Castor oil is often avoided because of its extremely thick and sticky consistency. But if you have problems with skin and hair, then you must try castor oil. It is cheap and completely natural.
Castor oil is effective as a remedy for regrowing thin eyebrows. If you have over-plucked your eyebrows then they usually cannot recover quite completely. So try castor oil but make sure it is organic, hexane free and cold pressed. Apply it on your eyebrows every night after washing your face. The visible results will appear after three months. Your eyebrows will be thicker and darker as well.
Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid which is known to be quite effective anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent. This acid acts against any fungus or bacteria which prevent hair growth. It is also able to prevent hair loss because it coats the hair and protects it from falling out.
Castor oil contains omega 9 fatty acids which are known to be beneficial for hair and hair follicle as well as for the surrounding skin. This oil penetrates deeply in the skin and this helps the nutrients to get deeply into pores and follicles which produce hair.
It also makes your hair shiny. So add a little bit to the very ends of your hair. Just put two drops on your hands and rub, then smooth through the ends. If you apply too much, instead of shiny hair you will end up with greasy hair.
If you suffer from hair loss, then apply castor oil on your scalp. But add some melted coconut oil, apricot kernel oil or another lighter oil to help get it spreadable enough.
You can also apply it on your eyelashes if you want them to be thicker.
Many people use this oil to treat keloid types of scars and other scars that involve a lot of hardened scar tissues. This is because castor oil is able to penetrate deep into the skin layers.
It is also known as a white blood cell stimulating agent. Studies have proven that castor oil is able to reduce the inflammatory response in subcutaneous tissue. That is why it is used to speed up the wound healing and consequently it reduces scars more quickly.
Castor oil is beneficial for the lips as they need to be protected as well. Although lips recover quickly, they are prone to drying out and peeling especially when they are dehydrated. It makes your lips shiny due to its naturally thick and immovable nature.