Sesame Oil: Where to look for it, how to replace it?

Sesame oil is extruded from well-known, generally available and common Sesame seeds. The tiny seeds hide the strength and power of the phytosterols, antioxidants, vitamins A, E, B6 and a range of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.

Such a selection of valuable elements makes the oil perfect for hair. The diversity of vitamins prevents excessive hair loss, premature greying and loss of resilience. Minerals ensure protection, nourishment, reinforcement and are able to replenish cavities in the hair structure.

Proper synchronisation of fatty acids (about 50% of omega-9 palmitic acid and 37% of omega-6 linoleic acid) makes it perfect for dry, damaged hair of low porosity as well as for thin, brittle, frizzy and falling out – medium porous.

Moreover, Sesame Oil provides protection against adverse weather conditions, and a range of harmful substances; it will also shield hair during blow-drying.

It is best to use Sesame oil in combination with other hair oils. This way your hair will gain even more benefits. Many oils abound in squalane – a very useful component that balances the sebum secretion on the scalp.

It is worth mentioning that Sesame Oil can slightly burden medium porosity hair. Therefore, in such case, a good alternative is to replace it with Argan Oil, Sweet Almond Oil or Olive Oil.

Many cosmetic companies offer hair care and styling products with a blend of several natural oils. If you are planning to purchase one of those products, keep on reading to find out what cosmetics are worth paying attention to.

Nanoil Hair Oil

Nanoil is a revolutionary cosmetic. It is developed in a way to match the type and structure of various hair types. This way, you can be sure that it will take care of damaged, dry hair that requires nourishment and regeneration, as well as heavy thick hair that lacks volume. How is that even possible? Nanoil comes in three versions, each of which matches different hair porosity. Also, each oil includes a range of natural oils that are suitable for particular hair structure and its needs.

Nanoil – effects, advantages:

Nanoil hair oil - effects advantages

  • thickens the hair
  • boosts hair growth
  • inhibits hair loss
  • moisturises dry hair
  • rebuilds surface defects
  • improves shine
  • restores resilience and elasticity of hair
  • nurtures the scalp
  • regenerates and strengthens the bulbs
  • protects against high temperatures
  • contains a UV filter
  • does not overburden hair, provides lightweight
  • makes it silky soft
  • suitable for hair oiling
  • can be used in various ways

Kerastase Aura Botanica

Kerastase Hair Mist Aura Botanica is a biphasic spray that is designed to tame unruly strands and improve brilliance. Due to the presence of natural oils, the product additionally nourishes and strengthens the hair, protects it from harmful effects of external factors. Coconut and Organ oil content in Kerastase Aura Botanica provide valuable micronutrients, protect against the adverse external factors and high temperatures, and ensure the brilliance and elasticity of the hair. Kerastase Aura Botanica Mist is biphasic, it should be shaken before use to blend. This product can be applied only to the hair, excluding the scalp. Kerastase product is lightweight and does not burden the hair, and it smells beautiful at the same time.

Kerastase Aura Botanica – effects and advantages


  • provides shine
  • has a gentle action, does not overburden hair
  • has a beautiful scent
  • protects the hair
  • combats dullness and dryness of the hair
  • is efficient
  • nourishes hair

Davines. Oi Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion With Roucou Oil

Davines Oil is a modern product: a combination of natural hair oils with synthetic new-generation oils. It is used primarily to enhance the hair condition and its shine. Mark Davines describes the product as “a comprehensive beautician”. Oi Oil contains an unusual, exotic Roucou oil, derived from the Annatto plant which is native to the Amazon rainforest, Africa, and even Asia. It is a rich source of beta-carotene, which helps to rebuild the damaged hair structure. The oil contains a lot of ellagic acid, which neutralises free radicals and gives hair elasticity. Synthetic oils included in the Davines Oi Oil are responsible for the hair radiance and elasticity.

Davines Oi Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion – effects and advantages


  • conditions hair
  • gives shine
  • protects the skin against the sun radiation and toxins from the environment
  • does not burden hair
  • it can be applied to wet and dry hair
  • nourishes hair, gives elasticity
  • disciplines the hair, facilitates styling