Sesame oil, though not advertised as often as coconut oil or almond oil, is actually fantastic for your hair. Here are some ways that you can use it to make your hair stronger and healthier.
Using oils for better hair has been a tradition in India that’s as long as time itself. Some people oil their hair regularly while for others, it’s an occasional lazy Sunday ritual. No matter what category you fall under, you can’t deny that the days following your champi session leave you feeling fabulous.
Sesame oil, also known as gingelly oil, can benefit your skin and hair in many ways. Using sesame oil for hair care can help you make your hair grow longer quickly, grow stronger, and exude the kind of shine and lustre that can only be seen on a television commercial. Using gingelly oil for hair care is fairly simple, though not as diverse as other regular kitchen items when it comes to home remedies.
10 Interesting Ways to Use Sesame Oil for Healthier, Stronger Hair
1. Eat some sesame seeds
Eating a tablespoon of sesame seeds on a daily basis (preferably every morning) is the best way to see visible effects on your hair. As these seeds are filled with magnesium and calcium, they are great for triggering faster hair growth.
2. Use it while cooking
A simple way to include more sesame oil in your beauty regime is to replace your regular cooking oil with sesame oil. This will ensure that your body absorbs its nutrients daily.
3. Apply Sesame Oil directly
Another way to use sesame oil in your hair is to just apply it directly and massage it onto your scalp. You can also apply some to the length of your hair. It’s a great way of using sesame oil for hair growth specifically.
4. Make a hair mask using Sesame Hair Oil
Replace the oil you normally use with til oil when creating a hair mask. For instance, if you usually use a yoghurt hair mask, add a few drops of this oil to the yoghurt and turmeric before applying it on your hair. It helps fight dandruff and also nourishes your hair while you’re at it.
5. Use it as a serum
You can apply a few drops of sesame oil on your dry hair to give it a bit of shine. Don’t overdo it as your hair might end up looking oily.
6. Use it as a lice treatment
Apply sesame oil to your hair and cover it with a shower cap. Leave it on for at least half an hour. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties help get rid of lice.
7. Use it as an anti-dandruff treatment
Apply warm sesame oil along with a few seeds to your scalp. This will help you get rid of dandruff.
8. Use Sesame Oil as a conditioner
Sesame oil can be used for deep conditioning if you mix a bit of it with your Pantene Pro V Silky Smooth Care conditioner. Leave it on for a few minutes before you rinse it off, as is the case with any conditioner.
9. Use it as a sunscreen for your hair
Spreading 2-3 drops of sesame oil across your hair can help you protect it from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
10. Use it for split end treatment
By dipping the ends of your hair into sesame oil, you can reduce split ends. This is because sesame oil has rejuvenating properties.
Remember to wash your hair with a mild shampoo that won’t drain away its nutrients like the Pantene Pro V Silky Smooth Care Shampoo.