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3 Unbelievably Effective Castor Oil DIYs to Grow Thick, Long Hair

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Sheetal Rawal. Scientist (human genetics) founder of Apsara Skin Care

Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care

By: Marty S.

Home Remedies by Sheetal Rawal

Whether your hair falls down to your ears, down to your shoulders, or all the way down your back, a shiny head of hair is always welcome. Shiny hair is often the product of good health and proper nourishment. When your hair is given the right amount of care, it can start to radiate with health and vitality. Even at night, shiny hair can still look stunning; it only takes a little bit of light to capture a beautiful, camera-ready hairdo. 

Although shiny hair is quite appealing, you may be thinking that you have to use harsh chemicals on your hair to get it, and you worry about damaging your hair in the process. Thankfully, you can use castor oil on your hair to not only make it shinier but also improve hair growth and thickness. Castor oil is an Ayurvedic mainstay and a natural ingredient that has been used for thousands of years to minimize the look of dull, lifeless hair. Continue reading to learn how to make 3 castor oil home remedies so that your hair can look shiny and gorgeous.

1. Castor Oil DIY to Get Longer-Lasting Shiny Hair

Shininess and frizziness are opposites when it comes to hair care. If your hair is frizzy, chances are that it also looks dull. To get rid of frizzy hair, you need to use castor oil because it is an emollient and a great source of fatty acids like ricinoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids. The fatty acids in castor oil can revitalize your hair from root to tip, providing nourishment to your hair and preventing issues like dryness, hair damage, and split ends. This means that not only can castor oil help your hair look shinier immediately after use, but it can also encourage a longer-lasting natural shine that you desire. 

In addition to using castor oil on your hair, you must follow your natural shampoo with a natural conditioner. A conditioner can nourish your damaged tresses, which can lead to shinier, softer hair. Our Rosemary & Amla Conditioner even contains castor oil in it so using it after any of these remedies is a must if you are serious about shiny hair.

Ingredients

12 drops of castor oil

3 tbsp. of mashed avocado

Instructions

Mix the ingredients together and apply the mixture to your scalp and hair strands.

Massage your scalp and hair gently for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave the oil on for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

Wash it off with warm water. Follow with your shampoo and conditioner.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.

"ROOP is remarkable. It is very hydrating, and it does give my skin the beautiful glow I was looking for. As an add-on bonus, it is remarkable under makeup. I definitely recommend ROOP, and it is worth the investment to get beautiful skin."

2. Castor Oil DIY to Nourish & Protect Hair Naturally

If you regularly spend a prolonged amount of time in the sun, you may have noticed a change in the quality of your hair. This is likely due to the fact that the sun’s UV rays are damaging your hair. The sun can cause inflammation and free radical damage that can negatively impact your hair cuticles and your hair roots, which can lead to frizziness, thinning hair, and dullness. Luckily, castor oil also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Using castor oil can protect your hair so that it can look shiny and thick. 

Sun damage is terrible for your hair, but castor oil can put a stop to it. Even better, if you regularly take care of your hair with castor oil, that sunlight may reflect off your hair and make it look more beautiful.

Ingredients

8 drops of castor oil

8 drops of Vitamin E oil

1 tbsp. of almond oil

Instructions

Mix the ingredients together and apply the mixture to your scalp and hair strands.

Massage your scalp and hair gently for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave the oil on for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

Wash it off with warm water. Follow with your shampoo and conditioner.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.

3. Castor Oil DIY to Improve Hair Growth & Thickness

Other than to increase shine, one of the reasons why many people use castor oil on their hair is because it is believed to increase hair growth and thickness. In fact, castor oil has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years as a natural hair home remedy. There are two possible reasons for this. First, as we mentioned above, the fatty acids found in castor oil can replenish and strengthen your hair strands, which can result in thicker, shinier hair and better hair growth. Second, castor oil is antifungal and antibacterial, which means that it can get rid of scalp infections and stop anything from inhibiting blood circulation to your scalp. Because your hair needs blood flow to continue growing, maintaining and nourishing your scalp with castor oil can be very beneficial. 

Ingredients

10 drops of castor oil

1 tbsp. of aloe

1 tbsp. of mashed ripe banana

Instructions

Mix the ingredients together and apply the mixture to your scalp and hair strands.

Massage your scalp and hair gently for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave the oil on for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

Wash it off with warm water. Follow with your shampoo and conditioner.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.

If three castor oil home remedies aren’t enough, here is another one. Watch this video to learn how to make a castor oil & avocado remedy that can reduce dryness and dullness. Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel!

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