Castor Oil is and old aged beauty hack, it has been there since the times of our great grand parents and it has proven itself a worthy member of every woman’s beauty collection. Amongst the many benefits this oil provide is the amazing potential to boost hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles increasing the blood flow in the scalp and moisturising.
Although there is a lack in the scientific studies or backing of this oil as a remedy to most beauty troubles, castor oil has definitely helped reduce the problems, so while some are in the doubt about it others are giving testimonies about the richness and efficacy of this oil. However doubtful I went ahead and purchased a jar of Black Jamaican Castor oil to grow a set of healthy luscious looking brows and a few friends tried it with their lashes and all came back with fascinating reports. Initially, i thought it would be difficult to use the castor oil on lashes as it has a sticky and thick consistency but it gets easily absorbed.
Pro Tip: My hair oil consists of My Homemade Hair Oil made with Olive Oil, Carrots & Avocado+Black Jamaica Castor Oil, Rosemary Oil & Tea Tree Oil.
What Is The Best Way To Use Castor Oil on Hair ?
Unlike Coconut oil that requires a good wash off to avoid a rancid smell in hair, the castor oil can be used daily without so much worry about rinsing off, however i suggest making an oil mask (Castor oil, Coconut oil, Olive Oil) apply on pre shampooed hair, cover with a shower cap and wrap with a scarf, leave on for 20-40mins then rinse off with a mild conditioning shampoo.
How Often Should I Use Castor Oil To Grow Hair?
There is no guideline or standard to this, there will be days when you feel lazy to oil that scalp at night, or the mornings when you feel too tired to brush those brows with castor oil but as a recommendation, it should be used at least twice (2x) a week for best results. Some people are uncomfortable with the thickness of the oil and would rather use it less frequently but the consistency is key.
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Is Castor Oil a Good Carrier Oil?
Yes, Castor oil serves as a great carrier oil, so other oils like Tea Tree Oil that cannot be used alone due to its potency can be diluted in castor oil, Since Castor oil does not have such a strong smell it will not overshadow the other oil.
Other carrier oils are:
- Argan Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Grape seed Oil
- Olive Oil
- Almond Oil
Castor Oil Beneficial Properties?
- Castor oil has natural anti fungal and antibacterial properties thus helping to avoid folliculitis and dandruff
- It is rich in Vitamin E
- It is rich in Omega 6 fatty acid
- It is rich in ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid
- Chemically, Castor oil consists of 90% ricinoleic acid, 4% linoleic acid, 3% oleic acid, 1% stearic acid, and less than 1% linolenic fatty acids.