If someone asks you to name the oil which is the best for curing dandruff, then what is your answer? Jojoba, olive or almond oil? Well, the fact is that these oils can cure dandruff and be good for hair growth, but not as effective as the affordable, humble and time-tested castor oil. This entry from Wikiyeah.com will show you how to use castor oil for hair growth and dandruff.
In fact, castor oil has a history of many benefits to mankind. It is said that Mussolin, the Italian dictator, governed with the help of the bludgeon and castor oil. And, castor oil also has an impeccable reputation for natural healing properties. It is a time-tested treatment for a number of maladies of both hair and skin, like dandruff and myriad scalp infections. [Read: how to increase hair growth and thickness]
Castor oil has a large amount of fatty acids. Ricinoleic acids forms nearly 90% of the fats in castor oil and it is the fatty acid that gives the oil its therapeutic punch against many scalp infections, including dandruff.
Castor oil is usually ingested as a laxative, but could also benefit the hair upon applied as a mask or wash. In fact, a weekly castor oil remedy could help in maintaining hair’s softness and smoothness. The Elle magazine reported that [Read: how to treat thinning hair]
So how does castor oil can beat off dandruff and other scalp infections? One of the most important constituents of castor oil, as mentioned before, Ricinoleic acid, has anti-microbial properties and this is what offers castor oil its property to kill bacteria which lead to dandruff. The ricin available in this oil also has germicidal and fungicidal properties. These two properties can protect the scalp from fungal and microbial infections leading to scalp infections and dandruff. Also, castor oil is great humectants because of the high amount of omega-9 fatty acids. This type of oil could lock in moisture in hair, thereby acting as an excellent hair conditioner. It is also good for curing split ends and making hair silky and lustrous. The moisturizing properties of omega-9 fatty acids are also be helpful in treating dry flakes.
In addition, castor oil is jam packed with nutrients like minerals, omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin E, helping moisturize dry flakes and defeat itchy scalp syndrome.
Additionally, castor oil could be used for darkening hair, hair shine, and for hair loss. So, when you see that your hair is dropping at a much fast rate, you should think of using castor oil to stop hair loss. [Read: how to get rid of frizzy hair naturally]
How To Use Castor Oil For Hair Growth And Dandruff?
- Mix ¼ cup of castor oil with the same amount of water
- Massage your scalp and hair down to the ends with the solution
- Rub that diluted oil into the hair using your fingertips to repair dry ends rapidly.
- Rinse the hair with lukewarm water. If possible, wrap your hair with a soft or cotton towel and leave it overnight to get intensive hydration remedy
- Shampoo your hair with your usual product. warrant that you rinse all the lather as well as the oil from the hair by using tepid water
Another way to benefit from the goodness of the castor oil is to add a small amount of this oil to the hair as a conditioner. You might not be able to see any results instantly after washing the hair, rather you have to massage the hair as well as scalp with castor oil twice a week (prefer mildly heated oil). Follow the steps above and wait for the results.