Oils Galore: Burdock, Vitamin E, Macadamia, & Sesame Oil

I’m becoming an oil nut and now love hot oil treatments, overnight pre-poos, or scalp massages with an oil, and thought I’d share what I’m reading on a few oils. I think I’ll eventually purchase vitamin E oil and sesame oil in the next couple of months.

OILSBurdock Oil

Burdock is a thistle and the oil extracted from its leaves and roots is extensively used for accentuating hair growth. It’s one of the best essential oils, enriched with fatty acids and phytosterols, essential for controlling hair breakage. It offers nutritional support to the scalp and nourishes the follicles deeply. Burdock oil for hair loss is readily available in cosmetic stores and you can massage your hair thrice a week for maximum benefit. The oil restores the functions of hair follicles and sebaceous glands that further protects your scalp from dryness.

Vitamin E Oil

Consuming vitamin E oil helps in increasing oxygen uptake, which improves blood circulation to your scalp. Ultimately, that results in healthy hair growth. As hair is associated to the immune health, vitamin E oil for hair is considered as the best hair growth stimulator, which enhances the immune function. Vitamin E oil acts as an antioxidant, which helps in preventing cells and tissues from oxidation, that can cause pre-mature aging. Vitamin E oil for hair, it helps in preventing gray hair and nourishes your scalp, resulting in healthy hair growth and hair repair. Vitamin E has a massaging effect on your scalp all the time. Vitamin E oil contains antioxidants which help in keeping the immune system improved and helps in circulation of blood to all parts of your body and that includes the scalp.

Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia natural hair oil, contrary to the floating myth, does not make the scalp and hair greasy. In fact, this oil gets readily absorbed into the hair follicles and scalp, thereby leaving no scope for greasiness to develop on the scalp. To test how readily macadamia oil gets absorbed, just take some in the palm of your hand and rub it in between your palm. Within 5 minutes you will find the oil seeping into the underlying layers of your skin. Macadamia oil is also touted for its synergy with the capillary sebum, thereby increasing the strength of the hair strand right to the root. It is thus, capable of moisturizing and strengthening rough and limp hair. For application, take some macadamia oil and warm it. Spread the oil evenly with your hand and massage your scalp. Gently comb your hair and allow the oil to work its way into your hair and scalp. Since this oil works well on split ends, take some oil and rub it onto the tips of the hair strands. After two hours, rinse off the oil using a mild shampoo.

Sesame Oil

This highly nourishing hair oil has many lubricating as well as healing properties. Its use has been extensively mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic text for over thousands of years.

  • Sesame oil is highly nourishing, and excellent for dry scalp treatment. Massaging in the scalp will control dryness and flakiness, thus, helping in hair loss prevention.
  • A regular warm oil massage will increase penetration, resulting in an enhanced blood circulation in the scalp, promoting hair growth.
  • Chemically treated hair that has gotten damaged over time will regain its lost luster, as the oil’s deep penetrating properties will enhance the hair from within.
  • Sesame oil is also known as a natural healing oil, as it is full of antibacterial properties. It will help clear scalp infection, especially fungal.
  • Sesame oil helps strengthen the hair shafts and roots of the hair by nourishing it.
  • Not only does this strengthen the hair you have, but also promotes new hair growth.
  • Split ends and hair prone to breakage and brittleness leading to excessive hair loss benefits from its replenishing and rejuvenating qualities.
  • Rough hair can be softened and made more manageable by conditioning.
  • Stress is considered as a major factor that results in hair fall, and sesame oil’s cooling properties helps alleviate stress when massaged in scalp and on neck and shoulders.
  • Rich sesame oil protects hair from the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays, becoming a natural sunscreen for the hair. Not only does it protect hair from sun, but does not allow damaging effects of pollution to stick to hair.
  • Sesame oil is known for its hair darkening qualities, hence very useful for those who suffer from pre-mature hair graying or who have plenty of gray hair.
  • Sesame oil can be combined with another carrier oil, like almond oil or olive oil while massaging the hair and scalp.

7 Comments

  1. Hey! This is Jesula. I know you've used oil for your hair that is specifically designed for skin but I have a Jojoba Collection in a store that I work for (Crabtree & Evelyn). They have a Conditioning Jojoba Oil used for bath & as a massage oil. Some of the ingredients are jojoba seed oil, grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, rice bran oil, sesame seed oil, & macadamia oil. Would u reccommend that I try this for hair? & here is the link of the product http://www.crabtree-evelyn.com/eng/products/collections/jojoba-oil/conditioning_bath_massage_oil?3073000

  2. Like mix my staple oils together when I do hot oil treatments? If yes, then I do mix. I don't usually mix my oils when sealing my moisturizer, I usually just use one oil to seal.

  3. Ok, I doubt it's unrefined so I'll just take a pass on that one. I also wanted to know if you mixed your staple products for the oils when doing a hot oil treatment or using it as a daily moisturizer?

  4. My hair is much smoother when I use hemp seed oil because it is a higher ceramide content. HS oil also leaves my hair with a lot of shine, but without leaving it greasy and weighed down. It's a much lighter oil than grapeseed oil but grapeseed is still my go to right now, but I still apply hemp seed oil to my hair during the week.

  5. Hey Jesula – I received the email notification with you comment but for some reason it doesn't show up below.  

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    Hey! This is Jesula. I know you've used oil for your hair that is specifically designed for skin but I have a Jojoba Collection in a store that I work for (Crabtree & Evelyn). They have a Conditioning Jojoba Oil used for bath & as a massage oil. Some of the ingredients are jojoba seed oil, grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, rice bran oil, sesame seed oil, & macadamia oil. Would u reccommend that I try this for hair? & here is the link of the product http://www.crabtree-evelyn.com/eng/products/collections/jojoba-oil/conditioning_bath_massage_oil?3073000 The ingredients you've listed so far sound really good but from the product description I couldn't tell if there were other ingredients that aren't hair friendly, and it doesn't appear that the oil is unrefined which just means that more nutrients are retained when the oil is extracted. When looking for hair oils I try to look for ones that are either unrefined, cold pressed, or expeller pressed and have all natural ingredients.

  6. All the oils you listed above,  sounds very interesting , most especially the Sesame Oil . I'm not buying ANY MORE oils until I finish the others I have though . I'm tempted to buy the Hemp Seed Oil  though , not mentioned here but you have blogged about such in the past . Anyway, Jeni Jen Jen  do you notice any changes, whether significant or not  in your hair using the Hemp Seed Oil?

  7. Hey! This is Jesula. I know you've used oil for your hair that is specifically designed for skin but I have a Jojoba Collection in a store that I work for (Crabtree & Evelyn). They have a Conditioning Jojoba Oil used for bath & as a massage oil. Some of the ingredients are jojoba seed oil, grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, rice bran oil, sesame seed oil, & macadamia oil. Would u reccommend that I try this for hair? & here is the link of the product http://www.crabtree-evelyn.com/eng/products/collections/jojoba-oil/conditioning_bath_massage_oil?3073000

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