Almond oil is one of the best oils to use for promoting hair growth. If you are suffering from hair loss, I would suggest using nourishing pure plant based oils like almond oil regularly for hair treatments. With regular use, you will be really surprised how the texture of our hair changes for the better and also how fast the hair grows.
Almond Oil Hair Benefits:
1. Rich In Antioxidants:
It is very high in vitamin E (5.3 mg of vitamin E for 1 tbsp of almond oil) which is an amazing antioxidant that prevents free radicals that cause damage to our hair.
2. Nourishes & Conditions:
Almond oil contains high levels of fatty acids and when we apply it on our hair, it nourishes and conditions it greatly and is really great for dry and damaged hair.
3. Reduces Scalp Inflammation:
Almond oil has anti inflammatory properties and if you are suffering from scalp inflammation, I would highly suggest regular almond oil massage.
4. Prevents Split Ends:
Regularly using almond oil hair treatments adds shine to hair and prevents split ends. If you are suffering from split ends and dull hair, I would suggest egg and almond oil hair mask given below, it will greatly help.
5. Improves Blood Circulation To The Scalp:
Regularly massaging scalp with almond oil will improve circulation in the scalp and strengthen the hair roots. You can either use it alone or combine it with coconut oil and castor oil and use. When you are using castor oil, use it in 1:4 ratio as castor oil is very sticky.
Types Of Almond Oil:
Sweet Almond Oil:
One is from sweet almond tree whose botanical name is Prunus Dulcis Var. Amygdalus. This is the almonds that we regularly consume. It has amazing hair, skin and health benefits. The main fatty acid composition of sweet almond oil are oleic acid, linoleic acid followed by palmitic acid and stearic acid. The unsaponifiable portion contains phytosterols, tocopherol and squalane. It is pale straw colored liquid with high amount of fatty acids that nourishes the hair and skin. This is the oil to use for hair care.
Bitter Almond Oil:
The second type is got from bitter almond tree whose botanical name is Prunus Dulcis Var. Amara. Bitter almond has compounds called cyanogenic glucosides and when the bitter almonds are macerated, they hydrolyze and produce toxic hydrogen cyanide in very high amounts. Since bitter almond oil is very toxic it should be used only under medical supervision. When buying almond oil, make sure to buy only cold pressed sweet almond oil. In India, refined almond oil is sold cheaply, I would suggest buying only cold pressed sweet almond oil for best results…..
5 TOP WAYS TO USE SWEET ALMOND OIL FOR HAIR GROWTH:
1. Almond Oil & Egg Hair Pack:
Take 1 egg in a bowl. Add in a tsp of virgin sweet almond oil to it and mix well. Apply all over the scalp and hair, wait for 15 minutes before washing it off. If you don’t want to use egg, you can substitute it with coconut milk.
2. Almond Oil & Castor Oil For Hair:
Both sweet almond oil and castor oil when combined together is very effective in arresting hair loss and promoting new hair growth. To mix, take 2 teaspoons of sweet almond oil and 1/2 tsp of cold pressed castor oil in a bowl. Mix well and use it to massage your scalp 10 minutes before bath. You can also use olive oil or coconut oil too.
3. Almond Oil & Lemon:
This sweet almond oil treatment is wonderful for treating dandruff. For the treatment, take 1 tsp of lemon juice in a cup. Add in 1 tsp of sweet almond oil to it. Mix well and apply it all over the scalp using a piece of cotton. Wait for 10 minutes before washing it off.
4. Almond Oil & Vitamin E Treatment:
Almond oil when warmed and applied on the scalp with vitamin e strengthens the hair and prevents hair loss very quickly. For the treatment, take 1 tbsp of almond oil in a cup and place it in warm water to heat it up a little. Now add in the contents of 1 vitamin e capsule and mix well. Use this blend to massage the scalp, wait for 30 minutes before having hair wash.
5. Almond Oil & Avocado Hair Pack:
If you have dry hair, just try this hair pack, it does wonders. Mash one ripe avocado to a smooth paste, add in 1 tsp of sweet almond oil to it and mix well. To use, apply this hair pack all over the scalp and hair, wait for 30 minutes before washing it off. Regular use will make your hair super shiny and soft.