If there's a best superfood that you can count on for numerous benefits, it has to be flaxseeds. They're not just good for weight loss but also for your skin. They're quite rich in macronutrients like fibers and micronutrients like minerals and vitamins. Not just that, flaxseeds are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and can be consumed in ways more than one which includes smoothies, salads or even toasted. With all of this being said, there's one major benefit that flaxseeds can do to you and that's got to do with your hair.
Since flaxseeds are rich in many nutrients, they help in keeping the scalp healthy and hydrated. Using flaxseed hair mask once a week can give you similar results to that of a spa treatment. We're listing down a few more reasons why flaxseeds are good for your hair:
- Improves elasticity: The nutrients present in flaxseeds prevent hair from breaking easily as they improve the elasticity of the hair strands. Both application as well as consumption of flaxseeds can help you in improving the quality of your hair.
- Rich in vitamin E: Flaxseeds are good for skin and hair because they're a good source of vitamin E. The nutrients that flaxseeds contain improve the circulation in the head which promotes hair growth as well as premature greying of hair. They also help in improving the scalp health by reducing free radical damage.
- Rich in Omega 3: Studies state that omega 3 can help in preventing hair loss, dandruff and even dry scalp.
You can also make flaxseed gel at home. For this, you can take some flaxseeds, a little bit of aloe vera gel and water. Add water and flaxseeds in a container and let the mixture come to boil with continuous stirring. Once the mixture starts to thicken a light white froth will begin to form in it. Now, allow the mixture to cool down completely and filter it out using a muslin cloth. Once you're done with this, add the aloe vera gel. You can apply this mixture to your hair at least thrice a week. The gen will promote hair growth and protect them against pollution and dust. But make sure you consult a dermatologist before you start using this gel. The dermatologist will help you with the kind of ingredients that you can add to this pack.