Pumpkin Seed Oil for Hair Growth

Posted on 28 January 2016
Author:Emilia Obiekea

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


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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 wonderful for hair growth but when added to my favorite oils ... that's what makes it a hair growth titan!
Check it out below.


PSO Hair Treatment

This treatment is good for natural and transitioning hair


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4 tablespoons of pumpkin seed oil (PSO)
3 tablespoons of amla oil (coconut oil based)
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of flourishing scalp nectar *
*This oil contains many ingredients that block DHT, soothes scalp irritations and is very stimulating. See the full ingredient list here.


  • 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.

Disclaimer: I am not a physician. This is not a cure for health issues. If you have any questions or concerns always consult a physician prior to use. 

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