Sesame Oil For Healthier Hair Growth  

Sesame oil, also known as gingelly oil, can benefit your skin and hair in many ways. Sesame oil, though not as popular as coconut oil or almond oil, is in fact highly nourishing, healing and lubricating. This article is all about sesame oil’s hair benefits and how to use sesame seed oil for hair to make your hair stronger, healthier and lustrous.

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Using sesame oil for your tresses is a great way to promote hair growth. It not only helps nourish your hair, but provides shine and volume to your hair as well. Read on for its hair benefits and how to use it on your hair.

Sesame Oil Benefits For Hair

This oil contains Vitamin E, B complex, minerals such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and protein. These hair friendly elements all together strengthen the hair from the roots and deeply nourishes scalp as well.

(i) Promotes Hair Growth: Using sesame seed oil as a hot oil treatment for the hair can help your hair grow thicker and stronger. This oil contains such essential fatty acids, like omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 that nourish hair and encourage new growth. Thus, it not only helps treat chemical damage but also supplies nourishment to your hair shafts and follicles.

(ii) Treats Premature Graying: Massaging your scalp and hair with sesame oil helps prevent premature greying of hair. It helps retain the natural color of your hair for longer. Because of its hair darkening properties, its regular use can help not only keeping your hair healthy, but darken your hair as well.

(iii) Deep Conditions Your Hair: Sesame oil can be used for hair deep conditioning. You simply have to warm it up and combine it with any deep conditioner of your choice. Apply the mixture onto your hair and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before you rinse it off, as you normally do with any conditioner. To maximize its results, leave it on longer or even overnight.

(iv) Treats Head Lice: Its antibacterial and antifungal properties can help to get rid of lice and protect your hair from both fungal and bacterial infections. Regularly apply the oil on to your hair, leave it on for at least half an hour and then shampoo your hair to eliminate head lice.

(v) Sesame Oil Treats Dandruff: Apply warm sesame oil along with a few seeds to your scalp every night, before you sleep. This helps you get rid of dandruff and soothes your scalp, preventing further aggravation.

(vi) Protects Hair From Harmful Sun UV Rays: Sesame oil acts as a natural sun-blocking agent. Applying just a few drops of sesame oil on to your scalp and hair prevents the potential hair damage that could occur during extended sun exposure. Sesame oil forms a protective coat around the hair shaft. Therefore, it helps protect it from the sun’s harmful rays. Moreover, It saves your hair from the damaging effects of pollution as well.

(vii) Revitalizes Damaged Hair: This oil has high penetrating properties that work wonders to revitalize the damaged hair by nourishing the hair and scalp from deep within.

How To Use Sesame Oil For Hair?

You can use sesame oil in the following 9 ways. Include this amazing  in your hair care regime to make it healthier and stronger.

Sesame Oil And Coconut Oil Deep Nourishing Hair Conditioner

Coconut oil is known as the most penetrative oil. Because of its penetrative nature, its rich fatty acids content can nourish the hair deep inside the shafts. It’s a great oil to condition your hair and control the hair frizz as well.

You Will Need

(i) Sesame Oil: 2 tablespoon

(ii) Coconut Oil: 2 tablespoon

Method

(i) Combine the two oils in a small glass bowl.

(ii) Using your finger tips gently massage the oil-mix into your scalp and then apply the mix all along the hair length till the tips of your hair.

(iii) Heat up a towel by dipping it in hot water. Wring out the water and then cover your scalp and hair with the slightly wet hot towel.

(iv) Let your hair covered with the towel for 30-40 minutes so that the oil mix could work its magic properly. When done, rinse your hair first with water and then you may wash your hair using a mild herbal shampoo.

(v) Use this remedy up to 2-3 times a week.

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Sesame Oil And Almond Oil Hair Conditioner

Almond oil conditions your hair without weighing it down. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, phospholipids, and vitamin E. So, while conditioning your hair, this oil mix nourishes your hair and scalp also.

You Will Need

(i) Sesame Oil: 2 tablespoon

(ii) Sweet Almond Oil: 2 tablespoon

Method:

(i) Mix well the two oils in a small glass bowl.

(ii) Massage the oil-mix gently onto your scalp with your fingers and then work it all along until the ends of your hair. When you are done, the whole length of your hair should be covered.

(iii) Heat up a towel by wetting it in hot water, wring out the water and wrap your hair with the slightly wet hot towel.

(iv) Allow your hair to remain covered for 30-40 minutes and then wash off the oil with a mild herbal shampoo.

(v) Use this remedy up to 2-3 times a week.

Sesame Oil And Aloe Vera To Protect Hair Form Sun Damage

Both, aloe vera and sesame oil are powerful natural ingredients that can save your hair from the harmful sun’s UV rays. Using this oil-mix regularly forms a protective shield around your hair shaft. Thus, your hair is protected from the sun-damage.

You Will Need

(i) Aloe Vera Gel: 2 tablespoon

(ii) Sesame oil: 2 tablespoon

Method

(i) Mix the 2 ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat it on low heat for 2-3 minutes and then set it aside to cool.

(ii) Massage the concoction gently onto your scalp using your fingers and then apply it all along till the tips of your hair. When you are through, make sure the whole length of your hair has been covered.

(iii) Allow the concoction to sit for about 45 minutes. Then wash your hair with a mild herbal shampoo.

(iv) You can this remedy up to 2 times a week.

Sesame Oil And Fenugreek To Treat Hair Dandruff

Fenugreek is one of the most effective remedies for getting rid of dandruff. Other benefits of this hair mask are that it helps soothe your scalp. Bonus point is that it conditions your hair and adds shine to your hair as well.

