By Kimbry Parker

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 treatments—a bottle of almond oil can treat your tresses at home.

How to Apply Almond Oil to Hair
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How to Apply Almond Oil to Hair

Hot Oil Treatment

Step 1

To make a deep conditioning hot oil treatment, mix 4 tablespoons almond oil and 3 to 5 drops lavender, mint or rosemary essential oil into a glass jar with a lid.

Step 2

Secure the lid and heat the oil in a pot of hot water for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Shake the jar well, then massage the oils into your dry hair and scalp.

Step 4

Put a shower cap on and wrap your head in a towel. Wait 30 minutes.

Step 5

Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Split-End Treatment

Step 1

To treat split ends, combine 2 tablespoons each of castor, almond and olive oil into a bowl.

Step 2

Massage the mixture into your dry hair. Wait 15 minutes.

Step 3

Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Hair Growth Serum

Step 1

To promote hair growth, put 3 to 5 drops of almond oil directly onto your scalp and massage it in.

Step 2

Wrap a hot, damp towel around your head. Wait 30 minutes.

Step 3

Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Shine Booster

To add shine to dull hair, rub a couple drops of almond oil into your hands and 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.