Wheat germ oil for hair health

Why is wheat germ oil good for hair?

Wheat germ oil has a number of characteristics that make it suitable for hair care. Among all of them we can mention the following:

  • Antialopecic: Wheat germ oil contains components that can prevent or delay hair loss. Among them we have oleic acid, linoleic acid and palmitic acid.
  • Vasodilator: The high content of vitamin E, in the form of tocopherols, provides vasodilator properties that promote greater blood flow to the hair follicle. This contributes to a supply of nutrients to the scalp
  • Anti-dandruff: Sunflower oil contains allantoin a component against dandruff.
  • Antibacterial:  Wheat seed is very antibacterial components so, used in shampoos or hair products, it will help keep the scalp free of microorganisms that can alter its state.
  • Antipruritic: The antipruritic properties conferred by glycine and menthol are suitable to prevent itching of the scalp, something very common in hair problems such as dandruff or seborrhea.
  • Moisturizer: Like the rest of vegetable oils, it is a good moisturizer of the scalp and hair leather. Its application will favor a better manipulation of the hair to which it will confer softness. This will result in less daily hair loss and a better condition of the hair follicle.

Hair preparations with wheat germ oil

Among the many prepared with sunflower oil, we have, for example:

Hair growth lotion

Mask for damaged tips

How to make a hair mask for damaged tips


  • A spoonful of yogurt
  •  tablespoon wheat germ oil
  • Neutral shampoo (Shampoo for children)


  • Mix  the yogurt well with the wheat germ oil


  • Wash your hair well with a  neutral shampoo
  • Rinse lightly with warm water
  • Apply a mask with yogurt and wheat germ oil. Leave on for half an hour.
  • Rinse well with warm water

Some applications of wheat germ oil

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

20 January, 2020

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