You Will Need

(i) Fenugreek Seeds: 2 teaspoon

(ii) Sesame Oil: 2 tablespoon

Method

(i) Fenugreek seeds need to be powdered in a mixer. Make sure it is completely in dry form.

(ii) Put the powdered fenugreek seeds in a jar and add the sesame oil. Place this jar in a pot of boiling water to heat it for about 15 minutes.

(iii) When done, turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool until it is slightly warm. The oil is ready to be used because the fenugreek has emitted out all of its inner most essence into the oil.

(iv) Massage the oil-mix gently onto your scalp using your fingers and then work it all along the hair length till the end of your hair. When you are done, the whole length of your hair should be covered.

(v) Heat up a towel by dipping it in hot water. Wring out the water and cover your scalp and hair with the slightly wet hot towel.

(vi) Allow the mixture to sit for about 45 minutes. Then wash out the oil from your hair using a mild herbal shampoo.

(vii) You can use this remedy twice in a week.

Sesame Oil And Avocado Nourishing Mask For Hair

Avocado is full of vitamin E and rich in antioxidant contents. Antioxidants help improve scalp health by exterminating damage-causing free radicals. It also contains healthy fatty oils that help nourish and revitalize your hair.

You Will Need

(i) Avocado: 1, fully ripe

(ii) Sesame Oil, 2 tablespoon

Method

(i) Peel and mash the avocado until it’s lumps free. Mix it thoroughly with the sesame oil to form a smooth spreadable paste of uniform consistency.

(ii) Apply the paste onto your scalp and hair, leaving it on for an hour.

(iii) First rinse your hair with water and then wash it with a herbal shampoo.

(iv) You can use this remedy up to 2 times a week.

Curry Leaves And Sesame Oil For Hair Loss

Curry leaves have been getting attention a lot as an ingredient that helps control hair loss. Use this curry leaves infused sesame oil regularly to curb hair fall and foster healthy hair growth.

You Will Need

(i) Curry Leaves: 1 bunch

(ii) Sesame oil: 3 tablespoon

Method:

(i) Heat the oil in a saucepan on low heat and add to it the curry leaves. Continue on low heat until there appear black residues forming around the leaves. Set the concoction aside to cool.

(ii) Wait until the concoction cools down, but is still a slightly warm. Begin massaging it gently into your scalp and then work it into your hair up to the hair ends. Make sure that the whole length of your hair is covered when you are done.

(iii) Heat up a towel by wetting it in hot water, wring out the water and cover your scalp and hair with the slightly wet hot towel.

(iv) Wait for about 40 minutes. Rinse your hair first with water and then wash it using a mild herbal shampoo.

(v) Repeat this remedy up to 3 times a week.

Sesame Oil And Egg For Restoring Strength To Hair

Eggs are fully packed with high quality protein. Use this pack to treat protein damage in your hair shafts to make your strong and healthy. Bonus point is that this hair pack also keeps your hair conditioned and make it look shiny.

You Will Need

Sesame Oil: 2 tablespoon

Egg: 1 whole egg (for normal hair) or 2 Egg Whites (for oily hair) or 2 Egg Yolks (for dry hair)

Method

(i) Beat the egg(s) well and combine thoroughly with the oil to make a uniform consistency mixture.

(ii) Apply the mixture on to your scalp and hair, leaving it on for 30-45 minutes.

(iii) Rinse off the egg pack with cool water. Do not use warm or hot water to avoid “cooking” the egg. Wash your hair with a mild herbal shampoo.

(iv) You can use this remedy up to 2 times a week.

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Sesame Oil And Honey For Hair Conditioning

Honey is a well-known humectant. So, it helps seal moisture in your hair. This is one of the effective hair conditioning treatments. However, if you prefer keeping your hair dark then avoid using it too often because honey is a bleaching agent that can lighten your hair color with regular use over time.

You Will Need

(i) Sesame Oil: 3 tablespoon

(ii) Honey: 1 teaspoon, organic

Method

(i) Mix the sesame oil and the honey thoroughly in a small glass bowl.

(ii) Using your finger tips gently massage the oil-mix into your scalp and then apply the mix all along the hair length till the tips of your hair.

(iii) Heat up a towel by dipping it in hot water. Wring out the water and then cover your scalp and hair with the slightly wet hot towel.

(iv) Let your hair covered with the towel for 30-40 minutes so that the oil mix could work its magic properly. When done, wash off the oil with a mild herbal shampoo.

(v) Use this remedy once a week.

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Ginger And Sesame Oil For Healthy Scalp

Ginger is an amazing ingredient for maintaining scalp health. It helps soften the hair. While conditioning your hair, it adds shine to the hair as well. Use this remedy regularly to make your hair thick and healthy.

You Will Need

(i) Ginger juice: 1 teaspoon, fresh juice

(ii) Sesame Oil: 2 tablespoon

Method

(i) Mix the oil and juice in a small glass bowl.

(ii) Massage the oil-mix gently onto your scalp with your fingers and then work it all along until the end of your hair. When you are done, the whole length your hair should be covered.

(iii) Heat up a towel by wetting it in hot water, wring out the water and wrap your hair with the slightly wet hot towel.

(iv) Allow your hair to remain covered for 30-40 minutes and then rinse the oil out using a mild herbal shampoo.

(v) Use this remedy up to 2-3 times a week.

So, you can see sesame oil is an amazing ingredient to use for hair care. Have you ever used sesame oil for your hair or skin care? Please share your experience in the comments section below.

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