Already have been and want to learn more about it or if you’re thinking about using mustard oil in your hair, here are seven things to know.
Mustard oil is also called Sarson ka Tel
From the seeds of the mustard plant mustard oil comes. This spicy oil is popular in Nepalese and Indian cooking. And for hair care some people use. There are several kinds you might come across from brown mustard, white mustard and black mustard. You may also see mustard oil spelt Sarson ka tel, Sarson ka tail or Sarson ka trail.
It’s available for hair and massage used in the United States
Expressed mustard oil is not approved for ingesting by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, which has been linked to health risks in animal studies, because it may contain up to 40 per cent erucic acid. Mustard oil is available in the United States as a massage and hair oil.
It’s popular for deep conditioning
Making it a good conditioner for hair, mustard oil is rich in natural fats. According to the researchers, in 100 grams of mustard oil there are about:
- 21 grams of polyunsaturated fats.
- 59 grams of monounsaturated fat.
- 12 grams of saturated fat.
By applying mustard oil as a hair mask add moisture to your hair. The natural fats help to seal and coat each hair strand. This can help make your hair smoother and shinier. And it may help prevent:
- Dry, Flaky Scalp
- Split Ends
- Heat Damage
- Dry Hair
- Hair Breakage
- Water Damage
It’s used to reduce inflammation and pain
Mustard oil has a warming effect when rubbed on the skin. To soothe muscle aches it’s long been used as a home remedy. The plant compound in chilli peppers, mustard oil has similar properties to capsaicin research shows that. Capsaicin has been studied and noted for its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.
Mustard oil may also help soothe some scalp and hair conditions, like:
It’s used to manage dandruff
Research has shown mustard oil also to have antifungal and antibacterial properties. Using it on your scalp reduces scalp conditions and might help prevent like:
- Acne or Pimples
- Dandruff Caused by Yeast Growth
Mustard oil is a skin irritant for some
Mustard oil has naturally occurring compounds like erucic acid, capsaicin and a sulfur called allyl thiocyanate, which can be even harmful to some people or mildly irritating to the skin:
In some people, mustard oil that’s eaten or put on the skin may cause a skin rash called lichen planus. This kind of rash causes white blisters or purple lesions.
Skin and Eye Irritation
Avoid using too much mustard oil on your scalp and hair. The natural chemicals in it may cause eye and skin irritation and sting.
It can clog pores if it’s left on the skin, like other oils. After using mustard oil wash your hair completely. Make sure to remove all the oil to avoid blocked scalp pores, pungent mustard oil smell and hair greasiness.