Castor oil: for Better Growth & Darker Hair
extracted from the castor seeds (Ricinus Communis) is referred
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
The anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal properties of ricinoleic
acid in castor oil protects the
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
Castor Oil & Your Hair
Regular usage of castor oil is purported to,
- Increase hair growth
- Reduce or prevent damage and breakage
dry hair conditions and condition
- Moisturize hair and scalp
- Prevent hair frizz and/or
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
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.
Dated 10 December 2011