Benefits of Almond Oil for the Hair

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Sweet almond oil naturally seals moisture in hair. (Image: Alexandr Makarov/Hemera/Getty Images)

Using sweet almond oil in your beauty routine can mean the difference between damaged, dull hair and shiny, strong locks. The helpful vitamins, fats and other health benefits of sweet almond oil can save you the hassle of hunting around for right hair care product and provide a natural solution to the needs of your specific hair type.

Helps Make Hair Shine

Sweet almond oil contains a high concentration of proteins and vitamins A, B and E, all of which help add shine to dull, dry hair. Additionally, fatty acids omega 9, 6 and 3 help to reflect damaging UV rays and protect hair from the sun, deterring the dullness that comes from dryness.

Strengthens and Repairs Split Ends

Sweet almond oil contains vitamin A, B and E in addition to omega 9, omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids that help keep hair strong and healthy, preventing against breakage. Sweet almond oil’s natural moisture-sealing properties help to replenish hair and also fight against split ends by holding moisture in hair for longer periods of time.

Treats Dandruff

Sweet almond oil is a natural sealant and can be worked into wet hair to hold in moisture. It can also be mixed with gooseberry to help further nourish the scalp and roots of hair. Almond oil is lighter than many other helpful oils, which makes it an excellent natural resource for leave-in protection; it is a perfect base for other helpful essential oils that may further moisturize the scalp, helping to fight off dandruff.

May Help Prevent Hair Loss and Stimulate Hair Growth

The massaging of sweet almond oil into the scalp may help stimulate hair growth and may help to reduce hair loss. Moisturizing the scalp with sweet almond oil provides hair with strengthening vitamins and magnesium at the root of hair, which can aid against excessive breakage.

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