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Try these 3 castor oil hair masks for maximized hair growth

Nourish and hydrate your damaged hair with castor oil hair masks. Learn how to make them from the comfort of your home.
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Suffering from damaged hair? Try these castor oil hair masks. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 4 Jun 2021, 12:03 pm IST
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Who doesn’t like to have shiny, thick and long hair? However, sometimes we also experience hair fall and have to deal with damaged  hair. Factors such as pollution and unhealthy lifestyle contribute to hair damage. This is where castor oil comes in to save the day! 

Yes ladies, castor oil can prove to be an elixir for your hair. It has remarkable healing properties and a slew of benefits for your hair. It can help strengthen hair strands, promote hair growth, and nourish the scalp. In addition, castor oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids and ricinolein, which help improve hair quality. 

So, to help you get shiny and strong hair, we present 3 DIY castor oil hair masks:
1. Castor oil, tea tree and aloe vera hair mask

The healing and soothing properties of aloe vera and castor oil hair masks are ideal for rejuvenating your scalp and regulating the healthy sebum, an oily substance that keeps hair from drying and breaking off. Moreover, tea tree oil has antiseptic, antiviral, and antifungal properties that kill harmful microbes thus promoting hair growth.

Ingredients for the mask:
  • 2 tbsp castor oil
  • ½ cup of aloe vera gel
  • 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
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Make castor oil a part of your hair care routine and you won’t regret! Image courtesy: Shutterstock.
Directions to make and use the mask:
  1. In a bowl, mix castor oil with aloe vera gel. Stir well to convert it into a paste.
  2. Then, add tea tree oil drops to the past and continue mixing the ingredients for at least 2-3 minutes.
  3. Now, gently apply this paste to your hair and scalp. Remember to wear a shower cap and let the mask set properly.
  4. Keep the mask for 30-40 minutes and then wash it off using a mild shampoo with normal temperature water. Use the mask at least twice a week.
2. Castor oil, almond oil and fenugreek hair mask

Castor oil helps to lubricate the hair shaft, increase flexibility and decrease the chances of breakage. On the other hand, fenugreek is rich in iron and protein, nutrients essential for hair growth. These ingredients together make for a perfect combination to promote hair growth. 

Ingredients for the mask:
  • 3 tbsp castor oil
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek powder
  • 1 tbsp almond oil
Directions to make and use the mask:
  1. Take a bowl and add fenugreek powder and mix it with castor and almond oil. Mix these ingredients till you see a paste-like consistency.
  2. Your kair mask is ready to be applied. Apply this paste across the length of your hair and dip a towel in warm water and wrap it around your hair for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Keep the mask on for another 30-40 minutes and then rinse using a mild shampoo. For optimum benefits, apply the mixture twice a week to help your hair grow faster.
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Castor oil will provide your hair with the nourishment it needs!
Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Castor oil, honey and egg hair mask

The nourishing properties of egg combined with strengthening properties of castor oil, and honey’s cleansing abilities make this hair mask a perfect hair care treatment.

Ingredients for the mask:
  • 2 tbsp castor oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
Directions to make and use the mask:
  1. Whisk the egg in a bowl and combine it with honey and castor oil. Add water if required for consistency and volume.
  2. Now, mix all the ingredients and then start applying to your hair roots and strands.
  3. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let it sit for at least an hour before rinsing it with cold water and a mild shampoo. Using this mask at least twice a week will help restore and maintain the hair health.

So ladies, use these masks to enhance your hair health and fight hair fall!

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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