Did you know sesame oil can be found in shampoos, soaps, cosmetics, medicines and skin moisturizers? Directly on their hair and scalp, many people use sesame oil itself.
What benefits it has, we look at the different hair-related uses people to pull out the sesame oil for and how to use it.
Hair thinning and loss
Sesame oil is rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. That your body needs to get from your diet these are considered essential fats.
A 2017 study noted that while more and rigorous research needed to be done being deficient in these fatty acids could impact hair loss and that getting more of these essential fats could improve hair growth for some people.
Sesame seeds might be good, too
In addition, some of which have been connected with improving hair growth and whole sesame seeds have many nutrients. If you don’t get the right nutrition some types of hair loss and hair thinning can happen. This happens because hair may fall out, without the right building blocks, become thinner or grow more slowly.
Adding nutrients can help reduce or prevent hair thinning and hair loss:
- Vitamin B-1
Sesame oil is an emollient, meaning it can help to make the strands of your hair look smoother and soften your skin. Those same fatty acids in sesame oil that make it good for topically combating dry scalp and hair and make it good with foods.
Sesame oil contains the same kinds of healthy fatty acids that are added to skin creams, shampoos and makeup. These include:
- Linoleic Acid
- Oleic Acid
- Palmitic Acid
- Linolenic Acid
- Stearic Acid
Sesame oil helps the fatty acids to get deep into the skin. Irritation and inflammation on the scalp and around the hair roots can cause hair to thin in patches or fall out. Fatty acids help to soothe and heal the roots and scalp. Sesame oil may improve bald patches or small areas of thinning hair.
Other nutrients into the skin sesame oil may also help. Sesame oil helped to carry ozone (oxygen) into the skin according to a study on mice found that. This may help speed up healing in cuts or scratches in the skin if it has a similar effect with people.
Sesame oil and sesame seeds have antifungal and antibacterial properties. On the scalp, this may reduce or prevent common skin infection. Which is often caused by bacteria or fungus, using sesame oil on your hair and scalp may help reduce dandruff.
If applied to a clean scalp, so sesame oil has some occlusive properties, might help the skin stay moisturized. This can help to treat and prevent scalp flaking, dryness and itching.
Stronger, Shinier Hair
As a hair mask using sesame oil may help make your hair stronger. It may help to prevent split ends and hair breakage. Those emollient and occlusive properties mean sesame oil forms a protective seal on the hair and fills in gaps.
When you shower a sesame oil treatment can help reduce how much water each hair strand absorb. Inside a strand of hair too much water makes it swell. This damages and weakens it. Sesame oil can help to make your hair stronger, longer and look shinier.