If you’ve been trying to grow your hair longer, you may have heard of
castor oil. Castor oil is a carrier oil which means that it works
amazingly together with other oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil,
olive oil, etc. A carrier oil is an oil that makes another oil work that
much harder. Think of how black pepper is used to better absorb
vitamins and minerals from foods. Castor oil works the same. But aside
from being a carrier oil, castor oil is so much more than that.
Because of its very high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids,
castor oil has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes for
everything from rheumatism to constipation. An excellent
anti-inflammatory, castor oil works wonder on almost any skin diseases
and infections, especially dry skin and acne. But there’s another secret
to castor oil that more people should know about. Castor oil has been
used for thousands of years for hair loss! Its properties works miracles
on thinning, brittle hair. Not only does it regrow lost hair, but it
also thickens the hair shaft, promotes a healthy scalp, and increases
hair growth. So how to use castor oil to grow long, thick hair? I’ll
HOW TO USE CASTOR OIL TO GROW LONG, THICK HAIR
BUYING CASTOR OIL
Castor oil can be found at
almost any health food store, in the medicine isle, or online. Prices
range from $7 and upwards for a 1-2 fl oz of castor oil. Of course, you
can always find it cheaper online. But the most important thing to look
at when purchasing castor oil is this: make sure it’s 100% pure castor
oil, that’s it’s organic, and that it’s cold pressed. That’s it! If it
has any other ingredient in it, it’s not 100% pure castor oil.
USING CASTOR OIL
There are thousands of different applications, so you can play around
and see what works best for you! Most people like mixing their castor
oil with coconut or olive oil, but you can also just use it by itself.
But remember: a little goes a long way!
DO THIS X2 A WEEK!
Depending on the thickness and length of your hair, play around with measurements until you get the right amount for you.
Mix 1 tbsp castor oil with 2 tbsp coconut oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil (optional)
Massage gently into scalp for a few minutes to get the blood circulation. Apply the rest onto ends.
Slip on a shower cap and leave on overnight. The castor oil can stain, so make sure you protect your clothing and sheets.
In the morning, rinse it out and shampoo and condition as you
normally would. Be aware that castor oil is very thick and can sometimes
be hard to wash out.
After washing, you can apply a tiny drop to your ends. Castor oil is amazing for split ends!
Apply a small amount of castor oil to your eyelashes before bed. Within weeks, you’ll see a major improvement!