Hair Oil: Argan Sunflower
Hair Oil: Argan Sunflower

Hair Oil: Argan Sunflower

An organic hair oil that contains argan oil which helps tame frizzy hair, encourages the growth of healthy, strong hair and promotes softer, more manageable hair.

Product Overview

Good For: All Hair Types, Especially Medium to Thick Coarse or Curly Hair

Hair-oiling may be new to many people, but its benefits have been proven from centuries of ancient tradition. A hair oil can be helpful for any hair type, especially if it has become dry or damaged due to heat or over-processing. Naturally textured hair, which is drier than other hair types, is prone to breakage if it is not moisturized regularly. Our organic hair oils contain hydrating ingredients that provide a protective layer of moisture for those who need damage repair or those with curly or coily textured hair who choose to wear their hair naturally. 

This organic hair oil contains Argan Oil, naturally rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and natural squalene. Argan deep conditioning is great for medium to thick hair.

  • Good for all hair types including color treated or damaged hair
  • Argan oil helps tame frizz and promotes shine and softer, more manageable hair
  • Argan oil contains Squalene, a natural component of our own skin oil or sebum, helps the skin and scalp regulate its sebum production and adds natural moisture 
  • Antioxidants promote circulation as they nourish and protect hair
  • Essential fatty acids make hair stronger and stimulate growth, which helps prevent breakage and decrease shedding
  • Promotes shine, softness, and manageability

Nutrient-rich sunflower oil moisturizes, nourishes and protects for silky, shiny, healthy hair. It provides your scalp and hair with nutrients to help nourish and strengthen hair. Moisture is the key to natural hair growth. The hydrating properties of sunflower promote scalp and hair health and are helpful for dry hair, damaged strands, dandruff, frizz or thinning.

Comes in a 2 oz. glass bottle

How To Use

The internet is filled with so much information about hair oiling, it can be quite overwhelming. Oil your hair but not your scalp! Oil your scalp but not your strands! Oil both!  While your hair type, hair thickness, the climate in which you live, your diet and lifestyle, health, etc. all affect your hair, the bottom line is, your hair is unique to you. There is no one right way to use a hair oil on YOUR hair. What we offer below are some suggestion.

It is important to start small when applying a hair oil and to know what you are trying to achieve in the end. Begin with one or two drops (you may need a bit more for longer or thicker hair). If your hair looks greasy, heavy or seems weighed down, you have used too much. After a few applications of hair oil, you will learn your magic number for that perfect healthy, shiny, soft hair.

Basic Instructions

 The most important thing about using a hair oil is to make sure it is distributed evenly. Sectioning your hair into layers, a top and bottom layer, can make distribution easier especially for those with thick or coarse hair.

  • Place a small amount of oil (1 -2 drops) into your palms and warm it between your fingertips.
  • Rake your hands and fingers through your hair like a comb to evenly distribute the oil through to the ends.
  • Follow the same procedure for each layer section of hair. 

Do You Apply Hair Oil to Dry or Damp Hair?

Whether you apply a hair oil to wet or dry hair depends on your hair type and the results you are looking for. Applying oil on damp hair will provide a bit less shine, but it can help detangle hair, bring out its natural texture as it dries, provide nourishment for the hair shaft, and protect it from unwanted frizz as it dries. If you blow dry your hair, this method can also provide some protection from the heat.

When applied to dry hair, the hair will have more luster, you will get better frizz control, and you can spot treat extra problem areas. 

Deep Conditioning Pre-Wash Treatment

Use it as a pre-shampoo, deep conditioning treatment once or twice a week depending on your hair type. Your hair will become softer and easier to manage.

  • Wet your hair
  • Follow the basic instructions above
  • Focus on the hair ends
  • Wrap oiled hair in a shower cap or towel
  • Leave it on for 30 to 60 minutes
  • Wash with a mild shampoo and style as usual
  • If you have damaged or very dry, coarse hair, leave the mask on overnight and wash off the next day

Tip: Any time you are leaving oil on your hair, cover your hair with a shower cap or towel. This keeps your head warm which helps the oils penetrate the hair shaft. 

