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Old 09-18-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
 
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Default how to apply a thin layer of castor oil to scalp evenly

I want to try castor oil on my whole scalp, I've been just using it just on my temples, to see if it works first. But how can I apply it to my scalp and ensure I'm getting it evenly distributed. I don't want to use an applicator tip because it will come out a lot and I don't want it so concentrated that it's hard to get out and such I don't want to overdo. but I do want to get it all over . . . does anyone do fingertips and just massage and hope to get it all over evenly?? Or any other ideas/tips?
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:23 AM   #2
 
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I want to try castor oil on my whole scalp, I've been just using it just on my temples, to see if it works first. But how can I apply it to my scalp and ensure I'm getting it evenly distributed. I don't want to use an applicator tip because it will come out a lot and I don't want it so concentrated that it's hard to get out and such I don't want to overdo. but I do want to get it all over . . . does anyone do fingertips and just massage and hope to get it all over evenly?? Or any other ideas/tips?
For the applicator tip part mostly you have to squeeze out how much you want on your scalp atleast for my bottle..yes I do finger tips and gently massage the scalp it works great!! Just apply in sections so you feel you are getting it distributed evenly. I don't know how thick your castor oil is but mabye you should thin it out with other oils...I hope this helps
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:48 AM   #3
 
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I don't use castor oil, but I do use my finger tips to apply coconut oil. I warm it up a little in my hands and apply it. I also apply it with my head hanging down, so that my hair is not in the way so much. I've used an applicator bottle for oils before and like fingertips better.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #4
 
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I've used my fingertips, but find that everything just gets gunny and sticky that way. Now, I dip a q-tip into the oil and dab it all over my scalp whilst moving hair out of the way. Time consuming, but great coverage!
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:44 AM   #5
 
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I use fingertips - I dip my fingers on one hand into a small bowl of oil then hold my hair out at 90 degrees with the other hand and apply oil to my scalp that way. Does that make sense?! I don't know how you'll go with castor oil as it's so thick, I know I really struggled with it (and I was only putting it on the top of my head). Maybe heating it slightly will thin it out a bit.
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Castor oil is pretty thick and sticky, so if you mix it 50/50 with another oil it will be easier for you to distribute. Then using your fingertips should work pretty well.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:06 PM   #7
 
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thanks for all opinions. Maybe I"ll try with fingertips and head upside down and just do the best I can. For those of you who do henna as well, does castor oil lighten or fade the henna, cuz I do henna once a week. I just don't oil a few days before, so the henna will stick. but the day I take henna out, I put my castor oil on, should that not cause problems???
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