Oil extracted from the castor seeds (Ricinus Communis) is referred to as Castor Oil. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil which has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Most of castor oil’s benefits are derived from its high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids.
The anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal properties of ricinoleic acid in castor oil protects the scalp and hair from infections that can cause hair loss. This omega-9 fatty acids in castor oil nourish the hair and prevent the scalp from drying. Rubbing castor oil on your scalp and the roots of your hair will regenerate new hair growth within months. This will also thicken thinning hair.
Castor Oil & Your Hair
Castor oil: for Better Growth & Darker Hair Regular usage of castor oil is purported to,
Increase hair growth
Reduce or prevent damage and breakage
Treat dry hair conditions and condition
Moisturize hair and scalp
Prevent hair frizz and/or split ends.
How to use caster oil to prevent hair loss
Apply the Castor oil directly to your scalp and the roots of your hair. Smear the Castor oil around the top of your head so that it fully covers your scalp.
Distribute the oil evenly on the scalp. The thick consistency of castor oil makes it difficult to wash out.
Cover the hair by wrapping in a warm towel.
Wash out after an hour or two. Allow to stay in overnight for a deep conditioning treatment.
In order to dilute the consistency of oil add grape seed or jojoba oil . Combining a little castor oil with olive, coconut, almond or tea tree oil helps prevent hair breakage. The moisture benefits of these oils prevent the hair from becoming dry and brittle. A tablespoon of lavender oil added to a half a cup of castor oil will make the hair smell good, will coat and seal the hair shaft and will trap moisture inside effectively.
Note: Use only cold-pressed castor oil that is hexane-free. Avoid refined, adulterated oils which can clog the skin’s pores. Cold-pressed castor oil retains its valuable nutrients.
About the Author: Namita Nayyar, (M.Sc.) Gold Medallist, Nutrition & Fitness Expert (IFA), President of Women Fitness (WF), she is the author of all five "on-line books" of complete fitness and has designed the customized strength training, cardiovascular training and flexibility training programs for women, she has also a M.Sc. degree in child development