Castor Oil Benefits For Hair
Castor oil is a very good option if you are looking at giving boost to your hair growth. It is an overall oil to provide health to your hair. Dandruff, less hair, dry scalp, split ends, no shine etc. everything is curable by this oil. It also is a good hair moisturizer. In short, one stop solution for your hair needs.
Castor oil is also good for stretch marks and dark spots. So all you women, out there, castor oil is good for your hair as well as skin. Postpartum care of hair and skin is very well taken care of with castor oil.
Since it contains Omega-6 and Omega -9 fatty acids, this oil is definitely a must if you are looking at thickening your hair strands. Apply this oil mixing it with olive oil and see the difference in a few weeks.
How to Use Castor Oil
Since it is thick consistency oil, it is better to use castor oil with coconut oil or almond oil or may be jojoba oil to make it easily applicable with a loosened consistency. Always massage the hair into your scalp in circular motion which helps in hair rejuvenation through improving blood circulation. It also improves hair growth by preventing clogging of pores on the scalp. Part your hair into sections and then apply the oil to ensure even distribution of the oil overall.
After application, give yourself a hot towel either directly or over a shower cap. Do not wash before 2 hours. Keeping it for 2-8 hours, which may be overnight, helps you sustain the benefits till long. It will help your hair get nourished and hydrated and the softness also is retained for days after shampoo.
Use your normal shampoo and conditioner for wash.
What should be the duration before next application?
You should regularly use the oil to restore your hair growth and nutrition. If you are looking at increasing the hair growth, use the oil twice a week at least. You may go up to 4 times a week as well. Regular application definitely ensures an increase in hair growth through increased blood circulation. It is very good to help prevent thinning of hair.
If you are looking at improving dryness of scalp or may be split ends, you may continue using it once or twice a week. Before shampooing, apply this oil into your hair ends and leave for half an hour. Regular application will make you forget about the split ends problem.
If you are looking to cure dandruff, mix this oil with lemon juice and olive oil and use at least once every week. Soon, your issue of dandruff will be forgone and the shine and luster of your hair will be back with you.
Castor Oil has been used since ages and has been associated with ancient Egyptian societies. It was the only resort to skin and hair care. Its usage is definitely tried and tested. With so many benefits to hair and skin, I do not think there is any harm in trying this oil than spending on those expensive hair treatments. Natural products are far better than spending on expensive chemical and artificial treatments that we subject our hair to. Do share your experiences and benefits that you reaped from the use of this oil.
Have you tried Castor oil for hair care?
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