Aug 3, 2013 – Aug 9, 2013
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Castor oil, which comes from the beans of the Ricinus communis plant, is native to tropical Africa and cultivated for its oil, reports Animal Science at Cornell University. Castor oil is used for medicinal, therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. The oil has germicidal properties that make it effective against all kinds of bacterial, fungal and viral infections, reports Online Gardener tips. Castor oil treats dandruff, eczema, hair loss and scalp infections. Castor oil is also effective in getting rid of hair lice, according to Online Gardener Tips.
Used In Ancient Egypt
Castor bean plants were found in ancient Egyptian tombs that date back to 4000 B.C. Egyptians used castor oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids, to moisturize, condition and thicken their hair, reports Qhemet Biologics.
This is my hair during a hot oil treatment with castor oil. The pic on the left is right after I put all the oil onto my hair. The pic on the right is one section after going under a hooded bonnet for 30 minutes. My hair is super shiny and super soft.
Castor Oil Hair Treatments
You can use castor oil to treat your dry hair in several ways. You can use it as a leave-in or combine it with other ingredients to make your own special hair and scalp treatment. Castor oil even makes an effective hot oil treatment. It also makes a scalp massage oil that you can use daily or every other day. Mixing the castor oil with either almond oil or grape seed oil and a few drops of a scented oil will make it more pleasant, reports Black Women Beauty Central. Source
In the video below, I used coconut JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil) to pamper my hair to a luxurious hot oil treatment. If you try it out, let me know how it goes! Feel free to subscribe to my YT channel for hair updates and tutorials.
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