Have you jumped on board the castor oil trend yet? If not, you should. Even though castor oil has rapidly gained popularity in the last few years, the true credit for this amazing product goes to the natural curl community. Naturalistas have been using castor oil for a very long time, and were already well aware of its many, many amazing benefits for curly hair. It just took the rest of us some time to catch up! Now that we're here, let's talk about how to manage frizz with castor oil.
Manage frizz with castor oil
There are tons of great reasons to use castor oil in your curls. For starters, it's high in Vitamin E, as well as Omega-6 and 9 fatty acids, making it a healthful choice for curls. Additionally, it's antifungal, so it helps defeat the fungus that causes dandruff and dry, itchy scalps. Finally, the ricinoleic acid helps promote healthy blood flow to the scalp, which means your curls will be growing in faster and stronger.
Now that we've talked up this amazing oil, you're probably wondering how to use it. Castor oil works really well as a hot oil treatment, and can be massaged onto the scalp. Since it's very thick and viscous, it can be hard to wash off your scalp and hair, so you can also consider cutting it with a lighter oil. This will allow a smooth and even application, without sacrificing the benefits of the oil.
Take equal parts castor oil and secondary oil (if you decided to use it) and warm it slowly in the microwave. Make sure it isn't too hot, and then apply it directly to your scalp and massage it in using the pads of your fingers. You can then pull the oil through your curls, and cover it. Allow it to sit for 60 minutes before washing it out with warm water, and a gentle cleansing shampoo.