The use of castor oil is an ancient remedy. It therefore dates not from yesterday but it is not yet widespread. This oil contains an impressive amount of nutrients and fatty acids that make it possible to obtain stronger and healthier hair. Castor oil is transparent, quite thick and contains the nutrients precious extracts from the castor bean (ricinus communis).
How To Use Castor Oil For Hair Growth
Castor oil stimulates hair growth because it promotes microcirculation in the hair bulb. This improved circulation promotes nutrients to the hair, enabling them to grow faster.
My quick guide to the application of castor oil for hair growth:
- Separate your hair so as to uncover your scalp.
- Apply castor oil directly on your scalp while massaging for a few minutes so as to penetrate well.
- If you find it too thick you can mix it with other vegetable oils such as coconut oil.
- Cover your head with a bath cap or towel.
- Leave a few hours or all night.
- Shampoo to remove excess oil. I usually rinse twice.
- Repeat 3 times a week.
How To Use Castor Oil To Prevent Hair Loss
Losing hair is not inevitable! In addition to stress, there are many reasons why one loses one’s hair, but one of the most common is a poorly maintained scalp and hair weakened by the environment. Castor oil will not only strengthen your hair by nourishing it but it will also heal your scalp and prevent infections. Castor oil has indeed antifungal and antibacterial properties that allow it to fight and prevent the onset of scalp infections like ringworm and folliculitis.
Castor oil can therefore prevent the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi that can affect the health of your scalp and contribute to hair loss plaques and alopecia.
To use castor oil to combat hair loss, apply castor oil twice a week to the scalp and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before rinsing.
How To Use Castor Oil To Soften Hair
Castor oil coats the hair from root to tip and gives a natural shine and luster to your hair. To achieve this result you will need to use castor oil as a hair mask. Since castor oil is a fairly viscous oil and not necessarily easy to spread, I highly recommend mixing it with another vegetable oil. Personally, I do a half moist mixture with coconut oil.
- In a bowl, mix in equal proportions castor oil and coconut oil.
- Apply to the scalp and back to the tips.
- Apply a warm, moist towel.
- Leave 2 hours.
- Small shampoo to rinse all (do not hesitate to make a second one if your hair is too greasy).
- Repeat three times a week.
How To Use Castor Oil To Prevent Split Ends
Aggressive shampoos, naturally dry hair, drying at high temperatures and chemical treatments are just some of the several factors responsible for the formation of split ends.
Castor oil can help remove these split ends when you use it with your conditioner. The oil is full of nutrients that prevents the hair from breaking and formation of ugly ends. Unless you have short hair, you are all likely to have been victims of forks. It is the oldest part of the hair and therefore also the most fragile.
Castor oil contains vitamin E and omega 9 that as fatty acids that help penetrate the dry, damaged hair. They will allow to smooth the cuticles and to hydrate the hair. Strong and hydrated hair, of course, avoids the split ends.
How To Use Castor Oil To Restore Shiny Hair
The castor oil will make it possible to restore the shine of your hair. Thanks to its ability to form a protective layer over the entire length of the hair. Castor oil makes the hair smoother, richer, giving them exceptional reflections as it reflect more light. If you simply want to use castor oil for shine and your hair is already healthy, I recommend you use it once a week either after shampoo or in mask mixed with another vegetable oil.
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