Hair loss, in medical terms called alopecia, is a condition that affects both men and women. Several factors can cause hair loss, including hormones, genes, stress, illness, childbirth, drugs, autoimmune diseases, cosmetic procedures, thyroid disease, diabetes, eating disorders, anemia, and others.
Alopecia may be treated medically with drugs, hair replacement, and hair restoration. However, natural remedies are always the best because you do not take or apply on your skin any chemical substances.
Castor Oil Hair Benefits
Castor oil is one of the most effective treatments for hair and skin issues. It acts as a powerful antifungal and antibacterial agent and abounds with vitamin E, minerals, and proteins.
It stimulates hair growth and strengthens the hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows due to its high levels of omega-9 fatty acids, which nourish the follicles. And, in order to stimulate hair growth, you should only rub few drops in the scalp.
Furthermore, castor oil is very beneficial in the regenerating process, because of its high amounts of triglycerides of unsaturated fats. Similarly, the ricinoleic acid found in this oil is effective in preventing and eliminating dandruff, fungal and microbial infections of the scalp, due to its fungicidal, germicidal and insecticidal properties.
Castor Oil for Hair
*for 5 uses depending on the hair length
- 3 tablespoons of castor oil
- 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
Put the two ingredients in a dropper bottle and shake to mix. Then, part your hair above your ear on one side, add few drops of the mixture, part again about a ½ inch from the first part, and repeat the procedure until you’ve covered the whole scalp. After that, massage for 5 minutes in order to enhance circulation. Leave the treatment for a couple of hours or overnight and protect your pillow or furniture by using a cap or a towel. Do this once or twice a week.
For better results, make sure that your hair is always wet while you do this treatment, so it would be great if you take a spray bottle of water and wet your scalp before applying the oil.
Castor Oil for Eyebrows or Eyelashes
- 30 ml of castor oil
- 20 ml panthenol
- 15 drops of garlic oil
Apply this mixture regularly on your eyebrows or eyelashes and you will quickly notice their accelerated growth.
Castor Oil Health Benefits
This oil may also be beneficial for treating indigestion due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, and thus, can help digestion and prevent intestines inflammation. It can also help in preventing acne, pimples, sunburns, and other skin infections or issues. Also, castor oil can alleviate headaches and migraines, and relieve menstrual issues, due to its ability to relax muscles and prevent muscle cramps.