Why Castor Oil is Your Hair and Lash Regime Hero

Everything you need to know about Castor Oil and how this humble household regular can transform your lashes, brows and hair for next to nothing.

Granted, the words castor oil shake up childhood memories of adult enforced detox days but there’s more to this wonder oil than its laxative effect. Not only is it that big hype word, organic, but it’s also packed with natural nutrients including proteins, minerals, fatty acids and Vitamin E, an antioxidant that deeply conditions.

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Its natural antiviral and antimicrobial properties are ideal for growing healthier hair and thicker brows and lashes, while the Vitamin E moisturises and helps prevent lash and hair breakage. This natural vegetable oil also helps repair damage to your hair follicles. The best part; it’s inexpensive and has zero irritants that could damage or agitate the eyes.

5 Ways to use castor oil for lush lashes, thicker brows and healthier hair

Pure Castor Oil lash and brow Mask

First, wash your face to remove any make-up.
Coat your top and bottom lashes and brows with the oil using a clean mascara brush or earbud.
Leave the coat overnight.
Remove in the morning.

Castor Oil and Olive Oil

Blend two tablespoons of olive oil and with two tablespoons of castor oil.
Coat your lashes and brows with an earbud or mascara brush.
Leave overnight and remove the next morning.

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Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO), Jojoba Oil and Peppermint Oil are amazing for dandruff & scalp treatment, split ends and hair growth. Here are a few steps you can use them for healthy hair:

Black Castor Oil and Tea Tree Oil

Blend 2 tablespoons JBCO, 2 tablespoons coconut oil and 1 tablespoon tea tree oil.
Massage onto your scalp for 5-10 minutes.
Shampoo with warm water after an hour.
Use twice a week to thicken hair.

Black Castor Oil and Peppermint Oil

Mix 2-3 drops peppermint oil and 100ml castor oil.
Apply to your scalp in sections until your whole head is covered.
Wash off after two hours. Use twice a week.

Black Castor Oil and Jojoba Oil

Mix 3 tablespoons castor oil and 1 tablespoon jojoba oil.
Massage it into your scalp for 5-10 minutes.
Shampoo your hair after an hour.
Use two to three times a week.

Like most hair and skin regimens, the magic lies in consistency so make sure you use this wonder oil regularly over a consistent period to start seeing results. Many have sworn by this method so why not try your own before and after challenge to share with us?

Written by Dudu Mogokonyane

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