Why castor oil
In order to have beautiful hair we certainly need to focus on our overall health. Though it is essential for growing strong hair we can still do some things on the surface and that’s why people have tried moisturizing their scalp and hair already from the long past. Today we are in a really convenient situation because we just go online and order what we need while our ancestors gained their ointments and creams mainly from plants making them by hand. In this post I write about castor oil given it was used already in ancient times and not only later, in lamps.
What is castor oil?
It is a colourless, odourless and tasteless vegetable oil originated from castor been seed. Its native countries are in Africa and India.
What is it used for?
In ancient Egypt castor oil was probably used not only in lamps but for ointments too. There are many possible ways of using this oil. The most common fields are:
- Pharmaceutical industry: Castor oil is used in several medicines and known for its anti-bacterial properties.
- Manufacturing sector: This oil is a component for producing different kinds of products like soaps, paints, varnishes and more. It’s used even in food industry as an additive or a coating material.
- Skin care: Castor oil can help you to make your skin more beautiful given it can do a lot about cleaning, moisturizing, nourishing, soothing irritation and softening the skin. That is the reason for using it in creams and as a moisturizer as well.
Castor oil in hair care
Castor oil is used also in hair care products because it is very effective to prevent split ends and fixing dryness. The hair treated with castor oil looks silkier, more shiny and healthy. In case of applying it on the scalp as well it can help to get rid of dandruff and other hair-related problems. With the Vitamin E and the proteins it contains this oil can help to reduce hair fall too. Nevertheless always keep in mind that even such natural ingredients can have side effects so whenever you try any new products show your body attention.
My experience is using a hair care product with castor oil is a good choice if you want to do something for the beauty and health of your hair.