How castor oil promotes hair growth? - Quick Guide


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How castor oil promotes hair growth?

How castor oil promotes hair growth?

Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained through the pressing, crushing and squeezing of the seeds of the castor plant. This plant is largely found in tropical regions of India and Africa.

How castor oil promotes hair growth?

The castor oil consists of 18 fatty acids including ricinoleic acid and also it's nutritional content including protein, vitamin E, omega-6 and 9 fatty acids, amd minerals. However, it does not contain ricin, a toxic enzyme, as the process of oil extraction heats up the protein to such an extent as to denature and inactivate it. 

Castor oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It is used for the treatment of various skin diseases, acne, hair loss and fungal infections. Castor oil is used in different massage oils, cosmetics, textiles, soaps and medicines.


Falling of hair and their regrowth is a part of our hair growth cycle. But sometimes, due to some infections, stress, nutritional deficiencies, or genetics or hormone, people suffer excess hair loss. Now a days, people of age of 25-30, or even younger, are facing problem of excess hai loss. 

In India, castor oil is a very old remedy used by many people from old times. In old times, people use castor oil for cooling of skin and scalp. In today's world, people use castor oil to keep skin and hair healthy. 

In the process of making of castor oil, the toxic enzyme "ricin", is deactivated through the heat and we can use it safely. For boosting the growth of hair, normally use unrefined castor oil is used. Using castor oil for 2 times a week, can prove to be good for your hair health. 

When you massage castor oil to your scalp, it increases blood circulation in roots which results in growth of your hair and makes them strong. Castor oil is antimicrobial and it prevents the growth of microorganisms in hair. Due to the presence of ricinoleic acid, it maintains the moisture of your scalp. It also reduces split ends and your hair become healthy. Castor oil helps in repairing the damaged hair and makes them shiny and acts as a conditioner. It also helps in solving the problem of dandruff and flex. It contains anti-oxidants which make your hair smooth and shiny and reduce your hair from being frizzy. 


The castor oil is very thick. Only a few drops of it, can also work for good health of hair. You can apply it even on wet hair. 

Heating castor oil, and massaging it on scalp and hair, give good results to some extent. 

You can mix castor oil with other different oils, like rose merry, and peppermint for more effective results. 

In some pathological conditions, like use of drugs, medicines, chronic stress, nutritional deficiencies and even crash dieting, diabetes, heart problems, cholesterol problems, pregnancy cases, the hair loss cannot be treated by castor oil. In such situations, consultation with doctors is necessary. Castor oil is not any medicine, it's just a home remedy used as first aid. 


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