People avoid castor oil because it is thick and sticky. However, this oil provides great benefits as it is high in nutrients and positive properties. You can treat hair and skin problems with it in an effective and inexpensive way.
Due to its density, the application of castor oil might be a bit hard. For this reason you should better dilute it and mix it with equal amount of coconut oil. Apply it on the scalp with a gentle massage, spreading it evenly on the hair strands, and let it act for 1 hour. Repeat the procedure 2 times per week before you wash your hair.
If you want to use it to treat split ends or for dry hair, take 2-3 drops of castor oil in your palm and rub it on a dry and fizzy hair, letting it act during the night.
BENEFITS OF CASTOR OIL FOR HAIR AND SKIN
Castor oil contains natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. Moreover, it is high in Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, Omega 6, and ricinoleic acid. Due to these nutrients, castor oil is beneficial for skin and hair. It can be used topically for acne and other skin conditions. Additionally, it treats rashes and hair loss. If you want to use it for skin care, use handcrafted castor oil cleansing blend.
When it comes to the benefits of castor oil for hair, it can be used to prevent and remedy hair loss. Moreover, due to the antibacterial and antifungal properties, castor oil is beneficial against folliculitis, dandruff and scalp infections. It increases circulation to the scalp and improve hair growth. Furthermore, the ricinoleic acid balances scalp pH and makes the hair stronger, smoother and less frizzy.
HOW TO USE CASTOR OIL TREATMENTS ON HAIR
If you use castor oil properly, it can be extremely effective for hair health. You can use it 1-2 times per week. The castor oil is quite thick, so it is better when combined with other ingredients. We present you a natural solution, which will stop hair loss and promote hair growth.
CASTOR OIL HAIR SERUM RECIPE
- 3 tablespoons of Castor Oil
- 1 tablespoon Jojoba Oil or Argan Oil
The preparation of this serum is quite easy. All you have to do is mix the ingredients in a dark colored dropper bottle and shake it to mix them.
You should use the dropper to apply to the scalp. You should coat your whole scalp. Then, massage it for 5 minutes. Let it act overnight. It is best to apply it on damp hair. After applying, use a shower cap or towel to avoid getting the oil on furniture or a pillow. It can be quite difficult to remove castor oil with a shampoo. Instead, you can crack an egg and whisk until smooth and then massage the egg into the scalp. This will break down the oil. Then, shampoo as usual.
This serum can also be used to grow thick eyelashes.
Note: Before applying it, test a tiny amount on your inner arm to make sure you don’t have a reaction to castor oil.