Mustard oil is one of the common ingredients which could be found in most of our kitchens. Since it has a lot of vitamins and minerals packed in it, it is used for cooking. But other than this, it also has a lot of beneficial factors when it comes to hair. Nowadays, mustard oil is very effectively used in different types of hair masks. Using these hair masks can cure our hair problems at a shorter duration.

This oil gives a permanent solution for many of the scalp problems and hair damages naturally. This will not cause any side effects to your scalp or hair. It promotes hair growth by providing essential nutrient supply. In this article, I have explained the benefits of using mustard oil for hair. I have also listed different types of mustard oil hair masks that can be used for specific hair and scalp problems. A brief explanation of the procedure to prepare and apply them is also given for all the hair masks.

Benefits Of Mustard Oil For Hair
DIYs With Mustard Oil For Hair

Mustard Oil For Hair
Mustard Oil For Hair

Benefits Of Mustard Oil For Hair



Mustard oil is packed with a lot of beneficial factors when it comes to hair. The vitamins and minerals serve to be an excellent solution for many of the hair and scalp issues[1]. Some of the most common beneficial factors are listed below.

Anti-fungal properties

The mustard oil contains high erucic acid and ALA content in it. These contents work naturally to eradicate the fungus that causes dry itchy white flakes and dandruff[2]. These flakes can build up over time and will block the hair follicles. This will result in thinner hair and can cause hair loss.

The glucosinolate in mustard oil can be used to prevent the growth of unwanted microbes. This oil will also help to restore your scalp to its natural balance.

Anti-inflammatory properties

The mustard oil is rich in anti-inflammatory properties. These properties will help to sooth the pain and swelling of acne on your scalp. Mustard oil also works as an anti-itching remedy to your scalp regions. This will help in soothing the itchy scalp[3] from a variety of skin conditions.

Works as a natural sunscreen

Your scalp also should be protected from the sun just like your skin. Often your hair and scalp might suffer from a bad red rash. This usually happens due to long exposure to the sun. Applying a small amount of the mustard oil on your hairline or scalp regions will help to block your skin from the UV rays of the sun.

Stimulates natural hair growth

The mustard oil nourishes your hair follicles[4] with enough nutrient supply. It is also packed with a lot of healing compounds in it. This oil increases blood circulation naturally in your scalp region. This is very essential for faster hair growth.

The fatty acids in the oil are responsible for nourishing the hair and encourage hair growth too. They have antiseptic properties that help to fight organisms that would decrease hair growth and might cause hair loss too.

Mustard oil is packed with the great antioxidants and Vitamins in it. They are filled with vitamins like A, D, E and K. These antioxidants support hair growth[5] to a greater extent. Regular usage of the oil will offer a lot of benefits to your hair in terms of both growth and curing problems.

Prevents grey hairs

The lack of nutrients to the hair follicles and roots can lead to premature aging. This will further lead to the loss of pigmentation to hair that results in a grey color. Using mustard seed oil regularly will enhance the production of melanin[6] in your hair. So your hair will continue to grow in with its natural pigmentation.

Cure For Itchy Scalp

Just like the rest of your body parts, your scalp also suffers from the same skin conditions. This includes acne, scalp itches and inflammations. Mustard oil is comprised of fatty acids in it. These fatty acids will help to control the bacteria that are responsible for causing big itchy pimples on the scalp.

Helps to repair split ends

A few drops of the mustard oil on the tips of your hair strands will make them look soft, smooth and silky. Using mustard oil regularly to your hair follicles will help in growing hair very thicker and fuller. This will eventually reduce the split ends in your hair.

Prevents folliculitis

Folliculitis is a hair condition where the hair follicles present in your scalp will be infected. This scalp issue can have a wide range of causes and effects.  Having one or two infected follicles during the winter seasons on your scalp is very common. Applying the mustard oil directly to these hard raised bumps on your scalp will help to kill these scalp infections.

This will also help the hair follicles to grow quickly and also restore your hair to its normal growth. At the same time, taking proper treatment to cure this is also equally important to avoid more infections.

A Great Conditioner

Mustard oil also acts as an excellent conditioner[7] to your hair and scalp. The crucial fatty acids present in it helps in hydrating your hair and scalp. They make your roots and follicles to be very thick and strong all the time.

Natural remedy for lice and nits

The oil tends to be a great solution to get rid of lice and nits from your hair. The fatty acids present in the mustard oil are capable of killing those lice and nits present in your hair.

DIYs With Mustard Oil For Hair

For Hair Dandruff
For Grey Hair
For Hair Growth
For Hair Loss
For Dry And Frizzy Hair
For Shiny Hair

For Hair Dandruff



Remedy 1 – With Fenugreek Powder Or Paste

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 1 tbsp
fresh lime juice 2 tbsp
fenugreek powder or seeds 1 tbsp
applicator brush 1

Directions For Use

If you have fenugreek seeds

  1. If you want to use fenugreek paste, then you should take a few fenugreek seeds and soak them in water. Leave the seeds in water for overnight.
  2. Take those seeds by morning and put it in a blender.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of lime juice with the fenugreek seeds. Blend those seeds until it turns to a paste.
  4. Then add 1 tbsp of mustard oil into the mixture and mix it well to make it as a fine paste.

