Non-greasy Oils for Hair: Argan Oil vs. Jojoba oil

Not all the time you want to slap heavy oils on your hair just to receive wonderful benefits. Heavier oils can include avocado oil, castor oil, olive oil and so on. These oils are most wearable with naturally curly hair but sometimes you need a non-greasy pure oil. Both argan oil and jojoba oil are non-greasy and at the top of the natural oil list. Let me help you decipher the difference between the two oils and give tips on how to use them. Please leave a comment below and let us know which lighter oil you prefer.

Argan Oil

Non-greasy Oils for Hair: Argan Oil vs. Jojoba oil

Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree that is unique to Morocco. It takes about 20 work hours to cold-press one liter of oil, which is why it cost a pretty penny to buy.

Argan Oil also known as “liquid gold” by beauty experts because of it’s wonderful ability to give hair new life. It has been proven to be very nourishing to the scalp and has capabilities for enhancing hair growth. I learned that argan oil surpasses jojoba oil because of the results it’s achieved but I find that both are equally beneficial.

Argan oil benefits

  • • The oil penetrates the hair shaft and strengthens the elasticity to prevent breakage.
  • • This beauty oil contains natural antioxidants for damage repair, Vitamin E to restore natural hair from heat damage, chemically treated hair, and other obstructive agents.
  • • Unsaturated fatty acids such as Omega 3 and Omega 9 in argan oil are other natural components that helps bond the hair shaft and prevents split ends.  If you have brittle and dry hair, argan oil will help eliminate the dryness and restore weak hair by locking in moisture.
  • • Helps repair split ends.

Uses of Argan oil on hair

Argan oil useful as a leave-in conditioner and makes your hair easier to style. It helps maintain frizz and flyaways.

Try using argan oil as a heat protectant from hair dryers, curling irons and flat irons.  

Argan oil can be used as an overnight deep conditioning treatment. Rub 4-10 drops of argan oil into the palms of your hand to warm it up and massage into your scalp. Continue to apply it to the rest of your hair, twist hair up and cover with a plastic cap to retain your natural body heat. In the morning, wash you hair as normal. This will promote body, softness, and a healthy shine.

Jojoba Oil

Non-greasy Oils for Hair: Argan Oil vs. Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil (pronounced: Ho-ho-ba) is not an oil, but a liquid wax. It is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. Native Americans in the early eighteen hundreds discovered the importance and versatility of jojoba such as to treat sores and wounds, reduce hunger by ingesting them, apply to skin and hair to heal and condition, and use the salve to soften animal hides.

Jojoba works so well for the scalp because it’s very similar to sebum, that oil your skin naturally produces and it’s non-greasy. It also has an extremely long shelf life which some books say it can be kept for 25 years with no problems, but you would be tripping to not use this oil for that long. Jojoba is something I could easily use everyday, ya know.


Jojoba oil benefits:

  • Non-allergenic
  • High in antioxidants.
  • Doesn’t clog pores.
  • Relieves dry scalp.
  • Cleanses hair follicles.
  • Hydrates hair from the inside of the hair shaft.
  • Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, B1, B2 and B6.



Uses for jojoba oil:

Jojoba is great for scalp massaging and invigorates the scalp. The rubbing of the scalp generates heat that effectively opens the pores of the scalp and increases blood flow, which stimulates hair growth. As a matter of fact, most carrier oil massaged into your scalp can stimulate hair growth but non-greasy oils are nice to use.

If you are using shampoo that strips your hair, which I wouldn’t recommend, add a couple of teaspoons jojoba to help reduce the drying of your hair and scalp.

So my suggestion is to try both oils on your hair in various ways to get a feel of which works best for you. Both argan and jojoba are excellent oils and highly recommended by experts. 

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