Monday, 28 July 2014

8 amazing haircare benefits of castor oil

Every once in a while everyone faces hair problems. Be it thinning of hair, dry scalp,hair losssplit ends or any other hair problem. But now you can bid farewell to all these problems with the help of castor oil. Yes, castor oil can do wonders for your hair. Read on to know the amazing haircare benefits of castor oil.
Why castor oil?
Although, using castor oil can be messy and it gets hard to remove it off, but due to its amazing benefits the extra efforts will surely be worth it. Castor oil is filled with some excellent vital nutrients such as vitamin E, minerals and proteins, which are required for healthy hair. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. 
Combats hair loss
Hair loss is the most common problem today. Various reasons like hairstyling, infection, dandruff and other factors lead to hair loss. But, with the use of castor oil this loss can be stopped. Just take some castor oil, and massage it to your scalp and roots. Wash it off, after leaving it for an hour or two. Ricinoleic acid that is present in castor oil helps to protect your hair and stimulates circulation of nutrient rich blood to your scalp. Read about other oils which help prevent hair loss
Stimulates hair growth
If you want to grow your hair within a few weeks, then no other oil can be as good as castor oil. When you use this oil regularly on your scalp, it boosts blood circulation to the follicles, leading to hair growth. It even supplies omega-6 essential fatty acids that is needed to grow healthy hair. Apply the oil and leave it overnight, covered with a cap for deep penetration. Wash it off the next day.
Treats scalp infection
Scalp infection can cause major hair problems like bald patches, itchy scalp, etc. This can also stop hair growth. So, if you want to boast healthy, lustrous tresses, then it is really essential to treat the scalp infections. With castor oil’s anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties, you can fight pathogens and micro-organism causing these problems. Apply it on regular basis to make your scalp infection-free. Neem too has similar antibacterial properties. Read about neem’s beauty benefits
Reduces split ends and hair breakage
Spilt ends and hair breakage are a sign of unhealthy hair. Since castor oil is filled with essential nutrients like vitamin E, amino acids, and omega-6 fatty acids, it can help you to put a stop to split ends and breakage. The oil penetrates deep into your scalp and smoothens out rough hair cuticles. So, spread the oil evenly on your hair and wash it after few hours. Since, castor oil is very sticky, you can also mix it with lighter oils like olive oil or jojoba for easier application.
Conditions and moisturises hair
Natural omega-9 acids present in this oil helps to lock the moisture in your hair and scalp. So, it is a great conditioner for your hair. You should apply castor oil in your hair at least 15 minutes before using a shampoo. This will help to make your hair smooth and soft. You can also add castor oil to your favourite hair conditioner to soak in its benefits. Other than this, apply very little amount (one or two drops) of castor oil in your hair each night as a part of your daily hair conditioning routine. You can also use these tips to condition your hair naturally
Helps to get rid of dry scalp
Dry scalp can also lead to dandruff. But with the help of this oil you can get rid of both. The omega-9 fatty acids that are present in castor oil will nourish your hair and prevent dry scalp. Before washing, apply the oil on the affected area and let it stand for few minutes. You will see the difference after a few washes. Also read other home remedies for dandruff-free hair
Makes hair dark and shiny
Almost everyone wants black and lustrous hair. But due to many reasons such as weather, chemical treatments and all, hair losses its shine. Castor oil can help to increase the shine in your hair. It has the ability to coat your hair shaft, and seal the moisture in. This leaves your hair with shinier and silkier surface. You can mix a small quantity of hair oil with your hair serum or mousse, and apply it evenly on your hair. You can also heat up some castor oil and apply it on your hair. Then wrap your hair in a towel. After a few washes you can feel your locks getting shinier. Another remedy for shiner, longer hair is henna. Read about the beauty benefits of henna for your hair
Provides thickness to hair
Thin locks are a sign of damaged hair. Hair thinning can lead to hair loss. Castor oil not only prevents hair damage, but also helps in providing thickness to your beautiful hair. Regular use of this oil promotes thicker hair growth on your scalp. The essential nutrients and omega 6 and 9 acids in this oil are very good to enhance the quality of your hair.
So, what are you waiting for? Forget all the costly hair treatments and chemical products. Opt for this natural way to get shiny, long and healthy locks. Also read some home-made scrubs for soon-to-be brides
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