Flax seeds are not exactly the sexiest ingredient, but they can convince us of our health and our beauty, and this for centuries.
In fact, in the 8th century, Emperor Charlemagne was so convinced of the benefits of flax seeds that he passed laws that forced his subjects to consume them. Nowadays, flax is a great source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, among other benefits, which keep our waistlines slim and our hair and skin flawless.
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Flax fiber rinse Add “volumizer” to the list of what flax seeds can do for your beauty. Flax seeds are harvested to collect mucilage which is transformed into flax fiber extract. This extract covers the hair with a film which lifts it naturally and gives it texture without weighing it down. One study found a 38.2% increase in volume of hair treated with the extract. Wash your hair with shampoo and use it without rinsing to give a volume of back and forth to your soft hair.
If you have particularly dry, dull or damaged hair, this treatment is for you. It uses a “cocktail of amino acids” made from linseed oil, passion fruit oil and acai pulp oil, among other ingredients, to hydrate and restore the hair shaft.
This body scrub is full of antioxidants such as blueberries, green tea and olive oil. coconuts that help nourish the skin. It uses ground flax seeds to exfoliate and mechanically soften the skin.
While you are applying it to hair and skin, it is also important to get the benefits internally. Try this delicious and healthy COOKIE + kate smoothie. Here’s how to prepare it:
1 frozen banana cut into large pieces
1 large spoonful of almond butter
2 spoonfuls of flax seeds ½ cup almond milk One
honey, agave or maple syrup fillet One
drop of almond extract or vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a blender, mix until smooth and enjoy.