How To Use Mustard Oil For Your Hair

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The ancient Greeks and Romans have used mustard oil for their hair for centuries.  Now it is commonly used in Northern India for the very same reasons, but few in the West have cottoned on to the incredible benefits mustard oil has to offer our hair.  It is a powerful natural oil that can help you achieve strong, vibrant, and luscious hair that has proven to be so difficult in the past.

Mustard Oil For Hair Growth

The mustard seed, in which mustard oil is derived from, contains a wide range of beneficial vitamins and nutrients for hair growth including, protein, calcium, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, and vitamins A and E.  This powerful concoction helps keep the hair follicles in good condition, and along with the powerful antioxidants present, this natural oil makes for an effective treatment for hair growth.

  • The fatty acids are responsible for conditioning and strengthening the hair resulting in healthy hair growth.
  • Mustard oil acts as a stimulant for the hair because of its ability to increase blood circulation in the scalp.  This contributes to the increased rate of hair growth.
  • Mustard oil contains high levels of beta-carotene; this is then converted into Vitamin A.  By protecting the hair follicles and maintaining the overall condition of the scalp, vitamin A plays a big part in promoting normal hair growth.
Mustard Oil For Hair Loss

Mustard oil has proven to be an extremely effective treatment for those suffering from hair loss.  Mustard oil contains high levels of selenium and zinc, this is important as studies have shown that hair loss can commonly be a direct result of a lack of these two nutrients.

As we learnt before, mustard oil is a stimulant.  It stimulates the skin on the scalp, creates a warm sensation as blood circulation is increased, and helps eliminate any excess oil build-up on the scalp.  All of these factors are directly related to maintaining a healthy scalp; making hair stronger and ultimately helping to reduce or even prevent hair loss.

Mustard Oil Hair Treatment Recipe

Because mustard oil is not a common form of cooking oil you might need to hunt a little harder and maybe even visit an Indian market to locate it.  Alternatively, you could buy a bottle on Amazon. This Dabur Mustard Oil is less than $10 and is fantastic for your hair. Be warned that when using this treatment that the oil does give off a strong aroma and therefore is recommended that you follow up with a regular scented shampoo.

By using this nourishing mustard oil treatment 3 times or more per week, you will notice your hair becoming stronger, healthier, and faster-growing in as little as 3 weeks.

  • Comb hair and create a centre part
  • Get a small amount of oil in the palm of your hand and rub together to distribute
  • Apply mustard oil onto one side and gently massage into the roots then apply to the other side.  Comb hair.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or a shower cap.  Dry hair with a hair dryer for approximately 10 minutes to ensure the oil penetrates into the hair shaft.
  • Wash hair thoroughly and rinse out with cold water.
Mustard oil is just one of a number of natural oils that are capable of repairing or improving the health and appearance of your hair. Find out our Top 10 Best Oils For Hair, Hair Growth & Hair Loss and let us know which one is your favorite.

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  1. Definitely going to give it try. I love using these natural oils in my hair. The results from the olive oil and castor oil has been great. I look forward to seeing what the mustard oil will do.

    • Hi Erika, my mom has always used castor oil for hair treatments especially in the winter months, so this is something that works! I personally want to try the mustard oil as soon as I find it in GNC or Vitamin Shoppe. I would love to hear your feed back on the product if you found it already.

  2. sagar manandhar says:

    lets see the result i have tried when my hair is shaved i got the result of faster growing of the hair but i did not get the result of the hair fall!!!!

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