The unique properties of flax have been known since ancient times, when it was used in the textile and medical industry. Discovering the possibilities of flax caused that over the years it began to appear also in our menu . . . and our skin and hair care.
The flaxseed is an ingredient especially common in hair products, providing thickness, shine and moisture. As part of the, somewhat sluggish, beginning of spring, we encourage you to renew and take care of your body. Beauty rituals and home SPA cannot miss flax, which is the perfect companion for aromatic baths and treatments for our hair.
PROPERTIES OF FLAX IN COSMETOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Flax is, of course, a plant, the existence of which was already known by our oldest ancestors. Its properties were marveled at thousands of years ago, slowly testing it in the treatment of rulers. No wonder, then, that the plant is still grown in many countries today – also for its herbal raw materials. Among the most commonly used are, of course, seeds, which can be found on store shelves in the form of flaxseed and flaxseed oil.
Flax seeds have many active ingredients: vitamin E, protein, fiber, flavonoids, phytosterols, magnesium, calcium, enzymes, iron and zinc. Such a unique blend is used particularly readily in natural medicine, becoming the primary ingredient in the treatment of digestive diseases. Properly prepared drinks based on flaxseed, help in constipation, ulcers, improve intestinal peristalsis and are the basis of diet. We have mentioned many times on our blog that flax has been shown to have antibacterial and anti-allergenic properties. No wonder it is used in dermatological disorders, treating serious skin conditions such as burns and bedsores.
The cosmetic industry is also based on these statements, which uses flax in products for dry, sensitive or allergy-prone skin. Mucilaginous compounds and oil exhibit soothing and calming properties, preventing skin dryness and protecting our natural hydro-lipid mantle. What exactly does that mean? By using flax in skin care we delay the skin aging process.
Besides lotions, soaps, creams and face masks, flax is also a king in hair products. Nowadays we can find it in almost every form – from shampoos to conditioners.
It is most commonly an ingredient in products that are designed for dry and damaged hair. They can also be found in professional hair salons, where a number of treatments are used, such as coloring or straightening. As with our skin, flax also moisturises and nourishes our hair, and the oily substance protects it from breakage, reducing the risk of hair loss.
FLAX IN HAIRCARE
Overwhelmed by all of the products we often forget that many cosmetics we can. . prepare at home.
The simplest and most effective mask is the one based on flaxseeds and water. Combine the two ingredients together to make a thick, gelly-like consistency. Massage the mixture into your hair, leave it in for at least 30 minutes, then rinse and shampoo with your favorite products.
An alternative to such a preparation is a home-made conditioner based on flax. To prepare it, first you have to cook the ground flaxseed. When you get a gel consistency, add essential oils, castor oil or nettle juice. Then apply everything to wet strands and put a towel or our turban. over your hair. Only take it off in the morning to make sure all the ingredients have absorbed into their texture.
The use of oils in everyday hair care can rebuild the most damaged hair, boosting its hydration and growth. It’s a good idea to oil your hair and scalp at least twice a week, using coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil or the aforementioned flaxseed oil. This habit will provide your hair with key nutrients, reducing dryness, irritation and giving it elasticity.
Our oiling turban can help you with this important hair care process. The natural flax used in its production facilitates the absorption of the product into the hair structure, at the same time protecting our bedding from the greasy consistency of the oil. Our wet hair turban with a button clings to your head and is the perfect replacement for a heavy towel. So you can use it during other skincare rituals or long foam baths.