10 DIY Recipes Using Almond Oil to Nourish and Repair Your Hair

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Almond oil is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, and protein, making it a wonderful ingredient for your DIY hair care products.

We've rounded up a list of 10 hair rinses, conditioners, texturizing sprays, and other incredibly effective applications using almond oil for hair.

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Pure Almond Oil for Hair

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One of the easiest ways to use almond oil as part of your hair care routine is simply to use it in place of any serum or conditioning oil to moisturize your hair, tame the frizz, and protect your ends.

Place five drops of almond oil on your hand and rub your palms together before smoothing the oil onto the ends of your hair.

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Almond Oil and Avocado Conditioning Mask

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Adding almond oil to a DIY conditioning mask is a great way to add a boost of moisture to your hair when it’s feeling dry.

Mix half an avocado with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of almond oil. Apply to dry hair and massage well onto your scalp before spreading the mask from the roots to the tips of your hair.

Leave on your hair for up to 45 minutes before rinsing off and shampooing as you normally would.  

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Hot Almond Oil Treatment

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Hot almond oil may help strengthen your hair, as well as add moisture to your hair and scalp. This treatment is best for dry or damaged hair that doesn’t tend to get greasy too quickly.

After washing your hair, place 6 tablespoons of almond oil in a small heatproof bowl. Place the bowl in a pan with about an inch of hot water in the bottom. Using this Bain Marie method will make sure the oil heats evenly. Heat the oil for two minutes and then test the temperature on the back of your wrist. When it's comfortably warm, it's ready.

Apply the oil to your hair and scalp before combing through. Cover with a towel or shower cap and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off and shampoo your hair as normal.

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Sea Salt Spray With Almond and Lavender Oils

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There are many salt sprays on the market designed to help define curls and add texture to your hair. But you can easily make your own DIY version at home for a fraction of the price.

Mix 2 tablespoons of sea salt with 1 tablespoon of almond oil and five drops of lavender oil. If you don’t like lavender, feel free to use your favorite essential oil instead. Add four cups of water and mix well.

Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle and spritz over your hair when styling it. Remember to shake well before each use.

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Almond Oil and Egg Hair Mask

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Eggs are rich in folate, biotin, and vitamins A and E, all very important nutrients for healthy hair growth. Add the antioxidant attributes of almond oil and you get a powerful hair mask that can help strengthen your tresses.

Mix one egg with 1 tablespoon of almond oil. Apply to your scalp and work all the way through to the ends of your hair. Leave for one hour before rinsing off with cool water. Shampoo and condition as normal. 

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Almond Oil and Aloe Vera Hair Spritz

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Aloe vera can help soothe a dry and itchy scalp, while almond oil is perfect for moisturizing dry hair.

Blend 1 cup of water with 1/2 cup of aloe vera juice and 1/4 cup of almond oil. Pour into a spray bottle and shake to combine the ingredients.

Spritz over your scalp and hair whenever you need a little relief.

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Almond Oil and Honey Soothing Hair Rinse

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Honey is a great moisturizer that can help smooth dry hair, not to mention make it extra shiny.

Add 3 tablespoons of pure honey and 1 tablespoon of almond oil to a cup of hot water. Once the water is warm rather than hot, pour this mixture over your scalp and massage it in. Comb through to the end of your hair.

You can leave this hair rinse in for up to three hours before rinsing out and shampooing as normal.

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Lemon, Chamomile, and Almond Oil Hair Rinse

fresh cut lemons, almond oil, and chamomile tea bags for hair rinse

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Chamomile is well-known for its calming properties and subtle scent. When applied to hair, it can also help prevent split ends and lighten your strands for natural highlights.

To make this rinse, add 2-5 chamomile tea bags (or loose tea) to 2 cups of freshly boiled water. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of almond oil. Leave to cool.

After shampooing your hair, pour this rinse over, massage in, and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.

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Almond Oil and Yogurt Hair Mask

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In the Middle East, yogurt has traditionally been used as a conditioning treatment and to help repair damaged hair. All you need to make this nourishing hair mask at home is plain yogurt and some almond oil.

Blend one tablespoon of almond oil with half a cup of yogurt. Apply to dry hair and spread from the roots to the tips. Leave on your hair for up to 30 minutes. You may want to cover your hair with a shower cap.

Rinse away with cool water and shampoo as normal. 

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Almond Oil and Castile Soap Shampoo

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Castile soap is a personal care and cleaning product made with plant oils—traditionally olive oil. Combine it with a few other ingredients to make a shampoo that is gentle, effective, and eco-friendly.


  • 1 cup unscented Castile soap
  • 4 tablespoons of water
  • 4 tablespoons of almond oil
  • 4 tablespoons of melted shea butter
  • 1 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 20-40 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)


  • Mix liquid castile soap with almond oil and water.
  • Add melted shea butter and melted coconut oil.
  • If you prefer a scented shampoo, add 20-40 drops of your favorite essential oil.
  • Pour this mixture into a bottle and use just as you would your normal shampoo.
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