Omega-3 is great for your hair and scalp.

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are vital to every cell in the body. The benefits of omega-3 extend to the heart, breast, bone, brain, hair and skin health, without any of the side effects of prescription drugs. That’s not just essential—it’s miraculous!

The Magic of 3: ALA, EPA, DHA

Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) is the primary fatty acid in omega-3. Two others, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are converted from ALA. Since our systems don’t convert ALA into DHA and EPA very well, we need all three omega-3 EFAs in our diet. And because our bodies are incapable of producing it, we have to import all Omega-3 in food or supplements.

Now you know how essential Omega-3 EFAs are for your health. Have you considered how vital they are for your hair and scalp?

Shinier, Healthier, Stronger Hair

Omega-3 has gained attention for its ability to combat dry and brittle hair, hair loss, dry, flaky scalp and reduced circulation to the scalp. The benefits of omega-3 EFAs include adding luster, sheen and elasticity to your hair. Both DHA and EPA are vital for the nourishment of hair follicles. Omega-3 can help restart hair growth, help hair grow quicker and stronger—even prevent or reverse hair loss.

Hair Care Manufacturers Are Listening

More and more hair product manufacturers are capitalizing on the benefits of omega-3 with new hair care products for curls, coils, kinks and dreadlocks. These products deliver omega-3 conditioning agents that mimic the scalp’s natural EFA-containing emollients to the hair shaft. Onesta, Beauty 4 Ashes and Knotty Boy all integrate omega-3 into their hair care lines. Onesta shampoos and conditioners contain an omega 3 & 6 Essential Fatty Acid Complex that delivers a burst of nutrients to the root and hair shaft. Beauty 4 Ashes hair growth and scalp health-oriented products contain omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. And Knotty Boy Dreadlock products contain organic hempseed oil, a rich source of Omega-3s.

Other omega-3 containing products worth a look are Kevin Murphy Born Again Treatment, Carol’s Daughter Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie and Tui Hair Smoothie, Bain de Terre All About Curls Camelina Defining Cream, and Sofnfree GroHealthy Milk Protein and Olive Oil Daily Growth Lotion.

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I've been taking Nordic Naturals (the best in the biz & recommended by my homeopath) Ultimate Omega for years. I didn't realise it was contributing to my healthy skin, nails & hair! I was taking it for other benefits. Also, its lemon flavoured so it doesn't have that nasty fishy smell/taste!
I don't like the taste of fish but I do take an Omega 3 fish oil supplement, so it's good to know it's doing my hair good as well as my body.