Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by yangandbeyond
Today’s blog post is about castor oil and how you can use castor oil for hair growth. Before that, Let’s talk about the amazing benefits of castor oil!
Castor oil has wonderful beauty benefits when used in right amount on hair and skin. I have been using Castor oil on my hair for quite some time and even recommending to my friends and cousins to add this wonderful oil in their daily beauty regime.
Castor oil is known for its rich omega-6 essential fatty acids and ricinoleic. These essential nutrients play a significant role in increasing hair growth and improving the hair quality. In this post, I am going to share with you some of the ways I use castor oil for hair growth.
But, before I start giving tips on how to use castor oil for hair growth, let me list some of the benefits of castor oil. 🙂
- Castor oil controls hair fall
- It promotes hair growth
- Treats dandruff
- Castor oil reduces split ends
- Thickens hair
- Protects hair from damage
I began using Castor oil for hair growth last year. After repeatedly coloring my hair I was facing huge hair problems like; hair breakage, unruly hair , dry hair, split ends and excessive hair fall.
After doing my bit of research on finding some natural ways to get some life on my dead hair, with no second thought, I went straight online and bought myself a bottle of castor oil from Amazon.
How did I start using castor oil for my dry and damaged hair-
I tried a concoction of castor oil, coconut oil and vitamin E capsules for a month and could feel my hair reacted to it much positively. I could feel my hair turning softer, thicker and longer! Ever since Castor oil has become my favorite oil. I also like to use just a tiny amount of castor oil on my eyebrows. Using an ear bud, I dip it in the bottle and using light pressure, I line it over-top my eyebrows. I usually use this method of growing eyebrows using castor oil only during winter, and usually before going to bed. Can’t imagine the stickiness in Indian summers, also, I have an oily skin, so nah. nah. But for hair? I prefer castor oil all seasons, but I do mix with oils that works well as per the temperature 🙂 Such as:
What You Need
- 1-2 tsp castor oil
- 1-2 tsp olive oil
What You Need To Do
- You can mix equal proportions of the two oils in a small cup.
- And then, warm the oil on a medium flame for 5 seconds (don’t overheat it) and apply it to your hair.
- Massage your scalp gently for 10-15 minutes.
Leave it on for an hour, and then wash it off with lukewarm water and shampoo.
For maximum result, I suggest you to leave the oil on hair overnight.
You can also use coconut oil, but make sure you melt the coconut oil properly before mixing it with castor oil. Also cover your hair after application Or the other option is to wash your hair with lukewarm water.
In Summer you can use Castor oil with coconut oil for healthy hair growth. Take equal amount of both the oil, massage it to your scalp and tips (mainly concentrating on scalp area) and leave it overnight. The reason I suggest you use coconut oil in summer (apart from its really amazing hair benefits) is because it’s pretty difficult to get rid of coconut oil from hair during the winter. It sort of hardens and sticks to hair strands, but during summer it’s pretty easy to wash it off.
Tips- Use organic coconut oil for better results or you can also use cold pressed virgin coconut oil.
HERE ARE SOME CASTOR OIL YOU CAN BUY FROM AMAZON INDIA
What are your thoughts on castor oil? How do you use it? Share it with me in the comment below. Would love to know 🙂
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