Have you ever wished for long hair like Rapunzel? Or maybe just a thick lustrous mane? Have all your efforts failed to get what you want? But are you still willing to give it another try? Then you have arrived at the right place. The focus of today’s article is our humble mustard oil. This simple kitchen ingredient is not ‘just an oil.’ It has so many more benefits than meets the common eye. Don’t believe us? Read this article and you will change your stance.
The application of mustard oil has been in vogue since ancient times. It finds its use in many a household work. Read on to know how this magical potion can work wonders for your hair.
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Benefits of using mustard oil on hair
1. Powerhouse of antioxidants and essential minerals
Mustard oil is a rich store of antioxidants like alpha fatty acids, Vitamin A, D, E, and K. The seeds from which the oil is extracted is a highly rich source of Selenium, zinc and beta-carotene. Selenium is an antioxidant which protects cells from harsh environmental conditions.
2. Boosts hair growth
Mustard oil is loaded with proteins which are vital for hair growth and maintenance of strong healthy hair. The protein reserves in the oil help promote hair growth, making them thick, luscious and dark.
3. Conditions Hair
Mustard oil is an excellent hair conditioner. Alpha fatty acids get readily absorbed in the hair follicles and help condition the hair. In order to foster hair growth and achieve a lustrous mane, hydrating the hair is of utmost importance. The natural mustard oil can beat any expensive product in the market when it comes to conditioning the hair.
A healthy scalp leads to healthy hair. Massaging the scalp with warm mustard oil promotes blood circulation in the scalp and helps hair growth thereby. Mustard oil is perfect for a good head massage as it relaxes the muscles and aids in the generation of new hair follicles.
5. One solution to hair problems
Hair fall, split ends, baldness, dandruff etc mustard oil cures it all. Mustard oil is indeed a solution for every hair problem.
6. Provides nourishment
Mustard oil is known to nourish the hair follicles. Brittle hair can become bouncy and shiny in a period of a few months if massaged with mustard oil. Use of the oil helps in fulfilling deficiency as well.
7. Combats grey hair
Mustard oil helps to combat grey hair when used with henna. It also prevents premature graying of hair and helps the hair retain its dark color and thickness.
8. Beta-carotene regulates blood circulation
Beta carotene in mustard oil regulates the blood circulation in the scalp area leading to a healthy hair growth. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties which prevent scalp infections.
How to use mustard oil
It is safe to apply raw mustard oil directly on the hair. But for better results, you can heat the mustard oil and cool it down to a moderate temperature before application. The oil can be massaged into the scalp or hair follicles using the fingertips. Leave it overnight.
You can proceed with a turban therapy. Heat some water in a pan. Soak the towel in the water. Then wring out the excess water. Wrap the towel around your hair like a turban.
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo the next day.
Besides this, mustard oil can also be used with coconut oil in equal measure for thick voluptuous locks.
- Do forget to wash your hair before stepping outdoors. Pollutants can stick to even residual oil and cause further damage to the hair follicles.
- Frequent usage of mustard oil can make the scalp oily and greasy. Apply the oil twice or thrice every week to restore the natural bounce of your hair.
So what are you waiting for? Try this amazing hair oil and turn your dull and lifeless hair into lustrous and thick tresses in no time.