Cliché as it may sound, the hair is really a person’s crowning glory. Everybody wants to have gorgeous locks, and for teenagers, it is an absolute must. This is the time of their lives where they get to socialize a lot with peers and boyfriends, so a bad hair day is like the end of the world for them.
Teen hair problems can range from limp and thinning hair to wild, kinky, and unmanageable hair. Worse, some of them even suffer from dandruff and the stigma that such a condition triggers, leading them to shy away from their peers. Instead of flaunting their hair, teenage girls with unmanageable tresses tend to settle for tying their hair in ponytails and buns.
On the other hand, there are teenagers who love experimenting with their hair. They apply gels and sprays, not knowing that the chemicals in these substances are slowly damaging their hair, even contributing to hair loss. They simply wake up one day noticing the slow damage that these chemicals have done to their hair, and now they are looking for more products to return their hair to its former glory.
Whatever the reason for your hair problem is, another chemical treatment will probably not make it better. What you need is a natural treatment that will take care of your hair while healing it in the long run. Of all the natural hair products out in the market, castor oil seems to be one of the most effective.
Castor oil is a thick oil derived from the castor plant beans. Historically speaking, castor oil has been used in many areas of the world for many different health conditions, such as relieving constipation and arthritic pain. Castor oil users have also testified to its many benefits on the hair.
For teens suffering from hair thinning and hair loss due to stress and excessive use of chemicals, castor oil’s rejuvenating properties can help stimulate hair regrowth within a few weeks of constant use. It enhances blood circulation on the scalp and hair follicles, leading to hair growth. Plus, the hair that grows due to castor oil use is healthy, smooth, and silky, thanks to the omega-6 essential fatty acids found in castor oil. Castor oil also contain omega-9 fatty acids that condition and moisturize hair. It also makes hair dark and shiny, as it coats your hair shaft and seals the moisture inside.
The essential fatty acid content of castor oil is also responsible for the oil’s ability to treat scalp infections and combat dry scalp, which in turn causes dandruff. It also helps reduce split ends and hair breakage, since castor oil also contains vitamin E that smoothens out rough hair cuticles.
If you want to stimulate hair growth, apply the oil on your scalp and leave it overnight, covering it with a cap for deep penetration. Wash it off the next day. You can also mix castor oil with your favorite conditioner, hair serum, or mousse if you want it to thoroughly moisturize your hair. Since castor oil is very thick, you may also combine it with thinner essential oils, like coconut oil and sunflower oil.