If you have fenugreek powder

  1. If you are using fenugreek powder, then the process is very simple.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of fenugreek powder in a small bowl.
  3. Then add 1 tbsp of mustard oil and 2 tbsp of lime juice into the same bowl containing the powder.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a smooth paste.

Application

  1. Comb your hair and divide it into a few partitions.
  2. Start applying the hair mask on your hair using an applicator brush.
  3. Make sure that your scalp region is entirely covered.
  4. Leave the paste on your hair to get dry for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Then start washing your hair using a mild shampoo. Prefer using warm or cold water for washing your hair.

Fenugreek seeds are rich in protein and nicotinic acid in it. They are capable of curing a variety of scalp problems like dryness, dandruff and hair thinning[8]. It also prevents hair fall and dandruff problems. These acids present in the seeds will remove all the white flakes present in your scalp and hair.

dandruff

Remedy 2 – With Lime Juice

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 2 tbsp
fresh lemon 1
shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 2 tbsp of mustard oil into it.
  2. Now take a fresh lemon and squeeze it completely inside the bowl containing the oil.
  3. Mix both the ingredients well.
  4. Now start applying the mixture on your hair and scalp. Start by applying it from the roots to the bottom portion of your hair.
  5. Gently massage your scalp in circular motions using your fingertips.
  6. Then cover your hair with a shower cap.
  7. Leave the mixture on your hair for a few minutes.
  8. Then remove the shower cap from your hair.
  9. Start rinsing your hair with warm or cold water. Use a mild shampoo while washing your hair.
  10. Do not forget to condition your hair. You can use a mild conditioner after washing your hair with shampoo.

Lemon is capable of exfoliating [9]the dead cells present in your hair and the scalp regions. The acids present in the lemon can remove the dandruff in your hair and the scalp. They help in maintaining the pH level of your scalp thus preventing the dryness in your scalp regions. This can be the best remedy to cure dandruff in your hair./

For Grey Hair



Remedy 1 – With Henna Powder

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 3 to 4 tbsp
henna powder 3 to 4 tbsp
piece of cheesecloth 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small pan and pour 3 to 4 tbsp of mustard oil into it. Keep it in a low flame and start heating the pan.
  2. After 5 minutes of heating, add 5 tbsp of henna powder into the pan containing the mustard oil.
  3. Stir the mixture several times to avoid clumping of the ingredients.
  4. Leave the pan to be heated for about 30 to 40 minutes on the stove.
  5. Now remove the pan and keep it aside. Allow the mixture to get cool down for some time.
  6. Strain the oil mixture using a piece of cheesecloth. Filter the oil in a container leaving behind the residues.
  7. Store the container that contains the oil in a cool place. This oil mixture should yield enough amount of liquid that can be used for 8 to 12 weeks.
  8. After it gets cool, start applying the oil on your hair and scalp regions. Apply more on the areas where you have grey hairs.
  9. Massage your scalp with the oil using your fingertips. Apply the oil throughout the length of your hair.
  10. Repeat the same process for about 2 to 3 times a week.
  11. If your hair is oily, then you can leave the mixture on your hair for overnight.
  12. You can wash your hair with warm or cold water by morning. Use a mild shampoo for washing your hair.
  13. You should also use a mild conditioner after using the shampoo. This prevents your hair from getting dry and frizzy.

Henna is being used as a natural coloring agent since the olden days. It has the ability to stain the hair or your skin with a dark red or brown color. This will act as a natural dye for your hair. The henna mask will not cause any side effects when applied on hair. It also promotes the hair growth to a greater extent. The color will sustain in your hair for a longer duration.

grey hair

Remedy 2 – With Jojoba Oil And Castor Oil

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Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 1 tbsp
castor oil 2 tbsp
jojoba oil 2 tbsp
towel 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small container and add 1 tbsp of mustard oil in it. Add 2 tbsp of jojoba oil and 2 tbsp of castor oil into it.
  2. Shake the container well so that the oils get mixed well.
  3. Before you start to apply the oil on your hair, make your hair wet. Then start applying the oil on your hair and scalp.
  4. Massage your scalp with the oil for a few minutes.
  5. Place a towel around your neck and leave your hair in the shower or a bathtub for about 20 minutes.
  6. Then start rinsing your hair with water. You can use a hair cleanser while washing your hair.
  7. This can be followed daily until you notice some visible changes in your hair color.
  8. If you have any leftover oil, you can store it in a cool or a dry place. You can use this oil for almost 30 days.

This hair mask comprises of omega 3 fatty acids in it. These acids have the ability to slow down the greying that occurs in your hair. It speeds up the blood circulation in your scalp region. So, it turns off the greying off hair[10] and slows it down. It also regulates the sebum production and maintains the normal shine in your hair.

