Today we are going to see the benefits of castor oil for hair and the possible combinations to take advantage of this lotion.
Hair loss or alopecia is something that affects millions of men and women, all over the world. Generally, it is normal to lose 80 to 100 strands of hair per day.
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Persistent hair loss leads to hair thinning as the hairline recedes, patches of baldness appearing. But, there are a number of natural ways to treat the problem using home remedies such as castor oil or onion. Today let’s see the first and its usefulness in the fight against hair loss.
First of all, clarify that if I write about this oil, it is because I use it myself with good results and I wanted to share my experience with you.
Is castor oil effective against hair loss?
The powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties of this oil treat follicles, dandruff, and other scalp infections that lead to hair loss.
Ricinoleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid, stimulates blood circulation which delivers nutrients and oxygen to hair follicles. This promotes strong and healthy hair growth.
Ricinoleic acid balances the pH of the scalp and replenishes natural oils, repairing damaged hair roots.
The antioxidants present in this oil support the keratin structure in the hair to make it stronger and smoother. This helps prevent breakage and premature hair loss.
How to Use Castor for Hair Loss
Castor oil for hair can be used alone or mixed with other ingredients as an effective natural hair loss treatment.
I usually use it on its own, it also helps to comb the hair since it looks like we put a hairspray on it, but it is interesting to mix it with other products which can improve the results.
What I do is after the bath I dip my fingertips in the oil and massage especially the most fragile areas and then I comb and leave the oil in my hair throughout the day. It’s shiny, with volume and a bit harsh from the oil.
I use it daily and I could see the results in a very short time, including stopping the hair loss, which was most noticeable at first.
2. With coconut oil
Coconut oil contains lauric acid which binds to hair proteins and prevents hair breakage.
The antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties of coconut oil fight scalp infections that cause hair loss. Mix two parts coconut oil with two parts castor oil in a jar.
In winter you have to heat the jar a little in hot water so that the coconut oil becomes more liquid. After the shower, apply the mixture by massaging, it can be useful to put on one of these caps to shower and to let it act for a few hours.
Then we can wash and rinse. Repeat this remedy 2-3 times a week.
3. With almond oil
Almond oil is a rich source of nutrients like omega-3 acids, vitamin E, magnesium and phospholipids which nourish hair follicles and treat damaged follicles.
As in the previous example, we are going to mix two parts almond oil with one part castor oil and the application is the same, as well as the frequency of use.
4. With sesame oil
Sesame oil is an excellent source of nutrients like vitamin E, B-complex, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and protein that nourish hair follicles and promote hair growth. It also stimulates blood circulation to the scalp and heals damaged roots.
Heat a little olive or coconut oil in a frying pan; Add a tablespoon of sesame oil and another of castor oil.
The mixture is applied warm to the scalp and hair, massaging for a few minutes with circular movements, then covered with a towel or the like for at least an hour.
Rinse the hair with a mild shampoo and repeat 1 or 2 times a week.
5. With olive oil
The moisturizing effect of olive oil prevents dryness of the scalp and hair. Its antimicrobial properties help treat scalp infections like dandruff. The nutrients in olive oil strengthen hair and reduce breakage.
Mix two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to one of castor oil in a glass jar, then heat a little in a double boiler to help blend the oils.
It is applied as a mask, by circular massages for a few minutes, then covered with a cap and left on for at least an hour. Rinse and repeat a few times a week.
6. Cayenne Pepper Scalp Toner.
Capsaicin, the active compound in cayenne pepper, stimulates hair follicles in the scalp by increasing blood flow to hair roots and promoting hair growth.
Mix 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper tincture and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and castor oil.
Mix the ingredients with a spoon and apply to the scalp using a cotton ball or a tinted brush.
Put on a shower cap and leave it on for a few hours.
Wash off with a mild shampoo.
Repeat this procedure 1-2 times a week.
7. With tincture of iodine
Iodine kills the fungus that damages hair follicles and its powerful antimicrobial properties help fight scalp infections that cause hair loss.
Wash your hair and dry your scalp well. Dip a cotton ball in castor oil and squeeze out the excess oil.
Apply a few drops of iodine on cotton and apply it on the scalp. Rub into areas where hair has slowed down.
Gently massage the scalp for a few minutes. Follow this treatment twice a day for a few weeks.
8. With jojoba oil
The composition of jojoba oil is very similar to that of natural oils produced by the scalp. Therefore, the application of jojoba oil helps balance sebum production in the scalp, while the important vitamins and minerals present in the oil promote hair growth.
Take 1 tbsp of castor oil and 2 tbsp of jojoba oil in a bowl and apply to damp hair and scalp.
Cover your head with a warm towel and leave on for a few hours. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
Follow this process 1-2 times a week.
9. Egg hair mask
Eggs contain all the essential nutrients for healthy hair like protein, sulfur, phosphorus, selenium, iodine, zinc, etc. which nourish and strengthen the hair follicles.
Take 2 tablespoons of castor and add 1 whole egg, beat the ingredients until well blended.
Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair covering your head with a shower cap and wait 30-40 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with cold water first, then wash as usual.
If your hair is excessively dry, use egg yolk instead of whole egg.
Tips and Precautions
Although castor oil for hair is safe, some people may experience side effects and allergic reactions. So please test on a small area before use.
Symptoms of allergic reaction to this oil include itching, redness, rash, burning sensation, facial swelling, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
Better to opt for an organic cold-pressed oil. Remedies based on this oil for hair loss work best on damp hair. To maximize effectiveness, it is recommended to leave the product on for several hours or overnight.
Treat scalp and hair with warm oil massage twice a week. Limit the use of hot styling tools, hair dryers, straighteners, etc.
Avoid the use of chemical hair products and dyes. Follow a healthy diet rich in protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Reduce stress by practicing yoga, meditation, and other relaxation activities. Select a mild shampoo and conditioner based on your hair type.
Try any of these methods with castor oil for hair to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Don’t forget to share your experience with us and help the community.