Hair Oil as an In-Shower Conditioner

Apply the oil using the basic method above and let it sit for 10 minutes while you complete the rest of your shower. Wash, rinse, and style as usual.

As A Leave-In Conditioner

On Damp Hair: Use as a leave in conditioner after shampooing to help prevent split ends, calm frizz and flyaways and add a healthy shine. Place a drop or two in the palm of your hand, rub palms together and scrunch into damp hair ends or smooth from mid-length to the hair ends. Comb thoroughly to evenly distribute the oil. Do not wash. Style as usual.

On Clean Dry Hair: To smooth down coarse or wiry flyaway hair strands and give hair a healthy sheen, rub a tiny bit of hair oil in your palms, apply to clean, dry hair. 

Tip: Some like to spritz oil onto the lower length of their hair and hair ends and then massage it into the strands. This method works well if you have a bottle with a fine mist sprayer. Oils tend not to mist like water, so try your sprayer out first before squirting your hair.

Oiling for Fine or Thin, Straight or Wavy Hair

If you have fine or thin hair that seems dull and lifeless or tends to have wiry flyaways, a tiny bit of lightweight leave in-conditioner may just do the trick.

After shampooing for a healthy shine and to calm flyaways, place a drop of oil in the palm of your hand, rub palms together. Then rake your hands and fingers through your hair like a comb to evenly distribute the oil through to the ends.

You can do this on damp, towel-dried, or even dried hair, it just depends what works best for your hair.  Be sure to work the oil through to the tips to help ease split ends. Comb your hair thoroughly to get the oil evenly distributed.

You can also just use a tiny bit of oil in your palms to scrunch into the ends of damp or dried hair to help ease the look of split ends. Just remember, only a tiny bit of oil is needed. 


Should You Oil or Cream The Scalp?

For some people it is recommended to avoid applying oils or butters to the scalp. So when using a hair oil begin at least about three inches from the scalp and work all the way to the ends.

Whether or not to oil your scalp seems to be up for debate. While many articles encourage applying oil directly to your scalp, others state that applying oil directly on your scalp may put you at higher risk for dandruff. But some people with dry hair also have a dry scalp. If you typically oil your scalp without any problems then continue to do what your hair and scalp like.

For Dry Scalp: Using your fingertips gently massage a small amount of hair oil into your scalp. The actual massaging action is more important than the quantity of oil, it stimulate scalp circulation and aids in absorption. Then work the oil through your hair to the ends. Leave on for at least 15 minutes and then wash and style as usual.

Helpful Hints
  • When using a hair oil balm more is NOT better. Too much conditioning cream can weigh your hair down, cause excess buildup, and give hair a greasy look and feel.
  • Be sure to wash your hair to remove the residue from a previous application before applying more hair cream.
  • Combining a hair oil with other hair products like mousses and gels may cause heavy buildup and greasiness.

Learn more: Read "What is Your Hair Type?"

If you have very sensitive skin or are simply trying a new product for the first time, we always recommend doing a patch test.

For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Best if used within 6 months of opening.

Effective, Feel Good Ingredients

The goal is simple: to Harness the Power & Simplicity of Nature® to cleanse, soothe, heal, and protect your skin and hair!

Our unique formulas rely on moisturizing oils and butters, healing botanicals, and pure essential oils. We choose every ingredient with one end-result in mind….the BEST possible natural skin care for YOU!

Featured Ingredients

Organic Argan Oil
Organic Argan Oil
Organic Sunflower Oil
Organic Sunflower Oil
All Ingredients:
Organic Argan Oil
Organic Sunflower Oil
Organic Rosemary Oil Extract (ROE)

We use unrefined oils that have not been bleached or deodorized. These oils retain their natural scent, color, and nutritional benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Your Hair Type?

 What Is Your Hair Type?

In my youth I had pin-straight hair and was envious of friends with wavy and curly hair. But those friends were jealous of my straight hair! Whether your hair type is straight, wavy, curly, coily, or somewhere in between, your locks are beautiful. 

