Are your hair weak, brittle, damaged, dry, dandruff or hair loss? So how about experiencing an oil that can help a lot in these problems? Today’s tip is castor oil.
Castor oil is the oil extracted from the seeds of castor bean (ricinus communis), a plant very common in our country. Castor seeds contain between 40 and 50% oil. The seed itself is toxic, but its oil, rich in ricinoleic acid, is non-toxic (since ricin is not oil soluble).
Castor oil is very useful due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action, having several applications.
What Can Castor Oil Treat?
- Loss of hair
- Intestinal constipation
- Fungal Infections
- Menstrual disorders
- Gastrointestinal problems
The skin can also be very beneficial with the oil, since it has an emollient effect, penetrates the skin by moisturizing it and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, thus preventing wrinkles and lines of expression. In addition, it effectively treats acne, boils, warts, dry skin, and dermatitis.
Benefits of Castor Oil for Hair
- Strengthens hair
- Combat hair loss
- Combat hair break
- Contains Vitamin E, minerals and vitamins that aid in growth
- Activates circulation in the scalp
- Contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
- Treats dry and itchy skin on the scalp
- Helps in the treatment of baldness and alopecia
- Decreases dandruff (using in root)
- Moisturizes and recovers wires deeply
- It seals the cuticles of the hair fiber giving brightness
- Helps maintain hydration hair
Castor Oil to Hydrate and Nourish the Hair
In addition to treating the scalp, castor oil conditions and moisturizes hair, preventing double ends.
If you make the capillary schedule, in the nutrition phase, you can put a teaspoon of castor oil and 2 tablespoons of your preferred moisturizer cream. If you prefer you can add shea butter. Mix everything, rub in wet hair only with shampoo, let it act for 20 or 30 minutes and rinse.
For double tips, mix the castor oil with coconut oil. Pass the mixture only at the tips of the threads, let it act for 2 hours and wash the hair normally.
Castor Oil for Hair Loss
Castor oil can prevent the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi that can affect the health of your scalp and thus it can prevent hair loss.
Castor oil contains many highly beneficial natural compounds that stimulate hair growth, and while not a panacea against baldness, can be used as a coadjuvant treatment to ameliorate hair loss and make hair grow thicker and stronger.
If hair loss is due to genetic factors, using castor oil as a hair loss treatment will not cure the problem. However, it can help to minimize the rate of fall.
How does castor oil stimulate hair growth?
Castor oil, when applied and massaged directly onto the scalp, stimulates the growth of strong, healthy hair as it improves blood circulation, which is vital to stimulate hair growth.
Contains omega 6 fatty acid that stimulates the scalp and hair follicles, strengthening the wires, so that when they grow, they will be less fragile.
The application does not require any special preparation: just use the castor oil directly on the scalp, massaging the hair for about 5 minutes. After that, put on a plastic cap and let the product act for a few hours. Then wash your hair normally.