties that will strengthen broken ends and naturally condition hair to keep it looking healthy.
On top of that, it also has the power to help hair grow! Your ends need to be moisturized and strong, and your roots need to be nourished with the right vitamins in order for it to grow. Argan oil is rich with Vitamin E, which contains antioxidants that encourage hair growth. In addition, it is an excellent moisturizer to fight split ends, leaving you with soft and healthy hair.
There are a lot of products out there that contain argan oil, but most of the time they are expensive and hard to find. I’ve found that making a homemade argan oil hair mask is the easiest, cheapest and most natural way to go about it.
All you need is:
4 tsp Argan Oil
2 tsp Epsom Salt
2 tsp Honey
4 tsp Coconut Oil
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
You can find argan oil at most health food stores. I bought mine at Whole Foods. Peppermint essential oil is also a key factor in this hair mask because when applied to the scalp, it improves blood circulation, which increases oxygen, which then stimulates hair follicles to grow!
Combine all of the ingredients into a jar or small bottle and shake vigorously to combine. Once sealed with a lid, I stuck the bottle under hot water for a few seconds to allow everything to soften and combine better. To use, apply the oil to the scalp and ends of your hair. Wrap your hair up in a towel and let the mask sit for 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
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