What Are The Amazing Benefits Of Castor Hair Oil?
How Castor Oil Is Good For HairCare?
Castor oil is a vegetable oil derived from the seeds of castor bean rich in ricinoleic acid that makes up to 95% of chemical content of the oil. Other parts of the oil are omega – 6 and 9 fatty acids, Vitamin E and minerals.
The rich content of fatty acids make castor oil good for hair and scalp
How castor hair oil works?
It has strong antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that make it a great treatment for scalp infections. And the protein content makes it valuable for hair growth.
- Prevents infections like folliculitis – inflammation of hair-follicles
- Improves blood circulation in scalp
- Balances pH of the scalp
- Strengthens hair keratin
- Nourishes hair-follicles
- Prevents the growth of dandruff
Presence of ricinoleic acid and fatty acid in the oil make it just perfect for hair care
1. Reduces hair fall
Improved blood circulation in scalp strengthens grip of hair shafts resulting in reduced hair fall and every type of physical damage to hair.
2. Boosts hair growth
The fatty acids penetrate in the scalp and the hair shafts and provide nourishment to the hair. The nourishment supports the existing hair; grows new hair and regrows the broken pieces of hair.
3. Controls split ends
Castor oil increases hair keratin that in turn increases the tensile strength of the hair and strong hair follicles are less prone to splitting.
4. Increases hair volume
Growth of new hair; regrowth of the broken hair and good health of hair results in long and voluminous locks that can be styled in a ponytail, bun or any other style you find matching with your face shape.
5. Dark hair
Castor oil has humectant effect on hair. It retains more moisture than hair can without this oil. And high moisture content makes hair look darker.
6. Hair shine
Castor hair oil makes a protective coating around hair and this coating makes the hair shiny. It reflects light making the hair shine even in low light.
A word of caution
While castor hair oil has nothing that can be called harmful but some people might have allergy to the fatty acids present in the oil. People have reported mild allergic conditions like itching, redness, rashes and burning sensation. But some users reported severe conditions including swelling in face, dizziness and difficulty in breathing.
It would be better, if you can do a safety test of the oil on your hand and use it only when it is certain that your skin accepts the oil and its benefits.