castor oil

Castor oil is one of the most common and easy-to-access hair care product. It is extracted from a tropical tree’s seeds called Ricinus communis, better known as the castorbean or simply castor-oil-plant. The complete process of the oil extraction consists of two stages – the first one focuses on cold press procedure and the second one on heating up all the substances present in seeds. This process of extraction is so time-consuming because all toxic substances included in Ricinus communis seeds need to be eliminated. When it comes to physical features of castor oil, it is a fair yellow liquid that gets denser in contact with air. Although the product was widely known as a medicine in ancient Egypt and India long time ago, it is still extensively used nowadays. Despite the fact, castor oil is not so willingly used for beautifying purposes, many women tend to benefit from the product by applying it on the hair. Because it is able to gift lips with shine, the oil can be found as an ingredient of lip-glosses and lipsticks.

Unfortunately, if used for longer period, it may cause epidermis dehydration. The same kind of caution has to be given when treating hair with the very product. On one hand, castor oil makes hair glossy and stimulates hair growth, but on the other hand, it may be a trigger for irritations to develop and for hair to fall out too excessively.

Moreover, castor oil can be used as a component of many hair strengthening and caring treatments. If hair loss is our problem, it is advisable to massage the warmed-up product into scalp, put on a bath cap, and put off the shampooing until the next morning. This kind of a treatment should be conducted once a week. When it comes to dry, damaged and deprived of gloss hair, or dandruff and split ends, castor oil may be applied together with other oils or care products. When combined with olive oil, apple vinegar, petroleum, Shea Butter, beeswax, or jojoba oil, it can enhance positive outcomes of a treatment.

Castor oil significantly improves hair condition. Additionally, it deals with dull strands, hair loss and split ends in a pretty good way. The cosmetic can strengthen follicles and stimulate growth of baby hair, especially when massaged into scalp. Moreover, castor oil restores shine, sleekness, softness as well as striking and healthy look to hair.

 

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