Almond Oil

Almond Oil for Afro-textured Hair: The Benefits

Hair Softening

Applied to hair (and skin), almond oil also functions as an emollient. The main purpose of emollients is to soften and soothe.  The Vitamin E present in almond oil provides slip and ease of styling. So many times during styling we lose our hair when what e have is afro-textured hair. Almond oil makes the hair more flexible when applied so that there is less breakage during styling.

Soothes scalp

Itchy scalps, redness, and dandruff can be alleviated by applying almond oil directly to the scalp. As a natural oil with anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to reduce scalp irritation while improving blood circulation. Furthermore, almond oil’s emollient properties are often used to moisturize and soothe scalp conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and even dandruff.

Fights hair fall

Researchers have found that applying almond oil to the scalp can help reverse hair loss, although more studies are needed before we can consider the oil a hair loss remedy. The hair has a natural cycle of growth and shedding. Almond oil can retard the shedding process for the appearance of a fuller head of hair.

Deep conditioning.

For afro-textured hair especially (thin, thick, curly, or straight), deep conditioning is of paramount importance when it comes to a healthy hair regimen. It not only moisturizes and restores moisture and elasticity to hair (which can make a huge difference when styling) but also repairs and rebuilds already existing damage. After lots of sun exposure, heat styling with curling irons, and hot combs, a hot oil treatment can be like sending your locks to the spa for recovery.