Remedy #3 – With Coconut Oil

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 2 tbsp
coconut oil 1 tbsp
castor oil 1 tbsp
clean towel 1
hot boiled water 1 bowl

Directions For Use

Step 1: Prepare The Oil Mixture

  1. Take a small bowl and add 2 tbsp of mustard oil in it.
  2. Then add 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tbsp of castor oil in the same bowl.
  3. Mix the oil well until all the oils get combined well.

Step 2: Start Applying The Oil

  1. Start applying the oil on your scalp and scalp.
  2. Apply the oil throughout the length of your hair. Start applying the oil bit by bit such that your entire hair and scalp is covered.

Step 3: Cover Your Head With A Damp Towel

  1. Take a small bowl filled with hot boiled water in it.
  2. Now take a clean towel and dip it inside the small bowl containing the hot boiled water. Squeeze the excess water from the towel.
  3. Then you should place the towel on your head. Wrap your hair with the help of the hot towel entirely. Make sure that all your hair is tucked within the hot towel.
  4.  Leave the towel on your hair for a few minutes until it loses the heat.

Step 4: Wash Your Hair

  1. Remove the towel from your hair.
  2. Start washing your hair with water. You should always use warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  3. A mild shampoo can be used for washing your hair.

Coconut oil contains many anti-microbial properties in it. It also comprises of lauric acid, and medium-chain fatty acids. These acids have certain properties that strengthen and condition your hair[11] and scalp. It also reduces the protein loss. The antioxidants present in the hair mask are capable of reversing the grey hair.

For Hair Growth



Remedy 1 – With Onion And Curry Leaves

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 2 tbsp
coconut oil 1/2 cup
curry leaves 10 to 12 leaves
medium onion (chopped) 1
cheesecloth or strainer 1

Directions For Use

Step 1 – Oil Preparation

  1. Take a small bowl and fill it with 1 cup of mustard oil. Add 1/2 cup of coconut oil into the same bowl containing the mustard oil.
  2. Boil the oil using a boiler under a very low flame.
  3. Then add 10 to 12 curry leaves to the boiling oil.
  4. Take a medium sized onion and chop it into smaller fine pieces. Now put the chopped onion pieces into the hot boiling oil.
  5. Boil the ingredients for about 10 mins.
  6. Wait until the oil starts to bubble after a few minutes.
  7. Then switch off the boiler and keep the container aside.
  8. Allow the oil to get cool down for some time. Wait until the oil reaches a warm temperature.
  9. Then use a cheesecloth or a white cloth to strain the oil. Filter the oil into a container leaving behind the residues.

Step 2 – Application

  1. Then start applying the mixture on the roots of your hair and in the scalp regions.
  2. Massage your scalp with the paste using your fingertips for a few minutes.
  3. Leave the mixture on your hair for a few minutes.
  4. Start washing your hair with a mild shampoo. Always prefer using warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  5. You can also use a mild conditioner for preventing your hair from getting dry.

Onion is capable of providing extra sulfur to your scalp and hair. This can help in growing strong thick and long hair. It also helps by promoting the collagen production in your scalp. This will help in the production of healthy cells that could enhance the growth of the hair[12].

Straight hair

Remedy 2 – With Garlic

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 1/2 cup
garlic 5 to 6 cloves
fenugreek seeds 1 tbsp
strainer 1

Directions For Use

Oil Preparation

  1. Take a small bowl and fill it with 1 cup of mustard oil.
  2. Add 5 to 6 peeled garlic cloves into the same bowl containing the mustard oil.
  3. Then add 1 tbsp of fenugreek seeds into the boiling oil.
  4. Boil the oil using a boiler under a very low flame. Heat the ingredients for about 10 mins.
  5. Wait until the garlic turns into brown color.
  6. Then switch off the boiler and keep the container aside.
  7. Allow the oil to get cool down for some time. Wait until the oil reaches a warm temperature.
  8. Then use a strainer to strain the oil. Filter the oil into a container leaving behind the residues.

Applying On Hair

  1. Then start applying the mixture on the roots of your hair and in the scalp regions.
  2. Massage your scalp with the paste using your fingertips for a few minutes.
  3. Leave the mixture on your hair for a few minutes.
  4. Start washing your hair with a mild shampoo. Always prefer using warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  5. You can also use a mild conditioner for preventing your hair from getting dry. This oil can be used every week to get better results.

Garlic can be commonly referred as a cleansing agent to your scalp. It removes all the dirt, dust and other impurities in your scalp and hair. They also remove the agents that inhibits the growth of hair. So, your hair growth will be promoted to a greater extent. They increase the collagen production which will support the growth of healthy hair[13].

