Castor Oil & Your Hair

Did you know that there are health benefits to  your hair when using castor oil? There are lots of natural formulas that keep your hair health, strong and shiny. Using castor oil in your hair is known as a traditional way of taking care of your scalp and hair.

You can benefit from using castor oil in your hair or anti-aging hair products containing castor oil such as Emtage Beauty’s Silktage scalp repair which contains a high percentage of castor oil and also happens to be its #2 ingredient.

Other benefits include:

Hair Regrowth

Need a hair oil treatment for damaged hair? The rejuvenating properties of castor oil, can be used to help stimulate the growth of hair. Through increased circulation of the scalp, it then improves the flow of nutrients to your hair. You can mix it with coconut oil or olive oil (half/half), because it is thick. Apply to parted sections of your hair and wrap for up to 8hrs and wash as usual. Three to four times per week for several weeks should help.

Hair Darkening

Castor oil can also be used to darken your hair by giving it a richer and darker hue. Nutrients found in castor oil can help your hair to retain needed moisture, increasing its dark color. Using a small amount and mixing with your regular leave-in conditioner, then distribute evenly throughout your hair will do just the trick.

Hair Shine

Because of castor oil’s ability to provide your hair with a protective coat along the hair shaft, it can be used to make your hair smoother and shinier. To make your hair shinier, use castor oil as a hot oil treatment or conditioner once weekly. Make sure you do not use it too often or you may experience an oily scalp.

Hair Loss & Split Ends

Many causes such as an unhealthy scalp or weak hair can contribute to hair loss. Castor oil can be used to restore strength to your hair,  and is known to help keep split ends under control when used as a conditioning treatment. In addition, castor oil can also help to inhibit the growth of fungus and bacteria on the scalp that can make it unhealthy and lead to hair loss. The many nutrients contained in castor oil, including vitamin E, omega-6 fatty acids, and essential amino acids that can help to penetrate dry, damaged hair as well split ends. To treat hair loss, apply castor oil to the scalp a minimum of twice weekly for at least 30 minutes prior to showering. To prevent split ends, carefully mix castor oil with any light oil, such as jojoba or olive oil, then smooth onto your hair, and distribute it evenly.

Dandruff or Dry Scalp

Castor oil can be used as a hair oil treatment for dry scalp. If you apply it directly to dry areas of the scalp prior to shampooing your hair. The germicidal and fungicidal properties of castor oil make it ideal for treating dandruff.

Moisturizing and Thickening

Castor oil contains omega-6 fatty acids that can help to prevent your hair from becoming too dry. Regular use of castor oil may also help your hair to grow thicker. It’s best to use unrefined castor oil as an hot oil treatment or scalp massage in order to stimulate hair growth. Use is as a hair oil treatment for overnight by leaving it in your hair and covering with a plastic shower cap for the night and then washing thoroughly the next morning. This will provide maximum penetration.

Who knew there were so many other benefits to using castor oil in your hair. Just another natural way to take care of your hair and scalp.


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