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Castor Oil For Hair-Using It The Right Way!

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You must have read a lot about the beauty benefits of castor oil over the internet. My love with castor oil started a few years back when I used it on my hair and the results were amazing. It has been traditionally considered as one of the best remedies to treat and protect damaged hair. It is rich in nutrients that provide intense moisturization and have restorative properties. Use of castor oil softens dry, brittle hair and acts to protect against environmental extremes.

If you are using it for hair and skin treatment, consider buying organic castor oil or Jamaican black castor oil for best results.

BENEFITS OF CASTOR OIL

Controls Hair Fall and Promotes Hair Growth: Rich in nutrients, castor oil improves hair growth by stimulating hair follicles. It reduces hair fall by nourishing hair to improve its texture and appearance. 

Castor Oil Deep Conditioning Treatment 

Castor oil deep conditioning treatment can be used twice a week for promoting hair growth and reducing hair fall. Since its texture is thick and sticky, you can mix it with other lighter oils like coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil or sesame oil.

What you’ll need

One Tablespoon Castor Oil

Two Tablespoons Olive Oil

Mix both the oils and heat for a minute. This mixture should just be warm and comfortable to touch. Use it to massage your scalp and hair, do not forget to cover your hair with a shower cap. You can also wrap a warm towel around your head. Leave it for 30-45 minutes and wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

If your hair loss is not genetic, then this treatment can do wonders to your hair.

Conditions hair: Castor oil is considered excellent for hair because of its natural conditioning properties.It provides nourishment by penetrating deep into the scalp and hair Rich in moisture, it acts as an amazing conditioner and helps by sealing in moisture, taming frizz and giving lustrous hair.

Castor Oil Leave-in Serum

What you’ll need

One Tablespoon Castor Oil

Few Drops Essential Oil

Mix one tablespoon castor oil with few drops of your favorite essential oil and store in a bottle for use as a daily leave-in conditioner. All you need to do is to take a few drops of this mixture on wet palms and apply on the hair gently. Concentrate on the ends as these are most susceptible to damage.

Castor oil forms a coating on the hair strands and protects hair from the damage caused by the sun and other environmental factors. Because of its sticky nature, it is recommended to use very little castor oil when applying it as a leave-in serum.

Pre-Shampoo Treatment

Constant heat styling, occasional chemical treatments, and environmental factors are responsible for hair damage.However, we can use a little extra TLC to get it back to being healthy.

While deep conditioning treatments give amazing results, if you are unable to reap its benefits due to time constraints then you can use castor oil as a pre-shampoo treatment for healthy and frizz free hair.

Mix one tablespoon castor oil with two tablespoons of other lighter oil like olive oil. Massage this mixture on your scalp and hair. Leave for 15- 20 minutes before taking a shower and wash with a mild shampoo. You will be amazed by the results!

Treats damage: If you have dry, brittle hair that has split ends, then you must try using castor oil for treating your hair. It makes hair less susceptible to damage by forming a protective coating and preventing loss of moisture.

It is important to trim your hair before trying castor oil (or any home remedy) for treating split ends.  After you get rid of the split ends, apply castor oil regularly as a pre-shampoo treatment or a weekly hot oil massage. Its regular use will make hair thick and less prone to breakage resulting in less split ends.

Shine: Hair can never look healthy if it appears dull and lifeless. Use of castor oil makes hair lustrous, radiant and shiny. Its regular use has miraculous results on hair and it takes few applications for the hair to turn shinier.

CASTOR OIL HAIR MASKS

Castor Oil can be used to make some amazing hair masks that improve hair growth and overall appearance. These masks can be used weekly for pampering hair.

Castor Oil-Egg-Honey Hair Mask

What you’ll need

Two Tablespoons Castor Oil

One Tablespoon Honey

One Egg

Crack open an egg, mix two tablespoons castor oil and one tablespoon honey to form a smooth mixture. Apply this mixture on hair for 20 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo and follow with a conditioner.

This is a super nourishing mask with some great ingredients. Honey is a humectant that draws moisture from the air to keep hair hydrated while eggs are super rich in vitamins, protein and fatty acids that improve hair health. When combined with the goodness of nutrient-rich castor oil, these ingredients make hair appear silky and smooth.

It is important to note that cold water should be used to wash hair after using egg masks.If you use hot water, the egg will cook and stick to hair. 

Castor Oil-Aloe Vera Gel Hair Mask

What you’ll need

Two Tablespoons Castor Oil

Four Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is another great ingredient that makes hair healthier and stronger (To know the benefits of Aloe Vera for Hair, Read HERE). Mix four tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel and two tablespoons Castor Oil till you get a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on scalp and hair ensuring even coverage.After applying the mask, cover hair with a shower cap and wrap a warm towel around your head. Let this mask sit for 20-30 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo and conditioner.

Now that you know the benefits of castor oil, it’s time to give your hair an amazing makeover. Try these remedies and share your experience with us. Do you know of some other benefit of castor oil for hair? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

 

 

 

Vasundhra Singh

2 Comments

  1. Santhiya

    Great info

    02 . Nov . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Thanks Santhiya!

      09 . Nov . 2017

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