Castor oil is becoming a popular remedy for hair loss and a helpful natural ingredient for faster hair growth. With the regular use of castor oil, hair growth can be boosted by three to five times the normal rate. It not only spurs hair growth, but the hair also become noticeably thicker within a few months of use. Castor oil also can make your eyelashes and eyebrows longer and thicker.
Why Choose Castor Oil For Hair?
Castor oil is a vegetable oil and since it’s natural, it’s perfectly safe for external application on hair, skin, and nails. It provides many hair benefits, and so can be used for a variety of bad hair conditions.
This versatile oil is suitable for moisturizing hair, promoting hair growth, and preventing hair loss. This product is suitable for both men and women to use. Castor oil can curb hair loss and promote growth of hair. It’s inexpensive, and can be mixed with a few other ingredients to make a hair tonic. It’s also easy to use in the comforts of your bathroom—no expensive salon or clinic visits required. It has, in fact, got a glamorous status in natural hair care.
Benefits of Castor Oil For Hair
(i) Promotes hair growth and helps control hair loss
(ii) Fights dandruff and other scalp infections
(iii) Tame frizzy hair and split ends
(iv) Prevent premature graying of hair
(v) Moisturizes and Conditions hair, thus makes it soft, shiny and smooth
(vi) Strengthens hair shaft, adds volume to your hair and prevents hair breakage
Castor oil has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties and is high in Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and Omega 6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids. Its unusually high ricinoleic acid ratio makes it beneficial to skin and hair.
It contains a unique ingredient – Ricinoleic acid, which is believed to help balance scalp pH, which can also help replenish the scalp’s natural oils and undo some of the damage of harsh chemical hair products.
It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. So it not only supports keratin in hair but also protects the hair from damage and thinning.
Castor oil is the best oil for locking in moisture because of the large proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids. For the most part, castor oil’s fatty acids cannot penetrate the hair follicle, they latch onto the outside of the hair fiber and stop any moisture escaping. This feature means that castor oil needs to be applied at the end of the moisturizing process to lock in the moisture.
Note: If you use castor oil and find that it’s “making your hair dry” it is very likely that you are using the castor oil at the wrong point during your hair care process. If you apply it before washing or before you have applied a proper moisturizer it will prevent water molecules (the main source of moisture) from getting into the hair fiber.
Why Use Egg In Hair Mask?
Egg is a great solution to most of the hair problems, and they are easily available, inexpensive and are natural alternatives that can be used both internally and externally for hair growth. Eggs make the hair strong, prevent breakage, make them soft and help in their growth. While artificial products strip the hair of its natural oils, eggs help to restore the natural oils present in the hair and scalp. This is what makes the “egg for hair loss “and “egg for hair fall” remedies so popular.
Rich in proteins, vitamins, and super-nourishing fats, eggs not only make your hair softer, shinier and healthier they help you to grow it long as well.
Eggs are also rich in vitamins A, D, E, B12, biotin (often touted as the ‘hair growth vitamin’), iodine, selenium, and pantothenic acid will help prevent any hair loss and thicken thinning hair. While vitamin D and B12 promote new growth and amino acids keep split ends at bay.
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Castor oil Hair Mask to Make Your Hair Grow Faster And Thicker
You will need:
(i) Castor oil: 1 tablespoon, preferably pure castor oil. It’s pale yellow in color and doesn’t have any smell. Also go for the one, which is cold pressed, unrefined and hexane free. Such kind of oil is rich in nutrients and free from any artificial chemicals.
(ii) Eggs: 2, beaten (If your hair is dry, coarse, then use just the egg yolk)
(iii) Olive oil: 1 tablespoon, organic extra virgin
(iv) Honey: 1 tablespoon, organic (optional, use for extra moisturization)
Put the above ingredients in a glass bowl and whip them all together thoroughly until you have smooth consistency.
This hair mask is enough for shoulder length hair, if you have longer hair double or triple the quantity.
How To Use Castor Oil, Egg, Olive oil And Honey Hair Mask For Hair?
(i) To apply, scoop a little bit of the mask into your hands and start by massaging it into your scalp. Keep applying more of the mask until your entire scalp area is covered and then start applying the mask down the length of all your strands
(ii) Cover your hair with a shower cap and then wrap it up in a towel. Purpose is to create a warm environment that allows your hair shaft and follicles to open up and absorb the mask better allowing for better results. Leave mask in hair for any where between 30 minutes to one hour.
(iii) Wash your hair with a sulphate-free shampoo and let your hair dry naturally.
Do this mask once a week to enjoy its full hair benefits.
Natural Beauty Tip: If your hair is dry, coarse or brittle, then use just the egg yolk and skip the white part. This is because egg white is all protein and can make your hair further dry and stiff.
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Treat your hair once a week for 4 to 6 weeks with this diy castor oil and egg hair mask. The results after just one treatment will make you happy! Please share your experience with us after using it.