Remedy 3 – With Aloe Vera Gel

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 1 tbsp
aloe vera gel 2 tbsp
applicator brush 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 1 tbsp of mustard oil into it. Add 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel into the same bowl containing the oil.
  2. Mix both the ingredients well until they get blend well.
  3. Now divide your hair into a few sections. This makes the application of the mask to be very easy.
  4. Start applying the mask on your hair and scalp using the applicator brush.
  5. Make sure that all the strands of your hair are coated with the mask.
  6. Leave the mask on your hair for about 30 to 40 minutes. You can also apply this mask at night and leave it for overnight to get dry.
  7. Start washing your hair with a mild shampoo. You should always prefer using warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  8. This hair mask can be applied twice in a week for promoting your hair growth.

Aloe vera contains proletyic enzyme in it. These enzymes are capable of removing the dead cells from your scalp and hair. It makes your hair to be very soft, smooth and silky. Those enzymes help in promoting the hair growth and preventing the dryness in the scalp regions.

For Hair Loss



Remedy 1 – With Cinnamon Powder

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Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 4 tbsp
cinnamon powder 1 tbsp
avocado oil 4 tbsp
shower cap or plastic cover 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 4 tbsp of mustard oil into it. Then add 4 tbsp of avocado oil and 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder into it.
  2. Mix the ingredients well until the cinnamon powder gets completely dissolved in the oil and turns to a paste.
  3. Then start applying the mixture on the roots of your hair and in the scalp regions.
  4. Massage your scalp with the paste using your fingertips for a few minutes.
  5. Then wrap your hair and cover it with the help of a shower cap or a plastic cover.
  6. Leave the mixture on your hair for about one hour.
  7. Then remove the shower cap or the plastic cover from your hair.
  8. Start washing your hair with a mild shampoo. Always prefer using warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  9. You can also use a mild conditioner for preventing your hair from getting dry. The ingredients used in this mask are very strong. So, it is better if you use this hair mask only twice in a week. Using it more than twice in a week can offer you negative results. It can also damage your hair and cause scalp damages.

Cinnamon powder can help in reduing the hair loss[14] to a greater extent. It ahs the ability to stimulate the hair follicles for a faster hair growth. It makes the roots of your hair to be very strong and thick. So, your remains to be strong all the time.

Hair loss

Remedy 2 – With Curry Leaves

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 1/2 cup
curry leaves 3 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and fill it with 1/2 cup of mustard oil.
  2. Then add 3 tbsp of curry leaves into the pan.
  3. Heat the bowl and leave the curry leaves to be soaked inside the oil.
  4. Stop heating the oil once it reaches a warm temperature. Then allow the oil to get cool down for some time.
  5. Once the temperature of the oil is bearable, start applying it on your hair and scalp.
  6. Massage your scalp with the oil using your fingertips.
  7. Apply the oil starting from the roots of your hair reaching till the ends of your hair.
  8. Leave the oil on your hair for about 2 hours to penetrate deep inside your scalp and hair.
  9. Then you can start rinsing your hair with a mild shampoo. Use warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  10. You should also use a mild conditioner following the shampoo.

Curry leaves are very effective in the restoration process in your scalp. This will help the hair follicles to be always fresh and strong. So, your hair tends to grow longer and faster than the usual days. The hair gets firmly attached with the roots thus reducing the hair loss.

Remedy 3 – Hot Oil Massage

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 4 tbsp
shower cap 1



Directions For Use

Step 1: Wash Your Hair

  1. Whenever you plan to do hot oil treatment for your hair, your scalp should be free from any dirt or other dust particles.
  2. So, you can wash your hair on the same day or the day before you plan to do the hot oil treatment for hair.
  3. Make sure that your scalp is very clean.

Step 2: Heat The Oil

  1. Take a small bowl and add 2 to 3 tbsp of mustard oil into it.
  2. Heat the bowl under a low flame using a boiler. Switch off the boiler when the oil reaches the lukewarm temperature.
  3. Do not heat the bowl too much. When the oil becomes very hot, it might damage your scalp with when it is applied on your hair and the scalp.

Step 3: Wet Your Hair And Start Applying The Hot Oil

  1. Once the oil reaches the bearable temperature you can take a few drops of the heated oil in your hands.
  2. You should wet your hair with a little amount of water before starting to apply it on your hair.
  3. Start applying it on your hair and scalp. Start massaging your scalp with the oil in your hands using your fingertips. Apply it on the ends of your hair where you find split ends.
  4. Gently rub your scalp in circular motions with the applied oil.
  5. Make sure that you cover the entire scalp and hair with the oil.
  6. Massage your hair and scalp for a few minutes.

Step 4: Cover Your Head With A Shower Cap

  1. Now cover your hair using a shower cap. Make sure that all your hair is tucked inside the shower cap.
  2. This prevents your hair from getting exposed to dust and dirt.
  3. Leave the shower cap on your hair for about one to two hours. You can also do this treatment at night and leave the oil on your hair for overnight.

Step 5: Wash Your Hair

  1. Now remove the towel from your hair. If you do it during the night, you can remove the shower cap by morning.
  2. Start washing your hair with water. You should always use warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  3. You can use a mild shampoo for rinsing your hair. Your hair can be shampooed twice if you feel that there is still some oil is left in your hair.
  4. Make sure that the oil is removed completely from your hair.

