Castor oil is one of the most widely used ingridients, owing to the fact that it has plenty of benefits for your skin, hair and health. It is extracted by pressing the seeds of the castor plant and is increasingly becoming an important bio-based raw material in various cosmetics, soaps, textiles, massage oils and even medicines. This oil not only gives the hair a healthy appearance and improves its texture but accelerates and growth .
Castor oil is a thick, golden color and is obtained from squeezing fruit plants castor. It contains a row of fatty acids which is found only in this oil and in certain types of fungi. Due to the high content of the acid, castor oil shows strong anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects.
Thus castor oil provides severeal benefits that helps your hair:
1.Provides moisturizing effect on your hair and scalp.
Due to the high power of penetration, castor oil not only coats the hair already and sale in it, and thus transmits numerous minerals and nutrients which ensures long-lasting hydration
and nutrition hair and scalp.
2.Enhances hair color
Castor oil can be used to enhance the natural color of your hair and make it look rich and thick. This oil is a humectant, locking in moisture. When applied on the hair, it preserves the moisture in the hair shaft and makes each strand thicker and darker. After washing your hair, towel dry it. Slightly warm one tablespoon of castor oil and dip your fingers in it. Run the fingers through the hair to get the oil on to as many strands as possible. If you have long hair, divide it into sections and gently rub each section between your palms to coat all the hair strands.
3.Promotes hair growth
Massaging just any part of the body with castor oil does not result in extra hair growth, but applying it to the scalp does. The mechanism at work could be the ability of this warm oil to improve circulation.
First heat the oil until it is hot to touch, and then allow it to cool for a bit. While it is still warm, apply the oil to your scalp with your fingertips, massaging it in. If it is done every night, you will see the difference in as little as two weeks.
In addition it can accelerate the growth of hair on other parts of the body, such as the eyebrows and eyelashes.
Regular application of this oil will make your hair soft and smooth.
For best results, it is necessary to use cold pressed or Jamaican castor oil (it is a lot darker colors). Quality cold pressed oil is golden yellow with a faint odor of the plant. After application, this scent is lost.
Prior to the application, it is necessary that your hair is wet. Castor oil is very thick and viscous so it is not recommended to apply larger quantities. Application of large quantities will not help, but make your hair look greasy.
Also, it is important to apply only to the root of the scalp or on the tops. After application, cover your hair with shower cap or plastic bag, then wrap a warm towel and leave to rest for up to two hours. In that period of time, the hair and scalp should absorb the oil.