Almond can easily be called wonder seed as its benefits know no boundaries. From being high in vitamin E to being loaded with antioxidants, these seeds have the power to cure all your health and beauty problems. Where these small wonders are facing the medical field by helping in lowering the cholesterol[1] levels, maintaining proper blood pressure levels, assisting in blood sugar control and weight loss, it is quite apt to say that it is not much behind when it comes to the beauty sector too. Long gone are the days when almond was restricted only to the kitchen cabinet.


They have now made their way to the dressing tables, helping us look fabulous every day. Where almonds made an entry in our lives right from our childhood, all due thanks to the idea of becoming smarter and excelling at exams, it’s high time we welcome this oil into our daily lives and make it an important ingredient of our beauty regime as well. This[2] is a versatile product that can replace a lot of your store-bought lotions, body bronzes and leave in conditioners, saving your precious time and hard earned money. This light-feeling oil is safe to use and gives wonderful results. Almond oil comes with a lot of skin benefits as well. However, today is not the day for it. Let’s move towards exploring the benefits of almond oil and try and inculcate it as a part of our lifestyle.

Almond oil for hair
Almond oil for hair

Benefits of almond oil
How to apply it on hair
Mask it right!
Wonder seed and hair textures
How to make almond oil at home
Things to keep in mind

Benefits of almond oil

The benefits of almond oil growth is well-known to the world, however, this wonder seed comes with way more advantages than you can ever imagine. Almonds come with high levels of nutrients which are great for hair health. The amounts of vitamins and minerals amalgamated with the omega-3 fatty acid[3], monounsaturated fatty acid, potassium, proteins, and zinc make it a rich oil for hair care. These properties suggest that almond oil can improve the shine and strength of your hair by continuous usage. This comes in two different forms- bitter and sweet.

It’s the sweeter form that is used for health and beauty benefits. This oil is known worldwide for being extremely light and non-sticky. The earthy nutty smell gives it a nice fragrance because of which it is used in the spas as well. Both these properties together help it get an upper hand when compared to other oils. Healthy and rich hair is a beauty goal for all of us. Almond oil usage for hair growth has a history that date backs to many many years. It has also been used as a natural herbal remedy to treat hair and scalp related problems. Let us walk you through a few major benefits of this wonder ingredient which will ensure and push you to pick this oil up the next time you go to the supermarket.

Treats dandruff and hair damage

Almost all of us at some point in our lives have experienced the rainfall of white flakes on our black t-shirts. Reasons of why dandruff hits you are multifold. It can be dryness of skin[4], not maintaining proper hygiene, too much shampoo usage, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, allergy, or a yeast-like fungus. However, don’t fret. Almond oil possesses powers that can solve all your dandruff worries, leaving you with flawless, clean and well-maintained hair.

For the best known Ayurveda cure, you need:

  • Almond oil
  • Lemon
  • Glass bowl

How to:

  1. Mix half a lemons juice with almond oil in a glass bowl. Lemon is known to be an anti-dandruff natural ingredient.
  2. Massage it thoroughly onto your scalp and loosely tie your hair.
  3. Leave it overnight and use it twice in a week.

The citric acid in lemon juice helps in restoring the normal pH balance of the scalp. Its vitamin c acidic nature sheds away dead skin cells and its healing properties soothes irritation and reduces itching. It also contains anti-fungal properties that fight dandruff. Almond oil softens dandruff[5] and the citric nature of lemon help wash it away.

This nutty oil acts as a softening agent that help in making the flaky particles soft. Once soft, the dead skin loosens its hold from the scalp and gets washed off quite easily without having the need to use excess shampoo or harsh rubbing. All you have to do is:

  1. Take a small bowl and warm up almond oil and apply while massaging the scalp, ensuring that the entire scalp is covered.
  2. Wrap the hair and scalp in a towel and leave the oil on overnight.
  3. Then wash the hair in the morning.
  4. Follow this routine effectively and you will see visible results.

Keep inflammation and infection at bay

Traffic jams, pollution, dirt has quite swiftly become a part of our lives. These, mixed with the hair products that we use can cause infection and inflammation to the scalp, in return harming your tresses. Almond oil helps soothe an irritated scalp with its anti-inflammatory properties. The high content of fatty acids that are present in this oil moisturizes and softens the scalp and also improves blood circulation. The vitamin E[6] that’s present in almond oil strengthens the antioxidants which boost your scalp’s ability to breathe. The best way to deal with an inflamed scalp is:

Things that you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

How to:

  1. Mix them well and apply it to your scalp.
  2. Keep this for half an hour and wash it off.
  3. This will help reduce inflammation and infection.

Prevent hair loss and split ends

How well almond hair can prevent hair fall[7] is not clinically known. However, vitamin E that’s present in this oil reduces inflammation and help nourish the unhealthy scalp that is affected by dandruff and other kinds of infection. Like many other specific oils that are known to help strengthen the hair, almond oil also falls under the same category. Packed with antibacterial and fungicidal properties, this oil balances the scalps ph and with that, the yeast that is the core reason for dandruff on the scalp. Almond oil is known to get absorbed quite quickly which in turn help in hydrating the scalp and cleaning the follicles. This helps in the hair getting stronger which won’t break easy.