Hot oil massage has a lot of advantageous features when compared to all the other hair masks. Taking this oil massage atleast once in a month can treat many of your hair problems. It also helps in giving a great refreshment and relaxation to your mind and body.

Remedy 5 – With Argan Oil

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 10 ml
argan oil 10 ml
Saint Thomas bay essential oil 5 drops
Ylang essential oil 15 drops
broccoli oil 10 ml
sweet almond oil 10 ml
clean towel 1
hot boiled water 1 bowl

Directions For Use

Step 1: Prepare The Oil Mixture

  1. Take a small bowl and add 10 ml of mustard oil and argan oil in it.
  2. Then add 10 ml of sweet almond oil and broccoli oil into the same bowl containing the oil mixture.
  3. Add 15 drops of Ylang essential oil and 5 drops of Saint Thomas bay essential oil into the bowl.
  4. Mix the oils together until all the oils get combined well.

Step 2: Start Applying The Oil

  1. Start applying the oil on your scalp and scalp.
  2. Apply the oil throughout the length of your hair. Start applying the oil bit by bit such that your entire hair and scalp is covered. Massage your scalp regions with the oil

Step 3: Cover Your Head With A Damp Towel

  1. Take a small bowl filled with hot boiled water in it.
  2. Now take a clean towel and dip it inside the small bowl containing the hot boiled water. Squeeze the excess water from the towel.
  3. Then you should place the towel on your head. Wrap your hair with the help of the hot towel entirely. Make sure that all your hair is tucked within the hot towel.
  4.  Leave the towel on your hair for about 30 minutes to 1 hour until it loses the heat.

Step 4: Wash Your Hair

  1. Remove the towel from your hair.
  2. Start washing your hair with water. You should always use warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  3. A mild shampoo can be used for washing your hair.

Argan oil can act as an excellent moisturizer for your hair. It helps in keeping your hair hydrated all the time. Thus your hair tends to be fresh all the time. This oil provides great nourishment to your scalp[15] regions thus reducing the hair fall.

For Dry And Frizzy Hair



Remedy 1 – With Coconut Oil

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 3 to 4 tbsp
coconut oil 3 to 4 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small pan and fill it with 3 to 4 tbsp of coconut oil and mustard oil in it. If you have long hair, you can take 6 to 7 tbsp of both the oils.
  2. Heat the oil in the pan for about one minute. Wait until the oil reaches the warm temperature. Do not heat the oil until it becomes very hot.
  3. Start applying the oil on your hair and scalp.
  4. Massage your scalp regions with the oil using your fingertips. Make sure that you apply the oil on the ends of your hair.
  5. Then leave the oil on your hair for about 2 hours. For best results, you can apply the oil during night times and leave the oil on your hair for overnight.
  6. Now start rinsing your hair with warm or cold water. You can use mild shampoo while washing your hair.

Coconut oil is known to be an excellent one for hair. It is filled with a lot of beneficial factor when it comes to hair. The fatty acids present in the oil helps in preventing your scalp from getting dried. It also removes the frizziness in your hair.

Remedy 2 – With Yogurt

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Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 3 to 4 tbsp
yogurt 1/4 cup
clean towel 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 3 to 4 tbsp of mustard oil into it. Add 1/4 cup of yogurt into the same bowl containing the oil.
  2. Mix both the ingredients well until they get blend well.
  3. Start applying the mask on your hair and scalp. Apply the mixture starting from your scalp until you reach the ends of your hair.
  4. Make sure that all the strands of your hair are coated with the mask.
  5. Then cover your hair with a clean towel.
  6. Leave the mask on your hair for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  7. Then place a clean towel on your hair. Wrap it around such that all your hair is covered within the towel.
  8. Start washing your hair with a mild shampoo. You should always prefer using warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  9. This hair mask can be applied twice in a week to get rid of dryness in your hair.

Yogurt is filled with a lot of protein content in it. The lactic acid present in the yogurt can act as a great cleansing agent. It helps in removing all the dead cells from your scalp. It also acts as a great moisturizer. Thus it prevents your scalp from getting dry.

Remedy 3 – With Olive Oil And Castor Oil

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 2 tbsp
olive oil 2 tbsp
castor oil 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take equal proportions of castor oil, mustard oil and olive oil in a small bowl.
  2. Mix all the oils together until all gets combined well.
  3. Start applying the oil on your hair and scalp.
  4. Gently massage your scalp with the oil mask using your fingertips.
  5. Leave the oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Then wash your hair with warm or cold water.
  7. You can use a mild shampoo and conditioner for washing your hair. Using conditioner will prevent your hair from dryness.
  8. You can use this oil mask twice a week to get rid of dry and frizzy hair.

Applying olive oil hair masks can help in curing a lot of hair problems. It locks the water content in your scalp and makes it to stay hydrated all the time. This will offer stronger and faster hair growth. It also helps in maintaining the normal texture of your hair.

