There is much hype about Adivasi hair oil and how it can help hair regrowth and prevent baldness. But, is there any scientific basis to it? Can they prevent baldness as it is claimed?
Can you get dense and long hair on bald spots using Adivasi or tribal hair oil? In this educational video, Dr John Watts - noted dermatologist & trichologist and one of the Best Hair Transplant Surgeons – demystifies Adivasi hair oil for the viewers of his popular YouTube channel.
He has successfully performed over 1900+ hair transplants.
Special Features: Adivasi Oil
In his introductory note, Dr John Watts tells the viewers that castor oil is the main ingredient in what is usually referred to as Adivasi or tribal hair oil that has been traditionally used in the tribal region. So, what’s castor oil so special? Here are its main features:
The main ingredient found in castor oil is Ricinoleic acid, which is known to have healing properties that help in hair regrowth. “The oil is usually sticky and helps in clearing the toxin deposit on the scalp,” said Dr John Watts.
Castor oil has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps in unclogging clogged pores on the scalp
Omega Fatty Acid:
Castor oil also contains Omega Fatty Acid that helps in hair regrowth. The Omega Fatty Acid also repairs hair cells, repairs it, provides nourishment and makes the hair thick & strong.
Soft & Shiny:
Castor oil helps in making the hair soft and shiny as the oil has the unique ability to absorb moisture from the air. “This helps in coating the hair and it becomes soft and shiny,” explained Dr John.
How to use Castor Oil?
There are two ways of using castor oil. One is plain oil that can be used for gentle massaging. The second way is to use it by adding further elements to castor oil that can be homemade.
“Take two spoonfuls of castor oil and add an egg yolk to it. Add a cup of honey and one spoonful of water. Mix them well and apply them to the hair and scalp. Keep it on the scalp for 30-40 minutes and cover your scalp with a shower cap,” informed Dr John Watts.
After the waiting period, he tells the viewers that the scalp has to be rinsed with a proper shampoo. “Use this mix once a week and it would make your hair healthy,” said Dr John.
This oil mix nourishes the hair properly as it contains vitamin A & D along with pantothenic acid that helps the hair to become shiny and soft.
Which Castor Oil to Buy?
For best results, Dr John Watts suggests the viewers buy cold-pressed castor oil and not go for regular oil that is processed and produced using high temperatures. “Always prefer unrefined castor oil that is cold-pressed as nutrients are destroyed in castor oil prepared using high temperature,” informed Dr John Watts.
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