To prevent hair loss, you will need:

  • Almond oil
  • Clary sage essential oil
  • Lemon juice

How to:

  1. Mix these ingredients in equal proportion in a bowl and apply it to your scalp.
  2. Massage it thoroughly on your scalp and then apply it to your strands as well.
  3. Leave it overnight for your hair to soak the richness of almond oil, clary sage essential oil which is known to boosts scalp circulation to stimulate hair growth and lemon juice which comes with an abundance of vitamin C  that increases collagen[8] production to encourage hair growth.

When your hair lacks magnesium and calcium it results in slower hair growth and increased hair fall. Just like these, zinc is also a very vital mineral for a healthy scalp. Its deficiency is known to cause alopecia, in which hair falls out in round patches. Almond oil is rich in all of these minerals helping our hair to become stronger and break less.


Almond oil also contains a high amount of vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant. When antioxidants work against the environmental stress around your hair, your hair tends to look younger and healthier.

Tip: The easiest way to avoid split ends is by mixing castor, olive and almond oil in equal amount. Apply this to slightly wet hair twice a week to see positive results.

For softer and shiny hair

We all drool over the kind of hair shampoos the advertisements show. Well, having those dreamy hairs isn’t possible considering a lot of technical effects that are used, but, having softer and shinier hair isn’t impossible also. The fatty acids and proteins present in sweet almond oil ensure hydration to every single hair strand. Almond oil is the go-to oil in monsoons as it solves the frizzy hair problem making your ‘precious’ hair soft and shiny. Because of its serum like consistency, it is one of the rarest oils that can be used as a leave-on oil. It’s light and won’t weigh your hair down. To get all the nourishment out of this oil, you will need:

  • Water
  • Almond oil
  • Vitamin E capsule
  • Storage bottle

How to:

  1. Pour water in your storage bottle until it fills half way up.
  2. Now add 10-15 drops of almond oil into the water. You can go for 10 if you already have hair close to soft and you can go up till 15 if it’s on the frizzier side.
  3. Cut open a vitamin E capsule and squeeze it in your solution.
  4. Shake it well and use it to make your softer and shinier.

Make your hair healthy and stronger

Using almond oil nourishes and strengthens your hair, and is ideal for treating hair loss and damaged hair. Massaging this oil into the scalp will help in hair growth and this, in turn, can reduce hair fall. Moisturizing the scalp with this oil will nourish your locks with vitamins[9] and magnesium that will strengthen your hair from the roots. This will lead to less breakage and lesser hair fall which will always be a win-win situation.

To ensure that your hair stays healthy and stronger, you will need:

  • Curry leaves
  • Almond oil
  • Small vessel

How to:

  1. Take a small vessel and add a handful of curry leaves in it.
  2. Pour 3-4 tablespoons of almond oil and heat the oil on a low flame for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the mixture until fumes emerge.
  4. Let the curry leaves sit in the oil so that it soaks up all the richness from curry leaves which are known to cure grey hair and help hair grow faster.
  5. When the bubbling subsides and leaves become darker, switch the gas off and let it cool.
  6. Now apply this concoction and massage on the roots of your hair.
  7. Use it twice in a week.
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The vitamins A which maintains healthy cell membranes, B1, B6 that promotes hair growth and E, rich in antioxidants that promote blood, and hence, nutrient circulation to the scalp mixed with the goodness of curry leave enhance growth and reduces hair fall.

Replacement for hair care products

While the expenses on shampoos and conditioners have become a day-to-day task, spending your hard-earned money on hair serums and leave in conditioners still pinches. But what is someone with dry hair and scalp supposed to do? Shampoos tend to make the scalp and tips of the hair drier. It sure cleans away all the dirt that accumulates over time, but it also takes away the natural oils from our hair. However, applying regular hair oils and going to office/college/school is not a great option. Everyone wants to look fabulous and that comes with bouncy flowy hair which is a sure miss with oiling.

Dry and dull hairs require such a nourishing that deeply penetrates in the follicles. Almond oil has all these beneficial properties. It is light and does not weigh your hair down. Its light texture makes it easier for substituting it with shine enhancers and leave-in conditioners[10]. Now you can stop worrying about compromising the quality of your hair just to make them look bouncy. You can get voluminous and nourished hair by using a few drops of this oil after a shower and you will be good to go.

How to apply it on your hair

Just like its benefits, there are a lot of different ways in which almond oil can be applied. All these ways will have different effects but will have one final result – leaving you with lustrous and healthy hair. This particular oil is lightweight and people with curly hair might think that this won’t work well on their hair, however, to keep your curly hair moisturized and tamed, almond oil is the best pick. That’s the thing with this golden elixir, everyone can benefit from it and use it according to their benefits.

