Whether you’re new to the curly community or have been a member for years on end, it’s no secret that there are way too many products promoted that will produce benefits for your hair to count. From coconut and avocado oil to aloe and egg yolk, it seems as if the ways to keep your hair healthy are endless.

If you happen to be looking for something new though, flaxseed should be on your list. Often called the most powerful plant food on the planet, flaxseed can be eaten (best in a ground form) or — for the purpose of most naturals — applied to your hair in the form of an oil or gel.

But what benefits does it actually have for you? Here are a few ways that flaxseed can be beneficial for your tresses and why you should consider adding our Flaxseed Collection to your hair care regimen.

It is a good source of Vitamin B.

Vitamin B has a direct impact on your cell metabolism, energy levels and brain functions. B-Vitamins are also good for hair growth. Our Half & Half Hydrating Silkening Hair Milk is good for moisturizing your tresses and improving your hair’s health.

It’s high in fatty acids.

Flaxseed just so happens to be the richest vegetable source of Omega-3 fatty acids and that’s very beneficial for your hair. Not only will it make your hair stronger, it will encourage hair growth, prevent inflammation, and much more. Add the Seal It Up Hydrating Sealing Butter to your routine to help with keeping your hair at its best.

Flaxseed helps prevent your hair from thinning.

One of the most talked about benefits of flaxseed is its ability to help thinning hair. Flaxseed contains lignans which are fiber-like compounds that act as antioxidants. These help to protect your hair from the natural aging process that eventually cause your hair to thin.

You can even use it as a gel.

If you’ve been having issues with your hair, it’s possible that flaxseed can ease that. Dandruff, breakage, and dryness can all be eliminated with the use of flaxseed gel. Our Don’t Shrink Elongating Curling Gel — which also includes flaxseed — can help stretch your curls while conditioning and working on the above problems at the same time.

It’s also good for your skin and nails.

Looking for other ways to get use of flaxseed? You can also add it to your skin and nails. Our Soft All Over Multipurpose Oil can be used on your nails to help strengthen and moisturize your cuticles. Likewise, you can use it as a moisturizer for your skin and even add a bit of it to your bath water. And when added to your scalp, it can alleviate dryness.

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