Everything You Wanted to Know About Almond Hair Oil

O The valuable properties of almond oil were known in antiquity and their miraculous power was used in medicine, perfumery and cosmetology!

Rich in saturated fatty acids, proteins, vitamins A, E, C, many minerals, almond oil has unique nourishing and regenerating properties. Thanks to this, it is recognized as one of the best for hair care – products with almond oil in the composition, as if by magic, return shine and strength to curls.

And BeautyHack, in turn, tells all about almond oil to make your hair even more luxurious.

Almond oil softens hair

In composition, almond oil is close to the structure of the hair, so it has the ability to penetrate deep into the hair and fill damaged areas at the cellular level. Wrap your hair with almond oil and you will notice that the curls become smoother and softer – you can keep the oil on your hair for only 30-40 minutes. Also, regular use of almond oil will make your hair more manageable and easier to style.

Almond oil makes hair stronger

A treatment based on almond oil will reduce hair breakage, reduce split ends and make hair more resistant to external damage. Therefore, almond oil is your best helper if you have long dreamed of long hair. The tighter the curls are, the less they will break and grow faster.

In addition, oleic and linoleic fatty acids, which are rich in almond oil, will keep damaged curls in good condition – these components soften and smooth even the driest ends. (For information on how to restore dry hair in other ways, read here.)

Almond oil can help grow long braids

The more often you use almond oil in your hair, the stronger it will be. It is also worth mentioning that almond oil is a source of vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that effectively protects curls and reduces the impact on them of negative environmental factors. As a result, less injured hair grows faster.

Almond oil heals the scalp

The emollient properties of almond oil make it ideal for scalp care. If you are concerned about dandruff or dry skin problems, then almond oil will be your salvation. Its regular application, for example, as a mask, will help even in the treatment of such a serious disease as seborrhea.

Almond oil is often used in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine – healers advise rubbing a small amount into the scalp to improve blood circulation and activate the hair follicles, as well as protect them from damage.

Ways to use almond oil

You can apply almond oil directly to your hair or scalp. Wrap your hair with a warm towel and soak the oil for about an hour, then wash your hair as usual – this time will be enough to make your hair stronger and more manageable. And to remove split ends, rub a couple of drops of almond oil in your palms and lightly walk them over the curls at the very end of styling.

You can also use almond oil in a nourishing hair mask. For example, try this recipe: Mix one tablespoon of almond oil with two tablespoons of coconut oil and add half an avocado to them – whisk everything until puree. Apply the mixture to clean, dried hair and hold for about 40 minutes, then wash your hair. (For how to properly care for your hair at home, read here.)

A couple more important words about almond oil

Almond oil is good for both skin and hair. But do not forget that like any natural component, it can provoke an allergic reaction. If you are allergic to nuts, you should be careful about using almond oil or consult a specialist first.

Also, remember that almond oil should not be applied before hot styling – the oil has the ability to get very hot and can cause burns.

Text: Anna Sherstneva