Hair love. Who doesn’t love having healthy, silky, or curly and manageable hair? We can say it is always a serious love affair with your hair, especially for women.
So how about learning some new details about growing flawless hair with healthy flax seeds?
Flaxseeds are considered a nutritional powerhouse for their combination of essential macro and micronutrients. These include protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, and antioxidants.
Omega-3 fatty acids: It may be surprising that flaxseed has a fatty acid often found in fish
B vitamins: Flaxseed is a reliable source of B vitamins, a group of nutrients that are known for making your hair grow stronger and healthier at a more rapid rate.
Vitamin E: This is antioxidant is also readily available in nuts and plant-based oils. When it comes to hair health, vitamin E reduces free radicals’ effects on your scalp, thereby promoting hair growth. Adequate vitamin E intake may also promote stronger hair follicles.
- Increases elasticity of hair fibre
- Prevents split ends
- Stops premature greying
- Keeps dandruff and itchy scalp at bay
- Strengthens hair from the roots
- Reduces hair thinning
Few ways to include flax seeds in your diet:
- Add to your Smoothies.
- Add it to your cookies and slices of bread.
- Use flax oil and flax seeds in a green salad.
- Add it to soups.
- Add it to cereal.
3 quick DIY recipes to get flaxseed benefits for skin and hair :
- Pore-Tightening Gel
Mix flaxseed powder with water to form a gel. Apply the gel on the face and problem areas and leave it to dry for at least 15 minutes. Once it dries, wash it off with water and pat dry. The skin on your face will be tight and firm. The flaxseeds reduce the size of open pores on the face by reducing the secretion of excess oils.
- Flaxseeds Hair Mask
Mix flaxseeds with warm coconut oil and apply on hair starting from the root to the tip. Also, use the oil on the scalp. Leave the oil in for at least 30 minutes before washing it off as usual. The coconut oil and flaxseeds mixture are perfect for maintaining moisture in the hair and preventing excessive hair loss.
- Flaxseeds Hair Gel
Mix flaxseeds with water and boil them for a few minutes. Keep stirring till the water gets a gel-like consistency. Sieve the mixture and separate the seeds to use in any recipe. Store the flaxseed gel in an airtight container. Apply on hair regularly for healthy hair. The gel does not dry off and retains moisture in the hair.
Enjoy your new DIY flaxseed masks and gels for moisturizing, edging, and styling.
Side effects of flaxseed include:
- allergic reactions
- intestinal obstruction
- stomach ache
Special Precautions and Warnings :
There is a chance you may have an allergy to flax seeds and flaxseed oil. So, people who are currently undergoing any medical treatments or have a sign of medical complications should recheck before using flaxseed oil or flaxseeds in their diet.
- Bleeding disorders
- Gastrointestinal (GI) obstruction
- Hormone-sensitive cancers or conditions:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High triglyceride levels (hypertriglyceridemia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)