1. I think I am reacting to the Castor Oil in a negative way. I’m getting more flakes on my scalp. HELP!
Castor Oil in it’s purest form has potent anti-inflammatory properties, but is also healing and cleansing, which is why we’re focusing on this oil as our primary oil in the Castor Oil Hair Challenge. A little bit of Castor Oil goes a long way and too much will leave you, surprisingly, with dry skin. It does have some amazing properties, so I wouldn’t suggest stopping to use it in its entirety. Here are a few options
A few suggestions:
- Try using castor oil in moderation. Sometimes over use is the problem. Please click here to see suggested amounts of castor oil usage on your scalp. Try not to overload your hair with ANY product, moderation is key. The important thing with castor oil is to put enough for your scalp and gently massage it onto your scalp. The massage invigorates your hair follicles and encourages stronger hair to be produced.
- Since Castor Oil is so thick and its cleansing properties so strong, you may need to dilute it with another oil, thinner in consistency, but no less nurturing to the skin. This thins Castor Oil out, making it easier to put on your scalp while oils such as coconut, olive and amla better moisturize your scalp.
NOTE: Don’t be discouraged; even though castor oil is a great natural product that enhances hair growth, there are great substitutes out there if you are allergic. Also remember you may be allergic to using it in its natural state and mixing it may be the difference. Always listen to your hair and go with what works for you.