Your ancestors were absolutely right! Oiling is one of the best therapies to keep your hair looking healthier, smoother and shinier. Here’s one such oil that is loaded with high levels of protein, omega-9 fatty acids and Vitamin E, and promises to improve the shine and strength of your mane. We are talking about almond oil!
Apart from its amazing skin benefits such as lessening the appearance of dark circles, preventing sun damage and reducing irritation, almond oil is known to be a miracle elixir for your hair too. Regular use of almond oil can make your tresses softer, aid hair growth and strengthen hair follicles.
Here are all the benefits of treating your hair to almond oil.
- #1: Promotes hair growth
- #2: Treats dandruff
- #3: Adds shine
- #4: Strengthens hair follicles
- #5: Prevents scalp infection
#1: Promotes hair growth
Applying almond oil from roots to ends is not going to do any good in aiding hair growth. What you need to do is massage the oil into your scalp because almond oil being a natural emollient helps nourish the scalp and hair. And, healthier roots, in turn, aids hair growth. Massaging your scalp with almond oil twice a week can help you achieve healthier, longer and stronger tresses.
#2: Treats dandruff
Let’s admit it! This common hair concern is difficult to treat. But you’ll be happy to know that the answer to your dandruff woes is… yes, you guessed it right! Almond oil. Packed with antioxidants, almond oil has the ability to repair and remove dead skin cells which cause dandruff in your hair. Since almond oil is light, it penetrates deep into your scalp, killing bacteria that dwell deep within your pores.
#3: Adds shine
Environmental factors such as heat, dust, pollution and lifestyle habits such as over-use of heat-styling tools and washing hair with hot water are some of the reasons your mane loses it shine over time. Almond oil can help bring the shine back. Massaging almond oil into your scalp regularly for a few months will prove to be effective. For faster results, we suggest you mix almond oil with olive or coconut oil. By doing so you’ll notice that your hair is not just shinier but also softer than before.
#4: Strengthens hair follicles
When your hair follicles are weak, your hair tends to break easily. If you notice that you’re losing more than 100 strands per day, it’s a sign that your hair needs immediate treatment. Almond oil can be one of the best natural treatments for stronger hair follicles. Being a rich source of magnesium, this miracle oil makes your hair stronger. And that’s not all! Its moisturising properties prevent you from dry scalp and hair.
#5: Prevents scalp infection
Pollution, grime, oil and product build-up can accumulate on your scalp and cause infections that can be difficult to treat. Therefore, treating your hair to almond oil regularly is the best preventive measure. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce itching and irritation, leaving you with a clean and healthy scalp.
Here’s how you can use almond oil for longer, stronger mane:
Step 01: Since almond oil is absorbed well by wet hair, we suggest you dampen your locks with the help of a spray bottle.
Step 02: Now, reach for a wide-tooth comb and detangle your hair gently.
Step 03: Pour a few drops of almond oil onto your palm, rub it between your palms and massage the oil into your scalp, and work your way to the tips.
Step 04: Run a comb through your hair once again to distribute the oil evenly onto your hair and scalp.
Step 05: You can either go for an overnight treatment or cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for one or two hours.
Step 06: Rinse your hair with shampoo and follow it up with conditioner.