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10 Benefits Of Mustard Oil For Hair

14 Feb 2024 0 Comments
10 Benefits Of Mustard Oil For Hair

You must have heard about an array of health benefits of mustard oil or as we call it sarson ka tael. It is massively used for cooking in India and is known for boosting immunity, keeping cold and flu away, and enhancing skin health. But did you know that mustard oil is equally beneficial for your hair? Those wanting high volume, shiny, and smooth hair have used mustard oil for ages as mustard oil benefits for hair are plenty. 

What Makes Mustard Oil So Good For Hair? 

Your hair needs protein and omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids in huge amounts to maintain its health and remain in the best condition. Mustard oil contains both of these in abundance and fulfills your hair’s nutritional needs. It is also a rich source of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins like A, D, E, and K which are crucial for hair growth.  

Mustard oil also possesses antifungal and antibacterial properties which help with scalp conditions such as dandruff and keeps infections at bay. Mustard oil ensures good scalp health, reduces hair fall, encourages growth, and renews hair shine.

So jump on the bandwagon, use mustard oil for long and healthy tresses that fall so beautifully. Still trying to convince? Here is a list of 10 benefits of mustard oil for hair in detail. Take a read! 

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10 Benefits Of Mustard Oil For Hair 

1. Strengthens Hair 

We all suffer from hair fall and hair breakage. The cause of it lies in weak hair strands which lack nourishment. Mustard oil with its rich nutrient profile ensures that your tresses get ample nutrients that are required for hair growth and hair strength to avoid breakage.

2. Acts As A Hair Conditioner 

Does your hair look dry, damaged, and lifeless? Not anymore! With mustard oil hair massages, your tresses will be revived in no time. The fatty acids in the hair lock in moisture and make it bouncy and beautiful. Mustard oil hydrates the hair tresses from root to tip and acts as a natural conditioner.

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3. Promotes Hair Growth 

Everyone loves long tresses and we want our hair to grow long and strong. However, sometimes the hair growth can become stagnant. Mustard oil is the solution to all your hair growth troubles. With the rich nutrition packed inside, it nourishes your scalp and makes strands grow faster.   

4. Nourishes Hair 

Common hair problems such as hair fall or hair thinning happen oftentimes due to lack of proper hair nourishment, and environmental aggressors such as pollution or harsh climate. Mustard oil provides the proper hair care and nourishment that your hair requires. 

5. Prevents Dandruff 

Dandruff is usually caused by an excessively dry scalp and can result in itching and irritation. Mustard oil is rich in antioxidants and exhibits antibacterial properties. Massaging your scalp with hair oil regularly can help you get rid of dandruff. 

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6. Protects From Scalp Infections 

The scalp can often become infected with fungus or bacteria when it enters through the hair follicles or damaged skin. Since mustard oil displays antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, it eliminates fungus and ensures that your scalp health is optimal.

7. Boosts Blood Circulation 

When you give a good massage to your head with mustard oil. It enhances the blood circulation to the scalp and provides nourishment to hair and root. This would result in the hair gaining more volume and better texture.

8. Reduces Hair Frizziness 

Does your hair get tangled a lot? Can't you seem to eliminate the frizz in your hair? Well, one of the benefits of mustard oil lies in its rich reserve of Vitamin E and antioxidants that help with hair frizziness. Acting as a natural conditioner for your hair, it smoothens the hair and protects it from damage like hair breakage and frizz.

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9. Prevents Split Ends 

Mustard oil delivers nutrients to the scalp and hair that help prevent split ends. This improves the hair's overall texture and makes it look beautiful. With a lot of fatty acids in it, mustard oil helps in smoothening the split ends and makes your strands look glossy and beautiful.

10. Protects From Hair Greying 

Applying mustard oil to the hair and scalp can extend your hair life and delay premature greying of hair. It is known for prolonging the hair's natural color retention as well which makes you look younger.

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Tips for Applying Mustard Oil 

  • Perform a patch test before using mustard oil on your hair. You can learn about any potential allergies you may have with this.
  • Do not use it on an oily scalp as it can clog the skin's pores and cause hair dehydration.
  • Do not use it overnight as it becomes difficult to wash it off. Apply mustard oil 30 minutes before you wash your hair.
  • Never apply it cold, it is best to heat it slightly. Oil becomes lighter when heated and facilitates easy oil absorption.

3 Mustard Oil Hair Packs 

1. Mustard Oil and Yogurt Hair Pack

  1. Add mustard oil and yogurt to a bowl. Mix them well and apply them evenly on the scalp. 
  2. Soak a towel in hot water, do away with the excess water, and wrap it around your head. 
  3. Let the steam get to your hair for 30-40 mins. Wash it off using a mild shampoo
  4. Your hair will look shiny and smooth once dried. Use this pack twice a week for a month. 

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2. Mustard Oil and Aloe Vera Hair Pack 

  1. In a bowl, add aloe vera gel, then add some mustard oil into it. 
  2. Mix them well and apply them on the scalp and hair evenly. 
  3. Let it stay for at least an hour. Wash it with your regular shampoo and conditioner after. 
  4. Repeat twice a week to get the best results. 

3. Mustard Oil and Lemon for the Hair Pack

  1. Add mustard oil, lemon juice, and fenugreek powder in equal quantities in a bowl.
  2. Mix and apply on the hair. Let it stay on your hair for about an hour before washing it off. 
  3. Use the pack once a week for best results. 

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Mustard oil packs plenty of benefits for your hair. Its regular usage would enhance your hair texture and volume, in turn, ensuring that you look your best all day, every day with a head with beautiful hair. So be sure to give your head a nice head massage with slightly warm mustard oil every once in a while. 

Disclaimer - This article is based on research and data available on the internet and it is advised to consult a hair specialist before following any remedy or making changes in your hair care regime.

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