4 ways mustard oil works wonders for your hair

Written by Sanya HamdaniMar 16, 2020

When it comes to hair health, oils offer a wide range of benefits. The most popular oils used for hair are coconut and olive. Yes, they are great; easily available and work for pretty much every hair type. But there are a few lesser-known oils which are far more beneficial, We’re talking about mustard oil.

Other than being a healthy option and protecting your body from different problems like relieving cold and cough, and improving cardiovascular health, this thick and dark oil can be applied to your hair to address common hair concerns. Wanna know how? Scroll below to find out.

Natural conditioner

Rich in monosaturated, saturated and polyunsaturated fats, mustard oil makes an excellent natural conditioner that adds shine, softness and smoothness to each hair strand. Add a teaspoon of almond oil to your bowl of mustard oil, warm it in the microwave for 10 seconds and apply it to your roots and work your way through the ends. Leave on for at least 30 minutes before washing off.

Prevents hair loss

Hair needs proteins to stay strong and healthy, mustard oil has tons of it. If hair loss is a concern that you still haven’t found a solution to, you need to give this oil a chance. Massage your scalp regularly with mustard oil and watch how it works its magic to prevent hair shedding.

Reduces dandruff

Dryness, scalp infections and irritants cause dandruff. Mustard oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help fight dandruff and other scalp infections to give you healthy and clean scalp. Mix equal amount of mustard and coconut oil and massage onto your scalp. Cover it with a hot towel and leave on for a few hours. Repeat this a few times every week and watch how dandruff disappears from your scalp.

Prevents premature greying

Another common hair concern is premature greying. But guess what, mustard oil helps with that too! Simply oil your hair as you normally would with any other oil and leave it overnight or at least for an hour before washing off with lukewarm water.