Did you know that castor oil can be used as a great natural beauty remedy? By preparing castor oil packs and using them on your hair and eyelashes, you will stimulate the growth of your hair and make it look rich.
Castor oil for your hair and skin
Castor oil is an old beauty treatment and remedy that has been replaced by fancy products in the last few centuries. The oil has powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties and contains nutrients such as vitamin E which are important for your skin and hair. The oil also contains omega-6 and 9 fatty acids as well as ricinoleic acid that makes it great for your hair. The oil has been used as a natural acne remedy, as well as a remedy against rashes, hair loss, etc.
Castor oil for your hair
As we mentioned before, castor oil has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties that can treat scalp infections and problems such as dandruff. The ricinoleic acid can regulate your scalp’s pH levels and replenish the natural oils in it. The antioxidant content of castor oil can reinforce the keratin in your hair and make it stronger and smoother.
Hundreds of people who have used the oil on their hair have reported incredible results – some have even boosted their hair growth by 3-5 times! One of our readers who liked to stay anonymous managed to grew her hair by an inch in a month, and 2 inches when she started using the oil twice a week!
What type of castor oil is best for the hair?
There are different castor oil options, but it’s best to prepare it on your own. To do this, mix some castor oil with a hair-healthy oil such as jojoba or argan oil which will reduce its thickness and consistency.
Jamaican black castor oil
The popular Jamaican black castor oil is very good for your hair. It can significantly boost the hair growth and only requires a few drops per treatment. The oil should be used once or twice a week –more than that won’t make a big difference and will only make your hair too oily. According to people who have tried it, the oil works better on damp than wet hair, and needs to stay on your hair overnight for best results.
Removing castor oil from your hair can be quite difficult, but leaving it to work overnight will allow the scalp to absorb it and make the cleanup easier afterwards. If you’re using a shampoo, use a mild one at best. Another great way of removing castor oil from your hair is to crack an egg and whisk it until it’s smooth, then massage it into the scalp. Using a conditioner first before rinsing with a natural shampoo can help as well.
Warning: just like with any other oil, we suggest testing it on a small patch of your skin first before applying the oil on your head. Although problems are rare, some people might irritate their scalp.
Castor oil hair serum recipe
3 tablespoons of castor oil
1 tablespoon of jojoba or argan oil
Mix both ingredients in a glass bottle, then shake well and pour the mixture in a dropper. Use the dropper to apply the oil on your scalp, then massage for 5 minutes to boost the blood flow to the area.