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Benefits of using Almond Oil for your hair.

Updated on July 14, 2010

With regards to Almond Oil ancient poet Spencer wrote

Like to an Almond tree
With blossom brave bedecked
Whose tender locks do tremble
At every breath that heaven blowne.

Shakespeare, the bible and Greek mythology all show reference to Almond oil.

Almond blossom
Almond blossom

The Almond is a seed which is cultivated from a tree by the same name. Originally being rooted in the Mediterranean, it was transported to other shore by us. There are two types of Almond, sweet and bitter. The bitter almond contains a variant of cyanide, once this is removed they are safe for many uses. Sweet Almonds are used in the production of an odourless, colourless oil.

Almond Oil has many beneficial uses. Containing essential minerals magnesium, calcium, being a rich source of vitamin E as well as A, B1, B2, B6 and D you can see why. It is used for medicinal purposes as it is believed to prevent cancer and improve the condition of the colon. Also is widely used in the beauty industry as a skin moisturiser for all skin types, strengthen nails and maintain healthy, shiny hair.

Almond Oil
Almond Oil
Split end
Split end

How Hair Benefits

Being high in fats as well as containing vitamins and minerals, when used on the hair it helps to strengthen the shaft. It has been used for those suffering hair loss as a way to prevent further breakages and also to treat itchy, irritated conditions of the scalp. The application of almond oil to split ends has a smoothing effect making the hair appear healthier.

How To Use in Your Hair

Dip your finger tips in the Almond Oil and apply to the scalp. In soft, circular motions massage the oil into the scalp. Leave for 10 minutes, shampoo and rinse.

Pour some warm water in a bowl. Add 5 tbsp of Almond Oil to another, smaller bowl, then place this in the water. Leave for 2 minutes for the Almond Oil to warm. Apply the warmed Almond Oil to your hair, paying attention to the mid lengths and ends, then massaging into the scalp. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave for 30 minutes. Shampoo your hair to remove, then dry and style in your usual way. Your hair should feel soft and deep conditioned.

To use as an hair loss aid. Blend together an egg yolk, 1 tbsp Almond Oil 1 tbsp Honey. Apply the paste to your hair, wrap in a warm towel. Leave for at least 1 hour, then shampoo and rinse. This can be repeated once a week to promote new hair growth and prevent hair loss.

Healthy hair
Healthy hair

Almond Oil has many uses, the benefits to hair is just a small insight of this. It will encourage your hair to grow healthy, stronger, more manageable and shiny. Try some of the methods mentioned and repeat on a regular basis, making it apart of your beauty regime. Also take notice of the growing strength and condition of your nails in the process.


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      Mel Stevens 

      4 years ago

      I've heard almond and coconut oil are great for the hair. But I like to recommend pro naturals argan oil =) check it out, it's fantastic

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      6 years ago from India

      I have just start using the Dabur Almond Hair Oil, its best hair oil. Now i hair become silky and thicker. Thanks for Dabur Hair Oil.

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      6 years ago

      wow! This is great! This sounds good and will help my hair a lot! Can't wait to try it! ^.^

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      6 years ago

      thankyou for this amazing page, i think it will benefit my hair since my hair is really short, and i do want it to grow x

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      8 years ago

      Almond oil is one of my favorite hair treatments. I also use virgin coconut oil and jojoba oil in my hair.

      Thanks for sharing this information. There's no need to pay a lot of money for synthetic hair conditioners when nature provides superior ones.

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      8 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      Your very welcome, I would be interested to hear how you get on xx

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      North Wind 

      8 years ago from The World (for now)

      I am going to try this as lately I have noticed some breakage. Thank you!


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