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Eight Benefits of Castor Oil on the Hair

by Alexandra Kilpatrick

Hair problems can come in many forms, from thinning to dry scalp to hair loss to split ends, but now, you can rid your hair of these issues with castor oil.

Although it can be messy, castor oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties and contains vital nutrients like vitamin E, minerals and proteins, required for healthy hair.

Organic Remedies

To combat hair loss, massage castor oil into the scalp and roots then wash it off after an hour or two. The oil’s ricinoleic acid helps protect the hair and stimulates circulation of nutrient rich blood to the scalp.

To stimulate hair re-growth, use castor oil regularly on the scalp, boosting blood circulation to the hair follicles and supplying omega-6 essential fatty acids needed to grow healthy hair. Apply the castor oil and cover your scalp with a cap for deep penetration. Wash the oil off after leaving it on overnight.

Fighting Infection

Scalp infections can stop hair growth and cause major hair issues like bald patches and itchy scalp. Utilize castor oil’s antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties to treat scalp infections by fighting pathogens and micro-organisms causing the problems. Apply castor oil to your scalp on a regular basis to keep it infection free.

With essential nutrients like vitamin E, amino acids and omega-6 fatty acids, castor oil can restore hair after split ends and hair breakage by penetrating deep into the scalp and smoothing out rough hair cuticles. Spread the castor oil evenly on hair and wash it after a few hours. Mix the sticky castor oil with lighter oils like olive or jojoba for easier application.

Lock In Moisture

Castor oil’s natural omega-9 acids help lock moisture in the hair and scalp, making it an ideal conditioner for the hair. Apply castor oil to your hair for at least 15 minutes before using a shampoo, a process that will help make your hair smooth and soft, or add castor oil to your favorite hair conditioner to soak in its benefits. Apply a little castor oil to your hair each night as part of your hair conditioning routine.

Dry scalp often leads to dandruff, but castor oil’s omega-9 fatty acids both nourish the hair and prevent dry scalp. Before washing your hair, simply apply castor oil on the affected area and let it stand for a few minutes. You will notice a difference after a mere few washes.

Weather and chemical treatments can cause hair to lose its shine, but castor oil can help increase silkiness and shine by coating the hair shaft and sealing moisture in. Mix a small quantity of castor oil with hair serum or mousse, apply evenly on your hair and wrap your head in a towel. Your hair will be noticeably shinier after a few washes.

Hair Thickness

Castor oil can not only prevent hair damage but also provide thickness to hair. The oil’s essential nutrients and omega 6 and 9 acids enhance hair quality.

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