Sweet Almond Oil is one of my FAVORITE natural sealants to use on my hair! As such, I tend to add it to my DIY leave in conditioner/sealants. What are the benefits of Sweet Almond Oil you ask? Well, Curly Nikki wrote a great article on the many benefits of this natural oil and, rather than reiterate, I’ll post the link for you here, as well as post the article below! I purchased my Sweet Almond Oil at GNC for $11 for 16 fl oz.
“Sweet Almond oil (SAO) is produced from sweet almonds or Prunus amygdalus. SAO, used as a carrier oil for blending essential oils, is beneficial for the skin, hair, and has overall health advantages as well. It can be used as an effective massage oil, and many use it to treat under eye bags, and eczema. For hair, moisten your fingertips with several drops of almond oil and gently massage the scalp. A comforting regimen, treating the scalp and hair to sweet almond oil, benefits follicles, prevents hair loss, provides shine and strengthens hair. It can also be used as a hot oil treatment. Eating raw almonds also has many benefits- it aids in digestion, keeps the brain healthy, reduces cholestrol and provides a healthy source of fat and protein.
SAO does not penetrate as deeply as other oils (i.e. EVOO, Coconut Oil), and shouldn’t be used to ‘moisturize’ the hair. I use SAO the same way I use Shea Butter- as a sealant. I apply my water based leave-in or moisturizer and seal the wet, moisturized hair, with a very thin layer of the oil.
Nourishes hair and smoothes hair cuticles
Makes hair long, strong and thick
Massaging with almond oil adds shine to the hair
Controls hair fall.”