Top 10 life-saving almond oil hair care recipes
Winter and cold weather are ahead, when hair suffers no matter what. Either from weather conditions, when low temperatures have a bad effect on both the bulbs and the hair itself, or from wearing hats.
It's time to find yourself a new, more intensive care. According to Tree Hugger, you should pay attention to almond oil. It's rich in fatty acids and protein, so it can help nourish and restore hair.
It can be used in a variety of products - shampoos, conditioners, masks, sprays. Here are a dozen proven recipes.
Pure almond oil
Pure almond oil is good to use instead of a serum or conditioner to moisturize and smooth, as well as protect the ends of the hair. To do this, pour up to 5 drops (depending on the length of the hairstyle) on your hand, rub the oil between your palms and apply it to the ends and length of the hair, without reaching the roots.
Conditioning mask with almond oil and avocado
This product can restore hair that has become dry and brittle. Mash half a ripe avocado and mix it with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of almond oil. Apply the product to dry hair, massage the scalp well and then carefully distribute the mask from root to tip. Leave the product on for 45 minutes, then rinse and wash your hair with your usual shampoo.
Therapeutic mask made from warm almond oil
This remedy is suitable for dry or damaged hair that does not tend to quickly become oily at the roots and needs deep restoration. The procedure should be done after shampooing. Pour 6 tablespoons of almond oil into a heat-resistant bowl and heat it in a water bath for about two minutes. The temperature of the oil should be checked on the skin of the wrist - when it becomes pleasantly warm, the product is ready. Apply it to the scalp and hair, then cover your head with a hat and towel and leave it on for 20 minutes. After that, rinse off the warm therapeutic mask and wash your hair in the usual way.
Salt spray with almond and lavender oils
Salt water sprays structure the hair and help create expressive strands. To make one at home, mix 2 tablespoons of sea salt with 1 tablespoon of almond oil and 5 drops of lavender oil. However, you can replace the last ingredient with any other essential oil you like. Mix these ingredients well, and then add four cups of cold water and mix everything again. The resulting mixture should be poured into a spray bottle and sprayed onto damp strands while styling your hair. Shake the spray bottle well before each use.
Almond oil and egg mask
Eggs are called a real miracle cure for hair because they are rich in folic acid, biotin, and vitamins A and E, which are so important for healthy hair. If you combine them with the antioxidant properties of almond oil, you'll get a great strengthening agent. To do this, mix 1 egg with a tablespoon of oil and apply the mixture to the scalp and hair to the very tips. You need to keep this mask on for an hour, then rinse it off with cool water, and then wash your hair with your usual shampoo and conditioner.
Spray with almond oil and aloe vera
This product has a double effect - it soothes the irritated scalp and moisturizes the hair. To prepare this spray, mix 1 cup of water with 1/2 cup of aloe vera juice and 1/4 cup of almond oil. Mix all the ingredients properly and pour them into a spray bottle, and then spray small portions on the scalp and hair whenever you feel irritated.
Soothing rinse with almond oil and honey
Honey is the best remedy for smoothing dry hair and making it shiny, so it's a good base for a therapeutic rinse. To prepare it, add 3 tablespoons of pure honey and 1 tablespoon of almond oil to a cup of hot water and stir. Once the water is pleasantly warm, pour the mixture onto your scalp, massage it well and comb your hair. The product can be left on for up to three hours and then washed off with regular shampoo.
Lemon, chamomile and almond oil rinse
Chamomile not only has excellent soothing properties, but also gives blond hair a pleasant shade and extra shine, so this product will be especially popular with blondes. Brew 2-5 chamomile tea bags or the same amount of teaspoons of dried chamomile in 2 cups of boiling water. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of almond oil to the broth. Cool to a pleasant comfortable temperature. After using the shampoo, rinse off the foam and rinse your hair with this product. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water.
Almond oil and yogurt mask
Yogurt has long been used in the Middle East to restore damaged hair by applying it as a conditioner. Therefore, a mask based on it will have good nutritional qualities. To prepare it, add one tablespoon of almond oil to half a glass of yogurt and mix well. Apply the mask to dry hair, spreading it from root to tip, and then leave it on for 30 minutes under a shower cap. It is better to wash off the product with cool water, and then wash your hair in your usual way.
Shampoo with almond oil and castile soap
Castile soap is a product based on vegetable oil, usually olive oil. It foams slightly, but cleanses even the most sensitive skin very gently. A shampoo based on it will be gentle, effective, and environmentally friendly at the same time.
To prepare it you will need:
- 1 cup of unscented liquid Castile soap;
- 4 tablespoons of water;
- 4 tablespoons of almond oil;
- 4 tablespoons of melted shea butter;
- 1 cup of melted coconut oil;
- 20-40 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional).
Add almond oil and water to the Castile soap, mixing the base. Then add melted shea butter and coconut oil. To make the shampoo flavored, you can add 20-40 drops of your favorite essential oil, but make sure your skin tolerates it well. The resulting mixture can be used as a regular hair shampoo.
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