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.

Deep Condition:
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: 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?