For Shiny Hair



Remedy 1 – With Banana

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 1 tbsp
ripe banana 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take one ripe banana and put it inside a small bowl.
  2. Start mashing it completely until it turns to a fine paste.
  3. Then add 1 tbsp of mustard oil into the banana paste. Mix both the ingredients well.
  4. Start applying it on your hair and scalp using your fingers.
  5. Massage the paste on your scalp for a few minutes.
  6. Leave the paste on your hair for about half an hour. Allow the paste on your hair to get dry completely.
  7. Then start washing your hair with a mild shampoo. Use warm or cold water for washing your hair.

Banana is rich in potassium and natural oils in it. These components help in maintaining the natural shine of your hair from getting lost. It also prevents your hair from many of the damages like split ends, dandruff and hair breakage.

Remedy 2 – With Green Tea

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 1 tbsp
fresh green tea (Strong) 2 tbsp
egg yolk 1
shower cap 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 2 tbsp of fresh green tea into it. Add one complete egg yolk inside the bowl containing the green tea.
  2. Then add 1 tbsp of mustard oil into the mixture.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a creamy paste. If you find the consistency of the mixture to be very thick, then you can add some more green tea solution.
  4. Divide your hair into two equal sections and start applying it. Apply the mixture on your hair and the scalp regions.
  5. Make sure that all your hair strands are coated with this mixture.
  6. Then wrap your hair and cover it with a shower cap.
  7. Leave the mixture on your hair for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Then remove the shower cap and start washing your hair. You should always use cold water for washing your hair. This is because this mask contains egg in it. So washing with hot water will make the egg to get stuck in your hair.
  9. You can use a mild shampoo for washing your hair. This can be followed by a mild conditioner for preventing the dryness in your hair.

Green tea is rich in catechins which helps in reducing the hair loss. This help in keeping your hair fresh and strong. It makes your hair to be very soft, smooth and silky. The normal texture of your hair can be maintained by using this hair mask.

Remedy 3 – With Honey

Materials Required Quantity
mustard oil 2 tbsp
honey 2 tbsp
clean towel 1
hot boiled water 1 bowl

Directions For Use

Step 1: Wash Your Hair

  1. Your scalp should be free from any dirt or other dust particles when you plan to apply this mask on your hair.
  2. You can wash your hair on the same day or the day before you plan to do the hot oil treatment for hair.
  3. Make sure that your hair and scalp are very clean.

Step 2: Heat The Oil

  1. Take a small bowl and add 2 tbsp of mustard oil into it.
  2. Boil the oil in the small bowl under a low flame using a boiler. Switch off the boiler when the oil reaches the warm temperature.
  3. Do not heat the oil too much. When the oil becomes very hot, it may damage your scalp when it is being applied to your hair and the scalp.

Step 3: Wet Your Hair And Start Applying The Hot Oil

  1. Check whether the heat is bearable. Then pour a few drops of the oil in your hands.
  2. Start applying it on your hair and scalp. You can massage your scalp with the oil in your hands using your fingertips. Apply it on the ends of your hair where you find damaged hair.
  3. Slowly rub your scalp in circular motions with the applied oil.
  4. Make sure that you cover the entire scalp and hair with the oil.

Step 4: Apply Honey To The Strands Of Your Hair

  1. Now take 2 tbsp of honey and start applying it on each strand of your hair.
  2. Start applying from the root until you reach the roots of your hair.
  3. Then leave the honey and oil on your hair for a few minutes.

Step 5: Cover Your Head With A Damp Towel

  1. Take a small bowl filled with hot boiled water in it.
  2. Now take a clean towel and dip it inside the small bowl containing the hot boiled water. Squeeze the excess water from the towel.
  3. Then you should place the towel on your head. Wrap your hair with the help of the hot towel entirely. Make sure that all your hair is tucked within the hot towel.
  4.  Leave the towel on your hair for a few minutes until it loses the heat.

Step 6: Wash Your Hair

  1. Now remove the hot towel from your hair.
  2. Start washing your hair with water. You should always use warm or cold water for washing your hair.
  3. A mild shampoo can be used for washing your hair. Your hair can be shampooed twice if you feel that there is still some oil or honey is left in your hair.
  4. Make sure that the oil is removed completely from your hair.

Honey is rich in antioxidant properties. These properties will help in preventing your hair from many of the damages. It also helps in reducing the split ends. Applying honey to your hair, makes it to shine with a natural radiant glow.

You might find this article interesting Full Hair Care Routine – Best Herbal And Mild Hair Packs At Home

 

This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 21/3/2019



Tharaa Nagendran

Health & Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.
Tharaa Nagendran
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.

40 Comments

  1. Nice post on mustard oil uses for hair and hair issues. Mustard oil is really good for the body. Cheers!

  2. I love mustard oil. We use it a lot in our household. It is really good for all our skin and hair. i love using it on my skin as it makes my skin even tone and helps lighten and brighten it. It also acts as natural sunscreen which I love. I massage it onto my skin under my other skin care products so it gives me extra skin protection from sun and other pollutants in the air. I am a big advocate for Mustard oil I always say.

