You must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of our new darling 'flaxseed’. The benefits that flax seeds provide are all that you and your hair need. From grandmas to beauty gurus to dermatologists,, all talking about 'flaxseeds’, the hype must have some good reason. Find some ways to add flaxseed to your morning smoothies or DIY some ways to apply them to your scalp. These little brown seeds come with a high content of omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, protein, and antioxidants. Stick with us till the end to find out what all flax seeds can do for your hair.
Strengthen your hair
We know how much you like Ariana Grande’s high ponytail, but weak hair doesn’t let you keep the same hairstyle for a long! Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, protein, and more that can help to nourish your hair. You know, the army of minerals in flaxseeds like selenium, magnesium, copper, manganese and vitamins all work together to help grow stronger and nourished hair. That’s not all, the antioxidants aid in the healing of damaged hair follicles, ensuring that they remain healthy.
It hydrates the hair
Battling with frizzy and dry hair? Flaxseeds can rescue you! You know by now that our darling flax seeds contain Omega 3 fatty acid, which is known for its moisturizing properties. It helps to lock the moisture in the scalp and hair. It is indeed beneficial for people who have dry, damaged hair as a result of heat, styling or hair colouring. And and and, it improves hair elasticity, which helps to avoid breaking.
Tired of breakage and brittleness? Flaxseed can help! How exactly? Well, let’s quickly dive into this. Your hair is made of protein, and that’s why protein deficiency can cause brittle hair. That’s where our hero, flaxseed, works its magic, as flax seeds are rich in protein and provide your hair with the protein that it yearns for. Not just protein, but flaxseeds have a high content of Vitamin B and E as well. Vitamin B looks after stronger hair growth. Meanwhile, Vitamin E protects the hair from free radicals, ensuring better hair growth. The oil in the seeds forms a barrier around your hair's cuticle, keeping it from splitting when applied.
Add flaxseed to your diet
Yes, you heard it right. You can surely include flax seeds in your diet. Consuming flax seeds will help not only your hair but the entire body. But do not just get it down your throat when it’s raw. Because that can upset your stomach, you can go with milled flax seeds and sprinkle them on salads or smoothies for a tastier option.
Make a flax seed gel
This DIY has been gaining huge popularity lately. That itself explains how much it can help your hair babies. Here’s how you can make it:
- ¼ cup of flaxseeds (obviously)
- 2.5 cups of water.
- Aloe vera gel and essential oils (Optional)
- Pour ¼ cup flaxseed into 2.5 cups of water and boil it on medium heat for 7 - 10 mins while stirring.
- When the consistency is not too thick or too thin, turn off the flames. And squeeze the gel out of the muslin cloth after it has cooled down (it’s the fun part).
- Now you can add aloe vera gel or essential oil if you want.
- And that’s it; pour the gel into a jar to store it in the refrigerator.
- And use it to strengthen and moisturize the hair.
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