Flax is a fairly widespread agricultural crop in our latitudes. He was widely known and respected not only because it made it possible to make beautiful and comfortable lace shirts and dresses, but also because of his medicinal properties.
Flaxseed oil, obtained on the basis of flax seeds, is an excellent medical and cosmetic product used for improving the body as a whole, and for improving the condition of the hair in particular.
The unique properties of flaxseed oil are due to the high content of vitamins A, E, F and Group B, as well as fatty unsaturated acids Omega-3 and Omega-6, which perfectly nourish the roots of hair and scalp with all necessary substances. Regular use of linseed oil helps restore the fat balance of the scalp, strengthen hair , prevent hair loss and accelerate growth , the disappearance of dandruff and split ends . The curls become beautiful, smooth and obedient, and a lively natural shine returns to them. Due to its quick absorption and low fat content, linseed oil can be used for complex care of healthy hair of any type. However, in the best way, this curative product copes with the problem of dry, dull, damaged and weakened hair.
Flaxseed oil can be eaten as well as used in various hair masks. At reception in nutrition it is necessary to drink on 1 item of l. 2-3 times a day before meals, or add oil to the food. An excellent solution for improving the health of the body and the appearance of the hair will be the combination of taking flax seed oil inside with the regular use of masks based on it. The results will not be long in coming!
You can buy flaxseed oil in a pharmacy, in the market or in a hypermarket in a vial or in the form of capsules. The effectiveness of the chosen product depends on its effectiveness. Therefore, when choosing to beware fakes, give preference to a known manufacturer and do not take a product with expired shelf life. For high-quality linseed oil, yellow color is characteristic without a cloudy residue and practically no odor. Store the oil in a cool place in a tightly closed container of dark glass. During storage and use, do not heat it. If stored correctly, the product will retain its properties for 1 year.
To maximize the effectiveness of a mask based on linseed oil, it should be applied to the hair in the following way: first gently rub the scalp into the scalp with light, massaging finger movements and spread the strands along the entire length, then cover the head with a plastic wrap and wrap it with a towel to keep the heat on top. At the end, wash your hair with warm water using a shampoo and, if necessary, a conditioner balm. For preventive purposes, flaxseed oil is used once a week for 2-3 months. The recommended course of procedures for treatment and restoration of damaged and weakened hair is 2-3 times a week for 1.5-2 months, after which a 2-month break and a repeated course of medical procedures are necessary.
Recipes for the most popular and effective masks for hair based on linseed oil are given below:
1. Mask made of linseed oil
Pure (or slightly diluted) linseed oil in soft circular movements rub into the scalp and distribute along the entire length of the hair and wrap it on top. After 1.5-2 hours rinse with warm water and shampoo.
2. Linen mask with ethers.To enhance the useful properties of oil, you can add 2-3 drops of essential oil (for greasy hair - eucalyptus or grapefruit, for dry and normal hair - lavender or ylang-ylang ). The mask perfectly nourishes the hair, prevents their loss and stimulates growth. To get rid of dandruff oil before application should be heated in a water bath to body temperature. With strongly damaged and weakened hair, the mask should be done before bed and left on the head for the night.
3. Mask of linseed oil and yolk for the treatment of brittle and dull hair
Mix 1 tbsp. slightly warmed linseed oil with 1 egg yolk. All thoroughly beat, apply on the hair, evenly distributed throughout the length and insulate them from above. The number of ingredients can be increased depending on the length of the strands. After 1 hour, rinse with warm water and shampoo.
4. Nourishing mask of linseed oil with yolk and lemon
In a small container, grind 2 egg yolks. Then mix 1 tbsp. flaxseed oil with 2 tablespoons. fresh lemon juice and add the resulting mixture to the yolks. Apply the mask to clean damp hair and scalp, cover with a plastic bag on top and wrap it with a towel. After 30-40 minutes rinse with warm water.
5. Mask, stimulating the growth of hair from flaxseed oil, honey and onions
1 small on the size of the onion grate on a fine grater or chop in a blender. Add 1 tablespoon to the resulting juice. flaxseed oil and honey. All thoroughly mix and rub into the roots of hair and scalp. From the top warm and soak for 30-40 minutes, then rinse with warm water with shampoo and balm .
6. Mask for the treatment of split ends from linseed oil and burdock root
In 150 ml of linseed oil add 100 g of freshly chopped fresh burdock root and mix. Allow the resulting mixture to infuse in a warm place for a day, then preheat in a water bath for 15-20 minutes with constant stirring. Strain and apply to the hair, evenly distributed from the roots to the tips, insulate. After 1-1.5 hours rinse with warm water.
7. Linen mask with castor oil for damaged tips.
Flaxseed oil effectively interacts with castor and burdock oil. Mix these oils in equal proportions, lightly heat on a water bath and put on curls for 60 minutes. It is desirable to warm the head with polyethylene and a towel.
8. Linen mask with glycerin.
A mixture of flaxseed oil with glycerin in a ratio of 2 to 1 will help restore the damaged hair structure and the tips of the tips. Apply the mixture to your hair for several hours (you can overnight).
9. Linen balm with milk to moisten hair.
Spoon the teaspoon of oil with 1 yolk, then pour 100 ml of milk and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply the resulting balm to the curls after washing for 10-30 minutes.