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Benefits Of Almond Oil For Hair and Ways To Use

By Marry / February 26, 2017
Benefits Of Almond Oil For Hair

Many hair care products claim that they have almond oil as one of the ingredients due to its benefits. In fact, you can use almond oil by itself to make chemical-free products at home as well.

Top 5 Almond Oil Products for Hair

Product

Brand

Our Rating

1

InstaNatural

9.6

2

Aura Cacia

9.1

3

Molivera Organics

9.6

4

Now Foods

9.4

5

Sky Organics

9.6

1. InstaNatural Pure Almond Oil

Well-established brand. InstaNatural has been providing a wide variety of essential oils for many years. They have constantly stayed on top performance in this field of organic oil for beauty care. If you are familiar with using herbal solutions for your body, then chances are that you have heard about this brand. And their almond oil is one of those products that have been doing pretty well.

Endless organic benefits. The product is 100% pure extract, cold pressed and unrefined. Regardless of your skin type, you can apply this almond oil directly onto hair and scalp to solve dryness, dandruff and other issues related to your scalp lacking moisture and essential nutrition.

This almond oil is loaded with proteins and vitamins A, B and E, all of which work together to rejuvenate your hair, balance your skin moisture and provide all type of restorative powers you may ever need in a daily beauty care regimen.

UV-protective container. InstaNatural almond oil comes in an amber glass bottle that can protect the oil from being exposed to sunlight, which may cause it to go rancid quicker.

Sophisticated design. This almond oil, stored in a small bottle of 4 fluid ounce and tagged with a reasonable price range, is a good carry-away beauty care for any occasion. In addition, the separated pump top makes for easy dispensing and measuring amount of oil you use each time.

Things I Liked

  • Multiple organic benefits.
  • Applicable for all skin types.
  • UV-light filtering container.
  • Simple and easy-to-use design.
  • Organic certification by Eco Cert ICO.
  • Trusted brand name.

Cons

  • Some people reported feeling uncomfortable with the thick and greasy feeling it leaves on hair.
  • The scent is a bit strong for some customers.
  • A bit pricey.

2. Aura Cacia Sweet Almond Oil

Good price. This product comes with a reasonable price, which makes it a perfect choice if you are a beginner in the realm of oil products for beauty care. Despite its low price, it does guarantee a good quality level at which you can apply in your hair, scalp, skin, nails and face.

Versatility. Like other candidates, this almond oil offers various benefits from top to toe. In addition to moisturizing, nurturing and cleansing, it can be used for aroma therapy as a periodical regimen or for inflammatory purposes. As for therapeutic use, just simply mix your favorite essential oils with almond oil for a relaxing massage or a soothing bubble bath.

UV-protective container. This almond oil comes in a brown bottle and a safe cap, which shield against UV lights and protect the oil from leaking out while carrying around.

Things I Liked

  • Good quality at moderate price.
  • 100% botanical-made.
  • Versatile, works well for different beauty care purposes.
  • UV-light filtering container.
  • Simple and easy-to-use design.

Cons

  • The oil is quite light and takes a bit longer for the expected result to be noticed.

3. Molivera Organics Sweet Almond Oil

Premium quality. Molivera is one of the popular picks in the market of almond oil. Customers, either beginners or natural oil enthusiasts, find what they need and beyond in this product. This oil is free from additives and additional substances that are widely seen in other industrial beauty care items.

Multiple organic benefits. You can apply typically on infected skin or scalp or follow a scheduled care regimen for nails, hair, skin and face. Being 100% organic, this almond oil is still potent enough to be used for different purposes due to its inflammatory and nurturing properties. This product deserves to be in your family cabinet because it is both clement and equally effective enough for men, women and children.

Manufacturer’s Warranty. No matter how you plan to apply almond oil, it will work up to your expectation. Otherwise, you may claim and are 100% guaranteed a full refund.

UV-protective container. The product appears in an elegantly-shaped bottle with black cap and dark brown container to protect against leaking and UV lights, allowing for longer storage time without the liquid getting rancid smell

Pros

  • Versatile, works well for different beauty care purposes.
  • 100% organic.
  • UV-light filtering container.
  • Simple and elegant design.
  • Good price for a top notch product.
  • Good quality at moderate price.

Cons

  • The big bottle of 16 fluid ounce does not support carrying around.
  • Sporadic report of rancid and strong scent.

4. Now solutions Sweet Almond Oil

Premium quality. Now Food is another familiar company that everyone knows quite well, especially if you have been using natural oils for a while. This almond oil by Now Food is completely organic, with 100% pure oil extracted from almond seed. Hair and skin can be greatly benefited if you treat them with this almond oil as a conditioner on a regular basis.

Versatility. You can use this almond oil for various applications. The most popular usage is moisturizing and nurturing of hair and skin. Other benefits include treating scalp dryness and related problems such as dandruff, hair frizz, hair loss or damaged hair. For skin, almond oil can refresh your skin texture and complexion, especially if it has been dehydrated or exposed to the sun for a while. The inflammatory properties from fatty acids and multi minerals in almond oil enable it to act as an all-in-once solution for various skin infections and irritations.

Therapeutic and cleansing purposes. This oil is extremely suitable for body scrub as a carrier oil, used together with other essential oils of your choice. When massaging your body, almond oil boosts the effect of the other oils and deeply penetrates into your skin to nurture it with fatty acids and vitamins. By this, you receive many perks from a single session of massaging therapy thanks to the presence of almond oil.

Pros

  • Versatile, works well with different beauty care purposes.
  • 100% organic.
  • Good quality at moderate price.

Cons

  • The bottle is light and not UV-protective.

5. Best Sweet Almond Oil by Sky Organics

Premium quality. This one is probably among the highest quality product available in the market of natural oils. It is 100% natural, cold pressed and contains no harmful chemicals, all of which make daily use possible and safe. For this reason, you can use this product for hair and skin such as facial cleansing, moisturizing, acne treatment, anti-aging lotion or hair conditioning.

Organic certification. One of the amazing things about this almond oil is that it went through a strict process to be certified by USDA as an organic product. This means that you should have no concern about it being safe on even your most sensitive skin area like face or eye circles.

Manufacturer’s warranty. This product comes from a family-owned business, and they do make great efforts to bring their customers the best experiences on their journey with natural oils. One of such attempts is the 100-day money back policy, where you can return it within 100 days after purchasing if you are not pleased for some reasons. You would have never expected such an extended period of trial use from any other brands in the market. This company does understand the fact that it takes a lot of patience to actually realize the results of natural oils on your body, especially when it is entirely organic.

Elegant design. Unlike other round-shaped bottles widely seen on the market, this product will attract you from the very first look with its rectangle and rounded-corner bottle.

UV-protective container. The dark bottle is made for UV protection so that the liquid inside can withstand longer with time and sunlight.

Free recipe book: The attached book lists various recipes you can apply using almond oil for hair, skin, face and nails. This is especially useful if you are new to beauty care by natural oils in general. More interestingly, not only showing you how to use almond oil to maximize its biggest perks, you can also learn from this book a great deal of ways to combine the herbal organic oils for a younger and more beautiful look in general.

Pros

  • Versatile, works well with different beauty care purposes.
  • 100% organic.
  • Good quality at moderate price.

Benefits Of Almond Oil For Hair

There are two common types of almond: bitter and sweet. We will only talk about the sweet almonds in this topic, since bitter almond tends to have poisons that could be dangerous to human if they are not carefully handled.

1. Repair Split Ends​

Almond oil is rich in Omega 3, 6 & 9 as well as vitamins E, A & B which will help seal in moisture for a long time. All the fatty acids keep your hair moisture at all times, while still preventing it from breaking. Applying the oil before going out bareheaded could “turn” you hair into a mirror as it can reflect UV rays, prevent your hair from getting too dry and brittle, which will eventually lead to damaged split ends.

2. Make Hair Ultra Shiny

Lacking of magnesium could result in damaged and serious hair loss. Conveniently, almond is a very good source of magnesium. Magnesium in almond oil not only can prevent hair from falling, it also can help nourish hair shaft, make it strong and shiny. 

The main reason that makes your hair less shiny and dry is that it is losing its natural oil over many times of shampoo and hair styling. Applying this oil to your hair on a regular basis can protect your hair from losing its natural oil as this could act as a sealant.

3. Sealant And Protect Hair When Heat Styling

We all know that heat is the most dangerous enemy of hair, so if you are suffering from all the beauty tools, you might want to consider using almond oil. After your regular shampoo and conditioner, try coating your hair with a thin layer of the oil before styling, including blow-drying. Almond oil acts as an ideal sealant to cover and preserve your natural hair oil, which is one of the essential elements in order to have healthy hair.

