Sesame oil is also known as gingelly oil. It is highly nourishing, healing and lubricating. Other than being used as a flavor enhancing cooking oil, it has many beauty benefits too. Sesame oil is popularly used for hair growth and to maintain scalp health. It is enriched with Vitamin E, B complex, and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and protein that strengthens the hair from the roots and deeply nourishes.
Benefits For Hair:
1. Treats Premature Greying:
Massaging your hair and scalp with sesame oil can prevent premature graying, retaining the natural color of your hair for longer. In fact, sesame oil has hair darkening properties. Regular use of this oil will help darken your hair while keeping it healthy.
2. Promotes Hair Growth:
Sesame oil improves the circulation of blood in the scalp, and it thereby promotes hair growth. It is also highly penetrative which helps heal chemical damage, and supplies nourishment to your hair shafts and follicles.
3. Protects Hair From Harmful UV Rays:
Another benefit sesame oil offers to hair health is that it’s a natural sun-blocking agent. Applying sesame oil to your scalp and hair prevents the potential hair damage that could occur during extended sun exposure. Sesame oil forms a protective coat around the hair shaft, keeping it safe from the harmful rays of the sun, It also saves your hair from the damaging effects of pollution.
4. Treats Head Lice:
Another lesser known benefit of sesame oil is that it can be used with other essential oils to treat head lice. Regularly applying the oil to hair before shampooing has proven to be extremely beneficial for the same. Sesame oil is antibacterial and using it on the scalp helps keep both fungal and bacterial infections at bay.
5. Soothing Properties:
Sesame oil has soothing and tranquilizing properties. Harsh heat can be damaging to the hair follicles. Sesame oil acts as a coolant, working from within and nourishing the scalp from inside and out. Sesame oil locks the moisture within, thus preventing further damage.
6. Revitalizes Damaged Hair:
The oil has high penetrating properties and works wonders to revitalize the damaged hair by nourishing the hair and scalp from deep within.
7. Combats Hair Loss Due To Stress:
Stress is among the chief culprits behind hair loss. Due to its amazing cooling properties, sesame oil helps relieve stress and, thus, plays a vital role in combating hair loss.
Note: Luqmani’s Sesame oil is pure oil and can be used for edible purposes too.