An essential ingredient for hair growth is a healthy scalp, and with its ability to remove impurities to unblock hair follicles, castor oil makes for an effective hair growth solution.
And because of its moisturizing properties it improves the overall strength of the hair which helps prevent breakage and hair loss.
Castor oil is a very thick oil and using this oil on its own may prove rather difficult to wash out, therefore it is recommended you mix with lighter oils like grape seed or almond.
Castor oil also does not have any scent so in order to create a nice aroma try adding pleasant smelling oils such as rosemary.
Oils are one of the safest, most effective and natural ways to promote hair growth, prevent hair loss and generally improve hair health.
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Castor Oil For Your Hair
As you may know, castor oil comes from the castor bean and the seed of the castor plant. This vegetable oil has a long history that goes right back to the ancient Egyptians. It was used back then because of its purgative, laxative, and softening effects.
Because it has no smell or taste, it is used as the base ingredient for many health and beauty remedies. However because of its potentially toxic components, nowadays it is mainly used externally in the form of skin and hair care products.
It contains many beneficial properties that provide amazing results for the overall health of the hair. Read on to discover just how beneficial this natural oil is.
By using castor oil to the tips of the hair will help prevent the hair from looking dry and frizzy by reducing the visible appearance of split ends. It has the ability to strengthen the hair thus preventing breaking and split ends from occurring.
This thick and rich oil will restore moisture back into the tips of the hair masking the damage and leaving it looking silky smooth and shiny. As the hair grows and the damaged ends are trimmed the hair will be less likely to develop more split ends.
Castor oil contains an acid called “ricinoleic acid”, which contains anti-fungicidal and anti-bacterial properties that help protect the hair and scalp from developing infections that can ultimately lead to hair loss. It also contains a high content of omega-9 fatty acids making it a very effective moisturizing agent.
This help prevent the scalp from drying out, and by massaging it into the scalp it will help regenerate healthy hair growth within a couple of months. This natural oil also serves as a cleansing agent for the scalp, effectively removing any impurities and dirt build-up that would potentially inhibit the growth of hair.
The high levels of fatty acids found in castor oil make it perfect for nourishing and moisturizing the hair. It is absorbed easily into the hair and has the ability to deeply penetrate through to all layers of the hair follicles. The oil completely coats the hair shaft smoothing the cuticles and sealing in the moisture resulting in silky smooth hair.
Castor oil is also known as a humectant, this means it has the ability to draw in moisture from the air into the hair and scalp, therefore boosting its already powerful moisturizing qualities.
Castor Oil Hair Serum Recipe
3 Tablespoons of Castor Oil
1 Tablespoon Jojoba Oil or Argan Oil
1. Mix ingredients in a dark colored dropper bottle.
2. Shake to mix.
3. Use the dropper to apply to the scalp. I part my hair right above the ear on one side, add a few drops of castor oil, part again about 1/2 inch from that part, add more castor oil, and so on until I’ve coated my whole scalp.
4. Then, I massage for 5 minutes to make sure entire scalp is coated and to help increase circulation.
Note: This will make enough for 5+ uses depending on the length of your hair.
All of the properties previously discussed directly relate to the overall health of the hair and therefore castor oil stimulates hair growth. An essential ingredient for hair growth is a healthy scalp, and with its ability to remove impurities to unblock hair follicles, castor oil makes for an effective hair growth solution.
And because of its moisturizing properties, it improves the overall strength of the hair which helps prevent breakage and hair loss.
Castor oil is a very thick oil and using this oil on its own may prove rather difficult to wash our, therefore it is recommended you mix with lighter oils like grape seed or almond. Castor oil also does not have any scent so in order to create a nice aroma try adding pleasant-smelling oils such as rosemary.
Hair Treatment Recipe
1. Apply castor oil onto the scalp and roots of the hair only
2. Gently massage into the scalp until completely covered
3. Cover hair with a shower cap and towel and leave overnight
4. Rinse out and shampoo immediately in the morning
Repeat treatment once a week, you will notice results and improvements after approximately 7 applications.