Pre- Shower

Applying almond oil on hair before washing your hair is a deep conditioning therapy. Something that would relax your hair and with that help your scalp breathe. Your hair, that goes through bad environmental effects, pollution, styling products etc surely deserves to be treated well. Applying this oil before washing it as a deep conditioning therapy is the best way to do so. There are a lot of ingredients that can be used with almond oil for this particular option. However, you can ditch all of them and choose the most basic ones which will ensure good end results. This oil comes with added benefits and the best way to make the most of all the nutrients and goodness of this oil is to heat the almond oil and massage it onto your scalp and on your hair tips. This technique can work wonders for both your scalp and your hair, leaving them flawless.


To attain the best results:

  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of almond oil in a microwave or in a glass bowl over boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes and then, remove it from the heat so that it can cool down a bit.
  2. Once it has become bearably warm massage it onto your scalp.
  3. Damp a towel or a cloth in lukewarm water and wrap it around your scalp, covering your hair entirely.
  4. Sleep on it overnight, let it soak all the nutrients and acids from the almond oil and wash it the next morning.
  5. Repeat this twice a week and soon you are sure to see visible results.

Post Shower

The core reason to ditch all other kinds of oils for almond oil is the fact that it is super light and can be used as a leave-in conditioner. Almond oil is also a great substitute for an anti-frizz serum[11]. Gently massage it on your scalp and hair using a few drops and have your hair right under your control. To achieve a shiny-smooth look, run your fingers with a few drops of almond oil through your hair once it is dry. It will give your hair lustre and form a layer on top of your scalp that will protect the hair from external harmful factors like pollution, dirt, dust, etc.

For post-shower, quickly comb your dried hair and de-tangle them. The key to non-greasy hair here is to rub half a teaspoon of almond oil for hair in your palms and run it through your hair using your fingertips. Directly applying it to the scalp will end up attracting dirt and making it look weighed down. However, for a flawless shiny look, just brush your hair using your fingertips and you will be good to go.

Mask it right!

Just like our needs, our hair sometimes needs that ‘extra’ care as well. Having hair that is frizz-free, less damaged, and bouncy is something that I think we all strive to achieve. However, going to the salon regularly to get a hair spa done is not an option for everyone. And even if you have the fortune to spend on expensive hair care treatments, most of these come equipped with a lot of chemicals that will be a hindrance to your healthy hair. So, better quit the idea of taking a trip to a salon nearby and instead take a trip to your very own kitchen. You can mix up a few natural ingredients from your kitchen and make your homemade hair mask within the comfort of your home.

Egg hair mask

Ingredients:
  • 4 tbsp almond oil
  • 1 raw egg

Process:

  1. Take a bowl, break the egg in it and whisk it with 4 tbsp of almond oil.
  2. Wash and dry your hair
  3. Apply this mixture to your washed hair thoroughly and by equally dividing them into sections.
  4. Let it sit for near about 40 minutes and wash it again.
  5. You can follow this routine once a week to see the best results.

Eggs are filled with varied amounts of proteins that help nourish our follicles and repair all the damage that is done by the pollution daily.

The goodness of yoghurt/curd

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp almond oil
  • 1 small cup of yoghurt/curd

Process:

  1. Take a bowl filled with yoghurt and mix 1 tbsp of almond oil in it and keep it aside.
  2. Ensure that your hair is washed and clean for this mask to be applied.
  3. Apply this mixture to your washed hair thoroughly.
  4. Let it sit for near about 30 minutes and wash it again.
  5. You can follow this routine twice in a week.

Yoghurt is known to be a go-to product when it comes to hair care. It has lactic acid which cleanses the scalp and clears away the dead skin cells. And it goes without saying that with cleaner scalp[12], hair growth will increase as follicles don’t have any sort of dirt obstructing hairs’ growth.

Banana and honey hair mask

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp almond oil
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp honey

Process:

  1. Take a bowl and mash the banana in it until there are no lumps left.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of almond oil to it and mix well.
  3. To freshly washed hair, apply this mask by sectioning your hair throughout.
  4. Let the mask sit for 45 minutes.
  5. Wash it with a mild shampoo.
  6. This routine can be followed once a week.

All these ingredients come well infused with emollient properties that are known to nourish and deeply condition hair, leaving it smooth and silky. This will also help to tame your frizzy hair issues. If you are facing hair fall due to dryness or if you feel your scalp is getting too flaky, this method will be a clear win-win.

Avocado hair mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp almond oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup milk

Process:

  1. Blend 1 tbsp almond oil, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 ripe avocado and 1/2 a cup milk thoroughly until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  2. Start applying this mix to your roots and then apply it to your hair tips.
  3. Keep this on for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash it with a mild shampoo and cool water.
  5. This routine can be followed once a week.

Rich in omega-3 fatty acid, avocado helps in hair growth and making hair healthy. This mask will also help reduce breakage and split ends and decrease frizz.

Strawberry hair mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp almond oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 3-4 strawberries

Process:

  1. Blend 1 tbsp almond oil, 1 tbsp honey, 3-4 strawberries and 1 tbsp coconut oil thoroughly until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  2. Start applying this mix to your roots and then apply it to your hair tips.
  3. Keep this on for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash it with a mild shampoo and cool water.
  5. This routine can be followed once a week.