4. Penetrate Hair Shaft And Moisturize Hair

As mentioned above, this oil is a perfect sealant for dry hair. Its moisturizing property not only gives your hair the extra attention it needs but also maintains the original beauty of it. After locking in the moisture, the protein and vitamins contain in this oil will penetrate the shaft and nourish your hair from the inside out.

5. Treat Dandruff

Dandruff is the most annoying hair problem and unfortunately it is very common. Removing dead cells is an easy way to treat dandruff, which almond oil can do. It is a great emollient that can help cleanse the scalp, free it from dead cells. Being one of the lightweight oil, it can be a leave-in conditioner to nourish your hair and keep hair problems away anywhere you go.

6. Prevent Hair Loss And Promote Hair Growth

Air pollution could damage your hair more than you think. With all the dirt and bacteria in polluted air, your hair might be enduring and losing its strength without you noticing. Other reason that can lead to hair loss is the deficiency of calcium, zinc and magnesium. Almond oil is rich of these minerals that will gradually stop hair loss and stimulate new hair to grow by feeding them to the root in order to prevent breakage.

7. Reduce Scalp Inflammation

Hair is the body part that does not get much protection from environmental factors; it catches most of the dust, bacteria, heat and chemical from hair products. From time to time, these will accumulate and cause scalp inflammation if it does not get the care it needs. Scalp inflammation can bring dandruff and hair fall issue to you. Being full of antioxidants as well as fatty acids moisturizer, almond oil can soften your scalp and improve blood circulation, and eventually get rid of inflammation.

Ways To Use Almond Oil For Hair

As I always recommend, the purer your ingredients, the better your products. Pure almond oil is more likely to be thicker than mixed ones; you might use this to distinguish good and bad oil at the stores. Below are some common ways to use almond oil for your hair.

1. By Itself

  • For Wet Hair
  • For Dry Hair
  • Again, untangle your hair thoroughly before applying oil.
  • Just a few drops will be enough, or else your hair will look too oily. Start from the middle of your hair, and then work your way to the ends.
  • Use your finger to tame frizzy hair when you are done with the bottom half.
  • Then apply a few more drops to the upper part, make sure you use less oil this time to avoid greasy looking.
  • Wait about 30 minutes before you start styling, or you can just wear it down to show off the shininess.
  • 1 or 2 drops of oil to the tips of your hair is recommended, too

2. Hibiscus And Castor Oil

Hibiscus is known to help cure inflammatory, therefore this method is highly recommended if you are having problem with scalp inflammation. Doing this about twice a week to reduce inflammation and stimulate hair growth.

  • Shred some hibiscus flowers into a mixing bowl with castor oil and almond oil for about 3 tablespoon each.
  • Heat up the mixture to lukewarm and star massaging into your hair for a bout 15 minutes.
  • Incubate your hair with warm towel for at least an hour.
  • Shampoo as usual, but there is no need for conditioner.

3. Henna Powder And Egg

Henna powder is widely used in India to cure most hair problems including dandruff and itchy scalp, so there is no doubt about its trustworthiness. Along with egg, an all-purpose ingredient in most hair and skin care remedies, this can be your choice of homemade hair treatment product.

  • You will need to prepare the henna solution accordingly to the package instruction by mixing it with water and let it rest overnight.
  • Add in an egg and 3 tablespoon of almond oil into the mixture after the resting.
  • You can add in lavender or some natural fragrance of your choice to cover the unpleasant smell of eggs. This step is totally optional.
  • Start applying it to your hair and wrap it with a shower cap or warm towel and wait for at least an hour.
  • Rinse well with shampoo and warm water.
  • Wait till it dries and you can add 1 to 2 extra drops of oil to your hair for extra shine.

4. Gooseberry

Gooseberries are rich in minerals like Zinc and Iron, as well as vitamin B; some people like to combine these together to make a homemade dandruff treatment to wash away dead cells.

  • Mash the gooseberries into a thick paste.
  • Add in about 4 tablespoon of almond oil and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair and wait for about an hour before washing off. You can use a large amount of this to get the best out of the gooseberries since they are small.
  • Shampoo as usual with warm water.

5. Mix With Other Oils

One more common way is to use almond oil is to mix with other similar oils such as coconut or olive oil. These all have some similarity in terms of benefits for hair, so combining them seems to be a great way to help each other perform better.

Just combing them in equal amount to make a concoction, and this is safe to keep for a long time so you can make large batches to store in Mason jar. Remember to heat the mixture up before every use as hot oil always works better.


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