Castor Oil for Hair & Skin – Infallible Agent for Special Tasks

Castor Oil for Hair & Skin – Infallible Agent for Special Tasks

Castor oil is not that well-known in oriental and tropical regions of the world, however, in most parts of Europe and North America, it beats records of popularity. After all, it is untypical and unusual - even in the world of natural oils. Simply type in your search engine the following phrase: ‘price of castor oil’. You instantly know its first essential (but not the most important) feature. Castor oil is inexpensive in comparison to other oils available on the cosmetic market. Therefore, if you're going to buy your first oil and you want to try hair oil treatment or repair your nails and eyebrows, and a low price is important to you, go for castor oil: an effective, budget nail and hair conditioner as well as eyebrow and eyelash serum.

Castor oil INCI

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil

Castor oil – uses

Castor oil is produced from the seeds of the castor bean. It is very dense and rich oil, which is rather difficult to apply to hair and to wash it off. That is fine because its amazing effects completely compensate these small inconveniences. Additionally, it works not only on hair. Castor oil is suitable for eyebrows, eyelashes and nail care. It is an inexpensive conditioner which additionally works as a brilliant base of make-up removing oil blends in OCM (Oil Cleansing Method). It tops all other oils as a remedy for weak, thinning hair. Castor oil is a flawless treatment for hair which needs strengthening and doesn't grow.

Castor oil is thick, greasy and it is sometimes hard to wash it off. The ideal solution is to combine castor oil with other oils that can be used in hair care. Not only they will support its effects and provide hair with extra nutrients, but also facilitate the application because its thick consistency will be diluted. Nanoil for low porosity hair contains a balance of carefully selected natural oils, among which castor oil proudly dominates. It has been recognised and praised due to its medicinal properties and beneficial effects on the scalp. 

The ingredients & effect of castor oil

Castor oil works like a doctor, healing hair, nails and eyebrows from any ailments. Used regularly, it makes strands soft, shiny and full of vitality. It is valued primarily because it also takes care of the scalp: helps get rid of dandruff and cures many scalp diseases. Additionally, it stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss. It helps treat psoriasis and improves the functioning of sebaceous glands.

While shopping for castor oil, remember that only cold-pressed castor oil is one of the most precious hair and skin-conditioning ingredients. It stands out among other thanks to unusual qualities. Already after the first application you can notice its stunning hair-repairing effect: enhanced looks, intense color, reduced hair loss. How long does it take for overall hair regeneration? It all depends on hair condition and its extent of damage. Nevertheless, castor oil strengthens hair about after a month of regular use.

Castor oil is in 90% composed of organic fatty acid, known as ricinoleic acid. It is characterised by small molecular weight and is rapidly absorbed by low porosity hair. In addition, it stimulates hair growth, prevents hair loss, and has antimicrobial properties. Disinfects and soothes any irritations, purifies and protects skin. The product does not allow the development of bacteria on scalp surface and helps fight dandruff as well as other scalp diseases. It also overcomes excessive dryness of the skin. Castor oil balances water-lipid barrier on the scalp and strengthens hair bulbs. In addition, it heals and regenerates hair from its base. This is one of the very few oils that provide wisps with such natural shine, while leaving it silky soft.

Castor Oil infographic stating the following: Strengthens hair, prevents hair loss, stimulates hair growth, strengthens hair roots

Why should you use castor oil? 

  • it's budget and holds out long
  • it repairs nails even after taking off the gel
  • it conditions and strengthens eyelashes and eyebrows
  • it's a base oil for OCM
  • it leaves skin flawlessly clean and balances oil secretion
  • it blocks hair loss
  • it stimulates faster hair growth
  • it intensifies hair color, keeps it from fading

Castor oil for hair – recipe, use & application

Castor oil should be used on dry or wet hair? At the beginning of our journey with hair oiling, this is probably the most common question all woman ask themselves. The main thing you must remember before the first application is that its formula is very thick and you should not use too much of it. At the same time, this feature makes it last very long. 

The oil can be applied to dry hair and (above all) to the scalp. Apply castor oil to scalp and hair, leave it from 15 minutes up to a few hours (in this regard, there is really a huge freedom - it all depends on how much time you can spend on castor oil hair treatment). After the required period of time just wash it off. The oil boosts shine, moisturizes hair and upgrades its color.

If your hair is very damaged and in need of thorough regeneration, castor oil will be better and more rapidly absorbed if applied to damp hair. You can slightly wet your scalp and strands. The scales of damp hair raise so oils and other precious substances are able to directly penetrate to the interior of the hair.

When it comes to washing the product off, at first, it can seem a bit problematic. To wash castor oil off you ought to emulsify it with your regular hair conditioner. Apply it directly to hair just before shampooing and wait a couple of minutes. You can gently massage your scalp and wisps. As a result, oil is easier to wash and does not leave an oily film on your strands. This is a very good option if you accidentally used too much oil. What's more, hair conditioner combined with oil will become the next stage of nourishing your strands.

You can as well wash your hair using any shampoo. However, keep in mind that all natural oils prefer shampoos without silicones, parabens, comedogenic substances or SLS, SLES. Artificial chemical substances disrupt and slightly weaken the effects of hair oil treatment. In this case, a gentle baby shampoo will be suitable to wash castor oil off your hair.

Castor oil for eyebrows & eyelashes

You should apply castor oil to lashes and brows using an old, clean mascara wand or a cotton swab. Use as little as possible to keep it from getting into the eyes and causing eye redness or watery eyes. What are the effects of the treatment? Darker, longer and thicker lashes and brows.

Castor oil for nails

Rub pure cold-pressed castor oil into your nails and cuticles every evening. The oil is able to strengthen even extremely weak nails damaged from gels. Feel free to add it to your foot or hand bath - it will nourish skin and repair brittle nails. It makes hand and foot creams work more effectively - mix a few drops of oil with a cream and thoroughly rub it into skin.

Opinions on castor oil

Irreplaceable oil in skin and hair care. Castor oil is safe and thus can be applied to hair, eyebrows and skin. It lasts really long. The price you pay for the oil is truly small so it's no wonder it gets such raving reviews as a hair growth booster, eyebrow or nail treatment. Also, it is a great make-up remover and cleanser. You can mix your castor oil with moisturizers and eye creams but it's going to love your hair the most. And you hair will love it back, that's for sure. 

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