Yes, the same sesame oil that can make your food delicious can be used on you hair. Here are the benefits of cold pressed, unrefined sesame oil:
-Acts as a natural sunscreen for your hair and protects from harmful UV rays
-Natural healing oil full of antibacterials; great for healing scalp infections and fungus
-Great for adding shine to your hair
-Strengthens the root and hair shaft by nourishing it, leading to less breakage
-Is known to darken hair, so it can be helpful for anyone with grays
-Prevents harmful environmental pollutants
- Nourishes the scalp to prevent dandruff
Some ways you can use sesame oil:
Scalp massage oil:
Mix sesame oil with any other carrier/vegetable oil. Apply a small amount directly to scalp an massage in a circular motion for 5-10 minutes. The temperature and constant stimulation of the scalp will increase the bloodflow and promote hair growth.
Hot oil treatment:
You can use sesame oil by itself or mix it with your favorite carrier/vegetable oil to do your treatments. Apply to washed hair that has been slightly dried by a t-shirt or towel. Warm sesame oil and apply directly to scalp and hair. Apply plastic conditioning cap and allow to sit for 30-60 minutes. Rinse and proceed with a second co-wash or .
Daily moisturizing spritz:
Fill an empty spray bottle halfway full with distilled or filtered water. Add 2 tbsp. sesame oil, 2 tbsp. coconut milk, and 2 tbsp. of any carrier/vegetable oil. Mix well and spray lightly over hair to refresh styles or simply for a boost of moisture. During the warmer months or if you live in warmer climates, you can add 1-2 tbsp. of vegetable glycerin for extra moisture.
Warm sesame oil and combine with your favorite deep conditioner. Leave on the hair for at least one hour or overnight for maximum results. Shampoo or co-wash out.
I found a site that sells it at a pretty good price: thetatteredteddy.com. You can also just type it in google and check out the various prices and brands. I haven’t tried this oil yet, so I don’t have a specific brand to recommend. I’m looking forward to trying this oil :).
Have you used sesame oil? What was your experience?