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Jan 16

How to Use Castor Oil for Hair (Grow Beautiful Hair Fast)

By KellyWil

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How to use castor oil for thicker and longer hair naturally

How to use castor oil for thicker and longer hair naturally

I’ve been experimenting a lot with Castor Oil lately as a natural beauty remedy. I already use it in my oil cleansing blend each day, and I’m enjoying the results from using castor oil packs on my skin.

Months ago, a friend mentioned that she loved castor oil for hair and eyelashes. I was really skeptical because castor oil has a very thick and sticky consistency that I couldn’t imagine using in hair. I did some research and found out that I had been seriously missing out on a simple and really effective traditional beauty remedy…

Benefits of Castor Oil for Hair and Skin

Castor oil is an age old beauty treatment that has been largely replaced over time by fancier beauty products with more ingredients and a bigger price tag.

Castor oil has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties and is high in Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and Omega 6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids. Its unusually high ricinoleic acid ratio makes it beneficial to skin and hair.

In fact, castor oil has traditionally been used topically for acne and other skin conditions, as well as hair loss, rashes and more. If you want to try it for skincare, I recommend this handcrafted castor oil cleansing blend.

What Does Castor Oil Do for the Hair?

Castor oil can be used on the scalp to help prevent and remedy hair loss and it is effective at this for several reasons. It’s antibacterial and anti fungal properties make it beneficial against follliculitus, dandruff and scalp infections and its ricinoleic acid content helps increase circulation to the scalp and improve hair growth.

Ricinoleic acid is also said to help balance scalp pH which can also help replenish the scalp’s natural oils and undo some of the damage of harsh chemical hair products (and even damage from no-poo, due to over alkalinity). The antioxidants in castor oil also support the keratin in hair and help make hair stronger, smoother and less frizzy.

“Three Times the Growth!”

How to do a castor oil treatment for natural hair and eyelash growth- simple natural remedyThere are hundreds of testimonials from people who used castor oil to increase their hair growth 3-5x the normal rate. A friend of mine was struggling with postpartum hair loss and even once her hair loss slowed, regrowing her hair was difficult.

She measured her hair growth for a month and it grew almost half an inch. The next month, after using castor oil hair treatments twice a week, her hair had grown almost 2 inches. She tested this again the following month and noticed the same result and that her hair was dramatically thicker.

What Type of Castor Oil for Hair?

There are several options for castor oil hair treatments. I prefer to make my own, but there are some pre-made options (this is a good one that I’ve tried in the past).

To make my own, I mix castor oil with another hair-healthy oil (options listed below) and herbs to help support scalp health. Unrefined and cold pressed hexane free castor oil is preferred.

Castor oil is extremely thick and viscous so I prefer to mix with jojoba or argan oil in a glass dropper bottle for easy application.

Jamaican Black Castor Oil:

There is a special type of castor oil called Jamaican Black Castor oil that has extremely good reviews. I tried it as well and it seemed to work about the same as regular castor oil on my hair, but it seems that it might provide additional benefit for those with thick or dry hair (my hair is fine/oily).

How to Use Castor Oil Treatments on Hair

Castor oil can be very beneficial for hair growth if used correctly. Small amounts of plain oil can be used for an all-over treatment. Like many things in life, more is not always better, and only a few drops are needed per treatment. The additional oils are completely optional.

How Often

I personally use this castor oil 1-2x per week. It can be used more often, though I didn’t see any increased results with using it daily.

When to Use

I’ve found that this treatment works better on damp but not wet hair. I keep a spray bottle of water in the bathroom and just spritz my roots before applying.

For maximum benefit, I leave the treatment on for several hours or overnight. After applying, I use a shower cap or towel to avoid getting the oil on furniture or a pillow.

How to Remove the Oil

Removing the castor oil can be difficult, especially with natural shampoos. I’ve found that using a small amount and leaving it on overnight will result in most of the oil absorbing into the hair and scalp and make cleanup easier. In fact, I’ve been able to dry shampoo and not wash on a few occasions. When I do shampoo, I use a natural shampoo or mud shampoo as normal.

An alternate way is to crack an egg and whisk until smooth and then massage the egg into the scalp. This helps break down the oil and adds additional nutrients to the hair. It is messy though, so I’d recommend doing this in the shower.

Another less-messy way is to condition your hair before getting in the shower, massaging conditioner into the scalp to help remove the castor oil. Then, shampoo as usual.

Important Notes:

With any new oil, herb or product, test a tiny amount on your inner arm to make sure you don’t have a reaction to castor oil. While reactions are rare, some people will notice irritation from castor oil.

I’ve also used this in combination with my hair growth serum with great results (I use the serum first to dampen hair, then apply the castor oil)

It is also important to support the body nutritionally and hormonally with hair loss, as this can often be a sign of an internal problem.

