If you’re looking for a proven, inexpensive remedy to regrow and strengthen your hair, eyelashes and eyebrows, add castor oil to your beauty arsenal. Extracted from castor beans, this yellow, thick oil comes from the plant (Ricinus communis) and is well known for many health and beauty properties.
Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid which has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. If you have scalp conditions causing you to lose hair to a bacterial or fungal infection, castor oil is natural way to remedy these problems and stimulate hair regrowth. It is also effective in treating dandruff and dry scalp. Castor oil is high in omega fatty acids which will nourish the scalp and hair follicles leading to healthier hair.
When purchasing castor oil, look for organic, cold-pressed oil for optimal results.
Use the following method a couple of times a week on your hair and scalp to stimulate hair growth:
• Mix with equal parts of a lighter oil to make application to the scalp easier. Jojoba, olive and coconut oil are good choices.
• Distribute the oil evenly to the scalp with your fingertips using a circular motion to stimulate the scalp and promote blood flow.
• Cover your hair with a towel or shower cap and let the oil penetrate the scalp at least two to eight hours or overnight to allow the oil to deeply penetrate the scalp and hair.
• Wash thoroughly with shampoo to make sure all traces of the oil are washed away. Follow with your favorite conditioner.