Who doesn’t like having long beautiful tresses? Do you envy when you see someone with long and beautiful hair? Are you struggling to get healthy and lustrous hair?
Here’s some good news for you!
Mustard oil or Sarson ka tel which plays a major role in the Indian kitchen also helps in improving hair health. The pungent oil is used to make various delicacies and is well-known for its miraculous health benefits like boosting immunity, treating cold, providing nourishment to the skin, and encouraging hair growth.
How Mustard Oil Benefits Hair and Scalp?
There are various types of oils available in the market to be used for hair. Mustard oil is the best among them as it has the following qualities which help improve hair and maintain hair health.
Mustard Oil Is Rich In Antioxidants, Vitamins, and Minerals
Mustard oil contains vitamin A, D, K, and minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. It is also a rich source of zinc, beta-carotene, and selenium. Beta-carotene converts into vitamin A which improves hair growth. Regular use of mustard oil fulfils the zinc deficiency, which is the main reason for a major hair fall.
Benefits of Mustard Oil in Conditioning the Hair
The richness of natural fats makes it a good conditioner for hair. 100 grams of mustard oil contains 59 grams of monounsaturated fat, 21 grams of polyunsaturated fat, and 12 grams of saturated fat.(1) Hydrating hair is also useful to hasten hair growth and thickness.
Good For Massaging the Scalp
Mustard oil is beneficial for massaging the scalp. It improves blood circulation thereby increasing hair growth. It also acts as an excellent hair stimulant.
Nourishes Hair Follicles
Deficiency of nutrients affects the hair follicles making them weak. Mustard oil helps in fulfilling the deficiency by improving the blood circulation. Improved blood flows bring in the important nutrients and vitamins required by the follicles. This prevents hair breakage.
The high content of erucic acid and ALA in mustard oil helps in eradicating fungus, which is a root cause of dandruff and dry itchy flakes. The fungus builds over time and blocks the hair follicle, resulting in hair thinning and breakage.
How To Use Mustard Oil For Hair and Scalp?
Mustard oil can be used in various hair packs to promote hair growth.
- Mustard and Yogurt Pack: Mix mustard oil and yogurt in a bowel. Apply the mixture on the scalp and hair. Dip a towel in warm water and wring it. Wrap the towel around the hair. Keep it for 30-40 minutes. Wash off with a mild shampoo. You can do it not more than once or twice in a month. The pack helps you get soft and shiny hair.
- Mustard Oil and Aloe Vera Pack: Mix mustard oil and fresh aloe vera gel together. Apply the mixture on the scalp and keep it for 30 minutes. Rinse with mild shampoo thereafter. You can repeat this pack two times in a week.
- Mustard Oil, Fenugreek, and Lemon Juice Pack: Mix mustard oil, fenugreek powder, and lemon juice in the bowel and apply it on the scalp. Keep it for around 30 minutes and wash off with a mild shampoo. Fenugreek nourishes and strengthens hair and also treats the sensitive scalp. Lemon juice and mustard oil help remove dandruff and moisturize hair.
- Mustard Oil and Banana Pack: Mash a ripe banana and add mustard oil and yogurt to it and mix well. Apply the paste on the hair and leave it for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes wash off with a mild shampoo and condition hair. This pack makes your hair smooth, soft and bouncy.
Mustard oil has numerous cosmetic and health benefits. It adds moisture to the hair and scalp and also reduces inflammation and irritation. In cases where some medical treatment is necessary, mustard oil will not be able to show the result. Consult a doctor in such cases.