Hair problems are very common and if not treated immediately, your hair can get damaged permanently. However, medicine is not the only solution to treat hair problems such as split ends, dry scalp, hair thinning and hair loss. Daily use of castor oil can help you fight these problems and maintain healthy mane.
Although there are several hair oils in the market and each one claims to be the very best, when it comes to positive qualities, nothing can beat castor oil. It is true that castor oil is messy and tough to remove, but it contains vitamin E, minerals and proteins, which are necessary for healthy hair. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Let’s find out some of the amazing hair care benefits of castor oil.
# Fights hair loss: Hair loss is probably the most common problem today. Infection, dandruff and hairstyling are some of the factors that cause hair loss and using castor oil you can deal with this problem easily. Take some oil, message it on the scalp and root and leave it for 1-2 hours. After that, wash your hair. Castor oil includes ricinoleic acid, which protects your hair and fuels blood circulation.
# Increases hair growth: If you hair is not growing fast, regular use of castor oil can be beneficial. Use it frequently to boost blood circulation to the follicles for hair growth. It supplies omega-6 essential fatty acids that are essential for hair growth. Once the oil massage is done, you can cover your mane with a cap and leave it overnight. This will help the scalp soak the oil properly. Wash your hair next day morning.
# Scalp infection healing: Scalp infections can lead to complete baldness and you certainly don’t want that. The antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties of castor oil help you fight micro-organism and pathogens, the main causes for scalp infection. Apply castor oil regularly in the infected area to make your scalp infection free.
# Decreases hair breakage and split ends: Amino acids, Vitamin E, and omega-6 fatty acids are some of the vital components of castor oil and these nutrients prevent split ends and hair breakage. When applied, castor oil reaches deep into your scalp and makes the rough hair smooth. Castor oil is very sticky. Therefore, you can mix it with jojoba or olive oil to make it less sticky and then spread the oil evenly on your hair. Wash your hair a few hours later.
# Moisturises and conditions hair: You should apply the oil 15 minutes before using a shampoo. The oil will make your hair smooth and soft. You can also add castor oil in the hair conditioner that you use. Besides, you should apply 2-3 drops of castor oil in your hair each night to moisturise the dry hair.
# Get dark and shiny hair: All of us want dark and shiny hair, but due to pollution our hair looks dull. Castor oil can be used to make your hair glossy. It has the ability to lock the moisture and keeps the hair shiny. You can mix a small quantity of castor oil in your hair serum and apply it properly in your hair. For better results, you can heat up a few spoonful of castor oil; apply it in your hair and the wrap the hair using a towel. If you keep doing this for a few weeks, your mane will become darker and shinier.
So, as you can see there are many benefits of castor oil. If you apply it regularly in your hair, you will get a healthy, thick and shiny mane that will make others jealous.
Author bio: Timothy Hockings is a hair stylist by profession. She shares hair care tips through her articles and advocates the positive qualities of castor oil.