BONUS TIP: I rub a tiny amount of castor oil on my eyelids at night to help eyelash growth as well. It is also part of my eyelash growth serum recipe.

Castor Oil Hair Serum Recipe

Finding your best combination of oils (or castor oil alone) will require some experimentation and I’d love to hear what you find works best for you. My favorite mix is:

Castor Oil Instructions

  1. Mix ingredients in a dark colored dropper bottle.
  2. Shake to mix.
  3. Use the dropper to apply to the scalp. I part my hair right above the ear on one side, add a few drops of castor oil, part again about 1/2 inch from that part, add more castor oil, and so on until I’ve coated my whole scalp.
  4. Then, I massage for 5 minutes to make sure entire scalp is coated and to help increase circulation.

Note: This will make enough for 5+ uses depending on the length of your hair.

If you’re not a fan of using caster oil, some people have found coconut oil for hair to be a better fit.

My Own Results with Castor Oil…

Last year, when I was under extreme stress for a short period of time (finishing my book *ahem*), I noticed increased hair loss. My Hashimoto’s makes me more susceptible to hair loss when I’m under stress, and I was stressed about my hair loss (vicious cycle).

To combat this, I experimented with natural castor oil treatments both alone and mixed with other oils. I too noticed that my hair seemed stronger and that there was definitely less hair in my brush each day after a few weeks of castor oil treatments. Additionally, I started seeing tiny new hairs all around my hair line.

Random observation:

I split my head open when I was younger, requiring 8 staples in my scalp. Where the scar is, I have a patch of super-curly hair that falls in a perfect ringlet, even though the rest of my hair is wavy/straight. The castor oil seemed to help make this hair patch smoother, though it grew at a faster rate than the rest of my hair.

Now, I’ve made these castor oil hair treatments a regular part of my weekly routine and often do them at night, while wearing my blue blocker glasses and reading or watching a movie with my hubby.

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Jan 03

Greatest Challenges of Causes Of Hair Loss In Men & Women

By KellyWil

Root causes of Hair Loss in Men and Women

Most people don’t want to lose their hair. Sure, some people are more comfortable with the process of balding than others but it can be emotionally trying for millions of Americans. To add insult to injury, the causes of hair loss are different for men and women and can affect many people differently.The major causes of hair loss though, stem from circulatory, hormonal, genetic and nutritional factors. Although they all occur in various forms, all of these causes share a common denominator. They all lead to nutrient deprivation of the hair follicle, which in turn, leads to damaged hair and eventual loss.

Causes of Hair Loss in Men


Many issues can lead to men’s hair loss, and it’s important to try to pinpoint the cause of your specific hair loss. Severe trauma, illness or even surgery can contribute to hair loss as bodily functions often get disrupted when the body undergoes any intense stress. Diseases or fungal infections can also lead to hair loss, regardless of one’s age; if you suspect your hair loss may be due to any of these problems, you should see your physician.

Reasons of Hair Loss in Women

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The causes of hair loss in women are slightly different from those in men. Because women produce significantly less testosterone than men, DHT buildup is often not as big a factor as for their male counterparts. However, it is a part of the overall umbrella of causes of hair loss in women and can be seen as a contributing factor.

One of the other causes of hair loss in women is hormonal imbalance. During the periods of puberty,menopause, pregnancy and post-menopause, women’s hormones can change quite dramatically and for extended periods of time. This can lead to significant changes in the hair’s composition and density.

Other causes for hair loss in women include surgery, prescription medications, stress, environmental pollutants, chemicals used in hair styling processes and certain cosmetic procedures. Poor circulation,diseases, and malnourishment are also, less common, causes of hair loss in women. In general, though,losing your hair can be prevented, slowed or reversed altogether with products from Kevis.

The Main Cause fo Hair Loss: DHT

DHT is a potent hormone that triggers hair loss, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia. For those genetically predisposed to hair loss, DHT dwarfs the hair follicle, which causes the scalp hair to regress to a vellusstate which renders the hair virtually nonexistent. The extent and severity of an individual’s hair loss condition can be gauged using a widely accepted measurement known as the Hamilton-Norwood scale.

Kevis Treats the Major Causes of Hair Loss Naturally

Kevis researchers believe that DHT, a post-conversion product of the hormone testosterone, is one of the leading causes of hair loss, particularly for men. When DHT binds itself to receptor cells in your hair follicles, it weighs the hair down and keeps it from growing over time. Our products treat all causes of hair loss by attacking DHT with our own blend of amino and other organic acids. 

By targeting DHT, we can nip hair loss at its source. We use an HUCP compound to gently yet effectively cleanse the scalp. This works organically to simultaneously wash away DHT debris, buildup and chemical residue. When the hair starts to grow again, it can benefit from this new, cleaner follicle path and the abundance of fresh nutrients available to promote healthier, fuller strands.

