We all want luscious and thick hair but not every one of us is blessed with it. There are salon treatments that are expensive so the alternative would be something cheap and homemade. Like using flax seeds for hair growth.
Here is why flax seeds are good for your hair, courtesy of StyleCraze.
Why are flax seeds good for hair growth?
1. Great source of vitamin E
They contain vitamin E which has antioxidant properties and prevents the hair from falling. Vitamin E is also helpful when it comes to preventing premature graying.
2. Balances pH levels and oil production
pH levels and oil production are very important for hair growth and the seeds will balance their levels by soothing the sebaceous glands.
3. Nourishes your hair
There are Omega-3 fatty acids in flax seeds which are very important for hair growth.
4. Keeps your hair conditioned
Using the seeds will bind moisture to the hair shaft making your hair a lot softer and smoother.
5. Soothes the scalp
It will also calm your scalp and will prevent things like acute hair loss, scalp eczema, and dandruff from happening.
How to use flax seeds for hair growth
1. Flaxseed hair oil
For this treatment, you need to heat up 2 tbsp flaxseed oil and massage your scalp with it for some time. Wrap the hair in a hot towel and leave it on for 30 more minutes. After that, wash your hair and repeat the procedure 2-3 times a week. By using the heat, you allow the benefits of the oil to work on your hair. It also provides your scalp and hair with the nourishment it needs to grow out healthy.
2. Flaxseed hair gel
For this treatment, you need to boil 2 cups of filtered water, 1/4th cup of flax seeds and add 1 tbsp lemon juice. Make a gel, allow it to cool down and strain. Style your hair with it every morning – this will make it grow faster.
How to include flax seeds in your diet for hair growth
1. Eating raw flax seeds
This one is easy. You can add flax seeds to vegetables, salads or any food you like. You can also eat 2 tablespoons of raw flax seeds each day when you need a snack.
2. Ground flax seeds
You can also grind the flaxseed and add them to your oatmeal, smoothies or milk.
3. Flaxseed and yogurt
Make a delicious snack by mixing 1 cup of low-fat yogurt, 1/2 cup of chopped strawberries, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed, and 1 tsp cinnamon. Combine all the ingredients and serve.