Castor oil contains Vitamin E, minerals & proteins that are required for healthy skin and hair. Castor oil also contains anti-bacterial and antifungal properties and can do wonders for your skin and hair. Along with reducing skin inflammation, it can also help in curing several skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. It also helps to keep your skin moist and wrinkle free.
Here we list 5 amazing things you can do using Castor oil:
1. Castor oil reduces hair loss
Castor oil is well known for its ability to treat hair loss or thinning hair. Apply extra virgin castor oil on the scalp and massage gently. Leave it for half an hour and then wash off with a mild shampoo.
2. Castor oil stimulates hair growth
Castor oil promotes hair growth and can be used as a hair oil to thicken hair. Due to its thickness, you can mix it with coconut oil to easily apply it to your hair & scalp. Gently massage the oil into your hair & scalp and leave it for an hour then wash off with a mild shampoo. For best results, leave it overnight, covered with a cap for deep penetration and wash it off the next morning.
3. Castor oil nourishes & condition your Scalp
In order to keep your scalp healthy and nourished, it is important to give yourself a scalp massage at least once every two weeks. Use your fingertips to gently apply warm castor oil into your scalp and massage gently. Along with improving your blood circulation to the scalp, it can also help in conditioning the scalp and protect it from any bacterial & fungal infections and dandruff.
Castor oil can also help in thickening your eyebrows. View our post here on how to get thicker eyebrows in a few weeks!
4. Damaged Hair
Castor oil has rich vitamin E properties that are very helpful in moisturizing dry, damaged and brittle hair and also reverses any damage caused to the hair. Again, use Castor oil at least once a week in a deep conditioning treatment for healthy hair. Coconut oil also works wonders for damaged hair.
5. Castor oil contains anti-ageing properties
To aid in the prevention and treatment of wrinkles and fine lines, apply a very thin layer of organic castor oil all over the face and using slow, firm motions across the skin, massage the oil deeply into your pores. Take your time and focus on your problem areas. Leave it on for few minutes and rinse off gently with warm water.