DIY Castor and Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Mask For Hair Growth: Hey guys, I know its been ages since I did a DIY on my blog. I have always had long hair and I know a few things which help me maintain my long and healthy tresses. I do a bunch of hair treatments as I learnt from my mum and aunts in the family. Today I am going to talk about one of the most effective hair deep conditioning masks which not only conditions the hair but also helps boost hair growth naturally. This particular hair mask proves to be very useful for me personally because it takes care of all the frizz and roughness in my hair. This literally transforms my hair even in the times of emergencies as well as helps in the long run as it promotes hair growth. Let’s see a step by step process how to prepare this hair growth mask.
This oil is known to increase hair growth because of the abundant omega 9 fatty acids in it. Castor oil is also known as “Arandi ka tel” in hindi. Besides hair growth, this also has anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties. As far as its effects on hair is concerned, it helps as following:
Advantages of Castor Oil for Hair Growth
1. Promotes new hair growth.
2. Boosts hair growth.
3. Prevents pre mature greying of hair.
4. Prevents scalp infections.
Coconut oil is also known as “Nareal ka tel” in hindi. This oil has been used for ages by Indian women to take care of their hair. Coconut oil contains lauric acid which is known to actually penetrate the hair shaft. Unlike any other oil, coconut oil is the only economic and easily available conditioner which contains this magic ingredient for healthier hair.
Advantages of Coconute Oil for Hair Growth
1. Boosts hair growth.
2. Has mild anti-fungal properties.
3. Heals dry and rough hair (thus prevents tangles).
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is known to promote faster hair growth. In fact, the nutrients in lavender oil help to speed up the hair growth by acting on the hair follicles. Because it is an essential oil, Lavender oil should always be mixed with some other oil. Lavender essential oil should never be applied directly on the scalp. Just 3-4 drops of Lavender essential oil is enough for 2 Spoon full of another carrier oil.
DIY Castor and Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Mask For Hair Growth
Take appropriate amounts of castor oil and coconut oil in a container in a ratio of 1:2 (One part castor oil and 2 part coconut oil. Coconut oil should be almost double the amount of castor oil).
I take 2 spoons of castor oil and 4 spoons of coconut oil. My hair length is a little beyond my belly button.
Take an essential oil which you have. I use an essential oil for 2 reasons. Firstly essential oils like lavender have immense amazing properties for hair as I explained above. Secondly, essential oils smell great and ward off any smell of the coconut or castor oil.
Mix the 2 hair oils. Because Castor oil is quite thick or dense in consistency, I pour the coconut oil in the castor oil container.
Add 3-4 drops of Lavender essential oil. You can use any essential oil of your choice. I have been using the Organic Harvest Lavender essential oil lately because its natural and free of preservatives.
Mix all these by gently shaking the container. Castor and Coconut oil may not seem to mix easily because their densities are different. So don’t worry and mix them anyway as much as you can.
Now your Castor and Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Mask For Hair Growth is ready. Do a patch test on your skin to make sure you are not allergic to any ingredient of this hair mask. Now start applying the hair oil liberally on the scalp and work it till the ends of the hair shafts. Do not rub or be harsh. Just gently (very gently) massage the roots.
When you have applied it on the scalp as well as hair, put your hair up in a bun. You can leave it like that for an hour or more. I usually let it sit for a couple of hours.
Wash it off using your favourite shampoo. Castor oil is a heavy oil so make sure to shampoo your hair twice to take off the oil completely from the hair.
After washing your hair you should notice a significant difference like I do. It makes my hair soft silky and smooth. I do this deep conditioning treatment once every week. After using this mask for 6 weeks now, I can say that my hair is growing more that it used to. I am happy with the results.
There are 2 good things about this mask. It provides an immediate effect by making the hair soft, smooth and shinier. As well as a long term effect by making the hair grow fast. Its 100% natural and therefore one of the masks that I totally recommend to all the beauties looking to grow out their hair.