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Castor Oil for Hair

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The oil derived from the seeds of the castor bean is known as Castor oil. Cold-processed castor oil is lighter and thinner in consistency and is more nutritional than heat-processed castor oil. This vegetable oil is beneficial for hair. But how can you use Castor oil for hair? You can apply cold-processed castor oil directly to repair dry and damaged hair. Application of heat-processed castor oil would be a little uneasy as it is a thicker oil and can leave your hair greasy. You can also mix castor oil with other essential oils for added benefits.


What are the benefits of castor oil for hair?

Castor oil is rich in many compounds and acids that improve the overall health of the scalp and hair.

  1. Stimulates Hair Growth
    Being rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, castor oil stimulates blood circulation and strengthens hair from the roots. It also promotes better hair growth with continuous usage.
  2. Reduces Inflammation
    Castor oil is rich in ricinolein acid and antioxidants that reduce inflammation and prevent hair loss. It is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal that helps with scalp infections and dandruff. With regular usage, it controls the occurrence of dandruff and scalp irritation.
  3. Makes Hair Healthier
    Castor oil has nourishing properties that add shine and softness to hair strands. With regular usage, your hair would be healthier from roots. It also reduces dryness and frizz after a few weeks of usage.

Does castor oil help in better hair growth?

There is no proven scientific study done for castor oil helping in better hair growth. However, many people are using castor oil and they have seen improvement in overall health of the scalp.

The presence of ricinolein acid helps to stimulate blood circulation that helps in promoting better hair growth. When castor oil is used along with onion juice or other oils then it adds to the benefits. Regular use of castor oil not only promotes better hair growth, it also helps in reducing hair loss and scalp infections. It also makes hair soft and shiny. These results may vary from person to person and hair type to hair type.


How to use castor oil for hair?

  1. With Coconut or Olive Oils for nourishment
    Mix 1 teaspoon of castor oil in 3 teaspoons of coconut or olive oils according to your hair length.
    Section your hair and massage the mixture on your scalp for a few minutes.
    Apply the remaining mix on your hair strands.
    Leave it for 30-40 minutes. Later, wash it off with lukewarm water.
    Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Let it dry completely.
    Use a leave-in conditioner to reduce frizz and keep hair manageable.
  2. With Aloe Vera for healthier hair
    Mix 1 teaspoon of castor oil in 2 teaspoons of aloe vera, according to your hair length. Also, add 1 teaspoon of hibiscus powder and fenugreek powder and mix well.
    Section your hair and apply the mixture to your scalp and hair strands.
    Leave it for 30-40 minutes. Later, wash it off with lukewarm water.
    Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Let it dry completely.
    Use a leave-in conditioner to make your hair healthier.
  3. With Onion Juice for Hair Growth
    Mix an equal proportion of castor oil and onion juice.
    Section your hair and apply the mixture to your scalp and hair strands.
    Leave it for 2 hours. Later, wash it off with lukewarm water.
    Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Let it dry completely.
    Use a leave-in conditioner. Repeat this twice a week for better visible results.

JC Products with Castor Oil for Hair

Juicy Chemistry’s Castor Oil is Certified Organic by Ecocert (France) in accordance with COSMOS V3 standard.

  • Cold-pressed Castor Carrier Oil: It is a vegetable oil that is rich in fatty acids and minerals. It deeply conditions hair and nourishes dry, damaged hair. It also stimulates blood circulation and controls hair fall.
  • Sacha Inchi, Argan & Mango Butter Hair Mask: It is an organic hair mask for dry and rough hair. It deeply nourishes and makes hair more manageable. It also helps in strengthening hair and reduce frizz.
  • Neem Butter, Pumpkin & Ginger Hair Mask: It is a soothing and conditioning hair mask. It nourishes and soothes the scalp. It also strengthens the hair and makes hair strands smooth and shiny.
  • Marula, Argan & Lavender Hair Oil: It is a hydrating hair oil that nourishes, deeply conditions and makes hair soft. It also promotes a healthy scalp, reduces inflammation and controls hair loss.
  • Castor oil has some amazing benefits for the hair but we highly recommend patch tests and using it with caution. Don’t overuse it as it can make your scalp and hair greasy! Take professional guidance if necessary.

References

Novel quaternary ammonium salts derived from triglycerides and their application in skin and hair products - PubMed (nih.gov)
Onion juice (Allium cepa L.), a new topical treatment for alopecia areata - PubMed (nih.gov)