Hair guru Brian Bennett, also known by his patients as “The Hair Doctor,” started in the beauty and hair care fieldover thirty years ago as a licensed Cosmetologist and Aesthetician, and is now a board certified Trichologist. Formore information on our products please visit: Hair Loss Products & Treatments or Kevis Hair Regrowth Products

Hair guru Brian Bennett, also known by his patients as “The Hair Doctor,” started in the beauty and hair care field over thirty years ago as a licensed Cosmetologist and Aesthetician, and is now a board certified Trichologist. Formore information on our products please visit:

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Jan 02

Easy Hairstyle for Busy Girls

By KellyWil

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It does not mean that just because you are busy you should not do anything with your hair anymore. This is one of the mistakes that a lot of girls make. They focus too much on their makeup and making sure that their outfit looks perfect but they forget about their hair. The way that a person’s hair looks will have an effect on the overall look.

The need for the right hairstyle can differ depending on what you are wearing or what event you are going to attend. You will always have some hairstyles that you would or would not like. If in case you are having trouble searching for the right hairstyle, here are some of the trendy and put together styles that you can easily achieve.

1. Easy Curls 

Easy Curls

It can be torture for women with thick hair to have curl their hair because they know that they have to go through several strands of the hair properly but actually, there is a way to make hair curling easier and it will not even take too much of your time.

Tie your hair into a normal ponytail.

Start curling the ends of your hair.

After you are done curling everything, put down your hair

Put hair spray if necessary in order to keep your curls.

You will suddenly have a hairstyle that looks like you have spent a lot of time on doing.

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Dec 21

Your Herbal Hair Loss Remedy Things You Need To Understand

By KellyWil

Herbal Hair Loss Remedy They can help with Hair Loss

You can either take medication or undergo a hair transplant if you are suffering from hair loss.Today though, taking an herbal hair loss remedy has become another option for those who don’t want to take medication or undergo hair transplant. Before you do, here are some important facts you should know about herbal solutions to hair loss.

A debate over whether herbs can really help with hair loss is still going on until now. It is a fact that a lot of them show great potential for providing the right solution to hair loss. Saw palmetto is one of the herbs that has been studied and shown to be beneficial for men. Although this herb was originally researched for prostate health, it has been observed to help reduce hair loss in men.Other herbs that have been found beneficial are horsetail, Siberian ginseng and nettle root.

A Herbal Hair Loss Remedy has fewer side effects

Herbal remedy for hair loss are usually made up of natural ingredients. These ingredients promote the body’s own ability to regenerate itself. Herbs therefore help get rid of the problem and not just the symptoms. It is these traits of herbs that make them attractive to consumers. Unlike a lot of synthetic drugs, an herbal hair loss remedy provides fewer risks of side effects and complications. Herbs are among the safest and most non-invasive solutions to hair loss.

Herbal Hair Loss Remedy They are not for everyone.

Herbs are generally safe to use but not all herbs can be used safely by everyone. Saw palmetto as an herbal hair loss remedy for example is specifically indicated for men only. It may not be safe for women, especially those who plan to get pregnant, to take this herb. Common sense would also tell you that some individuals may have rare allergic reactions to some substances including herbs. You should immediately discontinue the use of any herbal hair loss remedy if you experience severe itching, redness and other negative reactions.

An Herbal Hair Loss Remedy is more than just a blocker

Most cases of hair loss are caused by genes and the hormone DHT. Medicines and herbs function in the same way to prevent this type of hair loss. They block DHT before it can shrink the hair follicles. The herbal hair loss remedy however has an edge over its medicine counterpart. Herbs are more than just blockers, they are also sources of nourishment for the hair and scalp. Nettle root for example is a powerhouse herb filled with vitamins and minerals. Taking herbs for hair loss is a great way to prevent hair loss due to nutrient deficiency.

When it comes to treating hair loss, it is best to select the natural hair loss treatment. Discover the herbal hair loss remedy that’s right for you.

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Dec 18

Ways To Develop A Healthy Body Along with Healthy Hair

By KellyWil

Maintain Your Health and Healthy Hair

Your health should be the most important priority in your life. If you are one of those who do everything right in trying to take care of your health, then you may already know how to grow and maintain a healthy head of hair as well. Sustaining healthy hair starts off with healthy cells.

Retaining your bodies Healthy cells begin with healthy food choices. Your head of hair is really what you consume. Some foods are better for your hair and the healthy hair follicles that your hair needs to grow. The top four foods that you can eat that are not only good for you but also good for strong beautiful hair are listed here.

