Move over coconut oil, because the natural hair game has another big player, and it?s straight out of the kitchen.
Castor oil hair masks are pack full of benefits for your hair and scalp!
From its nourish properties, to hair strengthening abilities, castor oil not only helps your hair grow but also leaves it feeling fab.
Not convinced that you should be plunging your locks into cooking oil just yet?
Well, let me change your mind.
Cast-or your eyes on these ten castor oil hairs masks and their benefits.
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Castor oil and aloe vera nourish your scalp
Castor oil alone is packed full of ricinoleic and omega-6 fatty acids, which increase blood circulation, improving hair growth.
This, when combined with the healing and soothing properties of aloe vera, creates a dreamy castor oil hair mask ideal for rejuvenating your scalp and lifeless locks.
To make this overnight hair tonic combine equal parts castor oil and aloe vera gel.
Mix it well and apply directly to your scalp, pulling it through to the ends of your hair.
Wrap your hair in a towel and leave the mix on for 45 minutes or overnight.
Enjoy that fresh ?woke up like this? silky and shiny hair.
Prevent hair loss using castor oil
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Despite its distinct territory marking benefits, hair fall is not something anyone wants.
We often just accept our hair falling out all the time as normal, and while some hair loss is normal, it can also be prevented pretty easily.
This castor oil hair mask is an excellent treatment to stop hair fall.
This is because of castor oil?s ability to stimulate hair growth from dormant hair follicles.
For the best result, combine castor oil with methi or fenugreek seed powder and apply once a week.
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Use a glycerin and castor oil hair mask to hydrate and moisturise your hair
Seriously, listen here, you are a strong, beautiful and capable woman, but drink some water you dehydrated B*%<#.
Hydration is critical, this goes for your hair too.
Luckily, this castor oil hair mask with have your locks retaining fluid like its gotta fit into a tight dress.
Mix 2?3 tablespoons with castor oil and four drops of glycerin.
Apply to your scalp and leave it for an hour before washing your hair with lukewarm water and shampoo.
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Fight infection with a castor oil hair mask
Yes, just like everything else, your scalp is prone to fungal and bacterial infections that can lead to hair loss and dandruff.
But before you recoil and stock up on antibiotics, a castor oil hair mask is a highly effective way to fight infection and keep your scalp healthy.
Its healing abilities come from its naturally high concentration of fatty acids which are ideal for cleaning the hair and restoring scalp health.
Castor oil can be applied directly to the scalp daily in small portions to prevent infection.
If you find the oil makes your hair too greasy, dilute it with water and only use once a week.
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Get thicker hair with this coconut and castor oil hair mask
We are in the business of solving thin hair problems after all.
Castor, oil hair treatments, are well known to help your locks go from thin, short and blah to thick and flowing.
The addition of coconut oil will help the mask reach a smooth consistency while leaving your hair soft, silky and frizz-free.
So to boost your volume naturally combine equal parts coconut oil and castor oil in a bowl and apply it to your scalp.
Leave the treatment on for 30?45 minutes before rinsing.
Read 3 steps to naturally thicker, fuller hair
Balance your hair?s pH
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If you aren?t familiar with pH levels, ya should be.
pH is one of the single most important things when it comes to your hairs health and appearance.
Castor oil comes in a few different forms, each with its own pH level, which is great for addressing your individual needs.
To work out your hair?s pH, pay attention to how your scalp and hair feel.
If you?re prone to an itchy or flank scalp, your pH level is probably too high. Whereas if your hair is prone to frizz and breakage, your pH is perhaps too low.
To balance high pH levels, opt for unrefined castor oil.
And for low, go for cold-pressed castor oil.
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Eliminate split ends with castor oil, honey and egg
Split ends are the spawn of satan.
There?s just no nice way to put it, they?re not cute, and they need to be eliminated.
Thankfully, castor oil hair masks are great for getting rid of these devils.
The nourishing properties of the egg combine with the strengthening properties of the castor oil, plus honey?s cleansing abilities make this the perfect hair care treatment.
In a bowl, mix two tablespoons of castor oil, one tablespoon of honey and two eggs.
Apply the treatment all over your head being careful not to miss any strands.
Let this mark set for an hour minimum and rinse with cold water.
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Castor oil and mustard oil create shiny, frizz-free hair
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Shine bright like a ?hotdog?
Who would have thought that mustard was not just a condiment but great for your hair too!
Well, mustard oil that is.
This natural hair treatment helps to revitalise your scalp, boosting your hair?s sheen.
Add one tablespoon of mustard oil to three tablespoons of castor oil and apply to your hair and scalp.
Massage the castor oil hair mask in for about ten minutes in a circular motion to help the seeds seep into your scalp.
Let the treatment sit for an hour before rinsing.
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Castor oil plus olive oil are a match made in heaven
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Frizzy hair? Olive without it thanks to this natural hair treatment.
While you probably wouldn?t combine these two when cooking, castor and olive oil make a superb hair mask.
Similarly to coconut oil, the olive oil helps to sooth the hair and leave it frizz-free, but it also helps the castor oil to repair damaged follicles.
So, it not only leaves your locks looking fuller and shinier but it also leaves them healthier and stronger too.
Add two tablespoons of castor oil and one tablespoon of olive oil.
Starting at your scalp, apply this treatment to the entirety of your hair.
Cover it with a shower cap and leave it for an hour before rinsing.
Tame your curls with castor oil
Curly girls know their manes are hard to tame.
Most the time, we either look like Chucky from Rugrats or like we?ve lost a battle with an electric fence.
Except for one random Tuesday of every winter where we are blessed with perfect curly hair and are the envy of all.
Castor oil can help create those big bouncy, smooth curls every day.
Sounds like fake news, but I assure you it is true.
To help keep your curls under control and looking sleek instead of windstorm chic, apply a small amount of castor oil directly to the scalp and ends of your hair once or twice a week.
If you find that castor oil is too thick to glide through your locks, dilute it using coconut or olive oil.
You can also add in a few drops of essential oil to tailor the hair treatment to the texture of your curls.
For best results apply to clean, damp hair before towel drying.
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