Castor oil’s benefits for skin and hair are often overlooked due to the thick and sticky consistency. However, castor oil is a natural and cheap remedy for many skin and hair conditions which is why you should consider using it.

Castor oil is one of the best remedies for thinning hair, and it can also minimize scar tissue and make your lips smooth and shiny. If you decide on using it, you should find organic pressed castor oil and apply it every day on the affected areas. Repeat the procedure for 3 months and your hair will get thicker and darker.

How does castor oil work?

Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, which is a natural anti-fungal and antibacterial agent that will eliminate the bacteria responsible for hair loss. The thickness of the oil coats your hair and prevents it from falling, and the omega-9 fatty acid content provides nourishment to the hair, follicle and scalp. The oil penetrates deeply into the pores, feeding it with nutrients and reinforcing the strength of your hair. The high gloss of castor oil will make your hair shine better than ever.

Helping with hair re-growth

Put 2 drops of castor oil on your hands and rub them, then apply it on your hair, but make sure you’re not putting too much as it will make your hair greasy. Start with a small amount and gradually increase it every day to see what suits you best. Castor oil can also be mixed with apricot or coconut oil and applied on the scalp to stimulate hair growth. Pure castor oil is great for thinning the edges for the hairline and for your eyelashes as well. Applying it on your eyelashes will make them stronger and prevent their shedding.

Castor oil reduces scar tissue and makes your lips shiny and smooth

Castor oil is great for keloid type scars and scars with hardened scar tissue. It penetrates deeply into the skin and softens it until the scar tissue breaks down, which effectively smoothens scars.

Castor oil is also a great white blood cell stimulating agent which can reduce the inflammatory response in the subcutaneous tissue. The oil can accelerate wound healing and minimize scarring at a fast rate.

Besides reducing scar tissue, castor oil can also protect your lips from environmental effect and make them smooth and shiny. The lips regenerate fast, but are also easily affected when dry and dehydrated.