When I began my natural hair journey, I also began a journey of obtaining optimal health holistically. At times, I do well with my holistic journey—other times (using the excuse of living in Louisiana) I fail. (lol). But I have recently (again) been consistent in my holistic health journey and wanted to share some products with you that are beneficial to your natural hair journey and your general health overall.
One of my favorite supplements/foods are flaxseed oil and flax seeds. Flax Oil is rich in fatty acids, including Omega 3. The great thing about Flax Oil is that you can obtain Omega 3 in a vegetarian/vegan source and not have to consume fish or fish supplements. Because of the presence of Omega 3 in Flax Oil, consumption may help treat high cholesterol and heart disease. It can also help to influence healthy hair growth and overall healthy hair. Flax Oil can also be used in your oil mixes as a moisturizing agent.
I’ve noticed that my health has improved greatly with a changed diet and the addition of Flax Seed Oil Supplements. I had very high triglycerides and was able to get into normal range without the presence of prescription medication. I also noticed that my hair grows healthier with the addition of nutritional supplements and a decent diet with exercise.
One way I get Flax Oil into my diet is by sprinkling the seeds on top of my organic peanut butter sandwich for breakfast in the morning. I’ve also used the seeds to create Naptural85’s Flax Seed Gel for my hair:
Overall, Flax Seed Oil is great for your overall general health and healthy hair growth. Flaxseed oil prevents dry skin flakes caused by eczema. The presence of Omega 3s in Flax Oil can help to aid in hair dryness and brittleness. It can be used topically and especially internally to promote overall nail, skin, and hair health. Because it aids dry scalp, hair growth is usually supplemented and is healthy.
One Tip…If you are mixing Flax Oil into your oil mixes, or using it in your hair topically, the oil should be stored in a cool environment or in the freezer if not used normally to extend the shelf life of the product.
If you want more info on the benefits of Flaxseed Oil: