You should already know omega 3 and 6, popular for being good fat and for bringing benefits to our health. What you may not yet know is the omega 9. This substance is formed when the body already has the omega 3 and 6. But what does this have to do with the universe of beauty? What all indications is that omega 9 for hair can bring many benefits to our hair health. Know more!
What is omega 9 for hair? How to consume?
When our body has omega 3 and 6, omega 9 fatty acid is produced. Through our diet we can gain these fats. There are also capsules with concentrated doses with these acids.
Omega 9 is present in olives, avocados, almonds, peanuts, sesame oil, nuts, pistachios, cashews, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts. So it is worth to include these foods in your food routine.
Is omega 9 good for your hair?
Information on the internet indicates that omega 9 makes hair grow faster. But for the dermatologist Adriano Almeida, director of the Brazilian Hair Society, omega 9 has another benefit for hair: "It has as its main representative oleic acid, which has hydration power," he explains.
Other benefits of this acid for the hair, according to the expert, is the increase in brightness and partial repair of damages caused by external agents such as hair, flat iron and straighteners.
Can omega-9s bring some harm to their hair?
Everything in overdone is bad, so look for a professional to prescribe a recipe with the exact amount you need to consume omega 9.
Dr. Almeida warns that excess can bring negative results to our wires. "The malfunction can occur if applied exaggeratedly in people who already have oily hair, because their excess may favor dandruff," he explains.
Are omega-9 products indicated?
The use of omega-9 products in their formulas is released. "As this active tends to be moisturizing and if the need is to hydrate the wires, the use of these products may be a good option," concludes the dermatologist.
Omega 3 and 6 for hair
Omega 3 and 6 also have their properties and offer benefits to our hair. Are they:
Omega 3: it is present in fish such as sardines, tuna and salmon. Its consumption can interfere in the blood circulation of the scalp, stimulating by stronger threads.
Omega 6: it can also be found in fish, in vegetable oils and cereals. It can help fight hair loss, as it prompts hair growth through hair follicles.
Written by amanda Miquelino