What is a Castor Oil?
In my childhood, we use castor oil in about any ailment. I remember my parents putting castor oil in my head, which was like smelly and sticky paste. It was like 30 years back then, where the oil was unfiltered and pressed from castor seeds in a wooden pressing tool with help of heavy stones. Time has changed, now we get organic cold pressed with a flavoured and premium filter in the market.
Castor oil is extracted by pressing the seeds of the castor plant and it is also used in various cosmetics, soaps, massage oils and even medicines. The oil is also used for derma products and cosmetics for skin rejuvenation.
Uses of Castor Oil for Face & Skin
Castor Oil and ricinoleic acid have the most potential for absorption in the skin are also used in the treatment of various skin condition including psoriasis, dermatosis and acne.
Acne: The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory property of castor oil help in reducing acne which reduces the growth of bad bacteria that causes acne.
Texture: Castor oil has rich in other fatty acids which enhance the smoothness and softness of the facial skin.
Complexion: The fatty acids in castor oil can also promote the growth of healthy skin tissues, helpful in restoring uneven skin tones.
The benefit of Castor Oil for hair growth:
There are also anecdotal reports of castor oil promoting hair growth, including eyelashes. A Cold pressed Castor Oil softens your dry-damaged skin & hair by providing in-depth nourishment, lightens the appearance of ageing signs and helps eyebrows grow thicker and fuller.
Castor oil is very good for your long and shiny hair. Applying castor oil twice a week can help your hair grow faster, stronger, shinier, thicker. It also helps to reduce dandruff. The Omega-6 fatty acids in castor oil go to the deep root of the hair which improves circulation.
Castor oil for medical usages: The anti-fungal and antibacterial properties of castor oil can help remove dandruff and cure scalp infections.
Recipe to use castor oil for hair growth:
1. Take one tablespoon of organic castor oil with one tablespoon of olive oil (Extra Virgin) and add half a piece of lemon juice.
2. Mix the mixture in a small bowl using a dry spoon.
3. Gently apply the mixture with massaging on the scalp and roots.
4. Let it be there for 30 minutes and then rinse out with any herbal shampoo.
Castor oil is very good to control hair fall and repair the damaged hair. However, if neglected excessive hair loss due to dandruff or male or female pattern baldness it would be good to consult hair expert. Get the list of best surgeons and clinics for hair transplant in Chennai at our website.