Castor oil is a natural nourishing oil, extracted by means of pressing the seeds of Castor plant. It is widely used in cosmetics for improving the growth, thickness and length of the hair.
I would like to share with you five hair masks prepared with castor oil which will make your hair healthier and more shiny if you apply them on a regular basis. It is not necessary to experiment with all of them; just choose one, which you think is the best suitable for you and start applying it every week in a course of four or five months. You will be surprised with the end result.
The main advantage of these masks is that the products used for their preparation are cheap and you can make all of them at home, so it is not necessary to spend your precious money in a beauty salon.
In order to get a better effect, never apply the masks if your hair is not clean. Wash and dry carefully before use.
1. Hair Mask with Castor Oil and Vitamin A:
Mix well 1 tablespoon castor oil, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon rum, 10 drops of vitamin A and 10 drops of vitamin D (you can replace both vit.A and vit.D with 1 tablespoon of cod oil or any fish oil). Spread the mix starting from the roots of your hair to the edges, cover your head with shower cap and leave the mask for 1-2 hours then wash your hair with shampoo.
2. Hair Mask with Castor Oil and Avocado:
Prepare a paste in a bowl with the following contents: 1/2 squashed avocado, 1 tablespoon castor oil, 1 yolk, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon coco-nut butter. Leave the mask on your hair for about half an hour, then wash with shampoo.
3. Hair Mask with Castor Oil, Chamomile, Green Tea and Nettle:
For this mask at first you will need 1 tablespoon chamomile, 1 tablespoon green tea and 1 tablespoon nettle. Put these herbs in a bowl and pour hot water on them, leave this tea for about 30 minutes then filtrate it to take only the liquid. Put 1/2 teacup fuller’s earth in a bowl, add 1 tablespoon castor oil and 10 drops of vitamin A. Start adding carefully the previously prepared filtrated liquid until you get a dense paste. Start massaging the roots with this paste then spread it all over your hair. Put a shower cap and stay with the mask for half an hour.
4. Hair Mask with Castor Oil, Chamomile, Yolk and Honey:
Mix well in a bowl 4 tablespoons fuller’s earth, 1 yolk, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon powdered chamomile and 1 tablespoon castor oil. Put the mix on your hair and leave it for about half an hour covered with shower cap.
5. Hair Mask with Castor Oil and Beer
This mask is proven to be very effective for prevention of alopecia or the so called hair loss.
Heat up 1/2 teacup of beer on water-bath. Add 2 tablespoons castor oil to the warm beer, smear well your hair with the liquid and rub it carefully in the roots then cover your head with shower cap. This hair mask is better to be applied every day in a course of a week.
I hope that these five masks will help you to improve the vision of your hair and to make it healthier.
Please note that the quantities I have given are for an ears-length hair. If your hair is thick and long, you should double, even triple the quantity of the products.
Wash your hair with shampoo after applying any of these hair masks.
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