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This is How You Should Use Almond Oil for Your Hair

Almond Oil for Hair
Here, we describe the benefits of almond oil for hair which is fast becoming a popular hair care product.
Scholasticus K
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2018
People use many different chemical solutions and shampoos on their hair. The big drawback - the chemical formulas damage the hair instead of keeping them healthy. The usage of such products for hair basically gives a short-term effect. In reality, your hair gets damaged as it cannot sustain the action of chemicals. Thus, the best way to treat your hair and keep it healthy is to use different types of natural oils, which effectively keep the hair healthy, by nurturing and nourishing it. Almond oil is one such option that can give you beautiful hair.
Almond Oil
Almond oil with nuts and leaves
The almond tree is a native of the Middle East and has been planted by people throughout the world due to its high commercial value. These small seeds, are also eaten by many people due to the nutritional properties. Though the almond is referred to as a nut, in reality, it is a drupe i.e. fleshy indehiscent fruit. The oil of the almond, in particular, makes it a rather successful commercial cash crop.
Almond Oil for Hair
healthy hair
The reason that almonds are used, is that it is made up of about 54% of oil. The large percentage of oil within the nuts, possesses many medical properties. There are three basic types of fats and fatty acids that are found in this oil.
- The first type of fat that is the mono-unsaturated Oleic acid, is an Omega-9 fat. Almond oil contains about 78% of this fat.
- It also contains about 17% of essential fatty acids, which are polyunsaturated and belong to the Omega-6.
- This oil also contains very small amounts of super-unsaturated Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
- Almond oil, at times, is recommended by many hair experts due to some of its properties especially, when it comes to having a good combination of different types of fats that have been mentioned above. The composition of fats and fatty acids is very beneficial for almost all types of hair.
Application Before Bath
almond oil treatment at salon
Almond oil is a very good cleansing agent. If you apply it on your hair a few hours before you go for a bath, the sticky fats of the oil absorb and collect the particles and the particulates of dust and pollution that have entered your hair follicles. Eventually, when you wash your hair, the whole mixture of oil and dirt gets washed off effectively cleansing your hair and scalp.
Healthy Skin and Scalp
Almond oil head massage
This oil can be effectively used as an emollient and tends to soothe your skin. As an emollient, almond oil also tends to have a very stable and neutral state once applied. This oil very rarely turns rancid. The combination of fatty acids also makes it a sweet-smelling oil that gives off a heavenly aroma.
Complete Package of Nutrients
Apart from these direct advantages, almond also has several other nourishing qualities. These include, the B group vitamins, vitamins C and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium and zinc. As far as the fats are concerned, saturated, mono-saturated and poly-saturated fats are present in almond. Protein, the growth nutrient is also present in almond, making it a perfect package for your hair oil.

Almond oil has been used for many centuries, even before its spread as a commercial agro-product. Two very old books that are based on medicine, namely the Ayurveda and Tibb Yunani, recommend it as the best hair oil for the source of Vitamin E and monounsaturated fat, which when applied regularly on the scalp, tend to boost intelligence and fast thinking. Not only is almond oil beneficial for hair, it also boosts complexion and cleanses the forehead and facial sweat pores. Many clauses in the 'Ayurveda' actually recommend almond oil for hair growth.
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