What Is Flaxseed Oil?
Flaxseed oil also is considered a vegetable-based type of oil. Besides its high omega-3 fatty acid content, it has many other beneficial compounds. Flaxseed oil is also known as linseed oil or flax oil. Flaxseed oil contains about 50 percent to 60 percent of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Some of these are ALA—alpha-linolenic acids. The oil in flaxseed is also unsaturated, so it won’t affect the arteries in the body if you consume it.
Flaxseed oil is made from the seeds of the flax plant, also known as Linum usitatissimum, L. When the seeds are crushed or pressed, a colourless or light yellow oil is released. The oil is pressed from the ripened seeds for the best quality. After the oil is extracted it’s then processed and bottled for the consumer market.
Benefits of Flaxseed Oil for Hair
Here are just a few more ways that the oil can improve the looks of your hair.
1. Adds Moisture and Shine to Hair
It’s similar to castor oil but absorbs much better into the hair. It can be used as a styling aid, to help keep loose strands from falling out of an up-do.
2. Avoids Acne Issues on Scalp
Many oils are comedogenic, such as coconut oil, so if you apply them to your skin, it can cause blocked pores and acne. Flax seed oil is a nice light oil, so even if you get some on your forehead or your neck, you won’t have to worry about it causing acne.[Flaxseed oil]
3. Nourishes Your Hair
Flaxseed oil are a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are essential for healthy hair growth. They nourish the follicles and hair shafts, making them stronger and less prone to damage. This also ensures that the new growth is strong and healthy. Omega-3 fatty acids help improve hair elasticity.
4. Keeps Your Hair Conditioned
Flaxseed oil help condition your hair, making it smooth and manageable. It helps bind moisture to the hair shaft, controlling issues like breakage, split ends, dryness, and frizz.
5. Soothes The Scalp
The regular use, or even ingestion, of flax seeds, prevents issues like acute hair loss, scalp eczema, and dandruff.
Flaxseed oil are a great source of both soluble and insoluble fibers. Apart from using it as a topical treatment, consuming the seeds can also greatly benefit you in terms of hair growth.
6. Improve the Elasticity of Your Hair
When hair gets thin it can also become dry and brittle. This causes excess breakage that can make your hair look frizzy and dull. Taking the flax seed supplement will help to improve the elasticity of your hair so that it will grown in stronger. It will be able to withstand styling, even when you’re curling or brushing it.
7. Reduces Dandruff
The compounds in flaxseed oil work to fight dandruff due to the anti-inflammatory properties and the amino acids that kill bacteria.