Ingredient Highlight Series: Flaxseed Gel
Hey Everyone, it’s your girl, Queen Adrienne Monroe, founder of the Curly Girl Method Education website redcarpetcurls.com! Today I’m going to talk to you about one of the key ingredients in the My Soigne Flaxseed Gel, Flaxseed Extract.
When discussing hair styling products, I always stress a critical piece of information with my readers; the first five ingredients of any formulation makes up approximately 80% of the product. The first five ingredients make up the bulk of the product, so when you think about it, it’s what you are mainly purchasing. That is why, with my written reviews, I take the time breakdown the first five ingredients of each product so you can understand what kind of benefits to expect from that ingredient and formulation.
Today, I want to apply that same process to the star ingredient in the My Soigne Flaxseed Gel. To honestly know if something will work for you, you must dissect the key components. So, let’s get down to it.
According to the International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Flaxseed Extract (also known as Linum usitatissimum) “is an annual plant of the Linaceae family. It is an oilseed produced in more than 50 countries, mainly in the northern hemisphere. It contains about 40% lipids (most being omega-3 fatty acids) and 20% protein.”
Flax also showed several benefits like anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Virtually the most crucial association you should make with flaxseed extract = Omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids help relieve any scalp inflammation that can be hindering hair growth. Omega-3 fatty acids target and nourish the hair follicles, acting like a superfood for the follicle. With its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps calm skin ailments like eczema or even alopecia. Omega-3 also helps keep itchy scalp and dandruff at bay!
If your hair follicles are nourished, it can even prevent premature aging of the hair follicles and premature greying. Omega 3’s contains antioxidants, aiding the hair follicles, encouraging a hospitable environment for ideal healthy hair growth.
Omega-3 fatty acids nourish the scalp, moisturizing it, repairing any damage, and therefore encouraging healthier hair growth and hair retention. If the hair and scalp are adequately moisturized, then the elasticity (the stretch of the curl) of the hair increases, preventing breakage.
According to the study in the International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, an indirect benefit of topically applying flaxseed extract to the hair for four weeks resulted in improvement, not in hair length or weight, but width. Meaning flaxseed extract helps the hair grow in thicker, this helps prevent hair from thinning due to changes in diet, life (i.e., stress), or any other serious condition.
The best way to utilize flaxseed is in a medium hold gel, like the My Soigne Flax Seed gel! Flaxseed, when boiled, can create a gel that not only gives you all the benefits I explained already, but it also moisturizes and provides an excellent hold for naturally-textured hair. Did I mention the hold is flake-free? No one wants to be dealing with stiff and flaky curls, and My Soigne understood that!
All those benefits from just ONE ingredient in one fantastic product! Therefore, I always tell you; knowledge is power. The more you know about what you are applying to your fragile and unique tresses, the better you can care for your hair and gain the confidence you always deserved to flaunt! I hope this blog post persuaded you to give your hair the TLC it needs by trying out this awesome flaxseed gel! As a lazy curly girl, I can tell you from experience, sometimes DIYs look dazzling on YouTube, but in reality, it can be a huge mess! I would so much rather trust My Soigne with my Flaxseed gel than to make a massive mess in my kitchen before I ever even get dinner started! Make your haircare decisions the easy way, by investing in My Soigne.
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