How to take care of your hair and scalp with Sweet Almond oil?

Soothing and protective of the skin, Sweet Almond oil is often used in massage for newborns to preserve the skin's hydrolipidic film. But did you know that Sweet Almond oil is also effective for hair and scalp care? Indeed, it nourishes, moisturizes and strengthens dry and brittle hair. It is also a real ally to gently put an end to dandruff and avoid itching of the scalp. This article helps you understand how to take care of your hair and scalp with Sweet Almond oil.

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To take care of dry and brittle hair

Dry, brittle hair appears as weakened hair that lacks shine and elasticity. They are visually dull and split. Their origins are multiple, they can be due to the lack of sebum secretion or to the use of too aggressive gestures on the hair (excessive drying, hair straightening, hair coloring or bleaching, etc.). As a result, the hair ends up becoming dry and brittle.

Why use Sweet Almond oil for dry and brittle hair?

Sweet Almond oil provides hair with natural care, both preventive and curative. Indeed, it contains between 7 to 30% linoleic acid, polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as stearic acid that moisturize, nourish and revitalize dry and brittle hair due to their emollient and nourishing active ingredients. On the other hand, Sweet Almond Oil adds a touch of shine and radiance to hair thanks to unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E that replenish and restore the hair fiber. These act on the scales by closing them. As a result, hair regains its shine, elasticity and natural beauty.

How to check if the hair is brittle?

You want to check if your hair is brittle! Here's a little test you can do with just the fingers of your hand. Hold a hair from the top of your head between the thumb and forefinger of your hand. Then, stretch the hair. If the hair recovers its shape when you let it go, it is elastic and healthy. On the other hand, if it breaks, it means that unfortunately the hair is damaged and very dry.

How to use Sweet Almond Oil for dry and brittle hair?
  • In "minute" care, pour a teaspoon of Sweet Almond oil and spread it with a comb over the entire hair, insisting on the ends and lengths. Make a bun and let pose between 10 to 20 min. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo as usual.
  • In synergy, add a few drops of Complete Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (one drop of essential oil to one teaspoon of Sweet Almond) to your minute treatment to enhance the effects of Sweet Almond oil.
  • In shampoo, add one tablespoon of Sweet Almond oil per 100 ml of shampoo. In addition to the shampoo, it makes the hair softer and silkier. In addition, Sweet Almond vegetable oil provides a soft, delicate and soothing smell on the hair.
  • As a supplement to a course of evening primrose or borage vegetable oil by mouth, one teaspoon for 3 weeks. These two oils are known to bring vitality and shine to lifeless hair.

If you don't have Sweet Almond oil, substitute with Ricin Vegetable Oil which is equally effective.

To effectively treat dandruff

It is estimated that one in two people are affected by dandruff with a prevalence in young men. Dandruff is dermal cells of the scalp that shed more than normal through a phenomenon known as desquamation. They are localized throughout the hair and sometimes dot the shoulders.

They are recognizable by their color and shape. Indeed, they can be white in color and flat in shape. In this case, dandruff is dry and makes its appearance on dry scalp, as opposed to yellow, thick and sticky dandruff that appears on oily scalp. These are known as greasy dandruff.

In both cases, dandruff itches the scalp and eventually becomes uncomfortable and unsightly. Anti-dandruff shampoo is often used. However, it is not a permanent and natural solution to get rid of dandruff effectively.

Why use Sweet Almond oil against dandruff?

Extracted by a first cold pressing, Sweet Almond vegetable oil provides a real anti-dandruff care to our hair. First of all, Sweet Almond oil relieves itching and irritation through a soothing and anti-inflammatory action of lipids and particularly phytosterols. Also, referred to as plant sterols, phytosterols are lipids that occur naturally in plants. Their structure is similar to that of cholesterol. In cosmetics, they have an important place because they provide the scalp with soothing, anti-inflammatory effects and a protective barrier for the skin.

In addition, Sweet Almond oil contains 4-9% palmic acid which helps to gently remove dermal cells and reduces the peeling process.

Finally, Sweet Almond oil contains vitamin E, an antioxidant molecule that neutralizes free radicals and also protects the scalp from external aggressors (UV rays, pollution, tobacco, etc.).

How to use Sweet Almond oil against dandruff?
  • In cranial massage, pour a teaspoon of almond oil into the palm of your hand. Apply the oil to your scalp and hair in a gentle massage for better penetration and then let it sit for 30 minutes. Then, use your usual shampoo. The operation can be repeated once or twice a week.
  • In synergy, add a few drops of Atlas Cedar essential oil or Cade essential oil(one drop of essential oil to one teaspoon of Sweet Almond oil) to effectively fight dandruff.
If you don't have Sweet Almond oil, substitute with Jojoba vegetable oil which is also effective.
Some additional tips to help reduce dandruff
  • Opt for a gentle shampoo that respects your scalp.
  • Choose warm water to make your shampoos.
  • Avoid rubbing your scalp with a towel.
  • Avoidbrushingyour hair repeatedly and opt for a hairbrush with soft bristles.
  • Limit the use of heating devices for hair: straightening irons, curling irons, hair dryers, etc.
  • Reduce the frequency of your coloring, bleaching and straightening. These are known to damage the scalp.
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