Flax seeds have been used for years to maintain good health, but in recent years, research says that flax seeds also help miraculously for the health of hair. Flaxseed oil or gel not only strengthens the hair but also helps in fighting dandruff.

Today in this article we will learn about the use of flax seeds for hair-

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  1. Why are flax seeds beneficial for hair?
  2. Benefits of flax seeds for hair
  3. How to use flax seeds for hair
  4. Consumption of flaxseed for hair growth
  5. Side effects of flax seed oil
  6. Takeaway
Doctors for Flaxseed benefits for hair

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, one can take advantage of medicinal properties by eating flax seeds. The fatty acids and antioxidants present in it make the hair shiny and strong. If seen, these seeds act like a tonic for the hair. With its use, hair gets adequate nutrition. Macro and micronutrients are found in it, which are rich in protein, fiber, vitamin E, vitamin B, and omega-3 fatty acids. All these help in keeping hair cuticles healthy. The job of cuticles is to provide strength and protection to the hair. Come, let us know about them in detail -

Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Alpha-linolenic acid is found in flax seeds. This is a form of Omega 3. It is an antioxidant, which strengthens the hairline. This reduces hair fall. Also, hair growth starts happening very fast.

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Vitamin B

Flax seeds are considered an excellent source of Vitamin B. This is one of the most essential nutrients for hair. It keeps hair healthy. Vitamin B12 is also found in abundance in it. B12 provides adequate nutrition to hair follicles by increasing red blood cells.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is also necessary for hair growth. It is an antioxidant. This is the reason why it keeps the scalp away from all types of fungal infections, which helps a lot in hair growth.

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The nutrient composition of flax seeds is beneficial for hair. Along with maintaining moisture in the hair, it also helps in fighting dandruff. Let us know in detail about the role of flax seeds in hair -

Helps retain moisture in the hair

If the hair is frizzy as well as lifeless and dry, then flaxseed oil can help in curing it. Research shows that the composition of flaxseed oil is similar to that of castor oil, but it is absorbed deeper into the hair. This makes it easy to manage dry hair. Besides, flax seed oil also works as a styling aid.

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Heals scalp acne

Research suggests that flax seeds help in removing and protecting against acne problems on the scalp. Generally, people apply coconut oil on the hair, which is comedogenic. When comedogenic is applied to the skin, it is likely to cause blackheads. The oil made from linseed seeds is very light in its texture. It can be applied to the hair without worrying about the problem of acne on the scalp.

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Keeps hair healthy

Flaxseed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can prove helpful in strengthening hair. It is a rich source of Omega-3, which helps keep hair healthy in case of dry hair or flaky scalp.

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Helpful in fighting dandruff

The chemical composition of flax seed makes it an excellent anti-inflammatory ingredient that can be used for hair. Amino acids are available in abundance in flax seeds, which helps in keeping dandruff away by fighting dangerous bacteria.

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Improves hair elasticity

Flaxseed is a rich source of biotin. This compound works strongly to improve the health of hair. Its continuous use not only improves the elasticity of the hair but also improves its texture.

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Conditions the hair

Since flax seeds contain many essential nutrients, they help in conditioning the hair properly. Besides, it is also beneficial for repairing continuously falling hair and split ends. It maintains moisture in the hair, so its continuous use keeps the hair smooth.

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Fights scalp free radicals

The oil extracted from flax seeds is rich in antioxidants, which help fight the free radicals present in the scalp. Because of this, the health of the scalp remains healthy. Research shows that flaxseed oil keeps the pores healthy, which helps them grow stronger.

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Here we are telling you how to use flax seeds for hair -

  • Flax seeds can also be used as a hair mask. Hair should be lightly massaged with its oil. After leaving it on the hair for about 15 minutes to half an hour, the hair should be washed with shampoo.
  • Flax seeds can also be used as a pre-conditioning rinse after shampooing. For this, before applying conditioner, there is a need to apply some linseed oil on the hair. After this conditioner should be applied.
  • Gel made from flax seeds can also be used for hair. To make a gel, mix flax seeds in water and cook on medium flame. It is important to keep stirring it in between so that it does not stick together. It takes the shape of gel in 2-3 minutes. It is necessary to keep stirring it till it cools down. While making gel, coconut oil or aloe vera, etc. can also be added to it.

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According to a study conducted in 2012 on hemodialysis patients, flaxseeds help reduce constipation. It can be taken in many ways, like -

  • 1 teaspoon roasted flaxseed can be taken by adding it to curd.
  • It can be eaten by adding it to pulses or green vegetables.
  • It can be taken with paratha, roti, or sandwich.
  • It can be eaten like this during snacks.
  • Can be baked and eaten in cookies, muffins, or cakes.
  • Drinking one or two drops of flaxseed oil in milk is beneficial.
  • You can eat flaxseed powder by sprinkling it over porridge or oats.
  • You can drink flaxseed by blending it in a fruit smoothie.
  • It can be taken by adding it to vegetables or pulses.
  • Eating it mixed with wheat flour makes its bread very tasty.

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Flaxseed oil is completely plant-based. It is a natural oil, but consuming it in excess increases the risk of side effects. Let us know about the side effects of excessive consumption of flaxseed oil -

  • Consuming it in excessive amounts can have side effects on the gastrointestinal system - such as stomach cramps, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.
  • Eating unripe seeds can increase toxins in the body.
  • There can be a problem of low blood pressure.
  • The risk of prostate cancer may increase.
  • Eating in excess increases the level of estrogen.
  • Consuming it during pregnancy can have adverse effects on the fetus.
  • Taking it with diabetes, cholesterol, and blood thinning medicines can cause side effects.
  • Applying on sensitive skin can cause problems.

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Flaxseed is one of the best plant supplements, which helps in improving hair health. It can be used on hair in the form of oil or gel. Along with conditioning the hair, it also helps in fighting dandruff. Regular hair cutting, shampooing, massage, and conditioning are also necessary along with the use of linseed seeds to keep the hair healthy.

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