July 13, 2010 by The Lupie Chick
I love…love..love.. Castor Oil!! I use it on my edges mixed with peppermint and rosemary essential oil, I use it like a hot oil treatment on my daughter, and I’ve recently started using it on my eyebrows to re grow the hair that has been over waxed/plucked ( errr.. don’t judge me ..lol..lol.. yes, I said my eyebrows!). With the east coast being fried to death in this heat wave we are experiencing, I thought I would re visit castor oil, and provide some additional uses to help treat damaged and dry hair.
Castor Oil Hair Treatments
A variety of castor oil hair treatment recipes are available for specific hair concerns. Castor oil is most popular as a conditioning treatment. Pure castor oil alone serves as a moisturizing conditioner for dry, damaged hair. Adding castor oil to a commercial hair conditioner can improve the moisture level of hair. You can also mix castor oil with other vegetable oils, such as olive oil, for a deep conditioner. If you suffer from dandruff or an itchy scalp, castor oil can alleviate the discomfort. Mix castor oil with jojoba for a scalp treatment. Rosemary essential oil also works well with castor oil to balance the oils of the scalp.Castor oil can help treat hair loss when mixed with thyme, cedarwood, lavender, rosemary, jojoba and grapeseed oil. These essential oils stimulate the hair follicles to encourage hair growth and prevent future hair loss.
Using Castor Oil
You can apply castor oil in a number of ways during a hair treatment. Place castor oil in a clean applicator bottle to distribute the oil through the hair with less spills during conditioning. Put a shower cap over your hair, and sit under a hood dryer for 20 minutes for deep conditioning. Smooth 1 drop of castor oil onto the ends of your hair each night as a light daily conditioner. If your hair feels dry, apply 2 drops of castor oil to the entire hair shaft. Apply castor oil with a cotton ball or q-tip for scalp treatments. This will lessen mess and ensure that you put the oil on the scalp evenly.
Leave a comment let me know-If you’re using castor oil are you using Jamaican Black, Cold pressed unrefined, or just the drug store jump off? What has castor oil done for you?