Sweet Almond Oil for Hair: Your Complete Guide
What is sweet almond oil?
Sweet almond oil, often referred to as almond oil, is a base oil made by pressing kernels from the sweet almond plant. It is packed with proteins, fatty acids like Omega 3, 6, and 9, vitamins A, E, and vitamin B-7 (which you might know as biotin)! All these amazing nutrients work together to strengthen your hair, reduce frizz, and keep your scalp clear of bacterial and fungal infections. This is just one of the reasons why the team at ByErim loves sweet almond oil, one of the key ingredients in our culturally rich and clinically tested luxury Hair & Beard Oil!
What is the difference between bitter almond oil and sweet almond oil?
The sweet almond plant doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals but unfortunately, the bitter almond plant, which produces bitter almond oil, does. Bitter almond oil is an essential oil and a controlled substance, especially in the U.S.A., because it contains high levels of toxins, which is converted to the highly poisonous hydrogen cyanide (HCN) when ingested (NCBI). It is for these reasons and more that sweet almond oil is the preferred option for skin and hair care across the world!
The benefits of sweet almond oil for hair
To name a few benefits, sweet almond oil is anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants, which combat free radicals (they age your hair and skin very quickly whilst causing a bunch of health problems when coming into contact for too long) (ResearchGate).
a) Hair growth and shine
Because of its high level of antioxidants like Vitamin E, sweet almond oil works great for preventing your hair follicle cells from breaking down! You’ll start to see improvement in hair thickness and length over time if you make a regular habit of working the oil into your hair and scalp. Increasing blood circulation is key, and with components like biotin, growth may be seen all around, even in dormant hair follicles! As if that’s not impressive enough, sweet almond oil also nourishes your hair and leaves it with a beautiful shine thanks to the fatty acids it contains.
b) Scalp dryness and dandruff
Sweet almond oil is intensely moisturising and will reduce dryness and flaking without leaving a greasy mess on your head (yes, you read that right)! It is also antibacterial and antifungal, containing the properties needed to prevent dandruff or remove existing dandruff. In essence, the oil softens the dandruff so that it can be easily washed out with your favourite shampoo (watch this space).
c) Repairs hair and overall health
As an emollient (moisturising hair on a cellular level), sweet almond oil will condition, seal in moisture, and soften your hair over time. The golden rule is, the softer your hair, the more flexible and less prone to breakage it becomes! This means you can brush through your hair with our ByErim Luxury Hairbrush and even heat style it (yes, it is a heat protectant) knowing that your tresses will be perfectly fine!
Sweet almond oil for beards
The fatty acids in sweet almond oil make it ideal for moisturising not only your hair but also your beard, penetrating the hair follicles and staying sealed in for days at a time! Sweet almond oil also contains magnesium and biotin which strengthen and enrich your hair and beard. Like we’ve already said, the oil combats dryness, dandruff, and inflammation. Trust us, it will leave your beard moisturised and with an enviable lustre!
Our ByErim Hair & Beard Oil is the must-have premium blend for your hair and beard. Don’t forget to shop our products here and get cosy in the comments section of our Instagram page with updates on your hair journey or with any questions you may have! After all, that’s what family is for.