Castor oil’s benefits for the skin and hair are often overlooked due to its exceptionally thick and greasy consistency. But if you’re trying to find a cheap, natural remedy for several common skin and hair disorders castor oil is undoubtedly worth your time.
Castor oil: Regrowing and thickening eyebrows, eyelashes and hair
I first stumbled on castor oil as a remedy for regrowing thin eyebrows. I’d over- plucked my brows back when it was the cool thing to have pencil thin brows, and they never did recover. It became essential for me to pencil in the “bald” spots and I missed the natural look of genuine hair where these spots were missing.
I read about castor oil as a treatment for thinning hair and eyebrows, and thought I’d attempt it. I bought a hexane organic, free and cold pressed castor oil and started applying it nightly after bathing my face. After about three months, I discovered my eyebrows were visibly thicker (and they appeared to be turning darker as well), and attributed it to the nightly application of castor oil.
I’m not the only person that this has worked for. So what makes castor oil regrow hair – on your head as well as the eyelashes and eyebrows?
Castor oil has a high amount of ricinoleic acid. This acid is a very effective natural antibacterial and antifungal agent. This can help keep bacteria or any fungus from inhibiting hair growth. Since the oil can be very thick, it may help prevent hair loss simply by helping to coat the hair from falling out and protect it.
Castor oil has a distinctive ability to be deeply penetrating, and this helps it to deliver its nourishment greatly into the follicles and the pores.
It also has a high gloss, so it lends a lush glossiness and shine to the hair. A little goes a long way, and it’s a good idea rather than putting it up near the scalp to simply add a tiny bit to the very ends of your hair if you are simply trying to find an all-natural hair smoother.
Just put about two drops in your hands and rub smooth through the ends. You must be careful when using it because there is a fine line between subtle shine and greasiness so go very light at first until you determine the right quantity for your own hair type.
You can use castor oil as a scalp treatment, if you’re looking to regrow the hair in your head. Yet it can be tricky to get on the scalp without thinning it out with lighter oil.
Another use is to utilize the oil on your eyelashes to help fortify and thicken them. It will also help prevent shedding and thinning of the eyelashes.
Castor oil: Reducing scar tissue
A lot of individuals can attest to castor oil’s effectiveness in treating keloid scars as well as other scars that involve a lot of scar tissue that is hardened. This is presumably because of its ability for deep penetration.
Because the skin softens so much, the thought is that softening helps to break down deep scar tissue so it may be smoothed out. In addition, castor oil has shown promise as a white blood cell stimulating agent. Studies also have demonstrated castor bean oil to reduce the inflammatory reaction in the subcutaneous-layer of tissue. This may be why it may also contribute to reducing scars faster, and appears to speed wound healing.
Castor oil: Glossy, smooth lips
Castor oil can be outstanding for the lips. Our lips need constant protection against the elements. Although our lips recover immediately and regenerate, they also dry out and begin to peel when they are dehydrated.
Castor oil not only smoothes the lips but additionally, it helps shield them due to its thick and sticky nature. In addition, it imparts a natural glow to the lips, which makes it perfect for both enhancing the appearance and well-being of the lips.