I have stumbled on castor oil and known is to be a remedy for regrowing the rare eyebrows. I have been over-plucking my brows back in the nineties when it was the hip thing to have pencil thin brows, and they never did quite recover. It became necessary for me to pencil in the “bald” spots and I missed the natural look of real hair where these spots were missing.
I have been reading about castor oil to be a remedy for thinning brows and hair, and deciden I’d try it. I have purchased a hexane free, organic and cold pressed castor oil and first, i put it to my eyebrows every night after i have washed my face. After about three months, I noticed my brows were noticeably thicker and since then it has become my nightly application of castor oil.
Castor oil is rich with ricinoleic acid. This acid has very effective natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. The oil can keep a lot of types of fungus or bacteria from inhibiting hair growth. Since the oil is also very thick, it may help to prevent hair loss simply by helping to coat the hair and protect it from falling out
Castor oil is also rich with omega 9 fatty acids, that have nourishing effects to both the hair and the follicle, and also to the surrounding skin. Castor oil has a unique ability to be deeply penetrating, and this helps it to deliver its nourishment deeply into the pores and the follicles that produce hair.
It also is rich with high gloss, so it lends a lush glossiness and shine to the hair. A little goes a long way, and it is better if you add a tiny bit to the very ends of your hair instead of putting it up near the scalp if you’re just looking for a natural hair smoother.
Simply put approximate two drops on your hands and rub them then go through the ends. If you end up using too much, there can be a fine line between subtle shine and a heavy greasiness so go very light until you figure out the amount that works right for your hair type.
If you want a way to regrow the hair on your head, you can for sure take castor oil and use it as a scalp treatment. However it can be tricky to get on the scalp without thinning it out with a lighter oil. You can add some melted coconut oil, apricot kernel oil or another lighter oil to help get it spreadable enough.
If you’re simply looking to help thicken hair that is thinning at the edges of your hairline, you can use pure castor oil, with a light hand of course. Another use is to apply the oil to eyelashes to help thicken and strengthen them, as well as to help prevent thinning and shedding.