Feed Your Hair: Sesame Oil

Kiianah of Rockin’ It Napptural writes…

Sesame oil is a vegetable based oil that is often used for cooking, especially for Asian, Chinese, Southeast Asian and South Indian foods. Sesame oil is extracted from the sesame seed flower sesamum. Botanically, the seed itself is known as Sesamun indicum.  The oil also has many nutrients and several benefits for your hair.

Because sesame oil is high in antibacterials, it has a much longer shelf life than many other oils and is least likely to become rancid. This oil is great for healing dry and/or damaged hair and will leave your naturally kinky hair softer and much healthier.

Benefits of Sesame Oil:
Full of antibacterials; great for healing scalp infections, dry scalp, dandruff and fungus
Great for adding luster and sheen to your hair
Nourishes and strengthens the root and hair shaft, preventing unnecessary breakage
Acts as a natural sunscreen for your hair and protects from harmful UV rays
Has darkening qualities which is great for those suffering from premature graying
Prevents harmful environmental pollutants from damaging the hair

Click Here to learn how to use Sesame Oil as: a  hot oil treatment, a scalp massage oil, as a daily moisturizing spritz, and as a deep conditioner.

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About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • ceokophael


    My son has curly hair (his father is black, I’m white) .
    I’ve tried olive oil on his little hair (he’s 2 y/o) but it seems to dry his curls, so I’m using organic sesame oil and his hair seems to love it.
    Is it ok to use water additionned with different plants and then apply sesame oil on his hair on a daily basis ?
    Also I wanted to try hibiscus flowers before his shampoo (I wash his hair 2 times a week).
    We have hibiscus growing everywhere.
    Sometimes I make organic coconut cream masks for myself, is it ok for children ? and for curly hair ?
    What do you think ?
    His hair drinks a lot of oil, maybe they are very dry.

    THank you,