It plumps up your skin and smoothes fine lines. All it takes is 20 minutes. Cue: castor oil.
Made by extracting oil from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant, castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years.
Castor oil has a number of medicinal, industrial and pharmaceutical uses.
Castor oil has many benefits. We’re talking hair serum, lip balm, sleep aid, double-duty mascara (yes, really)—and more. It’s commonly used as an additive in foods, skin care products, and medications, as well as an industrial lubricant and biodiesel fuel component.
In short, it really is uh-mazing.
Keep scrolling to discover why and how castor oil should be a part of your daily routine.
Why It Works:
Castor oil carries ricinoleic acid and omega 6 essential fatty acids, which help accelerate blood circulation to the scalp, hence promoting hair growth. These antiviral properties also help to fight scalp infections such as bald patches and dandruff. The dense oil also fights oxidative stress which is a common cause of hair loss with Vitamin E a natural anti-oxidant.
Applied topically, castor oil can help your hair grow longer, faster, and shinier in a natural way.
How To Use It:
To use, apply the oil to damp but not wet hair, and let sit for several hours. For best results, use a shower cap or towel to the treatment set into your hair. Before shampooing, we recommend massaging either beer or a whisked egg onto scalp to help break up the oil. This is as messy as it sounds, but trust us⏤it’s worth it.