Black Currant Seed Oil, Something Great For The Hair
Black Currant Seed Oil
This oil contains omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids, which
help provide moisture for your hair and encourage hair growth and
strength. Specifically, the gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in black currant
seed oil is an omega-6 acid that can help prevent hair thinning, splitting
and dryness, according to Dr. Andrew Weil.
Moisture is key for healthy hair because if your hair is dry and fragile,
it will be more likely to break. Of course your hair will keep growing,
but it will seem like it is not because it breaks before you see any real
Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are also beneficial in improving the
condition of skin and nails.
Weil recommends starting with 500 mg capsules one to three times per
day. The capsules are also available in higher dosages, but start with the
lower dosage and gauge your reaction to the supplement. It is important
to take GLA as a capsule (rather than trying to get an adequate amount
solely through diet) because it can be challenging to get enough of the
fatty acid to improve hair health. A supplement makes it much easier
to get the recommended dosage.