How to use Castor oil for treating dandruff
Castor oil is thick in consistency, smooth and looks like a yellowish colored jelly. It is oil thick is extracted from castor seeds. There are lot of uses of castor oil for skin care, health and hair care. It has a good content of vitamin A, E and B that nourishes the scalp and hair. It has several uses but today we are going to discuss about how castor oil treat flaky scalp full of dandruff. Dandruff is a worrying issue and cannot be treated easily. One of the ways to treat it is thorough castor oil. How? You will know it as you read this article. We will share the different methods you can apply to use castor oil for dandruff.
Castor oil for dandruff cure and scalp itchiness
Castor oil massaging
This castor oil would feel so much sticky and oily but it is worth applying as it gives lustrous hair, smooth finishing and dandruff free hair. The high Vitamin E content in castor oil helps to eliminate the dandruff itchiness and dryness. castor oil also has ricinoleic acid which treats the fungal infection that causes dandruff. It might also be stinky while you apply the oil. As it has lot of benefits it is applied even after its sticky nature.
When you apply castor oil directly to hair and scalp 20 minutes is enough to let the hair get nourished. You can wash it later. Also you need not condition your hair. It is natural conditioner. See: How to use castor oil for hair care
Castor oil as secondary oil
If you feel that this oil is too sticky for your hair type and you cannot apply it. And you wish to use castor oil for dandruff cure but do not like the smell then you can mix it with any other oil and make it a combination mixture. You can use olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil or sesame oil with castor oil in 1: 2 ratios. This combination also helps to give the same benefits as you apply direct. This combination oil can be applied all night and can be washed next morning.
Castor pack for dandruff free oil
- 3 teaspoonfuls of castor oil
- 1 teaspoonful of of glycerin
Take and mix all the ingredients well. Now apply it on hair layer by layer including the scalp. When the pack is applied all over cover it with shower cap. Let this be for 20 minutes. Now remove the cap and let it be for 2-3 minutes. Now you can wash the hair. Cleanse and risen well. Let it dry now and you can now see effective results. Do it regularly for best results. You can do it ones in 10 days.
Castor oil with turmeric for dandruff control
For this treatment with turmeric and catsor oil you will need.
- Castor oil 2 teaspoonful
- 1/2 teaspoonful of turmeric powder
castor oil and turmeric are very effective anti bacterial and anti fungal agents. They will help in removing the flaky bits of dandruff and prevent from infection or allergies. This combination is a pure cure for allergies, germs and dandruff.
Mix the composition as said above. And apply it all over the hair and scalp. You can increase the quantity as per the necessity and length of your hair. If you do it regularly I can assure you with best results.
Castor oil for dandruff with citrus fruits
You can mix 2 spoons of castor oil with any of the combinations below.
- 1 spoon amla powder
- 2 spoon amla juice
- 1 lemon juice
- 2-3 spoons orange juice
Mix castor oil with any 1 of the above and apply all over the hair. Let it be on the hair for 5-10 minutes. This remedy gives 100% results. This is an acidic combination and can easily vanish dandruff and scalp itchiness. Read: Natural Remedies for dandruff and scalp itchiness
Tips to use castor oil for hair care and dandruff
Use castor oil with finger tip. Try to press the oil and spread the oil all over as its consistency is thick.
Use luke warm water to wash hair because castor oil is very thick and sticky and may be stubborn to get washed away.
If you feel like diluting it you can use some other light oil like olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil etc.