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Old 08-09-2003, 03:45 PM
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Default Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good?

Can anyone tell me if Flax seed and evening primrose oil good for hair growth? I notice some of the feature women of the month take them. I know the two are good for overall health but does help the hair to grow faster?
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Old 08-09-2003, 04:32 PM
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I take Flax Seed Oil. It's a good internal moisturizer. Since using it, my skin is softer and my new growth comes in very soft and silky.
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Old 08-09-2003, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good?

Yesterday at the Vitamin Shoppe, I got a free book by a naturalpath/MD who states that Flax seed oil may help to lower the risk of tumors and breast cancer.
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Old 08-09-2003, 05:13 PM
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good?

I like using EPO and Flax seed oil! my new growth feels so much better when I use it...softer...more moisturized. I also noticed that my skin looks better/younger when I am taking this stuff (and the EPO) regularly.
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good?

Does it make your face oilier?
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good?

Neither has made my face any oilier.
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good

Hi and welcome to the board!

You will probably discover that nothing will really make your hair grow faster, but the supplements usually make it grow in healthier and stronger. Good luck
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good

Thanks ladies! I am going to begin taking both tomorrow.
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good

Supergirl, what about Biotin?
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good

I've been taking one gel tablet a day of the essential fatty acid (all in one) fish, borage and flax seed oil.... I've noticed a tremendous amount of new growth.... i take the pills... has anyone used them on the hair (oil) and if so did you notice growth as fast????

Crystal
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good

I didn't notice faster growth with these two, but my hair did feel softer. When taking EPO, I noticed that I skipped periods several times.
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good

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I didn't notice faster growth with these two, but my hair did feel softer. When taking EPO, I noticed that I skipped periods several times.

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I read somewhere that evening primrose oil may help with PMS and/or menopause.

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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good

I've been taking flaxseed oil for about 13 years now (1 tablespoon/day) and after the first 4-5 days I noticed my skin became more clear and was no longer dry and my hair was shinier. My hair is also very thick. If I had known then what I know now from this board on hair care, my hair would be exceptionally healthy and hanging down my back as long as I wanted it to.

If you take flaxseed oil, it cannot be cooked with (like frying) but is best when put on or in something. I put mine in my salads and vegetables or even drizzle it on popcorn (my brand has a buttery taste). And it has to be refrigerated or it can go rancid within hours. I keep mine in the freezer.

As of a few months ago, I started buying flaxseed and grinding it in my food blender (one should never eat the whole seeds). It is very high in protein and fiber and very low in carbs. It is also very inexpensive to buy. 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed is equal to 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil. There are many ways to eat it and my favorite way right now is to stir it in a glass of grape juice and drink it.

I've learned that flaxseed oil is one of the best sources for Omega-3 besides certain kinds of fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel and certain vegetables like dark-green leafy vegetables. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid. Our bodies must have it or we deteriorate. When we eat enough Omega-3 our skin and hair just glows. I don't know if it speeds up the growth of hair but it certainly increases the health and beauty of it. Omega-6 is another essential fatty acid which Evening Primrose Oil has. I started taking this recently so I haven't experienced all of the benefits yet.

Bonus: Flaxseed oil helps you lose weight. It is one of the "good fats" that burns up stored fat on the body. Flaxseed oil is never, ever stored as fat.
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good

I took evening primrose oil for a while and it had great effects on my hair (more moisturized), my skin (clearer), and my PMS (totally eliminated all cramps). FYI - EPO can also swell breasts, which may or may not be a desired effect.
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Wow, Isis. Thanks for the information. You coul do an infomercial w/ so many years of experience. Thanx again...it was very helpful.
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good

I did not know that evening primrose oil could swell breasts. I have been taking it for a few weeks now and noticed just a few days ago that I looked "bustier" than usual. I will have to stop taking it then because mine are already big enough!!! Do any of you think that flaxseed oil is better than evening primrose oil or vice versa?
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good

I noticed that too.... but Didn't think it was the EPO. Thanks! I do love how my skin isn't as dry as it used to be... and my new growth is more managable...
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Default Re: Is Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil good?

Flax seed oil and evening primrose oil are both essential fatty acids (efa). The many benefits to your health to taking efa as a supplement. In regards to hair evening primrose oil nourishes the scalp. And flaxseed oil has been shown to contribute to healthy hair growth (in fact, low levels of these acids may cause dry and lackluster locks). Hair problems exacerbated by psoriasis or eczema of the scalp may respond to the skin-revitalizing and anti-inflammatory actions of flaxseed oil as well.

Hair grows faster and stronger when the body is healthy.
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I took evening primrose oil for a while and it had great effects on my hair (more moisturized), my skin (clearer), and my PMS (totally eliminated all cramps). FYI - EPO can also swell breasts, which may or may not be a desired effect.

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There's a ton of good info here....
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