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Safflower Oil

Definition: Safflower Oil

Safflower oil comes from the seeds of the safflower plant, naturally. Since the derived oil contains high amounts of oleic acid (a fatty acid also found in grape seed and olive oils), it offers similar moisture to sensitized hair. Often found in products for color-treated and curly hair since it hydrates so well, it fights dryness by dilating the scalp's blood vessels and letting more nutrients inside!

It's light and (relatively) odor- and flavorless, so you won't leave the house looking greasy or smelling like salad dressing if you apply this safflower oil to your head. Curious how to do so? Find out when you


  1. Starting with dry hair, squeeze one or two drops into your palms.
  2. Rub them together so the warmth of your hands helps the oil work better.
  3. Gently scrunch into the ends of your hair and work your way up toward the roots.
  4. One drop goes a long way, as this natural humectant attracts and retains moisture to help reduce split ends! I'm sold — are you?


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