Strawberries are known to suck out the extra oil buildup from the scalp, making this the perfect pick for someone with oily hair. It also comes packed with vitamin C which helps in the nourishment and antioxidant properties that will protect the cell membrane and keep your scalp moisturized.

Vitamin E capsule hair mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp almond oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp castor oil
  • 2 vitamin E capsules
  • 3 drops of lavender essential oil
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Process:

  1. Mix 1 tbsp almond oil, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp castor oil.
  2. Cut and squeeze in 2 vitamin E tablets and 3 drops of lavender essential oil for added fragrance.
  3. Apply this mix all over your hair.
  4. Leave it overnight for your scalp to soak in all the goodness.
  5. Wash it in the morning with cool water.
  6. This routine can be followed twice in one week.

Vitamin E is rich in anti-inflammation and antifungal properties, helping the scalp to breathe and stay hygienic. Antioxidants also battle the free radicals to prevent hair fall. By eliminating free radicals, antioxidants[13] also help in strengthening the roots and growth of hair.

Hair mask for dry hair

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp almond oil
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp whipped cream

Process:

  1. Mix 4 tbsp honey with 2 tbsp of almond oil.
  2. Whisk the cream till it’s fluffy and then add the honey and almond oil mix to it, mix well again.
  3. Apply the mask on your hair starting from your roots to the tips.
  4. Leave it for at least 30 minutes
  5. Wash your hair thoroughly with cold water, shampoo it and let your hair air-dry.
  6. This routine can be followed once a week.

The whipped cream will help in nourishing your scalp and softening your strands. This particular mask can be used by people who face a lot of frizz and find it difficult to manage their hair. Almond oil, honey and cream, all the three ingredients will help you tame your hair and manage them as per your wish.

Hair mask for normal hair

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp almond oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp flat beer
  • 1 egg

Process:

  1. Separate the yolk from the whites and pour it in a bowl.
  2. Mix the yolk with 1 tbsp of almond oil, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and apply it thoroughly on your scalp and hair.
  3. Whip the egg white with 4 tbsp of flat beer until it turns fluffy.
  4. Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair tips.
  5. Cover your head using a shower cap or a plastic cover and leave it for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Wash it and let it air dry.
  7. This routine can be followed once a week.

The whipped egg white and beer will bring the added bounce in your hair. The mixture of all oils with the yolk will nourish your hair as egg comes packed with proteins[14]. Vitamin B present in the beer also helps in adding an extra layer of sheen to your hair making you camera ready 24*7. The best part about this mask is you can store it for up to a week and it won’t go bad.

Hair mask for oily hair

Ingredients:

    • 1 tbsp almond oil
    • 1 tbsp water
    • 1 big pinch of salt
    • 2 amlas (Indian gooseberries)
    • 1 egg white

Process:

  1. Beat the egg white till it is fluffy and add 1 tbsp of almond oil, 1 tbsp of water and 1 big pinch of salt, mix well.
  2. Make a paste out of the 2 amlas and add it with the mix.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your hair.
  4. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and wash it off, ensure there isn’t any residue.
  5. Use a light shampoo and wash your hair and air dry.
  6. This routine can be followed once a week.

The whipped egg white will add volume to your hair making it bouncy. 1 big pinch of salt is enough to remove existing flakes and stimulate circulation for a healthy scalp. Amla, just like strawberries, is packed with anti-oxidants which help in nourishing the scalp and helping the hair grow. All these ingredients together will also help remove excess oil out of your scalp leaving you with fluffy and bouncy hair that won’t weigh down.

Wonder seed and hair textures

Sweet almond oil has properties to boost shine, soften and moisturize locks and act as an ideal natural ingredient to repair and transform damaged hair, making it look stunning and strong. High in antioxidants, omega-3, proteins, vitamin E and fatty acids, almond oil for hair saves you from the nuisance of falling for expensive products that come filled with chemicals or wasting your precious time surfing the internet, looking around for right hair care product with great offers for your hair type. The beauty benefits of almond oil hydrate, help in growth and provide your hair with an overall smooth and silky shine.

With dryness, dandruff and dead scalp becoming a common problem for all hair types, it is wise to invest on something natural than wasting your hard earned money and precious time on products that might add onto the damage. Long broken are the myths where people thought it is only the thick hair that needs attention and care. The thickness of your hair might not be under your control but even thin, fine and oily locks can reap the rewards from natural oil just like thick hair. And which natural oil to go to if not our small wonder- almond oil.

Treatment for greasy hair

“People with greasy hair shouldn’t oil their hair” is a myth. Grease is actually the oily dirt that comes off from someone’s scalp and there is absolutely no connection between natural oil that is secreted from your scalp and the oil that you will apply to nourish your hair. People with greasy hair require oil treatment too, though, they can opt for a different way of applying it to their scalp to avoid further greasiness. The best way is to use hot oil treatment.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp almond oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • A mug full of water

Process:

  1. Mix 1 tbsp of almond oil with 1 tbsp of coconut oil and heat it for 10 minutes.
  2. Apply it to your scalp and your tips intensely.
  3. Don’t sleep on this mix, instead, wash it almost immediately.
  4. Mix 2-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a mug of water and rinse it using this mix.
  5. Then use an appropriate shampoo to wash your hair one more time to extract the excess oil off your scalp.
  6. This step will ensure your hair is left without any traces of grease while hydrating your scalp.

