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How to Use Castor Oil for Hair

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How to Use Castor Oil for Hair


How many of you have problems with hair fall? Raise your hands! Well we see quite a number, including most of us on this side as well. You may have tried all the oils, all the creams, lotions and potions, grandma’s secret recipes too, and may have also followed what beauticians at the parlor have told you about hair fall prevention, but has it worked. It may or may not have, to your satisfaction. So hearing your pleas, we bring to you ways on how to use castor oil for hair growth, and to curb hair fall too.

1. Castor Oil & Coconut Oil:

Castor Oil And Coconut Oil

A tablespoon of castor oil and four tablespoons of coconut oil would help you strengthen your hair follicles and keep them from falling too. What you need to do is to warm the two oils together and apply them from tip to root. Do this thrice a week and leave it overnight. Wash it off with warm water the next morning.

2. Sesame Oil & Castor Oil:

Sesame Oil And Castor Oil

Mix half a cup of sesame oil with two tablespoons of castor oil for this recipe. Warm the oils together and apply from tip to root. Use a warm towel soaked in hot water as a turban around your head for half an hour. Wash the hair with warm water thereafter, and pat dry. This should be done twice a week for long lasting effects

3.  Castor Oil to Stop Hair Loss:

Castor Oil to Stop Hair Loss

Although there are numerous causes for hair fall and loss, the major contributing factors are brittle, unhealthy hair and scalp caused by , scalp infections and frequent use of hair styling products, containing harsh chemicals.  However, gentle scalp massage using castor oil twice a week before a wash works well for hair fall fortifying the hair shafts.

4. Seals the Hair Moisture:

Seals the Hair Moisture

The castor oil also severs as a natural moisturizer. It leaves a coating on the hair-shafts to retain the hair moisture. Especially, the omega-6 fatty acids property of castor oil prevents the hair shafts to become dried out. Adequate moisture is essential to grow hair faster in a natural way.

5. Repairs Damage:

Repairs Damage

All in all, castor oil can repair any damage to the hair with frequent application. This includes usual hair treatments done, sun damage, and split ends. Although there’s nothing to be done with split ends, castor oil can prevent their re occurrence by strengthening the strands and allowing them to grow thicker. Hair treatments and the sun typically dry out the hair, making it weak. The hydrating power of castor oil restores them to their former glory.

6. Castor Oil for Hair Loss:

Castor Oil for Hair Loss

Hair loss can occur for many reasons, but the one of the most common causes is an unhealthy scalp and weak hair. Castor oil does not only strengthen the hair, but also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which can help combat and prevent scalp infections like ringworm,  and folliculitis. Castor oil can prevent the growth of micro-organisms like bacteria and fungus which can affect your scalp’s health and contribute to bald patches and hair loss. To use castor oil for hair loss, apply it twice a week to the scalp, leaving for at least 30 minutes before washing off.

7. Castor Oil for Hair Shine:

Castor Oil for Hair Shine

Castor oil can increase the luster of your hair, due to its ability to form a protective coat on the hair shaft. The oil makes the hair smoother, thereby reflecting more light. Using castor oil as a conditioner or hot oil treatment at least once a week benefits dull hair by making it shiny and smooth, but do not overdo it or you could end up with an oily scalp.

8. Improves Hair Health:

Improves Hair Health

Castor hair oil keeps the scalp healthy, supple and moisturized. Omega-6 fatty acids of this hair growth oil prevent the scalp from drying out and stimulate thicker and faster hair growth. This hair oil also contributes in regaining shine on the hair textures.