- You shouldn’t use castor oil on your hair every day because it could irritate your scalp and dry out the rest of the hair.
- If you want to nourish and moisturize your hair from roots to ends, it’s best to apply it once or twice a week at most.
- Also, you can use it once a fortnight to promote healthy hair follicles.
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What a revolution natural oils have unleashed in the field of hair beauty!
Since they became fashionable, I can assure you that almost all my clients, if not all of them, use some of them.
Some are fans of coconut oil.
Others are fascinated by almond oil.
Olive oil has more and more followers every day.
Castor oil, however, requires more care and attention.
It’s one of the most difficult oils to include in a hair beauty routine.
Castor oil isn’t for daily use because it has a high concentration of fatty acids.
As its consistency is very thick, it’s hard to rinse.
Can you imagine what would happen one week after applying castor oil every day to your hair?
Try to imagine the situation.
Your hair would be dull, greasy, and saturated.
The same would happen to your scalp because the oil would cause your pores to clog.
When the pores on the scalp become clogged, the hair follicles weaken, and the hair doesn’t grow.
Products are neither good nor bad.
You need to use them properly to get all their benefits and avoid damage.
That’s why, if you want to make the most of the benefits of castor oil for your hair health, you need to know its properties. That’s what I’ll talk about below.
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Why shouldn’t you apply castor oil to your hair every day?
That’s the same as saying that castor oil isn’t for frequent use.
But don’t be discouraged. It’s not a matter of setting castor oil aside.
It’s about understanding why you shouldn’t apply it every day. Let’s start with the most important reason.
Castor oil is too thick
It has a high concentration of fatty acids that provide hydration and promote hair growth.
However, the saturation of fatty acids can be problematic.
Your scalp naturally produces sebum to moisturize your hair.
You’ve probably noticed that your scalp is quickly dull and greasy if you don’t wash it for two or three days.
That’s the sebum produced by the scalp.
If you add the fatty acids from castor oil to that natural sebum every day, all you’ll get is extreme oiliness on the scalp and dryness in the rest of your hair.
What happens when extreme oiliness occurs on the scalp?
- You’llfeel itchy and irritated.
- You’ll injure your scalp.
- The lengths and ends will dehydrate.
That thick consistency brings us to the second reason why you shouldn’t use castor oil every day.
Castor oil is hard to rinse out
Being thick, it adheres to the hair making it hard to rinse out.
I think I guess what you’re thinking.
“Coconut oil also has a thick consistency.”
Yes, but coconut oil is more volatile. By simply rubbing it between the palms of your hands, you can turn it into a manageable oil.
It’s not the same with castor oil. It doesn’t glide easily through the hair and is harder to rinse out.
You’ll likely need to wash your hair two or three times to remove the castor oil.
Remember that if you care about your hair health, you shouldn’t wash it every day. So, why would you use castor oil every day if you have to wash your hair several times afterwards?
Castor oil stains and doesn’t have a pleasant smell
Most oils have a transparent or very light color. But Jamaican castor oil, which is the most commonly used one for hair beauty, is black.
Imagine what your hair and clothes can look like if you use castor oil every day. But also, the scent of castor oil isn’t very pleasant.
Many women mix it with coconut or rose oil to mask the unpleasant smell.
For all these reasons, I’ll now give you a recommendation as a stylist.
If you want to moisturize your hair use castor oil once a week
Please, don’t even think about leaving it on your hair for several days!Leave it on overnight at the most and no less than two hours. The amount you apply is also important.
Castor oil is applied almost with a dropper.
Castor oil application
- Wet your hair with warm water using a spray bottle.
- Apply two or three drops of castor oil to the lengths and ends. Then, one or two drops to the roots.
- Massage your hair from roots to ends for 15 minutes and cover it with a shower cap.
- Leave on for two hours.
- Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and then shampoo two or three times until completely removed. Don’t use a conditioner.
If you want to leave it on overnight, apply it before going to bed and rinse it out as soon as you wake up.
If you want to stimulate your hair growth, use castor oil once a fortnight
Now I want to be clear on this subject.
It’s not that castor oil will make your hair grow five centimeters every month.
You probably already know that hair grows at a rate of one and a half centimeters maximum per month.
Therefore, what castor oil will do is to increase the dilation of the blood vessels of the scalp with a flow of oxygen-rich blood.
In other words, the nutrients in castor oil strengthen the hair follicles to strengthen them.
Natural oils such as coconut oil or argan oil are excellent for moisturizing hair.
But you shouldn’t use them daily. Castor oil is no exception.
In this case, you should use it twice a week at the most to avoid irritating the scalp and drying out the rest of the hair.