Treatment for dry or frizzy hair

Dry and frizzy hair needs nourishment and that goes without saying. The drier your hair the more difficult it becomes to not let them break. We all have looked at people with frizzy and dry hair and wished to never face a situation that bad. A task as basic as combing becomes tedious when you have dry and frizzy hair. Because we all know the feeling we get when our strands break and our maids sweep it right in front of us.

It’s exceptionally important to maintain your hair and ensure that it doesn’t cross the boundaries of being dry and dead. Almond oil is the go-to oil for people who fall under this specific category. A true best friend during the monsoon, almond oil can nourish without being a very heavy oil. Follow these steps to get silky and shiny hair that glistens with every turn you take. However, make sure that when you are picking almond oil for dry hair it is labelled as therapeutic grade and don’t forget to check its ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond oil
  • 1 raw egg
  • A clean towel/shower cap

Process:

  1. Break an egg and mix it with half a cup of almond oil.
  2. Whisk it till it becomes a smooth paste.
  3. Detangle your hair and make sections of it.
  4. Apply the paste to the scalp and to your hair starting from your roots till the tips.
  5. Tie a towel or a shower cap around this and let it sit for 45 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair normally with a sulfate-free shampoo and let it air dry.
  7. Apply a few drops of almond oil once your hair is dry and leave it as a leave-in conditioner.

Treatment for patchy or combination hair

With growing pollution, our hair gets exposed to a lot of dirt. And with changing climatic conditions our hair suffers drastically too. Hair textures these days don’t just restrict to dry or oily hair, there is something called patchy scalp that has emerged as well, all due thanks to the environment and its drastic changes. Oily in some parts of the scalp, and dry in others, patchy or combination hair is a little tricky to deal with. These kinds are generally oily towards the scalp and dry as it touches the tips. The best way to treat this kind of hair is to use hot oil therapy. This is a process very similar to the one that’s followed to treat oily hair, but with few important changes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp almond oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • A mug full of water

Process:

  1. Mix 1 tbsp of almond oil with 1 tbsp of coconut oil and heat it for 10 minutes.
  2. Apply it to your scalp and your tips intensely.
  3. Don’t sleep on this mix, instead, wash it almost immediately.
  4. Mix 2-3 tbsp of apple ciders vinegar in a mug of water and rinse it using this mix.
  5. Before shampooing your hair, air dry your hair and apply a few drops of almond oil to the tips which are the drier ends.
  6. Strictly avoid applying almond oil to your scalp in this procedure.
  7. Let your tips absorb all the goodness from this wonder seed oil for a good half an hour.
  8. Wash your hair using a light shampoo.

How to make almond oil at home

Don’t we all hesitate using products from the market because we are not sure what are they infused with? Chemicals, pesticides, artificial way of growing things have become way too common as it generates fast results with less investment. People have started moving towards Ayurveda or making the products at the convenience of their home. You can keep a track of the ingredients that go in and eradicate anything that might be harmful to your skin or health or you might be allergic to. Similarly, sweet almond oil’s benefits can also be reaped with a single visit to your very own kitchen. Almond oil comes in two different variants- bitter and sweet. The sweeter option is used for beauty and hair. Where most people think that almond is a nut, it actually is a seed from which the amazing almond oil is extracted.

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Follow these steps to make almond oil at home which is chemical free and is a 100% genuine and natural.

Process:

  1. Take a bowl full of fresh and dry almonds.
  2. Add them to your blender and blend in slow speed.
  3. Stop the blender and gather all the stuck almond powder from the sides and bring it back to the centre and start again at a faster pace.
  4. Repeat this till it turns into a paste-like texture.
  5. Now add 2 tbsp of olive oil to this mix and blend again.
  6. After it becomes a thick paste, transfer it into a jar or a container and store it in room temperature for 2 weeks.
  7. You will be able to see the oil getting separated from the paste.
  8. Once the oil is separated completely, drain the oil out of the paste into a fresh and dry container.
  9. Use a sieve or a strainer to get the most out of this.
  10. Voila! your homemade, all natural oil is ready for its use.

Things to keep in mind

Making beauty and hair product is not everyone’s cup of tea. It requires your time and attention and a lot of people are not ready for a commitment this strong. There are a lot of stores that sell almond oil but you have to make sure that you keep in mind certain points before you purchase it.

  1. The smell and colour of almond oil say a lot about its quality. Ensure that your oil has a tinge of yellow to it and smells slightly nutty. A different colour can mean added ingredients that might affect your hair and a smell that is not nutty could mean added fragrances which can harm the texture of your hair in the long run.
  2. Using the most natural form of anything will give you the best results. To figure out if your oil is all natural go straight to the ingredients section and carefully read all the ingredients that went into the making of the product.
  3. Not all almond oils are thin and lightweight. There are higher grade almond oils too that are most suitable to be used after using heat-based hair appliances. But these might lack nutrients as they’re processed and refined. Lower grade almond oils are the ones that will be lightweight and mostly in it’s purest form.
  4. Make note of the expiry date mentioned on the oil bottle before purchasing it. It should ideally stay good for at least a year from the date of manufacturing.

