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Mustard Oil for Hair: Benefits & Uses




Mustard oil which is known in Hindi by the common name of ‘Sarso ka Tel’ is made from mustard seeds and is basically a vegetable oil made from mustard seeds which has a kind of weird smell and a dark yellowish color. It is manufactured by pressing the mustard seeds to extract the oil, or by grinding them and then distilling it. It is used almost everywhere in the subcontinent for cooking and is thought to be unfit to be used in consumed in the western world. It is rich in unsaturated and non-saturated fats and healthy for general use not just for hair but for overall consumption. It was a vogue in the ancient roman and Greek civilizations for maintaining hair health. Let us read to know benefits and uses of mustard oil for hair.

Benefits of Mustard oil (Sarson Ka Tel) for Hair:

  • It is very helpful in avoiding greying of our hair and keeping them black naturally. If we use it on a regular basis, there would be no need to use chemical based hair colors or dyes for keeping our hair naturally black.
  • A good old-fashioned hair and scalp massage increases the circulation of blood in the head and nourishes the hair with beta-carotene, vitamins and lots of minerals. The beta-carotene transforms and provides the hair with richness of vitamin-A. it also provides good fatty acids which stimulate hair growth.
  • Using mustard oil revitalizes the hair and gives them a youthful vigor. It also slows and stops hair loss or alopecia by making them healthier.
  • Massaging with mustard oil helps repair damaged hair by providing the essential nutrients.
  • By keeping hair healthily hydrated, mustard oil helps in preventing fungal growth.
  • It also acts as a wonderful hair conditioner because it contains fatty acids and hydrates the hair and increases their thickness and fosters their growth.

Uses of Mustard oil (Sarson Ka Tel) for Hair:

Mustard oil has been part of our cultures and is especially the tradition fuel for our diyas or earthen lamps. Owing to its richness in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, vitamin A, D, E, and k, and antioxidants. Since the ancient times people have reaped its benefits in various ways. It also helps in healing the split ends, alopecia and hair discoloration and greying. It is also rich in selenium and zinc by composition whose deficiency leads to hair loss. Its massage also helps us strengthen the scalp muscles which help us retain our beloved hair for long. Below we listed out some effective mustard oil hair mask recipes for your healthy hair.

1. Fenugreek and Mustard oil for Hair:

Fenugreek or methi is another great item available in our homes which helps keep our hair healthy. When used along with mustard oil, it will nourish our hair and prove beneficial in preventing hair fall or hair graying.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of mustard oil
  • 1 cup of fenugreek seeds

Preparation time: 12 hours.

How to do:

  • Take a cup of mustard oils and soak some methi seeds in it and leave it overnight.
  • Next day warm the oil till the fenugreek seeds becomes greyish.
  • Cool it down and apply it gently to the hair.
  • Wait for 30 minutes then wash off with a mild/natural shampoo and then condition your hair.

Repetitions: Do this mask once or twice a week for few months.

[ Read: Benefits of Fenugreek for Hair ]




2. Banana and Mustard oil for Hair:

You’ll need:

  • one ripe banana
  • mustard oil
  • yogurt

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

How to do:

  • Mash the ripe banana in a bowl and add mustard oil and yogurt to it and mix well until to get a smooth paste
  • Apply this paste on your hair and scalp
  • Wait for about 30 minutes then wash it off with your regular shampoo and then condition your hair.

Repetitions: Follow this method once or twice a week.

Benefit: This hair mask will helps to give you soft and bouncy hair.

[ Read: Homemade Banana Hair Mask ]




3. Aloe Vera and Mustard oil for Hair:

You’ll need:

  • mustard oil
  • fresh aloe vera gel or aloe vera leaf

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

How to apply:

  • Squeeze out the gel from fresh aloe vera leaf and mix it with mustard oil in a bowl
  • Apply the resultant mixture on your scalp
  • Wait for about half an hour finally rinse your hair with a mild shampoo

Repetitions: Do this mask once or twice a week for few months for better results.

Benefit: This aloe vera and mustard hair mask helps to your hair from damaging.

[ Read: How to Use Aloe Vera for Hair Growth ]




4. Mustard oil and Yogurt for Hair:

You’ll need:

  • mustard oil
  • yogurt

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

How to do:

  • Mix both mustard oil and yogurt in a bowl
  • Apply this mixture on your hair from scalp to hair ends
  • Cover your hair with a towel
  • Wait at least 30 to 40 minutes after wash off with mild shampoo

Repetitions: Follow this process once or twice a week.

Benefit: This hair mask helps to give hair shine and soft.

5. Mustard oil and Curry Leaves for Hair:

Curry leaves (kadi patta) is a great source of various vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids. When used along with mustard oil, it can be a wonderful hair supplement. It is advisable to use fresh curry leaves (kadi patta) for this purpose.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of mustard oil
  • fresh curry leaves

Preparation time: 10 – 20 minutes.

How to do:

  • Take a cup of mustard oil and add some fresh curry leaves to it
  • Warm it up and soak the leaves in the oil
  • Then cool it down next. Remove the leaves from the oil
  • Then apply this oil on your hair and gently massage your scalp for few minutes with your finger tips (avoiding doing it by nails since they damage the hair roots)
  • Finally wash it off properly

Repetitions: Follow this mask once a week.

[ Read: How to Use Curry Leaves for Hair Growth ]




6. Mustard oil and Henna Leaves for Hair:

You”ll need:

  • 1 cup of mustard oil
  • few henna leaves

Preparation time: 15 minutes.

How to apply:

  • Take a cup of mustard oil and add few henna leaves in a bowl
  • Boil this mixture for around 15 min.
  • Cool the mixture, strain and apply it on the scalp and hair and gently massage with your finger tips
  • Finally wash off with a mild shampoo

Repetitions: Do this remedy once a week.

Benefit: A massage with this mustard oil and henna leaves mixture helps treat baldness and stimulate hair growth.

7. Mustard oil and Lemon for Hair:

You’ll need:

  • mustard oil
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • fenugreek powder

Preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes.

How to apply:

  • Take mustard oil, lemon juice and fenugreek powder in a bowl and mix well
  • Apply this mixture on your scalp and keep it on your hair about half an hour
  • Then wash off with mild shampoo

Repetitions: Follow this remedy once a week for few months.

Benefit: This mask will helps to control dandruff and gives strengthen to your hair.

Tips While Using Mustard oil for Hair:

  • Ensure that you always wash the hair before moving out in the open as oil gathers dust on it and dust can not only spoil the look of our hair but also harm them in more than one way.
  • Applying it twice or thrice weekly is enough and a daily use is not essential.
  • For those with long hair, it is advisable to do a put a turban on after the massage.
  • If they are warmed up before applying it, it can give better results.
  • It is essential to make sure that the quantity of oil we are using is right as using too less oil can give us a false sense of satisfaction of making our hair healthy with mustard oil without any real results.

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Using mustard oil for hair helps to slows and stops hair loss or alopecia by making them healthier. It also helps healing the split ends, hair discoloration

Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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