Mineral Oil: The name mineral oil has been used to describe many colourless, odourless liquids. The term most often refers to a liquid by-product of the distillation of petroleum to produce gasoline and other petroleum-based products from crude oil.
Dangers of Mineral Oil: Applying mineral oil to hair reduces the amount of water your hair absorbs and minimize swelling. Repeated swelling and drying can damage your hair. It can cause the development of pneumonitis5 or lung inflammation when taken orally.