Because of its endless benefits, all the major brands have introduced this wonder seeds oil as their top selling products. The market is ready to spoil you with choices which will cater to varied problematic areas. The list provided below describes the top 5 Indian brands with their strengths, so that the next time you are out shopping, you can pick an oil that best suits your requirement.

1 Hamdard Roghan Badam Shirin Sweet Almond OilPriced between INR 250/- & 450/- f0r 50 ml & 100 ml bottles respectively.
Hamdard Roghan Badam Shirin Sweet Almond oil is the go-to product for many when it comes sweet almond oil. It is known to fight dandruff and nourish hair. It is known to be the highest selling almond oil in India, making it our #1 pick. This is known to be very light and supple and hence is used by mothers on infants for body massage as well. Apart from dandruff and hair fall control, it is a great substitute for monsoons, where our skin tends to get dry. Massage it on the scalp and you can forget about dryness forever.

Hamdard Roghan Badam Shirin Sweet Almond Oil

2 Dabur Almond Hair Oil for Damage-Free Hair Priced between INR 100/- & 220/- for 100 ml & 500 ml bottles respectively.
Dabur as a brand needs no introduction. It has been a go-to brand in categories ranging from groceries, beauty products including hair oils. Rich in vitamin E, this oil is known to prevent hair fall and protect it from damage. It also helps in nourishing and conditioning the scalp making it softer, smoother and making the hair shinier. We all love styling our hair but the thought of damaging one’s hair keep us away from hair styling appliances. However, with this particular oil, you can forget worrying about damaging your hair as the abundance of vitamin E will ensure your manes are protected even after you treat them using heat-based styling appliances.

3 Khadi Sweet Almond OilPriced between INR 260/- to 380/- for 100 ml & 210 ml bottles respectively.
Best known for hair massages to increase blood circulation, Khadi oil strengthens and enhance the quality of hair making it look impeccable. Known to be safe for internal consumption, if you want to skip making your organic oil at home and want a ready-made yet a natural fix, you can blindly opt for Khadi. Known to effectively reduce hair fall, Khadi oil tends to soften hair and increase hair growth at a faster pace.

Khadi sweet almond oil

4 Patanjali Divya Badam RoganPriced at INR 150/- for 60 ml bottle.
This is one of the most economical oils in this category. We all know this brand that came in with rage and stayed on. Patanjali, started by Baba Ramdev, has found its place in a lot of homes turning an abundance of Indian population into its loyal customers. Made from pure and fresh Kashmiri almonds which are cold- pressed, this oil is known to instantly cure frizzy hair turning your manes to being soft and lustrous. Because the oil is light, washing it does not require a lot of effort, just one normal wash and your hair will be soft and smooth, without any grease.

Patanjali Divya Badam Rogan

5 Bajaj Almond Drops Hair Oil
Priced between INR 60/- to 170/- for 100 ml & 300 ml bottles respectively.
This particular oil is the most economical of the lot. Remember that bottle that which came with a maroon cap and a golden elixir-like bottle? Yes, this is it. One of the most trusted ones when it comes to almond oil. It is super light and won’t weigh your hair down when applied. With real almond extracts, it is known to have 300% more vitamin E than coconut oil. It helps in the overall nourishment and strengthening of your hair.

Bajaj Almond Drops Hair Oil

By now, we are quite familiar with the properties that almond oil for hair comes packed with. Extracted from raw almonds, it owes its benefits to monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, potassium, proteins, zinc, omega-3 and a number of other vitamins and minerals. There is a reason most of us wait for Sundays to oil our hair so that they will be washed and we will be ready to enter Monday blues. We all hate oiling our hair because it turns them greasy and there is no way you can apply it and go out to do your daily errands. However, using expensive shampoos[15] and serums won’t help alone. Also, escaping oiling would be a mistake that will cost you your ‘precious’, cause, after all, overnight oiling is the key to gorgeous looking tress.

Not oiling them especially when you have dry lips or dry scalp can worsen the situation even more. But thanks to our mother nature, we have almond oil, which, is non-sticky and gets absorbed quite fast, can be used as a leave-in conditioner and the best part is that it comes with a sweet lingering smell. There is a reason this particular oil is also used in aromatherapy. As almond oil is popular for quick absorption, it is considered as a carrier oil, something which can be easily mixed with other thicker and heavier oils and essential oils. So, the next time you are out shopping beauty essentials and hair care products, make sure your first pick is almond oil. Ensure your hair is nourished and healthy because good hair days can make you conquer whatever you dream to.