  3. Yes, mustard oil is also great for the skin. I use it for my skin a lot too. I love it for skin due to its strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. I am a person with, what they would say, problem skin. I get a lot of rashes, allergies and infections and stuff like that. It also helps make my skin feel really good and supple and prevents itching and stuff. Really really good for the skin and hair this ingredient is.

  4. I love massaging mustard oil on the body. it gives great benefits to the body when massaged on the skin. It is a brilliant natural ingredient with tons and tons of uses.

  5. Me too! my mom used to massage mustard oil onto me and my siblings when we were little. We were not aware of its benefits or anything and that point and that was just annoying to us. But now I am really grateful that mom did that and I tell her that itself. I think I have relatively great skin and I am sure Mustard oil massages had a hand in that, i truly believe so. Because I took it up a few years ago and my skin like welcomed it. It made my skin really great with regular massage application. I would suggest this for everyone.

  6. hey guys. Terrific post on mustard oil for hair. This has so many recipes for great remedies that how can people not keep coming back. i know i will, many a times.

  7. Some really great stuff on here. Thanks you for doing such hard work and sharing this comprehensive article with us. I really appreciate it, please keep on doing what you guys are doing.

  8. Awesome article! So will massaging my hair with mustard oil directly be of any use too?? or should i just stick with hair masks and stuff. any helpful reply is appreciated. thanks a bunch!

  9. Yes, of course, massaging mustard oil on your hair and scalp is great for its health. You can also massage it onto your skin if you wish cause it is also terrific for the skin too. It will stimulate you hair growth to make them stronger and longer and much better looking too. It can also prevent any premature graying of hair along with remedying issues like flaky and itchy scalp and get rid of dandruff even.

  10. Wow! now I am a little bit regretful that I did not know about it before. and I am kind of lazy. No, scratch that, I am really lazy so I love it if I can just use one ingredient or oil to treat my issues. I still like to go natural that is why I try not to get products from the market which I do not even know what goes in making those. I always feel comfortable in simple natural ingredients which I can use to holistically heal and help my body, as I am sure many women prefer to do too. Thank you for all you help and god bless you.

  11. Good job guys, what a great article this is. It is filled with lots of stuff to try and test out. I love it! I have a lot of dandruff and it is a recurring guest in my life. It always rent my upstairs and I never want it too lol. I knew lemon is good for dandruff so when I saw the lemon remedy for dandruff removal, I knew that was what I was going to try first. After trying it for like a week, i can honestly report back and announce that, It works! it really works, my dandruff are already much less visible and I had so much a couple weeks before that I was even ashamed of going out without a hat or something. Thanks glowpink for providing such helpful recipes with us. Keep it up guys!

  12. Yes, you can use any kind of mustard oil for these remedies. They will work just fine.

  13. Mustard oil can be toxic due to its high concentrations of erucic acid. It contains almost 40% of the acid in it which could be toxic to humans when consumed in large quantities. That is why it is discouraged to use this oil in cooking. It is even banned for sale in the US for the very same reason. But you would be fine using it topically to treat your hair and skin.

  14. It is called Sarson ka tel. It is one of the most commonly used and available oils in India. Now there are some other oils which are rising in usage but a couple decades ago it was probably the undisputed king of all oils in the kitchens of India.

  15. Can someone be allergic to mustard oil?? And if so, how would one realize that they are allergic to Mustard oil. Please reply thx

  16. Yes, people can be allergic to mustard just like pretty much any ingredient be it natural or otherwise. Some symptoms of allergy to mustard are : itchiness, rashes, nausea, coughing, asthma, vomiting, and difficulty in breathing. You should visit your doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms right after coming in contact with mustard oil. They will prescribe the best way to proceed.

  17. Great post guys on mustard oil. I have a doubt which I am sure one of you can help clear. can we use mustard oil to massage the hair and scalp daily?? or not?

  18. No, you should not be using mustard oil in your hair and scalp every day. Using it to massage the hair and scalp 3 days in a week is enough to harness its beneficial effects to promote your hair growth. I would suggest that you massage your scalp with mustard oil in the night time right before you go to sleep. Wash your hair and scalp in the morning and do this 3 times in a week and you will increse your hair growth and improve their state too.

  19. Hey guys. Looking for some assistant here, if any of you can provide it, I will be grateful. My hair are becoming quite gray recently and I am just 29 years old right now. I am really worried about my hair and do not know what to do and how to proceed. Will mustard oil prove useful in helping to darken my hair?

  20. Yes, mustard oil is great for your hair and will help you prevent premature graying of your hair. It is packed with a plethora of nutrients and minerals for your hair which will make them stronger, longer, and darker. It will help restore your hair to their natural best. Just use it regularly to massage your scalp and hair and you will get stronger, longer and darker hair very soon. As someone mentioned before, the best way to use it is to apply it overnight and washing it in the morning. You can also just use it to massage your hair and scalp any time, but wash it off after about half an hour or something. Good luck with your grey hair.

