Thursday, March 25, 2010


Benefits of Castor Oil

•Castor oil contains Omega-9 fatty acids which help moisturize the hair and the scalp preventing both from becoming dry.

•Does castor oil help hair grow? It sure does. Regularly applying castor oil to your scalp and roots to eliminate dry hair and promote regrowth of hair within months. It will also help to thicken hair that is thinning out.

•Helps reduce and prevent damage. Also can hide the appearance of damage while trying to improve your hair's health leading to thicker, fuller hair over time.

•You can also experiment with adding some castor oil to your conditioners for a deep conditioning treatment. You'll have to experiment with the amount of castor oil to use to avoid greasy hair. I would start off with a small amount like a teaspoon or less.

•Castor oil is versatile in that you can mix it with other oils to still receive the benefits but avoid the super-thick consistency. Try mixing it with Sweet Almond Oil to make it a lighter oil that is much easier to spread and gives it a nice scent.

•You can also experiment with castor oil for hair on your ends. This rich, thick oil will help your ends becomes shiny and hide the appearance of frizzy, damaged, and split ends. Over time, as you trim damage away, you'll notice your hair won't develop split ends as easily. Since it is so thick, you may want to mix it first.

Castor Oil Homemade Recipe

Castor oil can be used in homemade recipes just like many other oils. One thing to note: Don't apply castor oil full-strength to the rest of your hair because it may be difficult to rinse off thoroughly due to its consistency.

Here's a castor oil for hair recipe that works well for those experiencing any type of hair loss or hair thinning:

1.Apply to the scalp and roots of your hair.
2.Put on a plastic cap
3.Wrap your hair in a towel
4.Let the castor oil sit in your hair overnight
5.In the morning, shampoo your hair to remove the treatment making sure to get your scalp clean
6.Proceed with your regular routine

You'll want to repeat this treatment once a week for 6-8 weeks to notice a difference in hair loss or thinning.

As you can see, castor oil for hair has many benefits in that it helps with hair growth, thinning, and is versatile to use in hair recipes.

I currently use  castor oil mixed with Emu oil in my hair as well as in my two oldest daughters hair.  This mixture is one of my all time favorites.  I also put a little in my Deep moisturizing conditioners from time to time .  Castor oil leaves my hair really moisturized and makes the roots of my hair and scalp feeling nourished.  I have to admit my oil regimen change's from time to time depending on what my hair needs.  But, for right now Castor oil is a keeper !!!



Anonymous said...

Just came across your blog. It's great ..loving all the helpful info.

zainab1 said...

@ Anonymous , well thank you very much. And thanks a bunch for stopping by , due visit often. Take care.

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering how often you use castor oil and emu oil mixed together on your hair?

zainab1 said...

@Anonymous..I use it weekly - bi weekly, or as needed. Because the castor oil can be a bit heavy and my hair is on the finer side. Often I will omit the castor oil and just use emu oil. What I find to be super helpful, is to listen to my hair. Doing so...has never let me down (smiles) Hope this helps. Take care.