What makes this oil so special?
Every oil has a primary purpose and borage oil is no different. This magic ingredient is full of essential fatty acids with the most important one being gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Black currant and evening primrose are also praised for having GLA, but borage oil is the highest plant source with the moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. GLA is an important Omega-6 fatty acid that is necessary for human healthy. According to the University of Maryland, Medical Center Omega-6 fatty acids aid in normal growth and development and are also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids that help stimulate skin and hair growth.
GLA is great for hair growth and reducing inflammation. Early clinical studies have shown GLA to be beneficial in the areas of:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- High blood pressure
- Menopausal symptoms
Borage seed oil and your hair
Omega-6 helps to promote healthy hair and skin. It helps to treat scalp inflammation, alleviate dandruff, and revitalizes dull hair. If suffering from a dry, itchy scalp, borage seed oil will replenish it.
DIY Dandruff Oil
Try combining both flaxseed oil and borage seed oil, as the omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed and the omega-6 fatty acids in GLA rich borage oil make a great combo. Combine:
- 10% borage seed oil
- 90% flaxseed oil or your favorite carrier oil
It can be applied topically to the skin, scalp, and hair. If you would rather garner the benefits through products, here are some popular hair products that have borage seed oil in their ingredient list.
- Avalon Organics Moisturizing Shampoo Olive and Grape Seed
- John Masters Organics Citrus and Neroli Detangler
- Nature's Gate Nourishing Shampoo Hemp + Argan Oil
- Nature's Gate Tea Tree + Sea Buckthorn Calming Shampoo