Dandruff, split ends and dryness are no match for the shine-boosting, softening and moisturizing properties of almond oil. High in antioxidants, proteins, vitamin E and fatty acids, almond oil hydrates, promotes growth and gives your hair an overall healthy look and feel. No need to spend a small fortune on salon hair treatments — a bottle of almond oil can treat your tresses at home.

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Mix 4 tablespoons of almond oil and 3 to 5 drops of lavender, mint or rosemary essential oil into a glass jar with a lid to make a hot oil treatment for dry hair. Secure the lid and heat the oil in a pot of hot water for 15 minutes. Shake the jar well, then massage the oils into your dry hair and scalp. Put a shower cap on your head and wrap your hair in a towel; wait 30 minutes before shampooing and conditioning your hair as usual.

Combine 2 tablespoons each of castor, almond and olive oil into a bowl to help combat split ends. Massage the mixture into your dry hair. Wait 15 minutes, then shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Put 3 to 5 drops of almond oil directly onto your scalp to help promote hair growth. Massage the mixture into your scalp. Wrap a hot, damp towel around your head; wait 30 minutes and wash your hair as usual.

Rub a couple drops of almond oil into your hands to instantly add shine to dull hair. Comb your fingers through your hair to distribute the oil. Adjust how much oil you use according to the length and thickness of your hair. Don’t use too much oil or your hair will look greasy rather than shiny.