How to Use Flaxseed Oil For Hair Growth

By Aniela M / July 5, 2018

Flaxseed oil is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a ton of other vitamins and minerals which nourish the hair follicles and encourage growth. Using a regular flaxseed oil treatment on your hair (twice a week) can help strengthen weak, damaged hair, and encourage faster, healthier hair growth, as well as prevent hair loss. Today we're going to show you how to use flaxseed oil for hair growth by sharing this super simple flaxseed oil recipe you can make right at home!

Making your own flaxseed oil is oh-so-easy, and, once you see the results, you'll quickly become a flaxseed fan! But why flaxseed and not some other oil, like coconut oil?

While coconut oil for hair growth is widely used, flaxseed oil is less commonly known, but actually a lot more effective! This is because flaxseed oil contains a lot more omega-3 fatty acids than coconut oil, making it one of THE best oils for hair growth! So how to use flaxseed for hair growth? Keep reading!

Flaxseed For Hair Growth

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First things first, we're going to be making our own flaxseed oil! All you need is two ingredients: water and flax seeds, which are readily available at any grocery store or health food store. Flax seeds are usually found in the cereal isle, where you would find other seeds such as chia seeds. The health benefits of flax seeds are great, and as such, are an integral part of a healthy diet.

You'll Need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp flax seeds

Directions:

  1. Add the flax seeds to the boiling water.
  2. Let the flax seeds boil until you notice the consistency of the water getting nice and thick.
  3. Once that has happened, strain the mixture and let the oil sit until it has cooled down.
  4. Your flaxseed oil is now ready to use!
  5. Apply  to dry hair and massage gently into scalp for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Be sure to saturate entire head, focusing on scalp and ends.
  7. Leave on for at least 20 minutes and rinse out.
  8. Shampoo and condition as normal.
  9. Use 2-3 times a week.

What You'll Notice After 1 Month of Using Flaxseed Oil For Hair Growth:

The benefits of flaxseed oil are plentiful. Regular use of flaxseed oil on the hair can have some major pluses, and it also works on all hair types. Those with natural hair, scalp conditions, and thinning hair, can can greatly benefit. Flaxseed oil can also treat, cure, or prevent hair loss and thinning hair. That's why it's an important part of your hair care routine because it can encourage healthy hair growth.

  • Increased hair growth
  • Healthier scalp
  • Shinier strands
  • Stronger hair
  • Manageability
  • Softness
  • Healthier overall look
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Flaxseed Oil Recipe

Make your own flaxseed oil using just two ingredients: flax seeds and water!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Hair Care
Cuisine: Hair Growth
Keyword: DIY, flaxseed oil, hair care, hair growth, home remedies
Calories: 1kcal
Cost: $1

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp flax seeds

Instructions

  • Start by boiling 2 cups of water.
  • Once boiling, add the flax seeds.
  • Let the flax seeds boil until you notice the consistency of the water getting nice and thick.
  • Once that has happened, strain the mixture and let the oil sit until it has cooled down.
  • Apply  to dry hair and massage gently into scalp for 3-5 minutes.
  • Be sure to saturate entire head, focusing on scalp and ends.
  • Leave on for at least 20 minutes and rinse out.
  • Shampoo and condition as normal.
  • Use 2-3 times a week.

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Poppie Woest
9 months ago

Can i put coconut oil in instead of olive oil/

ioana
6 months ago

I’ve used flaxseed before and it made my hair very soft and silky, but never knew you could make your own oil – will have to try this ty!