Harsh Chemicals

Eating these four hair healthy foods will help you maintain a healthy head of hair;however, nothing can actually change the kind of hair that you were born with. Harsh chemical treatments can harm your hair and this is especially true if you were born with a fine head of hair. Some products can make your hair appear fuller without damaging it. Read your hair product labels before use on fine hair, as it is much more susceptible to harsh chemicals.

You can strengthen your hair against these damaging products using these foods for stronger hair and follicles.

  • Spinach
  • Legumes
  • Carrots
  • Oysters

Gimmie Me Spinach

Okay, Popeye was bald except for that one curly hair; however, that one hair was stronger and healthier than every hair or whisker on Bluto the brute’s face. That is because Popeye knew the secret of spinach. Broccoli and spinach are extremely rich in vitamins A and C. These are the vitamins the body uses to produce sebum,an oily substance that acts as the body’s hair conditioner. It is found in hair follicles.

The fantastic vegetables that most youngsters hate are also perfect sources ofcalcium and iron, which is ideal for teeth and muscle growth

Pass The Beans

Legumes, or beans, in particular beans like the kidney beans found in your mother’s Chili recipe, are excellent for hair growth and strength. Without the biotin that beans provide, hair can become brittle and break. Beans and lintels also provide protein, iron, and much needed zinc, which is a great promoter of hair growth.With plenty of these in your diet, your hair can grow up to a full quarter of an inch per months. Eat at least three full servings of beans each week to keep your locks glorious.

Carrots And Oysters

Carrots are great for vision. Not many people were aware that the vitamin A in carrots also produces healthy hair. Adding fresh carrots to your diet will help you maintain a healthy head of hair that most people would die for, as a bonus, try shucking some oysters. The zinc in oysters is a much-needed nutrient and oysters are teeming with zinc.

The Added Benefits Associated with a Healthy Diet

Feasting on three or more portions of food items with zinc, or taking zinc supplements is an excellent method to keep your hair strong as well as protect it from chemicals and the effects of the sun's rays. When you are caring for your health, then chances are that you will be already taking care of your hair. If you're planning being healthy,perhaps you may as well do it properly and take care of your hair at the same time.

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Nov 02

Get Picture Perfect Hair With These Simple Tips

By KellyWil

How to Get Picture Perfect Hair

Once your hair looks messy or unpolished, it will make you appear unprofessional. Picture perfect hair could possibly be the deciding factor in the interview or possibly close relationship.That's why it's very important to ensure your own hair looks great!  Read on to discover good hair care tips that may help you do exactly that.

Organic products happen to be on the rise these days. This is thanks to the fact that there are numerous advantages which are provided by means of these items in each and every niche. Talking about organic hair care products specially, these are typically way more beneficial and cost-effective than

all sorts of chemical laced hair products, which often cost you a lots of money. Moreover, artificial components in the majority of hair merchandise lead to side issues, that we really don't actually want to point out here.

​Good Hair Care and Attention

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You need to get a selection of different good hair care products, including, conditioners and shampoos. Will not take advantage of the same product each and every time you wash hair.Each product will affect hair in different ways plus diverse variety of products ensures that your hair will never lack any vitamins.

Avoid overusing styling products. Using too many lotions, creams, conditioners and so forth may be just as destructive to the hair as using none. Hair- maintenance systems can increase over time, smothering your own hair in coating of oil and chemicals and irritating your scalp.Adhere to a few reliable products and rotate them occasionally to keep them from building up.

Check hair care products prior to buying them while they might have harmful ingredients and chemicals. Avoid alcohol in gels because it will dry the hair. Parabens, which can be found in many products, possess possible link to cancer. Mineral oil will also be another carcinogen and glycerin might actually dry as an alternative to moisturize.

Whenever you have long hair you ought to stay away from sleeping it with a pony tail or braid. This will likely result in hair to be damaged and break off.  You ought to possibly sleep with the hair loose or maybe if you must sleep from it within pony tail it needs to be the lowest and unfastened one..

You will have to make certain to avoid wearing it in the tight ponytail or braid when you have particularly long hair. The actual strain which it puts with your hair through the hours for which you sleep may cause hair to break or perhaps fallout. In reality, avoid wearing tight pony tails or braids often....

Should you be African American and you are going to have long hair it is best to steer clear of going to sleep or at rest without putting on something to guard the hair. Utilizing a silk scarf or cover is a great method to shield your own hair. When you find yourself asleep or at rest this would stop it from getting twisted up and/or getting damaged..

Beneficial hair care can be something everyone should be concerned with. Once your hair looks great, other folks may have a greater impression of yourself. Take the time to experiment with these pointers and find out which of them benefit your hair. You'll see just how much of a resource it usually is once you have lovely hair.

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Above all, keep in mind that your appearance does not determine your entire personality. Do that which you are most comfortable with on the subject of hair care, whether you devote lots of time, or possibly a little bit. Keep in mind the guidelines in this post for superb and proper hair care.

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