Hey guys, hope you are doing well. In this post I want to share my latest beauty discovery when it comes to all natural masks and treatments. Not long ago, a friend of mine recommended me Castor Oil as a treatment for my hair. According to her it helps increasing the growth rate by up to 3x times and improves the overall structure of the hair. What I can say now is that I will always be thankful to her for this hair mask with castor oil. I was amazed by the results and I wouldn’t have believed it completely before I tried it. The progress and change are visible and I cannot be more happy with it. If you are interested for other natural masks, amazing vegan recipes and other useful tips and tricks – check her blog.
Besides being great for hair, castor oil turned out to have other great benefits for the skin and the overall health. But in this post I would like to share with you the ones, I found to be absolutely astonishing.
My hair and skin scream – Castor Oil
Why does Castor Oil work though? I asked myself this question and of course after a long research and thousands of positive reviews I found out that the oil has incredible anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Besides that Castor oil is incredibly rich on Vitamin E, proteins and vitamins which makes it like absolute magic for the hair.Here are the 3 benefits I personally have tried and have seen results by.
1. Thicker, softer and shinier hair
After 1 month of making this magical hair mask, which my friend recommended me, I can swear I see results. My hair became first of all MUCH ticker. I have always had a thin hair (especially the last few years due to too much usage of the flat iron) and for the first time in my life, I can really notice the difference. It has become thicker from the roots. The overall structure of my hair has changed. I can feel the softness and how shiny it has become. And all of this with just 1 time per week making this mask. This is all due to the rich nature of Castor oil and because of it, it penetrates deep into the scalp and helps restore the structure of the hair from the root.
TIP: I will write the hair mask for you in the end of this post so you can also try and see the visible results. <3
2. Hair Growth
After a month of using the hair mask, I can definitely say that my hair has grown much faster than usually for that period of time. This has also been noticed by my friends and made me sure that I don’t just imagine it in my head, haha! But why does the hair grow up to 3x times faster with the usage of this mask? It is because a big percentage of Castor oil contains Ricinoleic acid, which is an amino acid essential and needed by the human body. The oil penetrates deep into the hair follicles and pores, and provides a great nourishment, allowing the hair follicles to restore the hair growth and boost it even more. I only use the mask 1 time per week but it is recommended that in order to see even bigger results you use it 2-3 times per week.
3. Better skin condition
I am still quite new in the usage of Castor oil for the skin, but I tried applying it on acne and I can say that my skin calmed down incredibly fast and it felt so relieving. Just like with the hair follicles, Castor oil penetrates into the epidermal layer of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen. It helps fight blemishes and inflammation. It is also known to help with spots and marks from acne and other wounds, but I haven’t used it long enough to be able to say something about that. But seeing the other benefits up til now, I strongly believe it is also gonna be helping that. My friend also recommended me a make up removal mixture of 50/50 castor oil and avocado oil. This can be done as a daily routine to remove make up and massage the skin. I am looking forward to try this out as I am totally in love with the advantages of Castor Oil for my hair and applying it to some sids and acne.
Castor Oil Mask for Strength and Hair Growth
As I promised here is the hair mask, my friend recommended, which I use once a week and has done wonders to my hair.
1 tbsp Castor Oil (you can buy it from many food stores and it has to be a Pure Organic one)
1 tbsp Organic Coconut Oil (I mix it with Castor oil to reduce the thickness and Coconut Oil has its own great benefits)
Few drops Rosemary Oil (it helps increase the blood circulation and thus improve and stimulate growth)
What you have to do:
- Mix Castor oil and Coconut oil (in its hard form) in a small bowl and put it in a pot with warm water until the coconut oil melts and the two become one liquid mixture. (be careful not to let any water from the pot to go into the small bowl with the oils)
- Take out the small ball from the pot and put few drops of rosemary oil in the liquid mixture.
- Put a bit of the oil in your palm, mix it in your hands and start applying it in the roots of your hair with massage movements. Do this until your scalp is covered in the oil and then spread the rest on the hair length and ends.
- Leave the mask to work for 1-2 hours
- Wash off with reasonably warm water and after that apply a light shampoo that makes a lot of foam and massage until your hair is fully covered with it. Wash off the shampoo and repeat if necessary.
- Leave the hair to dry itself, preferably without a hair dryer.
I find it quite easy to wash off the mask and the mixture that I wrote above is completely enough for someone with medium long hair. If you have a very long hair you might wanna increase the mixture, but it should always be a 50/50 mix.
This is all for now guys. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and found it useful. Let me know if you have any questions regarding Castor Oil or the mask. I can swear by the good results and I am more then startled about how magical this oil can be for the skin and hair. Of course we all have different organisms and structures of the hair, but even with my thin and weak hair I see much improved condition and visible results. Thanks for reading and have a great day!
Much love <3