One of the most beneficial natural oils, which has strong medicinal, cleansing and cosmetic properties is extracted from the seeds of the castor plant and it is known as Ricinuscommunis or castor oil. It’s most commonly used in health and beauty products such as massage oils and different types of medicine. If taken orally, the oil helps relieve constipation and it eliminates the parasites in the gut.
For hundreds of years it has been used as a natural way to grow hair, nurture it and make it shiny and thick. So, if you don’t want to spend too much money on hair products castor oil is the best choice for you.
Below we present you some of its benefits:
It makes your hair thicker sinceit is rich in omega-9 fats which are able to nourish the follicles by entering the pores of the scalp and thus promote hair growth and volume.
Dandruff if you apply a mixture of olive and castor oil and some lemon juice on your scalp and let it sit overnight, in the morning you’ll notice that the dandruff is gone and your scalp with feel fresher than ever.
Split ends if you have split ends, all you need to do is apply some castor oil on them and let it sit for a few hours. Once it’s done just rinse it off and you’ll notice the difference immediately.
Long lashes: if you want to have bigger eyelashes try applying castor oil on your eyelids with a Q-tip.
Castor oil is very effective in stimulating hair growth since it has a powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties and it regulates the circulation of the scalp. If you use this oil regularly you will be able to neutralize the harmful effects of hair products and keep your keratin levels up which will make your hair strong and smooth. Always use hard pressed castor oil which doesn’t contain hexane.
You might find it a bit difficult to apply the oil due to its condensed and sticky texture. Nevertheless, we have a solution for you. All you need to do is mix the oil with some other type of oil in equal amounts (you can use coconut oil). Then, get a larger bowl, fill it with hot water and put the smaller bowl, with the oil mixture, in it. This will warm up the oil and make it easier for application.
Before applying the oil mixture make sure you dampen your hair. Once you have applied the desired amount of oil, cover it with a shower cap and let it sit for an hour.