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How to Use Flaxseed Oil for Your Hair

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 25, 2017
How to Use Flaxseed Oil for Your Hair

Flax is a plant seed, linum usitatissimum, that contains linseed oil or flaxseed, a substance that with its high content of omega 3 is moisturizing and restorative. Flaxseed is widely used for its medicinal properties to relieve constipation or to decrease blood cholesterol. However, in this OneHowTo article, we will focus on explaining how to use flaxseed oil for your hair so you get the most out of it for your own cosmetic benefits.

When the hair has been battered by external factors such as climate, dryers, dyes or hot irons, it is usually dry, dehydrated, porous and rebellious. All this and more can be changed through the use of this magical product to moisturize your hair and restore lost its vitality. You want to know how? Keep reading this fabulous OneHowTo article.

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Before explaining how to use flaxseed oil for hair You need to know how this natural liquid works in the roots. When hair is dry and needs water and nutrition dehydrated: This product is able to provide both. And the high content of essential fatty oils makes this a substance that's restorative and moisturizing just like olive oil. It is considered one of the best vegetable oils for hair care and skin.

Upon entering the hair, it moisturizes it deeply from inside, making sure your hair is nourished and repaired. This effect increases the shine in your hair, leaving it softer, it also conceals split ends and makes your hair far more manageable.

How to Use Flaxseed Oil for Your Hair - Step 1

Linseed oil can be found in cosmetic stores, but if that is not found it can be extracted from flax. To do so, you must buy the seeds in a herbalist and toss three spoonfuls of seeds into a cup of boiling water. As the seeds must be given a stir constantly, warm them up for five minutes over a low heat to prevent them sticking together in a nasty clump.

Once 5 minutes have passed, strain the water immediately to separate the seeds and let them cool. When the water is cool, you can start using it to reap its benefits on the hair.

How to Use Flaxseed Oil for Your Hair - Step 2

There are many ways to use flaxseed oil for hair but one of the most conventional ways is to apply it directly on to your gorgeous locks. You should apply it after washing with shampoo and hair conditioner.

To prevent the scalp from getting too fatty, it is advisable to apply the oil from the middle of the hair out to the ends and, for a more potent effect, it can be applied with the help of a hot air dryer so that the serum will penetrate the strands. You have to leave in the hair for at least half an hour and preferably not rinse the hair until the next day.

How to Use Flaxseed Oil for Your Hair - Step 3

Linseed oil is also used for shaping the hair, serving as an ideal assistant for curly hair, allowing you to define waves and combat frizzy frizzles. If you want to use flaxseed oil to comb your hair, you should apply a generous amount after washing the hair with shampoo and conditioner. Comb the hair with your hands and then give it the wavy shape you want. As you begin drying your hair you'll notice the wow effect.

How to Use Flaxseed Oil for Your Hair - Step 4

Mix the flaxseed oil with other essential oil to make an excellent remedy to moisturize your hair. You can make a hair mask based on linseed oil, avocado and almond oil: Mix two tablespoons of almond oil, half cup of linseed oil and a quarter of an avocado. Shred and stir until you've got a greenish goo. Then apply it all to the hair, let it stand for 20 minutes blasting it with hot air and then rinse as usual.

In our OneHowTo article how to make almond oil we explain how to make this product by yourself at home.


Another way of using this product is to take flaxseed oil capsules which also help strengthen the strands. These will allow the body to benefit from all the properties of this natural fluid. These supplements can be bought in most health food stores or herbalists and, generally, the packaging usually indicates the recommended dosage as needed. However, when the priority is that the hair better absorbs all the nutrients of this oil, it is best to try direct application to your hair for best outcomes.

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