How to use Castor Oil for faster hair growth.
While the average human hair follicle grows just over a centimeter a month, some testimonials state that using castor oil once a month can spur hair growth three to five times the normal rate.
Castor oil is well renowned for its therapeutic properties as it is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral by nature. This medicinal concoction is predominantly used for hair growth, skin care, health and wellness, body massage, treating ailments, labour induction, home remedies among many other uses.
Castor Oil for hair growth
Being rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins E, castor oil works as a magic potion for hair.
-Its Ricinoleic acid content and omega-6 essential fatty acids help increase circulation to the scalp and improve hair growth.
– Ricinoleic acid also helps balance scalp PH which helps replenish the scalp’s natural oils and undo the damage caused by harsh chemical hair products.
-Its used on the scalp to help prevent and remedy hair loss.
-Its anti fungal properties make it beneficial against folliculitus which is inflamed hair follicles, dandruff and other scalp infections.
-The antioxidants in castor oil help support the keratin in hair and helps make hair stronger, smoother and less frizzy.
-Castor oil reduces split ends by penetrating deep into the the scalp and smoothing rough hair cuticles.
-It also serves as a natural conditioner and penetrates deep into the scalp. It is thus an easy way to regain lost shine and hair texture. It leaves a coating on the hair shaft to lock the much needed moisture in. It also makes hair richer and darker.
How to use castor oil to treat hair loss
If your aim is to treat hair loss, apply it Castor oil atleast twice weekly, for several weeks. You can add rosemary essential oil which is known to stimulate hair growth.
How to apply castor oil
-Mix castor oil with a lighter oil such as coconut oil, olive oil or jojoba oil in the same ratio.
-Part hair into sections and apply the oil in each section until all the hair is covered evenly.
-use your fingers and apply it in a circular motion. This will help in increasing blood circulation thus rejuvenating and stimulating hair growth.
-wrap your hair in a warm towel or shower cap and leave it for 2 to 8 hours or leave it overnight. This will give it enough time to penetrate through the follicles and hydrate your scalp and hair thoroughly.
-wash your hair using a sulfate free shampoo, black soap or a shampoo bar and then condition it. Make sure you rinse out all the oil from your hair.