Sweet Almond Oil
(Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil)
There are two kinds of almond oil: Sweet almond oil and bitter almond oil. Bitter almond oil comes from the kernels of the bitter almond and is an essential oil. Sweet almond oil comes from the tree that produces the almonds we know and is high in essential fatty acids palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, and linoleic acids. It is also high in vitamins A, E and K. The vitamins in the oil nourish the hair and the fatty acids moisturize the hair.
As an emollient, it can fill in gaps in the hair at a cellular level and make the hair smother. With regular use it will soften the texture and the hair becomes easier to detangle and style. Almond oil also strengthens and repairs hair by making it less prone to breakage and diminish split ends and helping length retention. Almond oil can also be used to treat scalp conditions like flaky and itchy scalp as well as dry scalp and dandruff.