Castor oil is one of the most popular vegetal ingredients used in the cosmetic industry, which makes for a natural way to stay beautiful and also healthy. There are a few benefits of using castor oil. Here’s what it does:
- Helps with the growth and strengthening of the hair
If you want to have thick and shiny hair, use this oil to massage your hair at the roots. You can also mix it with other vegetal oils (like coconut or almond oil), which improve the quality of the hair. You can use it as well on eyelashes and brows.
- Treats scalp infection
Fungal or bacterial infections found on the scalp can cause severe problems, like partial baldness or skin rashes. The castor-oil plant has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, as well as antiviral, which makes it a complex treatment for your hair.
- Darkens hair color
Castor oil was used in the past for coloring the hair in darker shades. Because it is very nourishing for the hair, this oil brightens the hair and makes it look slightly darker.
- Grows eyelashes and brows
The chemical components found in the castor-oil plant help strengthening the internal structure of the hair. This is very useful for brows and eyelashes because it prevents them from falling. How to use it: apply castor oil daily, before going to bed, on your brows and eyelashes and massage the areas gently.
- Hardens nails
Castor oil can do real wonders for your nails as well. Apply at least once a week a few drops of castor oil on your nails – make sure they are polish free. Massage really well, let it rest for about 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
- Removes acne and dark circles
It is also good if you want to get rid of acne and dark circles round your eyes. Apply a few castor oil drops on a cotton ball and then clean the area with it.