The topic that we are going to discuss today is about how castor oil can help stop hair fall and aid in growth of new hair. Castor oil is touted as a wonder oil which can stimulate new hair and put an end to all our hair woes. But can castor oil prove to be a potent solution to all our hair problem? It has been quite conclusively established that castor oil indeed is truly beneficial for our hair and that it accelerates the process of hair growth quite significantly. This is due to the fact that castor oil contains anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It is also rich in protein that strengthens hair and improves growth. It also prevents infections such as folliculitis. It contains ricinoleic acid that is known to improve blood circulation in the scalp and leads to stimulation of hair follicles. It is also rich in antioxidants that ensure that you get strong and healthy hair. In this post, we shall talk about how to use castor oil correctly to grow new hair. So. without any further ado, let us get started with it.
As we are all quite aware, castor oil is a very thick and viscous liquid that by itself is not at all suitable for application on the scalp and hair. But when mixed with less viscous oils but hair-beneficial oils such as coconut, almond, or jojoba oil provides great nourishing properties to the hair. Once castor oil is proportionately mixed with suitable amounts of such oils, it can be directly applied on to the scalp and hair.
Next, the correct procedure to apply the oil – the most common one is to pour the oil on the scalp and then massage it through the hair. You might even prefer the systematic one where you part your hair in the middle and pour a few drops there, the move your hands another 4-5 inches, and repeat the same process till the whole scalp is covered. After that, you gently rinse your scalp with your fingers to spread it evenly out.
You may choose to do this before you retire for the day or at any other time of the day that suits your schedule so long as you allow the oil to soak in your scalp and hair for no less than one hour before you wash it out.
Next comes the part as to how to remove the oil properly from the hair.
Well, you might go for an egg shampoo that most users have found to be rather helpful in removing castor oil from their hair and getting hair and scalp squeaky clean. You may either apply the shampoo before wetting your hair or after (as you deem it suitable). The shampoo breaks the oiliness and cleans the hair.
Finally, we arrive at the most important question of all. Whether or not to use castor oil regularly or use it occasionally. Well, it all depends on you. Some users have benefited from applying castor oil twice per week while others apply the oil up to four times a week, so you can decide the frequency according to your convenience.
Well dear readers, I really hope that you found this article useful and informative. Do share your thoughts on this article in the comments section below. Stay pretty and healthy!