I have been experimenting a lot with castor oil lately as a natural beauty remedy. I already use it in my own oil cleansing blend each day, and I am enjoying the results of using castor oil packs in my skin.
Years ago, a friend mentioned that she loved castor oil to hair and lashes. I was really skeptical because castor oil has an extremely thick and tacky consistency I couldn’t envision using in hair. I did some research and found out that I was seriously missing out on an easy and really effective traditional beauty remedy…
Benefits of Castor Oil for Hair and Skin
Castor oil is an age-old beauty Remedy that Was Largely replaced over time by fancier beauty products using more ingredients along with a larger price tag.
Castor oil has antibacterial and antifungal Properties and is full of vitamin E, proteins, minerals, and omega-6 and -9 valuable fatty acids.
In fact, castor oil has traditionally been used topically For acne and other skin ailments, in addition to hair loss, rashes, and more. If You wish to try it for skin care, I suggest this handcrafted castor oil cleansing blend.
What Does Castor Oil Do for the Hair?
Castor oil can be used in your scalp to help prevent and cure hair loss and it’s effective at this for several reasons. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties make it valuable from folliculitis, dandruff, and scalp infections and its ricinoleic acid material help boost circulation to the scalp and improve hair growth.
Ricinoleic acid is also said to help balance scalp pH which may also help replenish the scalp’s natural oils and reverse some of the damage of harsh chemical hair products (and even harm from no-poo, because of over alkalinity). The antioxidants in castor oil also help the keratin in hair and also make hair stronger, smoother, and less frizzy.
“Three Times the Growth!”
There are dozens and dozens of testimonials from folks who used castor oil to increase their hair development 3-5 times the standard pace. A friend of mine had been struggling with postpartum hair loss and also after her baldness slowed, regrowing her own hair was difficult.
She measured her hair development for a month and it grew almost half an inch. The following month, after using castor oil hair treatments twice weekly, her hair had grown almost 2 inches. She analyzed this again the next month and observed exactly the same result and that her hair has been dramatically thicker.
What Type of Castor Oil for Hair?
There are several options for castor oil hair treatments. I Prefer to make my own, however, there are a number of pre-made options (this is a good one that I have tried previously ).
To make my own, I combine castor oil with a Different hair-healthy Oil (options listed below) and herbs to help encourage skin health. Unrefined and cold-pressed hexane-free castor oil is preferred.
Castor oil is extremely thick and viscous therefore that I prefer to mix With coconut or argan oil in a glass dropper bottle for easy application.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
There’s a particular sort of castor oil known as Jamaican black castor oil that has extremely great reviews. I tried it too and it seemed to work about the same as routine castor oil on my hair, but it seems that it might provide additional benefit for anyone with thick or dry hair (my hair is fine/oily).
How to Use Castor Oil Treatments on Hair
Castor oil can be very beneficial for hair growth if Utilized Correctly. Small quantities of plain oil may be used for an all-over therapy. Like many things in life, more is not necessarily better, and only a couple drops are Needed each treatment. The additional oils are completely discretionary.
I personally use this castor oil 1-2 times each week. It can be utilized more often, though I did not see any increased results with using it every day.
When to Use
I’ve found that this Therapy works better on damp but not Wet hair. I keep a spray bottle of water in the restroom and just spritz my origins prior to applying.
For maximum benefit, I leave the remedy on for several Hours or even overnight. After applying, I use a shower cap or towel to avoid Getting the oil on a cushion.
How to Remove the Oil
Natural shampoos. I have found that using a small amount and leaving it overnight can result in the majority of the oil absorbing into the hair and scalp and make cleanup easier. In fact, I’ve managed to use dry shampoo, not wash a few occasions. While I do shampoo, I utilize a pure shampoo or sand shampoo as normal.
And then massage the egg into the scalp. This helps break down the oil also provides additional nutrients to the hair. It’s cluttered though, so I’d recommend doing so in the shower.
The following less-messy way is to state your hair Before getting in the shower, massaging conditioner into the scalp to help Eliminate the castor oil. Subsequently, shampoo as normal.
With any new oil, herb, or product, test a tiny amount on Your inner arm to be certain you don’t have a response. While responses are rare, some people will notice aggravation from castor oil.
With fantastic results. (I use the serum, to begin with to white hair, then use the castor oil)
It is also important to support your body nutritionally and Hormonally with baldness, since this may often be an indication of an internal problem.
BONUS TIP: I rub a tiny amount of castor oil onto my eyelids At night to help eyelash growth as well. It is also a part of my eyelash Development serum recipe.
My Own Results with Castor Oil…
This past year, when I had been under extreme stress for a brief period of time (finishing my book *ahem*), I detected increased baldness. My Hashimoto’s causes me more susceptible to hair loss when I’m under stress, and that I was worried about my hair loss (vicious cycle).
To fight this, I experimented with natural castor oil treatments both alone and mixed with other oils. I too noticed that my hair appeared more powerful and that there was undoubtedly less hair in my brush each day following a few weeks of castor oil treatments. Additionally, I started seeing miniature new hairs all around my own hair.
I split my head open when I was younger, requiring 8 Principles Inside my scalp. Where the scar is, I have a patch of super-curly hair which falls in an ideal ringlet, though the remainder of my hair is wavy/straight. The castor oil seemed to help make this hair patch smoother, though it grew at a faster rate than the rest of my hair.
Now, I have made these castor oil hair treatments a routine Part of my weekly routine and frequently do them through the nighttime, while still wearing my blue Blocker eyeglasses and reading or viewing a film with my hubby.