Among essential oils, castor oil might be having a moment right now but I want to be the first to tell you that it’s by no means a new ingredient and I can assure you that you’ll can find castor oil in pretty much every Jamaican households. I have been told me over the years that castor oil is one of the secrets to long, thick natural hair. And according to hair experts that I contacted to get a definitive answer: Is using castor oil for hair growth actually legit?, Ways on how to Use Castor Oil for natural hair growth?.
In this article are everything you need to know when it comes to growing long natural hair with castor oil
What is castor oil?
Castor oil is an organic or vegetable oil extracted from castor beans which is usually colorless. Jamaican black castor oil is one of the more well known castor oil because its thicker and contains vitamin E, fatty acids, and minerals.
It’s also popular for treating irritated scalps, excess oil and dandruff, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and its ability ti helps maintain moisture in the skin.
Can castor oil be used for Natural hair growth?
You must have come across several articles about castor oil and hair growth, but the truth is, there have not been any recorded evidence that proves castor oil will actually grow your hair. However, all hope isn’t lost as the ricinoleic acid in castor oil helps lock in moisture while promoting a clean and healthy scalp, of which are all needed for healthy hair growth.
Ways on how to Use Castor Oil for Natural Hair Growth
Well, there’s recommended ways on how to apply castor oil to your hair, while some people may choose to leave it on overnight, others may choose to massage it into their scalp but the best method actually depends on your hair type and concerns. It may interest you to know that, Jamaican black castor oil is on the thicker side, so it’s best for anyone with dense or coarse hair, whereas regular cold pressed castor oil is great for those with finer hair types.
Also, you must note that hair growth doesn’t happen overnight no matter what products or treatments you’re using for the hair.
On how to use Castor oil for hair growth, I’d recommend one to two times a week for at least three months and if after three months you still aren’t seeing a significant change, at the very least, you’ll have hydrated, shiny hair.
Can I use castor oil for eyelashes and eyebrows?
Castor oil is safe to use on your lashes and brows as long as you’re using caution and aren’t putting it directly in your eyes.
You can put some drops of castor oil on your palm and rub between your fingers, then massage your eye brows with it or gently brush up your lashes using mascara spoolie.
Castor oil is very good for your scalp, which is necessary for healthy long natural hair..