Hair loss and hair changes can happen for a range of reasons including nutritional deficiencies.
Dry and brittle hair can also snap off and shed.
So its important to keep your hair healthy with the right vitamins, minerals and hair oils.
Sesame oil is packed with nutrients that benefit your body as well as your hair needs and so cooking with sesame oil, adding Sesame seeds to your salads and your scalp can actually benefit your hair.
Top tips first of all:
Buy pure sesame oil from a specialty hair or beauty store - or go to local Middle Eastern or Indian specialty food store.
opt for cold-pressed sesame oil or pure raw sesame oil.
So what is inside Sesame Oil?
What vitamins or nutrients does Sesame Oil have?
Sesame oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are fantastic for your overall health.
A 2017 research study found that being deficient in these fatty acids could lead to greater hair loss.
More research studies do need to be done though!
I also recommend sprinkling sesame seeds all over your salads, meals:
The vitamins and minerals in seeds are:
- Vitamin B-1
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And you can also apply Sesame Oil directly to your hair and scalp:
Sesame Oil can help to soften your skin and make the strands of your hair look smoother.
Sesame Oil has an emollient property which means it acts as a seal around hair strands protecting them from breaking.
Please do remember to do a patch test!
Add a little oil somewhere inconspicuous - leave for 24 to 48 hours - and if no rash appears, you’re good to go.
Like all oils, sesame oil can block pores. This can irritate your scalp and skin.
Clogged pores can also cause hair follicles to actually fall out.
To make sure this doesn’t happen - don’t leave sesame oil on your scalp for too long and make sure it’s washed out thoroughly
Warming sesame oil slightly might make it more comfortable to apply. Make sure the oil is not heated too much. Test the temperature with a tiny drop on the inside of your wrist before applying. Hot oil can cause scalp burns and damage your hair.
I personally love sesame oil - I add it to stir fries and I love to sprinkle sesame seeds over loads of my foods!