Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). Even though it has great benefits for the skin and hair, most people do not really fancy castor oil, mostly because of its sticky consistency. But, if you need a cheap, all-natural solution for different skin and hair problems, castor oil is sure the best option.
Regrow and thicken hair, eyelashes and eyebrows
Castor oil is commonly known for its ability to regrow thin eyebrows. Many women who have over-plucked their eyebrows in the 1990s, when every girl dreamed of having pencil thin brows, today complain that their eyebrows have never recovered. The only thing they can do is pencil in the bald spots, but this cannot bring back the natural look.
Beauty magazines are loaded with articles based on the power of castor oil to help regrowing brows. A women bought hexane-free, organic and cold pressed castor oil.
She applied it to her eyebrows every night after cleaning her face. Within three months her eye brows were visibly thicker, and they also grew in darker. She attributed this to the regular application of castor oil.
She is not the only one that has witnessed the effect of castor oil. Wonder how can castor oil help you regrow eyebrows? Well, get prepared for this one — castor oil can also help you regrow eyelashes and improve hair quality.
Castor oil is packed with ricinoleic acid. It is an effective anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent, which will keep any fungus or bacteria away from your hair. As it is pretty thick, castor oil can help you prevent hair loss only by coating the hair and preventing any falling out.
This oil is rich in omega-9 fatty acids. These nourish hair, hair follicles and skin. Castor oil penetrates deeply into the pores and nourishes hair follicles.
It gives your hair a healthy gloss and improves its quality. A little oil goes a long way, and if your are looking for a smoother hair, you should add a tiny bit to the hair ends instead of applying it near the scalp.
Rub two drops of the oil between your hands and run your fingers through your ends. Be careful, if you use too much you might end up with a heavy greasiness. Go pretty light until you eventually determine which amount works best for your hair type.
When it comes to regrowing your hair, use castor oil as a scalp treatment. But, it can be really tricky to apply it on your scalp. You can always thin it out using some lighter oil. Add melted coconut oil, apricot kernel oil or any lighter oil to make it more spreadable.
To thicken your hair that thins at the edges of the hairline use pure castor oil and apply it using your hand. Apply some castor oil to your eyelashes to thicken and strengthen them. This will also prevent any thinning and shedding.
Scar tissue reduction and smooth lips
Castor oil can do wonders for keloid types of scars and scars that consist of hardened tissue, thanks to its ability to penetrate deeply through multiple skin layers.
Castor oil softens skin and this softening ability can help in breaking down deep scar tissue so it can eventually be smoothed out. Castor oil has also proven to be a white blood cell stimulating agent. Scientists claim that castor bean oil reduces inflammatory response in subcutaneous tissues. This is because it speeds wound healing and reduces scarring.
Castor oil does magic to your lips. Lips need constant protection. Even though they regenerate quickly, our lips dry out really fast and peel every time they are dehydrated.
Castor oil smooths lips thanks to its fatty acids, and it also protects then due to its thick consistency. To be more precise, castor oil will not budge if you not wipe it off. It gives a natural shine to your lips, which makes it great for both health and appearance of your lips.
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