  21. Thanks for the info! I will definitely try out the mustard oil on my hair now.

  22. Isn’t mustard oil bad for health?? it is even banned in the united states. I am not sure that we should be using this oil on our bodies if there are doubts or uncertainties associated with this oil. Can anyone confirm or dispel this??

  23. Mustard oil can be toxic to the health when ingested because of its high concentration of erucic acid. But it is fantastic for hair. It provides tons of nourishment to hair due to its richness in nutrients like Iron, calcium and magnesium, and vitamins like A, D, E and K which are all terrific for the health of your hair. These help you hair growth a lot and helps make them stronger and healthier too. So, do not fret and use away mustard oil on your hair freely. You will love the results

  24. This is a great article! it is so detailed and educational, I absolutely love it. Bookmarking it as I will need to return to it to absorb all there is to learn. Thank you for such hard work and sharing the fruits of that hard work with us. Please keep doing more work like this and you will taste the biggest success there is to reach.

  25. Hey guys, i have a doubt regarding the use of mustard oil on skin rather than hair. I think I read somewhere or heard somewhere that applying mustard oil regularly on the skin can cause it to darken. Is there any truth to that or like many things it’s just a rumor?? Someone with relevant information please shed some light on this doubt. Thanks

  26. No , that is not true, it is just a myth. It has a myriad of benefits for the skin and could help treat a variety of skin issues and problems as long as you use it moderately in small or prescribed quantities. It can have some adverse effects if you use too much oil but that goes for pretty much all the oils. Because the oils can clog up your pores and attract dust and other pollutant to your skin which will affects your skin’s state adversely. So, just make sure to use in reasonably small quantities and you will be good to go.

  27. This is a great article. really informational and interesting too. Thank you for sharing all these remedies which use mustard oil for hair. Everyone will find a remedy which is targeting their problem and that is awesome. Must have taken a lot of time and work to write this and I want to say that we appreciate it a lot.

  28. Yeah, natural home remedies are the best! they work amazingly and think about it most companies claim to have and also use many natural ingredients in their products. why? because those are the things which are beneficial to the bodies. Nature is hair for us, it has nurtured the life on this planet for thousands and thousands of years and it holds all the answers to all our issues. we just have to look for them and learn more about them. Keep on sharing interesting and effective posts like this one and I will keep on coming back for more, i can tell you. Thanks!

  29. What will happen if I use mustard oil on my hair daily? it should be fine right? or should I not do it. pls someone reply thanks

  30. Hey kacey, mustard oil is great for the hair but there is no need to apply it every single day. You will get all the benefits you can get if you use it 2 or 3 times in a week. more than that could be detrimental to your hair as it will make your hair really oily and greasy and you do not want that, trust me

  31. I have really dry hair, so much so that i can’t even comb it without any oil or serum in it. Will using mustard oil to massage my hair and scalp daily will help with its dryness?? Thanks for any help you guys can provide.

  32. Yes ,you can use mustard oil to massage your hair and scalp regularly to remedy its dryness.But be careful not to overdo it as that could make your hair extra oily and that will clog up your pores and attract dust and pollutants and stuff which will reverse any beneficial effects you were gonna have. Use it in small to moderate quantities only and wash your hair regularly too. I would suggest that you use a conditioner after every time you wash your hair. That will do your hair some real good by nourishing them and smoothing them. Hope this helped. Bye.

  33. Thank a lot. yes that was really helpful. I am gonna try out your instruction they seem good to go. Cheers!

  34. @ Edna Pena – Yes. mustard oil can be really beneficial in preventing hair loss. Mustard oil is rich in anti-oxidants which protect the hair prom oxidative damage. This keeps them in good shape and prevent hair fall due to damage and breakage. Mustard oil also contains proteins for hair which is essential for their growth and health. Insufficient proteins for your hair can lead to a lot of shedding of hair so mustard oil can put a stop to that easily. Lastly, mustard oil also contains omega-3 fatty acids which make your hair grow longer and stronger. Hence, mustard oil will stimulate your hair growth and improve its health by making them thicker, stronger and shinier. So, i would suggest that you try it out and see how it affects your hair, it will be really good most probably.

  35. Hey guys, I suffer from an embarrassing amount of dandruff, it is a common topic of teasing by my friends. That does not bother me that much but it does make me self conscious any time I am out in public and I am just about sick of it. Will using mustard oil or its remedies help me get rid of my dandruff and once and for all too? can anyone help??

  36. Yes, mustard oil can be really effective in getting rid of dandruff. I used to use this oil blend when I was sick of dandruff too and it worked fantastically. I just mixed equal amounts (1 teaspoon would work great) of mustard, coconut and castor oil as all three oils have dandruff properties and it helped me out quite a bit. I would you suggest you also try it out. Good luck.

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