The use of essentials in hair care has become popular over the last decade. Many are discovering the role that certain oils play in promoting hair growth. Almond oil is an essential oil used in many hair care products that promote healthy hair and growth.
Almond Essential Oil
Almond oil is cold pressed from the seeds of almonds. This light oil has similar properties to that of olive oil when it comes to moisturizing and thermal protection. The oil comes in two forms, bitter and sweet. Each form is suitable for use on the hair and performs the same for healthy hair growth.
Almond Oil's Scalp Benefits
This oil is beneficial in softening skin and reducing inflammation. These properties make almond oil appropriate as a scalp massage oil for certain skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis. Almond oil massaged into the scalp works to soften dead skin and ease scalp irritation from inflammation. By softening dead skin on the scalp, the skin is easier to remove from the scalp. Once the dead skin is removed from the scalp, the hair follicles are freed, making it easier for the hair to continue growing without dead skin blocking its growth.
The Hair Benefits of Almond Oil
Almond oil used on the hair alone or in a styling product/treatment helps to soften the hair and moisturize it. Moisturized hair is stronger than dry hair and therefore less prone to breakage. The softening properties of almond oil increase the styling manageability of the hair, which also results in less hair breakage. The less hair that breaks, the more noticeable hair growth is.
Almond oil, as with any other hair product can only promote hair growth; it does not make hair grow. For serious hair loss issues such as those caused by serious health illnesses, medications, and even scalp damage, consult a doctor for treatment. In addition, if you are allergic to nuts, almond oil may also produce an allergic reaction on your skin and scalp. If an allergic reaction should develop, stop using the almond oil and consult a doctor immediately.