After a bit of research, I realised that it has been proven scientifically that castor oil actually aids in hair growth, as well as containing and providing other benefits. In fact many other essential oils have been shown to be very effective against hair loss, not just castor oil.
Castor oil is made up of minerals, proteins, omega-6 fatty acids and, most importantly, ricinoleic acid. This combination leads to an increase in blood circulation to the scalp, therefore promoting hair growth and shinier hair. Due to its thick consistency, you can opt to add coconut oil or olive oil to it which provide additional benefits to your hair.
For effective results, apply the castor oil on your hair leaving it on the hair overnight. (You can also use almond oil in equal proportion to reduce the consistency of the mixture). In the morning, shampoo, condition it and style as you desire. As it has a dense consistency, shampoo your hair multiple times. You can add this to your regime on a daily or weekly basis depending on your needs or the determination you have in achieving quicker results!
The benefits of using castor oil are simply remarkable. A well-known benefit is hair growth due to the nutrients it contains. If you are struggling with dandruff, then this is also the product to use. Castor oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which will aid in getting rid of dandruff and itchiness in the long run. It conditions your hair, making it appear healthier and thicker. Your hair will appear shiny and feel softer.
The constant use of chemicals is a major factor in getting split ends. It is proven that, applying castor oil on the ends of your hair twenty minutes before shampooing gets rid of split ends. Regular use will help lead to healthier hair.
Apart from castor oil, there's plenty of other natural remedies for hair loss, as shown in this short animated video:
So whether you're treating hair loss or simply yearning for healthier hair, castor oil can be used for effective results. Make it part of your routine and you will soon start enjoying the results. It is a cost effective way of having beautiful hair.
Let me know how you get on! Thanks for reading!