How Is Mustard Oil Beneficial For Hair? May 18, 2016

Hair fall, split ends, and baldness have become quite common in recent times. How many of you are happy with your hair? Most people suffer from diverse hair problems since birth due to factors which can be either internal (within the body) or external. For such varied problems, mustard oil which is popularly known as ‘sarso ka tel‘ in Hindi is a unique savior. The application of this natural oil has been in vogue since ancient times, when cosmetic products were yet to make their mark. Read on to know how this magical potion can work wonders for your hair.

How Is Mustard Oil Great For Your Hair?


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Many types of oils are available for hair in our nearby stores. Mustard oil (sarson ka tel) is the best among them for its manifold qualities that address our diverse hair problems.

  1. Antioxidant And Full Of Vitamins And Minerals: Abundantly found in India, mustard oil is a rich store of antioxidants, essential alpha fatty acids, and multiple vitamins like A, D, E, and K, and minerals. It is an affluent source of zinc, beta-carotene, and selenium. Beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A, directly helps in hair growth. In addition, mustard oil has good contents of minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium. Regular use of mustard oil fulfills the demand of zinc, deficiency of which often leads to massive hair fall.
  1. Conditions Hair: Mustard oil is an excellent conditioner. It contains the essential alpha fatty acids, which help to condition the hair generously. Hydrating the hair is important to foster hair growth and thickness as well.
  1. Good For Massaging: Massaging scalp with mustard oil is beneficial for the scalp. It boosts blood circulation and helps hair growth thereby. Mustard oil is also an excellent hair stimulant.
  1. Provides Nourishment: Mustard oil nourishes hair follicles. The hair follicles lose health due to deficiency of essential nutrients. Use of mustard oil helps in fulfilling this deficiency quite well.

These are just some of the best benefits of mustard oil for hair.

How To Use Mustard Oil For Hair?


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Now that you know the benefits of mustard oil for hair, here is how you can use it.

  • If your hair is dry, nothing can be more beneficial than mustard oil. Mustard is an excellent hydrating element that gives your hair natural bounce and shine while providing it with natural moisture. Regular use of mustard oil will surely give you long and beautiful hair.
  • For better results, you can heat mustard oil moderately and apply it on your hair and scalp. Massage the scalp gently with your fingertips. Avoid using nails during the massage as the sharp edges of the nails can hurt the hair roots.
  • For even better results, a turban massage is recommended for girls with long hair. Continue massaging the scalp until the oil is absorbed completely. While massaging the hair, start from the root and continue up to the tips.
  • The quantity of mustard oil that you need for massage depends on the condition of your hair. If your hair is dry and damaged, it is recommended to leave the oil for at least two hours for deep conditioning. You can also leave it overnight.

On such occasions, tighten your hair with a band and cover your head with a shower cap in order to avoid any pillow stains. On the next day morning, wash your hair with adequate water and apply a good brand of shampoo. Repeat the step once more. Do this hair massage once a week for best results. You will see the difference for yourself. With regular massage, you can control your hair loss to a great extent.

Things To Keep In Mind When Using Mustard Oil For Hair Growth


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Mustard oil is the perfect choice for hair therapy. However, you need to keep few things in mind when selecting this oil for treating dull and lifeless hair. Proper use of this oil will help you to control and minimize hair problems like hair fall, split ends, and dull hair.

  1. Before you step out the door, don’t forget to wash your hair. It (residual oil) might attract dirt and debris from outside which in turn will leave your hair greasy and lifeless.
  1. Moreover, avoid using mustard oil regularly. Applying this oil thrice a week is sufficient to restore the natural bounce of your hair.

So, what are you waiting for? Try this amazing oil and get healthy, lustrous and bouncy hair in no time. Don’t forget to share your experience with us. Also, do share these benefits of mustard oil on hair with your dear ones. Stay gorgeous and keep it stylish!

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  • Anusha

    Very interesting and informative article. Thank you for sharing the ways and tips to apply this magical potion. Would definitely give it a try. Nothing works like natural remedies for treating any condition, especially hair problems. Keep sharing more such interesting reads. Will keep coming back :)

  • http://myhairsodry reshma Khan

    What to do for hair im so feeling bad I want silky smooth hair

  • http://myhairsodry reshma Khan

    Please tell me how to do soft hair

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Arya, mustard oil is an excellent to restore moisture for dull and lifeless hair, also applying mustard oil twice or thrice in a week is sufficient instead of applying it on a daily basis. Daily application of this oil may turn the hair greasy. Also always wash your hair before stepping out with oil in your hair.

  • kalpana pamak

    hello, I have applied mustard oil for the first time, but it got burning sensation on my scalp.

    • StyleCraze

      Hi Kalpana, in case of burning or tingling sensation or appearance of rashes, immediately stop using this oil.

  • StyleCraze

    Dear Anonymous, thanks for liking the article. Yes you can combine mustard oil, coconut oil with a dash of olive oil. Warm these oils together, a little and massage your scalp well. These oils will nourish your scalp and hair, and at the same time improve the blood circulation.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Shkmn, instead of applying olive oil and mustard oil to hair on a daily basis, you can apply the oil twice or thrice in a week and that would be beneficial. Massaging the scalp is as important as applying the oil. Massaging the oil on the scalp in a loose circular motion will help to improve the blood circulation and boost the growth of new hair.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Azmat, yes you can apply oil to your hair and scalp regularly. Apply it in small quantity. Do not apply it too much as the oil can attract dirt and dust. Wash your hair regularly as well i.e once or twice a week. Alternately you can apply a hair conditioner after every wash to smoothen your hair.