Applying mustard oil to your hair can do wonders in treating dry, frizzy and dull hair. The oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and saturated fats which are incredibly beneficial for deep conditioning of hair.
Regular use of mustard oil results in nourished, shiny and soft hair. It also treats the problems of damaged hair, split ends and flaky scalp. Mustard oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help reduce the problem of dandruff in hair
Despite a multitude of beneficial properties, mustard oil can cause many side effects if used incorrectly. Here are some things you need to know before using mustard oil for hair care.
Perform a patch test
It is important that you do a skin test before using mustard oil. With a skin test, you can know any potential allergies you may have to avoid side effects from the oil.
Do not use it on an oily scalp
You should not use mustard oil if you have an oily scalp as it will clog skin pores and reduce hair moisture.
Do not use it overnight
Many people apply mustard oil to the hair and leave it overnight, due to which the oily molecules stick to the scalp and do not wash off even after shampooing. It is therefore important to apply the oil 30 minutes before washing your hair.
Never apply it cold
It is important to make sure that you warm the oil before applying it to the hair. The heating process separates the sticky fat molecules from the oil, making it lighter. This results in easy absorption of the oil by the hair follicles and improves nutrition.
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