Friday, November 18, 2011

Beauty Pick: Castor Oil Helps Your Hair, Skin & Nails

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Castor Oil became my best friend when I had an experience that all Women hope to never experience.  Yes, the pain of a terrible hair cut. There it is when you look in the mirror. You are continuously reminded every time when you try to style your hair. My hair cut was pretty bad. The style was suppose to be a long feathered hairstyle that came out as a  short and one side was longer then the other mess. It was so bad that I had to curl the ends of my hair on one side super tight so it would match the other side to look even. That is when I decided to put Castor Oil to the test and it helped grow my hair back out and even thicker than before.  I have been hesitating, but I am ready to get my hair cut and styled again, but I am startled of getting another Edwards scissor hands back in my hair.

Castor Oil comes from the Castor plant that is grown in a sub-tropical and/or tropical environment. The best kind of Castor Oil is the cold pressed and hexane free; that comes from the pressing of the seeds with no heat. Castor Oil is a non-toxic and is quickly biodegradable. Its evil counter part petroleum can pose health hazards and takes forever for the biodegradable process.

For the skin, Castor Oil has Ricinoleic Acid in it that helps reduce Viruses and Bacteria, which makes this great for Acne. It has been said that Castor Oil works better then anti-aging creams. The Castor Oil is more deeply absorbed in the skin then other plant oils. This gives the skin a fresh youthful glow. The Castor Oil boost the bodies lymphocytes (type of white blood cell) repairing the cells and healing the skin tissue.  If you have a problem with dark marks on your skin due to pimples and or other skin abrasions, use Castor Oil over a couple of months time for the skin to return to its natural skin tone. Castor Oil is thick and sticky in texture, allowing you to use small dabs to get full coverage over the intended area. It really does last for along time, I have had my bottle for a little over six months and that is with daily use of my Husband and I.

Remember that Castor Oil does promote hair growth.  If you have hair troubled places on your face, try to avoid those areas and apply sparingly around those trouble spots. The Castor Oil only promotes hair growth where it has once grown before. It will not grow in the Vellus hair areas (the invisible hair or for some the peach fuzz on the face). If you have had laser hair removal and you don't want the hair to grow back, do not put the Castor Oil on the areas that have had the hair removed. Don't forget about your eye lashes, this will help them grow too.  You don't have to go through the pain of getting fake eye lashes and using that chemical glue. Most of the products on the market that promote eye lash growth, has Castor Oil in it. Be careful to not get the Castor Oil in your eyes, it can be painful. 

If you have had an accident where you have lost your hair for example from a (burn or a perm accident), you can apply the Castor Oil and over time the Castor Oil will induce hair growth to the hair follicles.  There are many reasons for hair loss, it may be from hormone imbalances to nutrient deficiency. At all ages our body goes through different changes and as a result we often see it in our brush and in our drain. Castor Oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal properties. Putting Castor Oil on the scalp protects from infections that cause hair loss. It also has Omega-9 fatty acids that nourish the hair and prevents the scalp from drying. Your hair will have more of a shine and a softness to the touch.

Have you Over tweezed your eyebrows or over shaved them? It can leave your eyebrows bare. I think most of us Women do it somewhere in our teens and we thought there is no hope, but there is. Just put some Castor Oil over the brow and over time you will gradually see the eyebrows filling in to where they naturally grew.    

If those cute shoes are taking a toll on your feet and adding a little extra corn or callus to your feet, Castor Oil and a old pair of socks, will be the best pair you have ever met. By putting the socks on at bedtime with Castor Oil will soften the skin and soothe the aching pain and soreness.  Other painful skin conditions that are treatable are Eczema and Psoriasis. For the nails just apply Castor Oil with a Q-tip to your cuticles to prevent your nails from cracking by softening the cuticles.  When added to the entire nail it moisturizes the nail keeping it strong and healthy.

Castor Oil is used in: Creams, Deodorants, Hair Oils, Lip Glosses, Lip Sticks, Lubricants, Mascaras, Perfumes, Soaps, Shampoos and Sunscreens.

As always consult you medical/health adviser before trying or using any herbal remedy.  This is for informational purposes only, not to treat or cure any diseases.

*EXTRA PICKY TIP ~ Castor Oil helps prevent stretch marks by applying it to worrisome areas*