Are you tired of dealing with dry, brittle, and frizzy synthetic hair? Do you want to give your hair extensions or wigs some extra life and shine?
Look no further than Argan oil! This miraculous oil, also known as “liquid gold,” is packed with nutrients and antioxidants that fight UV rays and prevent hair cell damage.
But is it safe to use on synthetic hair? In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of Argan oil for human hair extensions and wigs, as well as whether it’s a good choice for synthetic hair.
Read on to learn more!
Is Argan Oil Good For Synthetic Hair?
While Argan oil is a popular choice for nourishing and moisturizing human hair extensions and wigs, it’s not recommended for use on synthetic hair.
Synthetic hair fibers are made from materials such as polyester, acrylic, and modacrylic, which are not compatible with natural oils like Argan oil. Using Argan oil on synthetic hair can cause the fibers to become greasy, heavy, and difficult to style.
Instead, synthetic hair should be cared for with products specifically formulated for wig fibers. Synthetic wig shampoo and conditioner can help to keep your wig clean, soft, and manageable. You can also use a non-oil shine to maintain the shine and luster of your wig.
It’s important to note that synthetic hair doesn’t receive natural oils and nutrients from the scalp like our natural hair does. Therefore, it’s crucial to use products that are specifically designed for synthetic hair to keep it looking its best.
What Is Argan Oil And How Does It Work On Human Hair?
Argan oil is a natural oil derived from the kernels of argan trees native to Morocco. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a popular choice for nourishing and moisturizing human hair. The high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamin E in Argan oil helps to increase hair elasticity, restore shine to dull hair, prevent breakage, and protect hair from mechanical stress caused by hair styling and coloring.
Argan oil’s molecules are smaller than other oils, allowing it to easily penetrate the hair cuticles and provide deep hydration to the hair shaft. It also aids in the production of keratin, which stimulates hair growth and promotes thicker, healthier hair strands. Additionally, phenols found in Argan oil strengthen hair follicles and promote cell production on the scalp, leading to healthier hair growth.
When applied as a conditioner or mask, Argan oil can make hair softer and more manageable with less tangles and dryness. It seals in moisture, promotes elasticity, and protects the hair cuticle against damage caused by harsh products and heat-styling tools.
Benefits Of Using Argan Oil On Human Hair Extensions And Wigs
While Argan oil is not recommended for synthetic hair, it can be incredibly beneficial for human hair extensions and wigs. Human hair extensions and wigs require extra care and attention compared to our natural hair because they don’t receive natural oils and nutrients from the scalp. This is where Argan oil comes in.
Argan oil is a natural hair oil that is extracted from the seeds of the argan tree. It’s full of ingredients like Vitamin E, ferulic acid, fatty acids, and antioxidants that fight UV rays and prevent hair cell damage. This miraculous oil is also referred to as “liquid gold,” so there’s no question why we think it’s essential to keeping your wigs and extensions shiny, luscious and full of life.
By using Argan oil on your human hair extensions and wigs, you can nourish, moisturize, and smooth the hair as well as reduce dryness, brittleness, and frizziness. Just a few drops of Argan oil can bring your hair extensions and wigs back to life. Argan oil is great when integrated with other ingredients making it common in most beauty and hair care products.
At Chrysalis, we offer an Argan Oil Moisturizing Shampoo that is infused with Argan oil and Pro-Vitamin B5 to add incredible moisture to your hair while eliminating dryness and brittleness. Our Argan Oil Moisturizing Conditioner is vitamin-enriched and filled with amino acids and botanical extracts that gently detangle frizzy or matted extensions while adding intense moisture and shine. For extra damaged or dry hair, our Argan Oil Restorative Hair Mask penetrates deep to fortify and rebuild the strength of the hair, restore elasticity and hydrate.
The Risks Of Using Argan Oil On Synthetic Hair
Using Argan oil on synthetic hair can have several risks and negative effects. Synthetic hair fibers are not designed to absorb natural oils like Argan oil, and using it can cause the fibers to become greasy and heavy. This can make the wig difficult to style, and the oil may attract dirt and debris, making the wig look dull and dirty.
Additionally, synthetic hair wigs are often made with dyes and chemicals that may react negatively to Argan oil. The oil may cause discoloration or even damage to the synthetic fibers, making the wig unusable.
Furthermore, synthetic hair is not as durable as human hair, and using Argan oil on it can cause the fibers to break down faster. This can lead to frizzing, tangling, and even shedding of the wig.
Alternatives To Argan Oil For Synthetic Hair
If you’re looking for alternatives to Argan oil for synthetic hair, there are a few options to consider.
One alternative is coconut oil, which is a lightweight oil that can penetrate the hair fibers without leaving a greasy residue. Coconut oil can help to moisturize and soften synthetic hair, making it easier to manage and style.
Another option is jojoba oil, which is similar in composition to the natural oils produced by our scalps. Jojoba oil can help to add moisture to synthetic hair without weighing it down or causing buildup.
Castor oil is another alternative that can help to nourish and strengthen synthetic hair. However, it’s important to note that castor oil is a thicker oil that may require dilution before use on synthetic hair.
When choosing an alternative to Argan oil for synthetic hair, it’s important to look for oils that are lightweight and can penetrate the hair fibers without causing buildup or weighing the hair down. Additionally, be sure to choose products that are specifically formulated for use on synthetic hair to ensure the best results.
How To Apply Argan Oil On Human Hair Extensions And Wigs
Argan oil is a great option for nourishing and moisturizing human hair extensions and wigs. Here are the steps to properly apply Argan oil on your human hair extensions or wigs:
1. Start by washing your human hair extensions or wig with a gentle shampoo and conditioner. Rinse thoroughly and gently pat dry with a towel.
2. Take a pea-sized amount of Argan oil in one hand and rub your hands together until you have an even distribution on both hands.
3. Begin two inches from the cap and work your way down, applying the oil by running your hands through the hair. Avoid applying oil directly to the cap, as this can cause slippage in the knots and result in hair loss.
4. Apply Argan oil about once every few days or when you notice the hair becoming fluffy or difficult to manage. Overuse of Argan oil can make the hair greasy and heavy.
5. To add extra shine and sheen to your human hair extensions or wig, you can also use a weightless shine spray specifically designed for wigs and extensions.
Remember, it’s important to use products that are specifically designed for human hair extensions and wigs to keep them looking their best. With proper care and maintenance, your human hair extensions or wig can last for a long time while still looking healthy and beautiful.