 

 

Reference

Wikipedia page on Haircare

You might find this article interesting How To Use Olive Oil On Hair To Get Maximum Benefits

 

This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 15/2/2019

 



Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it.
The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker
Vani Kambali

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it. The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker

65 Comments

  1. Can consuming almond oil help improve the quality of my hair and scalp. Also are there any side effects to consuming it?

  2. I was looking for an oil which I could use every day without worrying about the greasy look. Read this article nd the benefits of almond oil and I am sold. I also went ahead and ordered an almond oil for myself. It it expected to arrive in this week. I hope it works wonders for me too.

  3. As its name suggests, it sure is a wonder seed. It has been 2 weeks since I started using the Bajaj Almond Oil for my hair as suggested in this article, and I don’t think I will be shifting oils anytime soon. It has been repairing all possible damage from my scalp. I had dandruff which would fall on my shoulder even if I combed by hair using my fingers. I can see it declining rapidly. Thank you.

  4. I made myself a batch of almond oil at home as per the instructions from here. How long will it stay without going bad? Is there anything else I have to do in terms of its storage to keep it long lasting?

  5. I just recently bought a almond oil from a trusted source and it claims to be 100% natural. However, it isn’t yellowish in color and is instead dark. Does it mean it has added preservatives or some sort of chemicals?

  6. I love how you have covered everything from tips to the best products available. The benefits also gave me clear idea of how I can reap its benefits. Thank you

  7. I apply almond oil to my hair and keep it overnight. In morning a lot of it also transfers to my face. Is that okay or will it lead to clogged pores?

  8. I am 23 years old and I do a lot of theaters. Due to this I have to style my hair quite dramatically sometimes. While I enjoy the stylish and different looks that I get every week, I am also worried about my hair. Can I use almond oil right before styling my hair using heat tools and products?

  9. There is nothing mentioned about almond oil and its storage in the article. If I make it on my own, do I have store it in the refrigerator or just a cold dry place would work? Also is there any sort of an extra care I have to take to make it last longer. Pleas reply.

  10. I was facing a lot of problems in regards to my itchy scalp and dandruff. They were everywhere and I was worried even to flip my hair from one side to another as that would lead to a rainfall of dandruffs. I stay in a hostel and even my roommates were worried for me. It was exactly 4 weeks back on the same day my roommate showed me this article. I carefully read it and started using it for my benefits. 4 weeks down the line and the problem has drastically declined. Nothing makes me more happy than the hair that is breathing and a scalp that is on its way to repair.

  11. I was looking for a way to prevent my hair fall and then I found the Clary sage, almond oil and lemon remedy. I used it for a couple of times but it is drying up my hair and increasing the hair fall even more. What can be the cause for it? Please let me know if I have to make any alteration to the remedy. I have dry hair.

  12. The best way to benefit out of any almond oil is to take a little in a microwavable container, heat it for a few seconds and apply it to your roots as well as hair. Massage well and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse it off using a daily care shampoo.

  13. I try out a lot of skin and hair care product to benefit their health and while the ones listed in the article does make a difference and cure damage, there is one that I absolutely found amazing. It is the Kama Ayurveda Organic Sweet Almond Oil. If you are someone with a dry scalp and itchy- dandruff scalp, this will change your life entirely. It softens the hair and makes it look as if it is exactly out of a spa. I usually don’t suggest people products but this one blew my mind. Please give it a try.

  14. I have an oily scalp. I scare away from oils. I have heard almond oil is very light. Can I use it? Is there a way to use it to avoid the hair from getting oily?

  15. I am 23 years old and I had colored my hair recently. I used a lot of bleach as I wanted to achieve a pink shade on my dark hair. This has led it to break and fall. I can see it increasing every passing day. Can almond oil help me?

  16. I have dry hair but an oily scalp. Which oil is good? Almond or coconut. I have been using coconut but have not seen much of a difference.

  17. Hi All, I have a radiant skin which gets me great compliments but my hair always backfires. I have dry hair that almost looks life less. My scalp is very itchy and also have a lot of dandruff. What makes it worse is that the scalp is not even extremely dry. It keep secreting oil, keeping it moist which I think is clogging my roots. Please help me.

  18. My hair is of a decent quality and I constantly fetch for products that comes with great fragrance. However, a great fragrance also means a lot of chemicals. I was looking for an oil which could naturally give me a nice fragrance and I found this beauty sitting on the shelf in a super market near me. I remember reading this article a few days before stumbling upon it in the store. I instantly picked it up and it is the best decision I made. Apart from adding an earthy fragrance to my hair, it also nourished it from the roots. It was a win win.

  19. Such a useful article. My hair is in perfect condition but I will replace my current oil with almond oil to give it a try. Thumbs up.

  20. What is the difference between normal almond oil and sweet almond oil? Is there a way I can differentiate if the product does not say anything?

  21. Very informative and detailed post. Love the effort. Almond oil sure works wonders for hair and treat problems ranging from dandruff to dry scalp. I have been an avid user of it and would want everyone to give it at least one chance. It has the capacity to change your life.

  22. I have a lot of breakouts on my face and I don’t want anything to worsen the situation. Will almond oil damage my pores even more cause I like sleeping on my oils rather than washing it after half an hour.

