Castor oil is a synonym for beauty treatment which was widely used in the ancient times. Nowadays, it has been replaced by many other beauty products which are even more expensive. Some people are skeptic because of its thick consistency and cannot apply it on the hair to promote hair growth. However, as soon as you try it, you will see that it is extremely effective traditional beauty remedy.
Non-dietary factors for hair loss
As we grow old, the hair becomes slimmer, shorter, and becomes gray. For pregnant women and women in menopause, it’s a normal thing to experience changes in hair. Genetic hair loss is quite common issue that affects both men and women. Thyroid dysfunction and other hormonal imbalance contribute to big changes in the hair quality and growth.
Benefits of castor oil
It has anti-fungal and antibacterial characteristics. In addition, it’s rich in proteins, vitamin E, minerals, and omega 6 fatty acids. It has been topically used for acne and many other skin issues, such as rashes and etc.
How does it work
You can use castor oil on the scalp for prevention of hair loss. Due to its anti-fungal and antibacterial features, it is extremely beneficial against dandruff, folliculitus, and scalp infections. The ricinoleic acid it contains improves scalp circulation and improves hair growth. Moreover, this acid balances the pH levels of the scalps.
How to use castor oil treatment on hair:
If used correctly, castor oil can be extremely beneficial for hair growth. You need to use a small amount of it (a couple of drops are enough for one treatment). You can use it twice or three times per week. For optimal results, let the treatment to stay overnight. Use a towel or a shower cap to avoid becoming oily or dropping some oil on the pillow or on the furniture. However, castor oil removal can be difficult. If you apply small amount, it will be absorbed in the hair and ease the cleanup.
You can apply it in a few ways: crack 1 egg and whisk it until it becomes smooth. Then, massage it on the scalp. It will break down the oil and will add some other nutrients. Then, wash it with water.
Castor Oil Hair Serum:
- 3 tbsp. of castor oil
- 1 tbsp. of Argon or Jojoba oil.
In a dark bottle, mix both of the ingredients and shake well. Then, use the dropper in order to apply onto the scalp. Massage it for 5 minutes and the circulation will be improved.