Goodness of Sesame Seed Oil - 10 Benefits

: June 15, 2015
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Life has become really hectic these days. Increasing pollution, stressful lives, competitive environments, maintaining work-life balance, improper diet and overscheduled lives, add to it.                                                                                     
 All such factors affect us adversely and may lead to many health related problems as well as hair and skin diseases. Hence it becomes necessary to take proper treatment to avoid as well as maintain health of our skin and hair.
A treatment does not always mean those costly ones done at salons. But it can be as easier as using a simple kitchen grocery stuff like sesame seed oil. Let us check out how you can benefit from sesame seed oil and how it can work for you to have healthy and beautiful hair forever.


  • It’s a rich source of vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, copper, zinc, iron, etc.
  • Consists of monosaturated, polyunsaturated fat called omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Have anti-inflammatory, healing, antibacterial properties.
  • It’s a powerful source of antioxidants such as sesamol and sesamin.


1.Treats your scalp:

Treats your scalp
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Its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties help to treat viral as well as fungal problems of your scalp. It’s good for treating scalp eczema, psoriasis, dry and flakiness of scalp.

2.Prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth:

Prevents hair fall and promotes hair growth
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Sesame oil is enriched with nutrients such as vitamins (A, E, B complex), minerals, proteins, etc. that nourishes your hair follicles.It penetrates deep inside the skin quickly, hence strengthening the roots of the hair preventing hair fall and promoting hair regain.

3.Prevents and treats premature hair greying:

Prevents premature gaeying of hair
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One of the prominent properties of sesame oil is hair darkening property. It is effective to minimize the appearance of grey hair. All you need to do is to massage your scalp daily.

4. Works as natural sunscreen:

It is a natural sunblock as it inhibits a property (a very small amount) that acts as SPF. Hence, it protects your hair from getting damaged due to harmful ultraviolet rays.

5.Helps your hair look shinier:

Wanna make your dull hair look shinier..?  Just apply few drops of sesame oil on your hair. As the oil is enriched with vitamin A, vitamin E and B complex, it will give your locks improved texture and shinier look.

6. Moisturizes and Conditions your hair:

Moisturizes and conditions hair
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Applying warm oil and gently massaging will let the oil penetrate deep inside the hair follicles and moisturizes your hair naturally. It will also work as a leave-in conditioner.Applying a mixture of hair conditioner with an equal amount of sesame oil along your hair length after shampooing will condition and nourish your hair. Rinse off your hair after 5 minutes.

7. Treats dry hair and split ends:

Treats split ends
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Dry hair is deprived of natural oils and nourishment, leading to split ends. Treating your hair and scalp regularly with sesame oil will provide required nutrients and strengthen your brittle hair.

8. Works well against stubborn dandruff and lice:

Treats dandruff and lice
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Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties work to kill lice and remove dandruff. It also proves useful against flaky and itchy scalp.

9. Avoids hair thinning:

Hair thinning
Even youths are facing problems of thinning hair due to increased pollution, improper diet, incomplete sleep, etc.Calcium, proteins, magnesium, phosphorus in oil works wonders, nourishes your hair and strands.

10. Repairs damaged hair:

Many fail to ensure proper health of hair and give it the least priority.Our hair is constantly facing damage due to chemical treatments, dirt and dust, hair styling, using heavy products, etc.Antioxidants in the oil slower down the damage and repair the damaged hair.
Above mentioned are a few benefits of sesame seed oil to be noted. Being a rich source of nutrients, it is not only beneficial to your hair and scalp but also very useful for a healthy skin. It also consists of various detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-depressant, anti-cancer and many other properties, thus making it one of the best oils according to ayurveda


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