The hair is everyone's crowning glory. For ladies especially, it transforms their overall appearance, and having a long healthy shiny hair is a blessing for them. Maintaining a shiny hair is a challenge, and what is more challenging is keeping it healthy, without breakage and hair falls. It is a good thing castor oil can address these hair problems.
Castor oil becomes a popular remedy for hair loss, and for some, they have used it as an ingredient in conditioning their hair.
How does it work?
Castor oil has anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Which means, it can treat scalp problems like dryness, itchiness, and infections that lead to dandruff. It has protein contents that also useful in maintaining healthy hair, and its ricinoleic acid can help to improve the circulation of the blood in the scalp once applied. This would ensure that the scalp gets enough nutrition it needs for the development of hair growth.
The ricinoleic acid of castor oil, together with omega-6 and fatty acids penetrates the shaft of the hair and nourishes its roots which restores its natural health and boost hair growth.
Application of Castor Oil
- Take a drop of castor oil and dissolve using water or a carrier oil like coconut oil or jojoba oil.
- Once completely dissolved, put enough quantity in your palm.
- Gently rub it into your hair and massage in the scalp in a circular motion.
- Let it sit for a minute or two.
- Rinse with clean water.
Different hair types respond differently to a treatment. If you are using it to address your hair loss problem, you can use castor oil twice a week for at least four weeks until you get your desired result. And if still, you didn't get your goal, you can extend the application and increase the dosage, like applying it trice or four times a week.
Castor oil is also an excellent hair conditioner because it provides a protective coat and protects it from harmful sun rays. It also has the ability to fill the gap of keratin and increase hair strength so it would be very beneficial if you have split ends as it will make your hair less prone to breakage and splitting.
Removing castor oil Residue from your hair
The concentrated castor oil is sticky and thick, and it may be hard to completely remove it every after sessions of hair treatment, especially if you leave it overnight.
- Wet your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water
- Clean your hair using your regular shampoo. Make sure to rub it first in your palm to moisturize it and avoid friction.
- Apply it in your hair and gently rub and massage your scalp with your fingertips. Then let it sit for one minute.
- Apply your usual hair conditioner then leave it for 2-3 minutes.
- Rinse your hair and scalp with cold water.
The lukewarm water will not only eliminate excess oil, but it will allow the pores in your scalp to open and release the stored dirt. And rinsing it with cold water will seal and lock moisture in your hair, making it shinier when it dry.
You will surprise how your hair improve. Remember to use a wide-toothed comb in untangling it to avoid damaging the thread of your hair.