  23. Does eating almond improve the quality of my hair or is it just the application that effects. Also on an average, how much time would it take for improvement or repair to reflect if I am consuming almonds?

  24. I like trying different techniques out to nourish my hair. While I have been using almond oil since my childhood, I was fed up of the “Keeping it overnight and washing it away the next morning” technique. I was down to research and I saw this article. I was impressed by how it is explained in details how I can use almond oil post and pre wash. I tried it once and the difference it made was impeccable.

  25. Hi folks, I get a hair spa done every alternate week and the expert recently gave me an option of giving my own oil instead of opting for the ones that she gets. I will also get a heavy discount in this case. I wanted to know is almond oil spa material? Can it relax me as much as an essential oil would.

  26. Absolutely yes. The process of repairing might get slower because the food will first break and then the body will grasp its benefits but it will most definitely help with improving the quality.

  27. If you are someone who is allergic to nuts then strictly stay away from it. It can have adverse effects.

  28. It does not necessarily mean that it has chemicals or preservatives. The color can be due to mixing of other natural ingredients with it. As per my knowledge, I don’t think any company can make a 100% almond extracted oil. They infuse it with other 100% natural ingredients as well and that might be making the oil look darker.

  29. No, Almond oil is much more pure and almost 100% natural. It provide hair and scalp with vitamins and nutrients that benefit it. The refined oil on the other hand is processed and lacks these nutrients. If you are looking for an oil that is perfect before styling your hair, then refined oil is your best choice.

  30. Hi, if you are looking for a spa that is very mild and is more about the pressure and pain relief than the experience, you can opt for almond oil. Essential oils work entirely on the fragrance to set the mood and relax you. Almond oil also have fragrance but it isn’t as good as any essential oil is. If you are looking to cut down cost, you can ask your expert to mix both oils.

  31. The difference between both lies in the part from which it is obtained. The authentic and 100% natural almond oil is bitter and is not used in oils for hair and skin. It is extracted from the area that grows pink flowers while the sweet almond oil is extracted from the part from where the white flowers grow.

  32. I think the primary thing here would be to treat the scalp first before doing anything to the hair. The oil build up could either be because of wrong products, not washing away the products or external factors like sun damage and pollution. Figure that out and use a measure to treat it accordingly. Keep your hair moisturized but avoid the scalp. Use essential oils as they have excellent clearing agents that washes away the impurities.

  33. How regularly can I use almond oil on my hair? Will using it in excess cause any damage to my hair?

  34. Considering it is non-sticky can someone who has actually used it tell me if I can use it as a leave in conditioner. I would want someone who have experienced it to help me out here. Thank you in advance.

  35. Do I have to buy a specific kind of almonds if I decide to make almond oil at home. Kindly help.

  36. Hi, I am a 21 years old and I spend a lot of time on Google, searching about hair care and skin care using natural products. I was curious and wanted to know that what is the ideal time to leave almond oil on hair. There is so much about keeping oil overnight and washing it right after 30 minutes that it is very confusing.

  37. I am 16 and I have seen my granny use almond oil for her almost my entire life. I thought its benefits ends right there and then one day I was just on Google trying to find its benefits and I came across this article. The benefits of almond oil for hair intrigued me to use it and I love my hair every single day now.

  38. I have straight hair and I tried everything that is written in this article in the most precise way. But nothing worked. It was a fail for me.

  39. You don’t necessarily have to buy any specific almond just make sure that they are dry and crunchy. This would make it easier to blend and make into powder.

  40. I was scrolling through the comments and saw this. I tried it yesterday night and today my hair feels so much lighter and better. Thank you so much @susanjones

  41. When I saw this article and prepped for my home made almond oil, all I did was dry my almond under the sun so they become crunchy and powder easy. It worked just fine.

  42. Using it in access might not cause any damage but using excess shampoo to wash it away surely will. So if you are someone who tend to wash hair after every oiling therapy, then I would suggest use it not more than twice in a week.

  43. It entirely depends on your hair’s texture. If it is curly like mine, then it will enhance your curls and make them look defined. But if you have silky straight hair which is also very thin, it might look greasy.

  44. I once accidentally read an article of Glowpink which was a detailed description about amazing remedies using apple cider vinegar and I have been attracted since then. They post authentic remedies and I have tried and tested a lot of them and most of them have worked. Kudos Team

  45. Hi, I am 40 years old and my 13 years old daughter insist on growing her hair long. She is in the sports team and spends a lot of time under the sun. It becomes very difficult to maintain scalps hygiene with such long hair. What should I do? Can almond oil be of any help?
    PS.. I don’t want to use essential oils as they will be too strong for her.

  46. Not really. If you are using 100% natural almond oil then you don’t have to worry about where you are using it. If it is processed then I suggest read through the product efficiently and if the packaging says nothing then patch test it once before using it on the entire region.

  47. Both coconut and almond oil is good for dry hair and oily scalp. If coconut oil alone did not do much for your problem, I suggest mix both of them., You can also add your preferred essential oil as it will help in balancing the pH of your scalp and solve the problem of this combination scalp type.

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