6 wonderful benefits of flaxseed gel for hair

Here’s why you should include flaxseed gel in your regular hair care regime.

Flaxseed has been recognized for its rich nutritional value since years. And over the last few years, the flaxseed gel is getting acknowledged widely due to its enormous benefits in hair related issues. It contains a rich number of vitamins, protein, fiber, magnesium, manganese, selenium, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants etc. that improve the hair health from its core. All you need to do is prepare the gel by boiling flax seeds with water, gently massage it onto the hair and scalp, leave it for 20 minutes and rinse off with mild shampoo.

The following are some amazing benefits flaxseed gel offers to the hair:

Promotes hair growth: Flaxseed gel improves scalp health and boosts blood circulation on it, both of which reduce hair fall and promote hair growth. It’s rich in an antioxidant substance called lignin which prevents hair thinning due to hormonal imbalance in the body. Also, the abundance of B vitamins, biotin, riboflavin, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, manganese, selenium etc. present in this gel encourage the overall hair growth.

Prevents dryness and frizz: The vitamins present in flaxseed gel nourish the scalp deeply and provide moisture to it, thus prevents dryness. Also, this gel contains omega-3 fatty acids which lock moisture in the hair and scalp. Using it twice a week prevents frizz without causing any harm to the hair.

Reduces brittleness: Flaxseed gel is rich in alpha – linolenic acid (a form of omega-3 fatty acid) which increases the elasticity of hair fiber, thus reduces brittleness. This further prevents hair breakage and also helps make the hair strong and shiny.

Fights hair infections: Flaxseed gel contains vitamin E that protects the scalp and hair from free radical damage, thus prevents various types of infections. Also, the omega-3 fatty acids present in it prevents flakiness on the scalp. Using flaxseed gel on a regular basis keeps the scalp free from dandruff, itchiness and eczema.

Prevents split ends: As flaxseed gel nourishes the hair from its roots, it’s quite obvious that this gel helps prevent split ends. The rich amount of protein and vitamin E contribute in this purpose. Use this gel twice a week and maintain a proper diet to prevent split ends on hair.

Delays greying: If you’re suffering from premature greying of hair, use flaxseed gel as the remedy for it. It provides a huge amount of nutrients to the scalp and hair which prevent premature greying of hair. Also, it moisturizes the scalp and improves the overall hair health, thus contributes in delaying the premature greying.

But if you have a sensitive scalp, do consult with a specialist before using flaxseed gel.

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