Looking for an all-in-one remedy for hair growth, longer locks, hair shine and improved hair texture? Well, try using castor oil! Castor oil is made by cold pressing the fresh seeds of the castor plant to extract the oil.
Benefits of using castor oil for hair and hair growth:
Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid that can help lock moisture in the hair and can promote healthier hair and a cleaner scalp, in turn promoting better hair growth right from the hair follicles.
Castor oil can help strengthen the hair strands and promote hair and scalp nourishment. Therefore, with a healthy scalp, it promotes a better environment for the hair follicles to grow out from.
Castor oil can increase circulation in the scalp and promote better absorption of other hair care products.
Here’s how you can use castor oil for hair growth:
You’ll need: 1 tbsp castor oil, 1 tbsp of black seed oil and few drops of essential oil (optional).
Application: Into a small mixing bowl, add in the castor oil and black seed oil and mix it well. Then dip a cotton swab or your fingertips into this oil mixture and apply this all over your scalp evenly. (You can also use the castor oil unmixed). Then using your finger tips, gently massage it in using circular motions. Then rub some castor oil all through the length of your hair, do not over do, just let the hair strands be coated and then let it sit for 30 to 40 minutes before rinsing off with a mild shampoo and conditioner. READ MORE – RICE HAIR GROWTH CONDITIONER CUBES
- It is advisable to mix castor oil with any other oil because castor oil is heavy and can be hard to wash off from the hair.
- For an application tip, you could also dip the ends of your comb in the oil mixture and then dab it in the partitioned area of the scalp and then run it down the strands of hair. It will help speed up the application process.
Here’s a castor oil hair mask for hair growth:
- 1 tbsp castor oil
- 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
- 1/4 cup rose water
- Few drops of rosemary essential oil ( optional)
In a bowl, add aloe vera gel ( pure aloe vera gel free of fragrance and artifical colorant ) and add in the oils and mix it really well, next add it the rose water. Pour everything to a pump bottle.
After hair wash, smooth a few drops of your serum on your hair and at the ends of your hair. Use the serum like a leave in hair conditioner. Dry your hair and style it as usual.
For those who find it hard to get castor oil off your hair, here’s what you can do:
See to it that your hair is fully wet and not partially wet, before attempting to wash off the castor oil in your hair.
Wash your hair with lukewarm water as it will help open up the pores on the scalp and loosen out all the oil, making it come off more easily.
Since castor oil is hard to come off, you may have to wash your hair twice and thereby diluting your shampoo with some water will make it easier to rake up more lather.
After shampooing your hair, let the shampoo sit in your hair for a few minutes each time, before rinsing of, so it will help loosen out the concentrated and sticky castor oil from the scalp and hair strands. READ MORE – Ayurveda shampoo to stop hair fall
Once you have finished washing and conditioning your hair, lastly pour some cold water all over your hair, so that the moisture from the castor oil can get locked in while the pores get closed trapping the moisture within.