7 Benefits and Uses of Castor Oil for Hair and Skin

by Mama Earth Beauty Care Products

Castor Oil sure takes us back to the times when our mother or grandmother used to champi (read: massage) our little bods from head to toe, all the while telling us that this natural beauty ingredient can save most of our hair & skin woes. They were not wrong.

This humble but potent elixir is extracted from castor seeds, rich in antioxidants. It contains Vitamin E, proteins, and Omega 6 & 9 - all the essential components responsible for beautiful hair and supple skin. 

Castor oil for hair helps significantly reduce hair fall, premature greying, and scalp issues. For skin, it treats pigmentation, age lines, and acne. Besides, it is also known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing benefits.

Let’s weigh more on the many benefits of Castor Oil:-

  1. Enriches Hair Scalp: If you’ve struggled with excessive shedding, thinning & dandruff, then this age-old remedy is your best bet. Castor Oil will moisturize your scalp, remove bacteria, and leave your hair feeling smooth and shiny. The Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids in the oil transfer essential proteins and anti-inflammatory agents to hair follicles, soothing signs of stye, and other damage.

  2. Increases Gloss & Shine: If anything can come close to adding that extra oomph, it will be castor oil for hair & skin. It is lightweight in nature and does not leave behind a greasy appearance. It will coat the hair shafts and seal cuticles with hydration, increasing flexibility and immunity against wear and tear.

  3. Encourages Hair Growth: Pampering your hair from time to time is very rewarding, especially when you badly want to grow out your hair. Massaging the scalp with Castor Oil stimulates blood circulation, which increases the flow of oxygen & nutrient-rich blood to the roots & follicles, promoting growth and protecting the natural life-cycle of the hair follicle.

  4. Fights Acne: Pimples that occur due to dry skin are common, and what better than an antibacterial oil to keep them at bay? Castor Oil contains ricinoleic acid (anti-inflammatory) that inhibits bacteria's growth on the skin, thereby preventing acne. It also soothes inflammation, fades blemishes, and restores the skin’s moisture balance.

  5. Brightens Skin: Oils can stick to surface debris and help clear them off after a good bath. This particular oil has additional antioxidant properties that reduce tanning and resurface young and radiant skin, hidden beneath dead skin layers. It also provides the skin strong immunity against all future UV & free-radical impact. 

  6. Prevents Early Wrinkles: With age, the skin starts to lose its shape due to moisture loss in the epidermis. This nourishing oil picked from nature can help you defy nature and age gracefully on your own terms by drenching the skin with enough hydration needed to perk up and resume its former shape. 

  7. Speeds Wound Healing: Ever wondered why acne marks or scars take ages to go? Lack of hydration and blood flow. The 3-point alleviating action (antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory & antioxidant) of Castor Oil helps reduce dryness and increase blood flow around the affected area to prevent pigmentation & dead skin clogs, assisting the skin in heal peacefully without the acne leaving a mark. 

Now that you’re pretty much sold on what Castor Oil for hair can do for you, here are 3 ways in which you can increase its efficacy with other ingredients available right under your nose.

Before we begin, make sure to steam your hair or wrap a lukewarm towel to try and open up the pores for easy absorption and blood circulation.

Castor Oil Mixture #1:

Heat an equal concoction of castor oil, aloe vera, and honey. Part your hair in two sections and apply the oil after it cools down to room temperature. Gently massage the scalp for 15 minutes to generate healthy flow. Wash off with paraben & sulfate-free shampoo.

This combination is amazing for hair growth. Aloe Vera helps Castor Oil combat dandruff while honey soothes & moisturizes.

Castor Oil Mixture #2:

Castor Oil & Coconut Oil (Follow the same steps as the above step)

Coconut Oil works really well with Castor Oil for hair growth and helps prevent damage by penetrating the cuticles and keeping them well-nourished & hydrated.

Castor Oil Mixture #3:

Castor Oil, Egg & Honey. (Do not heat this mixture. Mix & apply.)

Eggs are beneficial for hair growth as they are rich in Omega 3, Biotin & Protein, plus it makes your hair super smooth like whipped cream! 

Castor Oil from brands like Mamaearth is perfect for all hair & skin types, and all their products are free of silicones, parabens, SLS, mineral oil & toxins. Mamaearth Castor Oil is formulated with 100% Pure Cold-Pressed Castor Oil from the Ricinus Communis plant to promote hair growth, minimize split ends, reduce skin’s uneven tone, delay signs of aging, and strengthen nails. 

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