3 DIY Flaxseed Hair Products For Gorgeous And Healthy Hair
May 20, 2019 17:12 By Fabiosa
Our hair is exposed to constant stresses, be it summer or winter. Temperature changes, ecological and other factors eventually make hair dull and brittle. And even salon hairstyles don’t look as pretty as they used to be. There are many tools that can nourish the hair and breathe new life into it. And in this article, we will focus on flax seeds (linseed) and flaxseed oil.
People who lead a healthy lifestyle know flaxseed as a source of fatty acids and fiber. And, as it turns out, flaxseed oil and seeds can be used as hair masks and gels. You can even prepare these eco-friendly and sulfate-free cosmetic products at home!
But first, let's address a few questions that you may have.
What are the benefits of flaxseed for hair?
- It contains vitamin E, which accelerates hair growth.
- It also is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, making hair more elastic and strong.
How to use flax seeds or flaxseed oil?
1. Flaxseed oil mask
First, heat the oil to lukewarm temperature, and with gentle massaging movements, apply it on the hair and scalp. Wrap your head with a towel and let the oil soak in for approximately half an hour. Next, wash off the mask with warm water. You can repeat it 2-3 times a week.
2. Coconut oil and flaxseed mask
Ground flax seeds and mix them with coconut oil. Apply the mixture on the scalp and leave for 40-45 minutes. This hair mask, a source of fatty acids, will protect the hair from the negative effects of the environment and give it a silky finish.
3. Flaxseed hair gel
You can make this eco-friendly cosmetic product at home! Mix 1/4 cup of flax seeds with two cups of water in a small pot, put on the stove and cook until thick. Add one tablespoon of lemon juice and wait for the liquid to cool down. Strain and pour into a container for storage. You can use this product every day.
Are there any contraindications?
- If used for external application, it may cause allergic reactions. Before using a flaxseed product, apply a few drops on the crease of your arm and look out for any skin reaction.
- Internal use of flaxseed products is not recommended for pregnant women, excessive consumption of flax seeds as a food additive can lead to disruption of the menstrual cycle, and high amounts of fiber can lead to indigestion.
Be sure to read the composition and find out about possible contraindications before using any cosmetic product, even if it flaxseed the benefits of which are indisputable!
And how do you use flaxseed? Share with us in the comments, please!
This article is solely for informational purposes. Before using any of the information provided above, consult a certified specialist. Use of the information outlined above can be harmful to health. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm or other consequences that may result from the use of the information provided above.