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    Default Does Argan Oil Penetrate hair.

    Hi,

    I know that coconut oil, avocado oil, and olive oil penetrate hair but does argan oil? A couple of websites says it does but they don't have any actual citations to prove it. Does anybody know of a study to prove it?

    I love argan oil on my face but I dont want to spend that much to use it on my hair if it wont make much of a difference.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Does Argan Oil Penetrate hair.

    I have no idea, but it sure makes my hair softer.

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    I have two knowledgeable cosmetologists who told me it does.

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    Default Re: Does Argan Oil Penetrate hair.

    I'd like to know the answer too. One thing I'm sure of is that it's the best oil for my hair that I've tried though (better than coconut and camellia).

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    Default Re: Does Argan Oil Penetrate hair.

    As far as I know, the only oil proven to penetrate the hair shaft is coconut. I've seen no studies proving any other oil can.



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    I don't know but my hair loves it. It doesn't look greasy or sticky, just shiny and soft but not flattened or too soft.
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    Default Re: Does Argan Oil Penetrate hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kherome View Post
    As far as I know, the only oil proven to penetrate the hair shaft is coconut. I've seen no studies proving any other oil can.
    ^ This.
    Coconut oil is the only one proven to penetrate. The rest of the oils either coat the hair or draw moisture into the hair shaft but don't penetrate the outer layer. At least that's what one of the medical articles said ... somewhere on here.
    I love mixing up my oils!

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    Default Re: Does Argan Oil Penetrate hair.

    I'm fairly sure I read somewhere that olive oil penetrates the hair shaft as well? I think the same post listed how to check that but I can't find it >_<

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    Default Re: Does Argan Oil Penetrate hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chetanlaiho View Post
    I'm fairly sure I read somewhere that olive oil penetrates the hair shaft as well? I think the same post listed how to check that but I can't find it >_<
    I saw that too, i wonder if it was one of Ktani's analysis now. All the Argan oils I have seen contain cone's so i would assume they would be coating the hair

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    Default Re: Does Argan Oil Penetrate hair.

    Straight chain glycerides are oils that penetrate:

    Avocado
    Camellia
    Castor Oil
    Coconut
    Olive
    Palm Kernel
    Sweet Almond

    Oils that partially penetrate:

    Meadowfoam seed

    Polyunsaturated oils sit on top of hair:

    Broccoli Seed
    Grapeseed
    Jojoba
    Sesame
    Sunflower

    http://www.untamedtresses.com/conten...confusion.html
    although not an evidence based source, coconut oil is not the only oil to penetrate, the above is not my work and has been copied and pasted from site.

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Using-Natu...are&id=2804587 another site with some information.

    Argan oil is also a Straight chain glyceride oil, therefore it has similar properties to coconut oil, therefore suggesting it penetrates the hair shaft.
    Last edited by jojo; June 6th, 2011 at 11:07 AM.
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