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How To Use Castor Oil For Treating Dandruff?

You might have discovered that hair oils like almond, jojoba, olive and other essential oils enrich your scalp and work as a magic potion for your hair. But have you discovered the best oil for treating dandruff yet? Here, we are to make your job easier. Read on to know more about the best oil ever for treating dandruff permanently and effectively with the goodness of science in every drop of it!

Castor Oil For Treating Dandruff

Understanding dandruff

Dandruff, the name given to flakes of skin on the scalp can be caused due to a dry scalp or an oily one. Irritation and itching are its side effects apart from the embarrassment it gives you in public. The cause of dandruff is attributed to the fungi ‘Malassezia’ which feeds on fats from your scalp. There’s only one oil that can effectively treat dandruff issues.

If you are still wondering which oil we are talking about –welcome to the world of castor oil. While the whole beauty world went all ga-ga about castor oil for hair growth, our Ayurveda already prescribed it and it was followed by millions of our ancestors who had the best hair texture and volume ever! Here is the scientific goodness of castor oil that will enlighten you:

  • Rich in ricinoleic acid and omega-6 essential fatty acids, castor oil stimulates your scalp and provides it with more than enough nourishment for effective hair growth. It fights with the dryness in your scalp and brings your dandruff issues to an end; thus castor oil treatment for hair proves to be effective.
  • Rich in anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, castor oil for dandruff treatment is efficient enough. It fights pathogens and microorganisms and cures your dandruff problems.
  • Rich in omega fatty acids it can moisturize your hair and balance your scalp’s pH. If you have a dry scalp issue, castor oil can make your scalp super moisturized and healthy. If you have an oily scalp, it will balance the pH of oil secretion in your hair and thus stop dandruff formation.

How to choose the right castor oil?

While you are buying castor oil for dandruff treatment, ensure that it is cold-pressed and 100% pure. Choose the virgin variety and check for its purity.

How to follow castor oil treatment for hair?

You can warm up castor oil or directly massage it onto your scalp and hair. Castor oil is very thick in consistency and sticky by nature. It might feel too heavy on the scalp and might need effort while shampooing. Though this is okay with many, few of them prefer reducing the thickness of the oil by blending it up with lighter oils. Oils like coconut, jojoba or olive can be used to blend along with castor oil before you apply it.

You could also increase its effect by adding a few drops of essential oil like lemon oil (for dandruff), lavender oil (for scalp relaxation), rosemary oil (for hair growth), rosehip oil (for hair growth again) etc. and indulge in a wonderful “champi/head massage”. Take the help of a massage specialist for maximum results.

Here’s an added tip: You could also add a drop of castor oil to your regular conditioner for enhanced control of frizz.

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