In the same way that understanding your skin type is important for creating an effective skincare routine, determining your hair type can play a huge role in helping you to reach your hair goals.

Hair type has 4 major categories: straight hair (type 1), wavy hair (type 2), curly hair (type 3), and coily hair (type 4). These 4 types of hair are further categorized into A, B, and C subtypes creating 12 total categories.

Natural Organic Hair Care Hair Types


The best way to determine your hair type is to see your hair in its natural state. By simply looking at your hair you can recognize some obvious characteristics. The next time you wash your hair, allow it to air-dry without any styling or hair products. This will help you to define the natural shape or pattern (texture) of your hair. For example:

Natural Hair Care What Is Your Hair Type

  • If your hair dries straight without a bend or curl, then you have straight hair (type 1).
  • If your hair dries with a slight curve or “S” shape, then you have wavy hair (type 2).
  • If your hair dries with a defined curl, then you have curly hair (type 3). This type of curly hair has springy ringlets or corkscrew curl patterns but is not as dense as coily hair.
  • If as your hair dries it shrinks to form tight curls or dense spirals, then you have coily hair (type 4) which is often called a "natural" hair type. This hair type is more fragile and prone to breakage than others, requiring a more specialized hair care routine.

It is important to remember that most people do not have just one type of hair. They often have two different hair textures on various parts of their head.

Each of these hair textures will need special care and attention to enhance its natural best characteristics. Also, even though two people share the same natural wave, it does not mean they possess the same exact hair type. You are unique!


What Is the Density and Thickness of Your Hair?

The words "thick" and "thin" can be confusing since you can have a lot of very thin hair and vice versa.

The density is the thickness or diameter of an individual hair strand. To determine your hair density use a single strand hair and compare it to the size of a piece of typical sewing thread. Fine hair is thinner than the thread, medium hair is similar in width, and coarse hair is wider. Hair density can affect how it will react to certain products and how well it will hold different hairstyles. There are 3 basic categories:

  • Thin or fine
  • Medium
  • Thick or coarse

Thin hair does not style very easily. Medium hair is relatively easy to style and can hold curls for a longer time period. Thicker strands are very easy to curl, but because they are less pliable, they can be difficult to style or hold their shape.

Overall thickness refers to the total amount of hair on your scalp, which can range from thin to thick. When you gather your hair into a ponytail how much hair can you collect?


What Is Hair Porosity?

Natural Hair Care Hair Porosity TestPorosity refers to your hair’s ability to absorb moisture as well as hair products. You can easily determine the porosity of your hair with a simple experiment.

  • Place a single strand of hair into a bowl of water.
  • Does the strand sink to the bottom? If yes, it has high porosity, which means it is soaking up a lot of moisture due to gaps or tears around the cuticle. 
  • Does the strand sink, but only a bit? If yes, your hair is absorbing just enough moisture to keep it healthy and well-balanced.
  • Does the strand float above the surface of the water? If yes, your hair has low porosity, which means it does not absorb moisture easily.

It seems like hair with high porosity would be well hydrated all the time since it can easily absorb moisture easily. However, due to the gap areas around the cuticle, the hair also loses moisture very easily, which can result in hair that is dry, brittle, frizzy, and prone to breakage.

On the other hand, that flattened cuticles of hair with a low porosity actually blocks moisture from being absorbed into the strands. Since hair care products are not readily absorbed, product buildup on hair strands is often a problem. Hair care products should be applied sparingly while hair is still damp so product is more easily absorbed and distributed.

To keep your hair healthy and nourished, it is important to develop a haircare routine that includes proper hydration. Knowing your hair type is crucial, as it helps you choose the right products for straight, wavy, curly, or coily/kinky hair.

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Are Chagrin Valley Ingredients & Products USDA Certified Organic?

Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve is a USDA Certified Organic Company

Certified Organic Skin Care

The most important consideration in any business is its customers. Today's world of misleading claims, false advertising, and simple deception, often leaves consumers trying to discover the truth about personal products and their ingredients.

