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Benefits of using Almond Oil for your hair.
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.
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.
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.
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.