Love munching on almonds? Well, that’s good, because almonds are great for you! We’ve probably grown up hearing our parents tell us to eat almonds to improve our brain function, and while almonds certainly have brain-boosting benefits, there are other benefits to almonds – especially for your hair!
Almonds are chock full of crucial nutrients like protein, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and phospholipids. These make almonds great for skin and hair, along with overall health. Almonds and almond oil are used to moisturize skin, improve complexion and treat acne. When it comes to hair care, almonds have many benefits too, and today we’ll look at some of them.
The Many Benefits of Almonds for Hair
1. Moisturizes Hair
The healthy fats in almonds make them perfect to extract oil from, and this oil is a well-known emollient. This means that almond oil moisturizes hair, locks in moisture, and keeps it that way for long. Whether you apply almond oil before or after a wash, there’s no denying the fact that they work well as a conditioner to make hair smoother, softer, and much more manageable.
2. Strengthens Hair
People who suffer from hair fall are often given supplements of biotin, or Vitamin B7 to increase hair strength and prevent breakage. Almonds are rich in Vitamin B7, making them an excellent natural alternative to artificial biotin supplements. Nut oils like almond oil contain oleic acid and linoleic acid, which improve hair’s elasticity and resilience, making them stronger and more difficult to break. The Vitamin E in almonds also protects hair from damage, including sun damage. Besides this, magnesium in almonds improves the hair revival cycle, so you don’t lose more hair than what grows back.
3. Helps Hair Grow
Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant, which is abundant in almonds. Using almond oil supplies this crucial nutrient to hair, which protects it from free radical damage and helps hair grow better. Almond oil stimulates the follicles to grow better, so you can let your hair grow longer faster. Eating almonds also helps in providing the scalp with all the nutrients necessary for longer, stronger hair.
4. Treats Dandruff
Sweet almond oil, extracted from almonds, has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, making it the perfect remedy for scalp infection and inflammation. In many cases, dandruff is caused as a result of a yeast or fungus infection, or as a result of conditions like seborrheic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. The moisturizing benefits of almond oil also help in loosening up product build-up of dead skin cells, clarifying the scalp, and thus preventing dandruff.
5. Smoothens Frizz
Frizz is a major problem in humid climates like ours, and it is mainly because there is more moisture in the air than in our hair, causing the hair strands to absorb moisture from the atmosphere and swell up. This can be prevented by moisturizing the hair strands well beforehand, and almond oil is perfect for the job. Almond oil seals moisture in the hair cuticles, locking it down so hair is hydrated for longer and not subject to frizz.
6. Prevents Premature Greying
While embracing your greys is empowering to a great degree, many of us notice that our hair turns grey before its time. Premature greying can be due to a variety of reasons, including genetic factors, poor diet, and other lifestyle conditions. Basically, it is due to the loss of hair pigment, usually due to a build-up of hydrogen peroxide. Almond oil promotes the production of melanin, thus restoring the hair’s natural color.
Tapping Into the Almond Regime
Now that you know of the many benefits of almonds for hair care, wouldn’t it be great if you actually had an almond hair care regime that would give your hair all of these benefits? Mamaearth’s new launch of Almond Hair Care promises the age-old benefits packed in bottles. The new launch comprises hair oil, a shampoo, and a conditioner for healthy hair.
You can now stop dreaming about healthy tresses because they can soon become a reality.
The hair oil is packed with cold-pressed almond oil that is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that help to smoothen and improve hair texture. Other ingredients are pure Vitamin E, Avocado, and Jojoba oil that work towards repairing dull hair and reducing hair breakage. Regular use of almond oil conditions hair, making it strong, shiny, and manageable.
The almond shampoo and conditioner are the perfect complements to cleaning your hair and condition it. Not only does the shampoo promote hair growth, but also cleanses the scalp gently without disrupting the normal pH balance of the hair. The conditioner seals in the moisture and locks it in to deeply condition and nourish your hair. The end results? The hair you’ll want to run your fingers through all day!
Note: Like all new products that you may try, we highly recommend carrying out a patch test before you start using a product in order to eliminate any allergies or rashes caused by any ingredients in the products. Mamaearth’s products are completely free from any nasties, chemicals, and toxins. The products are dermatologically tested to ensure that it is suitable for all skin types. It is proud to have India’s first Made Safe certification.