"Give me your hand" She says.
"Why?" I asked. She looked quite serious about it.
"Because I want to show you something. I love your hair. Absolutely, I do. But I want to tell you a secret" She said, patting the bed and beckoning me next to her.
I came and sat down, watching as she pulled a bottle of yellow liquid from her nightstand.
"Mustard Oil" She said.
She proceeded to explain to me how it was used. This Indian woman had the most beautiful black hair. Gorgeous skin color.
She took the bottle of oil and poured a small amount in her hand. She then took my fingers and put them in the palm of her hand.
"Go like this", She said. She motioned for me to rub the oil into my scalp. I did. And it wasn't known at this moment whether it would be the miracle I was looking for, but I was hoping.
Mustard Oil is an oil that most Northern Indians make use of for cooking and other purposes. In this circumstance, the other purpose was to use in my hair. It is extracted from the mustard plant. This plant belongs to the Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli and Cabbage family.
Mustard is known to be rich in many vitamins and minerals. It's a great source of selenium, zinc and beta carotene. Beta carotene is converted into Vitamin A. You get this from Carrots as well. Vitamin A aids greatly in promoting hair growth, and glowing skin. Hair loss is usually a result of zinc or selenium deficiency in the body. That is why they tell you that if you regularly massage your scalp with Mustard Oil, it will stimulate healthy hair growth.
There are quite a few methods to using this Oil. Below are some of the ways many people use it.
Method 1: Massage the oil into wet or dry hair, and cover with a hot towel. Wrapping it with a towel opens the pores in your scalp and allows the oil to penetrate. It is best to do this and leave it on overnight or at least 3 hours before shampooing/conditioning. I have also begun to use a hair dryer and set the dryer on low. Allowing the oil to seep into my scalp for an hour or so. You can also cover it with a shower cap.
Method 2: Use a blow dryer instead of the above suggested hair dryer/hot towel method
Method 3: Use this as a regular oil in your hair. Add it to your daily moisturizing routine to "seal" your ends.
Needless to say, I went to the store immediately and bough 750mL of Mustard Oil. Have you ever witnessed the benefits of this oil?