  • We want our customers to know that we are committed to transparency in everything we do.
  • We want our customers to know that when we say "organic," we mean it.
  • We believe that in becoming a USDA Certified Organic company, our customers do not have to wonder if we really use certified organic ingredients or if our organic products are truly organic.
  • So we choose to be a certified organic company and abide by the strict standards required for organic certification.

Some of my favorite products are made with ingredients that just do not exist as certified organic. Why? At this time there are no standards created for ingredients specifically used in the personal care product industry. Organic certification of personal care products is based on the organic food standards set by the National Organic Program of the USDA.

But since we are a certified organic company, we are required to submit documentation that even our "non-organic ingredients" were produced without the use of toxic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge, or irradiation.

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Are Your Products and Ingredients Cruelty Free?

All of Chagrin Valley's natural soap, shampoo bars, and personal care products are certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.

 Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve has been Leaping Bunny Certified since 2013. 

Natural Organic Skin Care Cruelty-Free Leaping Bunny LogoThe Leaping Bunny Program was developed in 1996, by The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), to identify and support companies that are doing their part to help eliminate the unnecessary use and mistreatment of animals to test cosmetic products and ingredients. The CCIC is made up of eight animal protection groups including the Humane Society of the U.S., as well as groups from Canada and Europe.

At Chagrin Valley we do not test our finished products on animals (other than human volunteers). But what about the raw materials, the ingredients we use?

Many products display labels claiming that their finished product is ‘not tested on animals’ but this does not guarantee that the product ingredients are actually free from animal testing. 

The CCIC Standard is a pledge that a company makes to remove animal testing from all stages of product development. Our pledge to buy ingredients that are cruelty-free is integrated into the purchase agreement for all of our suppliers.

Personal care products displaying the “real” Leaping Bunny logo are certified ‘cruelty-free' using the internationally recognized Humane Cosmetics Standards. These rigorous standards require that no animal testing is performed or authorized for finished products or any of the ingredients in any stage of product development by the company, its laboratories or its suppliers after a fixed cut-off date. All Leaping Bunny companies are subject to independent audits and pledge commitments that are renewed on an annual basis.

This annual renewal is a key requirement that sets the Leaping Bunny Program apart from other cruelty-free certification programs. Companies that manufacture products, as well as their ingredient suppliers, must annually recommit to upholding their promise to not conduct animal testing on any finished products, ingredients, or formulations.

Why is this annual commitment renewal important? "Because product formulations change, suppliers come and go, and manufacturers develop innovative lines to meet consumer needs. But we know that compassionate consumers need to be confident that no animal testing is involved in the products they use."

At Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve . . .

  • we do NOT test our products on animals
  • we do NOT use ingredients tested on animals
  • we do NOT sell into markets that require animal testing

The Leaping Bunny Program provides
the best assurance to consumers
that they are making compassionate shopping choices
by purchasing Cruelty-Free skin care!

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What Is A Natural Shampoo Bar?

Shampoo Bars Are One Of Our Favorite Discoveries!

The wholesome goodness of our handcrafted soap is available for your hair.

Shampoo bars are an all natural conditioning shampoo in a solid bar form. Yes, this is real shampoo in a solid bar. Shampoo bars are not a new idea.

They were commonly used before liquid detergent shampoos and conditions were invented in the 1940s.

Although the process for making a shampoo bar is the same as making soap, our shampoo bar "recipes" are specially formulated with natural plant oils, butters, botanicals and essential oils that nourish your hair and scalp.

Our shampoo bars contain no artificial fragrance, color, preservatives, detergents, alcohol, urea, formaldehyde, sodium lauryl sulfate, DEA, propylene glycol - or any of the other synthetic hair care additives.

Each of our shampoo bar selections contains a different blend of natural plant oils, essential oils, and herb infused oils. No two recipes are the same.

Which Shampoo Bar Is Best For My Hair?

Click here for help choosing an all natural shampoo bar!

Everything You Want To Know About Shampoo Bars!

Please read "Everything About Shampoo Bars!"

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