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The Benefits of Pomegranate (Seed) Oil for Hair Growth


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Apr 5, 2021



Pomegranate seed oil is a fragrant, light amber-colored oil obtained by cold-pressing the seeds of the pomegranate fruit, a superfood revered for its ability to improve health by optimizing the functions of the body. Pomegranate oil is full of healthy nutrients that provide multiple benefits for our skin and hair. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamins including Vitamins C and E, as a result, it has anti-inflammatory and reparative properties to soothe and heal the scalp, on a cellular level. This article will focus on the benefits of pomegranate oil and how those benefits can promote the growth of healthy hair and help you with length retention.

Additionally, the fatty acids in pomegranate seed oil are known to:

  1. reduce swelling

  2. maintain the softness, suppleness, and radiance of skin and hair,

  3. stimulate the growth of thicker, longer, and stronger hair

  4. eliminate dandruff and thereby support hair growth

  5. moisturize hair and promote its growth

  6. hydrate dull, dry hair

  7. stimulate the scalp and increase circulation

  8. eliminate bacteria from the scalp

  9. eliminate dirt and product build up from the scalp

These are just some of the benefits of some of the components that make up pomegranate seed oil.

Effects on Hair Growth

Pomegranate oil has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties make pomegranate seed oil effective in fighting dandruff-causing fungi and other microorganisms that can negatively impact the health of the scalp and hair growth. The anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties also help eliminate itching, flaking, and hair loss that is associated with dandruff and in doing so helps to promote hair growth.

The combined effect of all the benefits of the pomegranate seed oil is to heal the scalp and nourish it, creating the conditions for the hair to grow and thrive. If you remove the bacteria, buildup, and inflammation from the scalp it becomes healthy enough so that hair can grow at its full potential, provided the conditions within your body (i.e. your overall health) and your diet supports the production of healthy hair.  The oil can also heal conditions that affect the health of the scalp such as psoriasis and eczema, soothing the scalp and alleviating itching, redness, and inflammation, thereby also promoting hair growth.

Ways to use Pomegranate oil on Your Hair

You can use pomegranate seed oil in the same manner as you use all other carrier oils. Examples include:

Adding it to your products – adding some pomegranate seed oils with your shampoo and massaging it into the scalp is a great way to treat dandruff.

Hot oil treatment – use pomegranate seed oil alone or in a blend with other oils such as coconut oil and or olive oil to give your hair and scalp an extra dose of TLC. Heat oil in a water bath before applying and letting it sit on the hair for about 30 minutes. Do this after shampooing but before conditioning to boost your hair’s moisture and shine.

As a sealant – apply a bit of your pomegranate seed oil to your hair after your moisturizer to seal in the moisture, minimize frizz and add shine to your hair.

The benefits of pomegranate seed oil are available to all hair types so feel free to add it to your regimen to help take the health of your hair and scalp to the next level.



3 min read

Apr 5, 2021



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