Monday, February 20, 2012

Benefits of Castor Oil

I've been using Castor Oil for some time now and notice how much my hair has changed for the better since I added it to my regimen. Castor Oil has ingredients in it that promote hair growth and thickness. Did you know that Castor Oil can also tame frizzy hair, seal split ends, and curing dandruff?

Castor oil is a thick, pale yellow substance derived from the tropical castor bean plant. A bottle of castor oil can serve you for a long time. Because the thickness of the liquid, you to use it in very small doses. Organic castor oil cures damaged hair in three ways. First, it cleanses your scalp thoroughly without leaving it dry and flaky. It removes the dirt and bacteria that clogs the scalp, which is the primary cause of dandruff and hair fall. Second, the healing properties of castor oil can cure scalp infections and other side effects brought about by chemical treatment. This will prevent your hair from becoming brittle. Lastly, this organic substance is a natural emollient, thereby hydrating your hair while healing the scalp.

What Are the Benefits of Castor Oil for Hair Growth?

Regular castor oil use on your hair’s roots and scalp will help:
    Thicken hair that is starting to thin out
    Increase hair growth
    Reduce and prevent hair damage
    Make the hair fuller and shinier
    Deeply condition and moisturize hair and scalp
    Prevents dry scalp
    Eliminates dry hair
    Boost your hair’s overall health

You will also notice that your hair is stronger and won’t develop split ends that easily anymore.

One Routine to try:
    Using your fingertips, apply high quality castor oil to your roots and scalp.
    Make sure that you distribute the oil evenly on the scalp and massage in
    After applying it to your scalp, cover your hair with a plastic cap and wrap it in a towel.
    Let the oil stay in your hair for at least 15 to 20 minutes or allow it to set overnight.
    Wash it out with shampoo after to remove the castor oil.
    Do this once a week for 6-8 weeks to see the results.

Method that I've been using:
You can also mix the oil with other oils (i.e. jojoba, oil, grape seed oil, olive oil, peppermint oil, etc) to eliminate the super-thick consistency and unpleasant scent of castor oil.

Aside from using castor oil for hair, you can also use castor oil for eyebrow and eyelash growth. Before you sleep at night, make sure to put a hint of castor oil across your lashes and over your brows, then sleep it off. Slowly, you will see that what the castor oil is doing to your hair is also working as effectively on your brows and lashes. Just remember, since pure castor oil is heavy and thick, use it moderately.