Also known as linseed, alsi or jawas, flaxseeds are one of the richest plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fats moisturise the scalp skin from within and help reduce dryness and flakiness. Thus, it can improve the symptoms of dandruff, eczema and acne. The omega-3 fats benefit the hair by making it stronger, shinier and more flexible- so you will have less breakage. Flaxseeds also contain several B vitamins, and minerals such as copper, manganese, magnesium and selenium. All help keep hair strong, healthy and, most importantly, out of the drain.