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Borage Oil

When asked the secret to her gorgeous tresses, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld confided that she rubs borage oil into her hair to nourish it and also takes the oil internally in capsule form by Solaire. As Julia says, "My own trick is to protect it with some borage oil. It is the best nourishing oil. I also take borage as pills in the morning and put some on my skin after being exposed under the sun." If you heed only one piece of advice from my site make it this one: begin using borage oil today and you will look and feel better inside and out.

The oil is pressed from the borage, or starflower, a delicate blue flower native to the Mediterranean region and parts of Asia, Africa, and South America. Not only will your hair shine as a result: borage is the plant with the highest concentration of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), the only omega-6 fatty acid known to stop the growth and metastasis of tumors. Borage has also been proven to metabolize bad fat, reduce inflammation, ease cramping and mood swings associated with PMS, promote healthy circulation, and even help with impotence. Borage — the wonder oil!

Please note that unusually high levels of borage oil taken internally may be toxic and can be especially dangerous if you have existing liver problems. I have been taking ¼ teaspoon of Borage Liquid Gold daily for two weeks and also rubbing it into the ends of my hair from time to time and I have noticed a definite improvement in the texture of my hair and skin. Try it and let me know what you think...

Borage oil image courtesy of newdirectionsaromatics.com.
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld photograph courtesy of fashionista.com.

Reader Comments (4)

Hello Kellina, how do we know that she uses the Solaire capsules?

29 août 2010 | Unregistered Commentercomoumeonda

Greetings Comoumeonda! Julia mentions that she takes borage oil in this interview with Vogue Australila. She specifies Solaire capsules in another older interview that I cannot access right now. I'll try to provide more details about the article when I can.

29 août 2010 | Registered Commenterkellina
I've been using Borage oil (in capsule form) for 2 months now, and yesterday even my husband noticed a difference as he touched my hair and commented on how much it had grown and how glossy it looked! My skin feels clearer, luminous even.
19 février 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMilla
Milla, I am so happy to hear that you tried borage oil and that you are seeing results! Especially with your green tea habit, your skin must be radiant. Have you noticed any effect on your mood?
21 février 2011 | Registered Commenterkellina

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