Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant and this thick dark oil has been used for hair regrowth and dry scalp treatments since ages. Castor oil massage not only stimulates hair growth but also rectifies and stops hair fall. It can tame frizzy hair and can also treat scalp infections, dandruff and other scalp problems. Though this oil is quite safe, a patch test for allergic reactions should always be done before application.
Here I Discuss 4 Ways To Use Castor Oil For Healthy And Shiny Hair-
Castor Oil And Coconut Oil/Almond Oil-
Castor oil is very thick in consistency so we can dilute it with coconut oil/almond oil. Mix the castor oil and coconut oil in equal quantities, say 2 tsp each of both the oils. Pour the oils in a jar and close the lid, and keep the jar in a double boiler or a hot water bowl, keeping in mind that the water does not enter the jar of oil. Let the oil dissolve well and heat it for 2-3 minutes. Add some rosemary essential oil for aroma and this essential oil also stimulates hair growth. Now apply this warm oil mixture from the roots to the tips and wrap a hot water towel around the head. The steaming effect will open the pores and allow better infusion of the oil into the hair follicles. After 10 minutes of turban therapy, remove the towel, wear a shower cap and leave the oil for an hour. Then shampoo the hair well. Follow this regime 3 times a week for best results. The oil can be left on the scalp overnight also.
Mint Oil And Castor Oil–
For scalp infections and rashes, we can add mint oil to the castor oil as it has some antimicrobial properties.Take 1 tab of castor oil and mint oil each and mix well and warm as per above instructions. Now apply thoroughly onto the scalp from the roots to the tips and sit for a turban therapy for 15-30 minutes. Leave the oil on the scalp for some more time and then wash off the hair well. This remedy should be followed at least once a week to treat problems of hairfall, dray scalp and other scalp infections.
Baby Hair Oil And Castor Oil-
Some people have very sensitive skin and cannot apply strong oils as it reacts to the scalp. Castor oil can be diluted with baby oil in equal quantities and applied to the hair. After a good head massage, it can be follwed by hair steam through the turban therapy and then rinsed off after at least an hour. You can keep it for longer it it suits your skin. Follow this thrice a week for shiny and strong hair.
Mustard Oil And Castor Oil-
The benefits of mustard are infused in its oil and is a great oil for nourishment to the scalp, and can draw out infections, treat dry scalp problems, and even overcome a cough and cold on doing a scalp massage. Mix in 1 tab of mustard oil and castor oil and warm and apply to the hair. Leave it overnight or follow a turban therapy and rinse the hair after about an hour. This treatment can be followed twice a week to get a thick, shiny, and bouncy mane.