by Emilia Obiekea of

Pumpkin Seed Oil (PSO) is a delicate ingredient that doesn’t get much time to shine. It is a rich green color. The oil contains natural antioxidants, protein, omega 6 fatty acids, vitamins A, B, K, sulfur and zinc. PSO naturally blocks dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the hormone that causes hair loss and typical male/female pattern baldness. It is also a recommended oil to use for those that suffer from alopecia. For more info on DHT check out this article.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits
-Boost hair growth
-Protects hair follicles
-Aids in cell regeneration
-Deters dandruff
-Maintains scalp sebum (oil) production
-Increases overall sheen of the hair
-Very emollient

What’s not to love about this powerful oil, right?! Alone, it’s wonderful for hair growth, but when added to my favorite oils… that’s what makes it a hair health titan!

Check it out below>>>

PSO Hair Treatment

This treatment is good for natural and transitioning hair:

-4 tablespoons of pumpkin seed oil (PSO)
-3 tablespoons of amla oil (coconut oil based)
-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

-Using a funnel, pour all ingredients into a dye applicator bottle. Shake well.
-Place the dye applicator bottle into warm water. Once the coconut oil is melted it is warm enough to use.
Caution: Be sure to test it on your wrist prior to applying the oil to your scalp. Do want to burn yourself.
-Apply to the scalp, length and ends of your hair. Massage the scalp with the pads of your fingers for a minute or two.
-Wrap the hair up and cover it with a disposable shower cap and turban. This will hold your body heat and let the oils fully penetrate your hair and scalp.
-Then rinse, cleanse and condition your hair as normal.

-You’ll notice an immediate difference in your hair with each use. Doing this treatment regularly with scalp massages is great for hair growth. This oil blend can be used as a prepoo, weekly scalp oil treatment, added to your deep conditioner to enhance it and many more ways. Give it a try and share your results.

Tip: Eating pumpkin seeds is highly beneficial for hair growth. They can be eaten raw or roasted. Remember healthy hair starts from the inside out.

Do you use pumpkin seed oil?