If you suffer from hair loss or even some minimal hair thinning, of if your hair is too weak, it breaks easily or it’s brittle or too fine, there are three supplements you should never do without: Omega 3 Fatty Acids (found in salmon, sardines, herring or mackerel as well as flax seed), Evening Primrose Oil and Black Currant Seed Oil.
These oils encourage hair growth and promote hair strength; this takes place in different ways, which can be simplistically summarised as follows:
1 – It provides moisture (essential for your hair health) and encourages a healthy flow of nutrients to the hair follicle which, in cases of hair thinning, is often ‘starved’ by the damaging hormone DHT.
2 – The healthier flow of nutrients to the hair contributes to hair thickness, hair strength in general but also new hair growth or, at the very least, to slowing down hair loss.
Where to Buy
Whilst Oil of Evening Primrose is common, as are Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Black Current Seed Oil is not quite so commonly found; however, the larger health food stores or even the largest supplement stores, including those online, usually have it. As with every supplement, check the origin, buy quality and don’t always go for the cheapest option. For example, for Omega 3 I always make sure that it only comes from anchovies and sardines and, ideally that these are from European sources and, above, all that they are distilled and ‘purified’. With Black Currant Seed Oil you may opt for an organic option if you can.
The Results You Are Likely to Get After Continued Use of Black Currant Seed Oil
If you start taking your supplements now and follow the instructions, you should see an overall improvement in your hair in about 5 to 8 weeks. It is not a magical solution nor will it give you a completely new set of thick, luscious hair but, if the above supplement work for you, you will see significant results in a few weeks. If you suffer from significant hair loss, the above supplements will help but you may also need to consider a complementary hair loss therapy.
Now, don’t just go and buy a ton of Black currant seed oil and take it indiscriminately! You need to talk to your doctor about potential interactions with drugs you may be taking and of course you need to make sure you adhere to the recommended doses.