I’ve been experimenting a lot with Castor Oil as a natural wonder treatment. It is already used by me within my own oil cleansing combination daily, and I’m enjoying the outcomes from using castor oil packs in my own skin.
A friend mentioned that she adored castor oil to hair and lashes. I was very skeptical since castor oil has a sticky and rather thick consistency that I couldn’t envision using in hair. I did a little research and discovered that I had been seriously missing out on an effective and simple Standard beauty remedy.
Benefits of Castor Oil for Hair and Skin
Castor oil is a beauty remedy that has been mainly replaced over time by more fancy beauty goods with a cost and more ingredients.
Castor oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is packed with Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids. It’s unusually ricinoleic acid ratio which makes it beneficial to hair and skin.
In fact, castor oil has traditionally been used topically for hair loss and other skin conditions, as well as acne, rashes and much more. If you wish to try it for skin care, I recommend this handmade castor oil cleansing combination.
What Does Castor Oil Do To the Hair?
Castor oil can be used to help stop and cure hair loss and it is effective at this for several reasons. It is antifungal and antibacterial properties make it valuable from folliculitis, dandruff and scalp infections as well as its acid content help increase circulation and improve hair development.
Ricinoleic acid is also believed to aid balance scalp pH that can also help rejuvenate the scalp’s natural oils and reverse some of the damage of unpleasant chemical hair loss goods (and even damage from no-poo, because of more than alkalinity). The antioxidants in castor oil help make hair less frizzy, smoother and stronger and support the keratin in hair.
There are several possibilities for castor oil hair treatment. I like to make my own, but there are a number of pre-made options (it can be a good one that I’ve tried previously).
To make my own, I mix castor oil with a different hair-healthy petroleum (choices listed below) and herbs that will help support scalp health. Unrefined and cold pressed complimentary castor oil is favored.
Castor oil is viscous and thick so I prefer to combine with coconut or coconut argan oil.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil:
There is a type of castor oil called Jamaican Black Castor oil that has very great reviews. I tried it as well and it seemed to work about the same as ordinary castor oil in my hair, but it seems that it might provide added benefit for people with thick or dry hair (my hair is fine/oily).