Castor oil has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that make it beneficial against folliculitis, dandruff and scalp infections. And it’s high in Vitamin E, minerals, proteins and Omega 6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids. Its unusually high ricinoleic acid ratio makes it beneficial to skin and hair. Castor oil can be used on the scalp to help prevent and remedy hair loss and it is effective at this for several reasons.
- Retaining the Moisture
More than infusing your hair with moisture, castor oil locks in the already present moisture in your hair. The heavy presence of fatty acids in castor oil helps to retain the moisture well in your mane. And as if that wasn’t enough, as a humectant, and we will attempt to explain that in human terms, is that castor oil absorbs moisture from the air as well, giving it all to your hair.
- Encourages Hair Regrowth
90% of castor oil’s nutritional content is made up of ricinoleic acid (5). This, combined with the omega-6 and 9 fatty acids, penetrates the hair shafts and roots and nourishes it, restoring its optimum health and boosting hair growth.
- Reduce Breakage and Frizz
Castor oil with its lubricating and waxing properties prevents hair strands from getting brittle. When hair breakage and frizz is under control, you will have nothing short of gorgeous voluminous hair!
- Antibacterial and Anti-fungal Properties
Castor oil’s antibacterial and antifungal properties enable it to fight pathogens and bacteria. Various scalp infections like dandruff and itchy scalp can be treated by its application.
- Improves Scalp Circulation
Everything comes down to the scalp. If the base is strong all else will be taken care of. The presence of Ricinoleic acid in castor oil increases the blood circulation of your scalp. This strengthens the roots of your hair and controls hair fall. Bonus points to Castor Oil for delaying premature greying of hair.
With so many benefits of using castor oil in your hair, you ought to make this a routine to have happier hair days.