Is It Good for Damaged Hair Treatment, Skin, and Regrowing Eyebrow and Eyelashes?
What is castor oil?
Castor oil is a colorless or pale yellow vegetable oil, processed from the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis).
What is the Difference Between Regular Oil and Jamaican
Black Castor Oil?
The difference between regular castor oil and Jamaican black castor oil is the method in which oil has been processed.
Pure natural castor oil is pale yellow, practically odorless, is cold pressed ( no heat involved in cold pressing) and has all beneficial nutrients.
Jamaican black castor oil is from lighter brown to a very dark brown and has a smokey roasted smell. It obtained from the process, involved roasting castor beans, grinding them into a paste, adding boiling water to the paste and skimming the oil from the surface of the water.
What are the Real Benefits of Using Castor Oil?
Both, regular castor oil and Jamaican black oil are great for hair and skin; Castor oil promotes hair growth, grow back thinning hair, grow eyebrow and eyelashes.
Castor oil deeply penetrates into the skin and hair, conditioning and healing, for luscious, soft, touchable, and visibly healthy hair.
Castor oil is also an amazing anti-aging product for soft and elastic skin. Castor oil diminishes wrinkles and fine lines and works as a deep moisturizer for glowing and youthful skin appearance, diminishes stretch marks.
What are the cons?
This is a pretty thick heavy oil and it’s difficult to remove from hair.
Tip: I do co-washing – use conditioner only to wash hair. I do the shampooing only once a week.
How to Use Castor Oil?
Blend one part castor oil with one or two parts olive oil, heating it in the microwave for 30 sec. Use a small amount directly on your scalp, massage it and comb through hair, wrap in a hot towel or heat cap for an hour, then shampoo and use a conditioner as usual.
When you wash your hair, wash it first with a conditioner to break up the oil and then use shampoo as usual, then use conditioner again! You can do a hot oil treatment ( check first that the oil is not too hot to apply on the scalp !!!!). Gently massage over the scalp with a cotton ball, focusing on your thinning areas and edges, then wear a heat cap overnight or for at least an hour before bed. Leave the oil on scalp overnight sleep in night cap or wrap, then wash in the morning with shampoo or conditioner.
You will see hair growth in two to three weeks.
Using a hot oil treatment once a week will give you a very noticeable result. I usually add several drops of my favorite essential oil ( rosemary, peppermint, lavender, or lemongrass) to the castor oil for a better smell–you can choose your favorite essential oil.
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Recipes With Castor Oil for Damaged Hair Treatment
and Hair Growth.
1. Mix 1/4 cup each Castor oil, Olive oil, and Coconut oil, warm it in the microwave
for 30 sec. When cooled, add several drops of any essential oil you like and 1 tbs
of your favorite conditioner. Mix the desirable amount with one egg and apply
on your hair for 30 mins, wrap with a hot towel or heat cap.
I usually add several drops of Castor oil in a bottle with my favorite shampoo.
Shake it before using!
To grow your eyebrows and eyelashes:
Apply a tiny amount of castor oil with a drop of lavender or rosemary essential oil to your eyebrow and eyelashes every night before bed. I use an empty mascara container for oil mixture.
It took a few weeks before I saw any re-growth in my eyebrows but I can see over time that the hairs are growing back in more consistently, slowly but surely.
Castor oil can be effective in lightening dark spots on face and hands.
Apply with a cotton ball on dark spots and leave on for 2-3 hours, twice a day, then and rinse it off.
Persistence is a key! My dark spots become less noticeable
after two months of using castor oil.
Some companies on the market use a hexane ( a solvent chemical used to separate the oil making production quicker and cheaper).
Do your research to make sure that the castor oil you choose is 100% pure and 100% cold pressed and free of chemicals!
Please feel free to leave your comments and /or share your personal experience about Castor oil or any other natural products for hair growth and hair treatments!