Sep 302019
Castor Oil Hair – Know All the Benefits

In recent years, castor oil hair treatment has become more popular as both a cosmetic beauty treatment and a way to improve hair health, appearance, and overall condition.

The following guide will help you understand the benefits of castor oil hair treatment and the best tips for getting the most out of castor oil.



Benefits of Castor Oil Hair Treatment

Castor oil has been a natural solution for many different types of problems, including hair health and appearance, for hundreds of years.

Castor oil, which is extracted from the castor bean, is rich in a fatty acid called ricinoleic acid; this acid, in addition to the natural properties found in castor oil, is what provides the benefits to the hair and scalp with regular castor oil hair treatment.



Some of the most notable benefits of castor oil include:


Potential hair growth.

Castor oil has the potential to help encourage hair growth, particularly when it is used regularly.

Although the research on this benefit is still ongoing, mainly people who use castor oil report that it helps their hair look thicker over time with regular use.


Improve hair shine. 

Regularly using castor oil hair treatment can help your hair look more shiny and lustrous, which will improve its appearance and help you feel more confident.


Reduce dandruff and itchiness. 

Castor oil hair treatment can even improve your dry scalp, particularly if your dry scalp is causing itchiness and dandruff.

Stronger, smoother hair. 

Castor oil is rich in antioxidants, which are great for improving and supporting keratin found in your hair follicles.

This will help your hair follicles become stronger and smoother, improving both your hair’s durability and appearance.


Castor Oil Hair Treatment Tips

Applying castor oil hair treatment regularly may help you enjoy the benefits listed above.

The following are some essential treatment tips to follow when you want to use castor oil for your hair.


Tip: Use it 1 to 2 times per week

Most people find that using castor oil 1 to 2 times a week is enough to see great results.

You can use it daily, but most people report that benefits can be seen with just 1 or 2 applications a week.


Tip: Use castor oil on damp–but not wet–hair

When you treat your hair with castor oil, don’t use it on hair that is completely wet in or just out of the shower.

Instead, use after slightly drying your hair after your shower or use a water spray bottle to make your completely dry hair damp before application.



Tip: Leave the treatment on for a few hours

Leave castor oil on for at least a few hours or, if possible, overnight. If you do decide to leave it on overnight, make sure you put on a shower cap and put a towel down on your pillows.

If you are ready to enjoy the benefits of castor oil hair treatment, don’t wait—look for a quality castor oil and start helping your hair regain its lustrous shine today.



How to use Castor oil hair treatment for hair loss?

Hair loss or alopecia is something that affects millions of men and women, everywhere in the globe.

Generally, it is normal to lose 80 to 100 strands of hair a day. But it becomes a matter of some concern when washing or combing one’s hair begins to see more and more strands and the scalp begins to be visible in some areas.



Is castor oil effective for hair loss?

The potent antibacterial and antifungal properties of castor oil treat the follicle, dandruff and other scalp infections that lead to hair loss.

Ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid that contains omega-9, stimulates blood circulation that supplies nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles. This promotes strong and healthy hair growth.

Ricinoleic acid balances the pH of the scalp and replenishes natural oils, repairing damaged hair roots. The antioxidants in castor oil support the structure of keratin in the hair to make it stronger and softer.



This helps prevent breakage and premature hair loss.

You can use castor oil alone or mix it with other oils to effectively treat your hair loss problem.

I usually use it alone, it also helps to comb the hair since it remains as if you had put a hairspray, but it is interesting to mix with other products that can enhance the results.



Castor oil

When in the bath, I fill my fingers with the oil and massage it in, paying particular attention to the most compromised areas like the ends, then I wash my body and leave the oil all day long.

If I have plans for that evening I will wash it out before leaving the house.

However, a person’s hair is in need of treatment, then it is best to leave it overnight. I would recommend sleeping with a towel over your pillow.


Castor Oil and Coconut Oil

 Coconut oil contains lauric acid that binds to hair proteins and prevents hair breakage.

The antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties of coconut oil fight scalp infections that cause hair loss. Mix in a jar two parts of coconut oil with two parts of castor oil.


In winter we should heat the bottle in hot water a little so that the coconut oil becomes more liquid, after the shower, apply the massage mixture, it can help to put on a cap of those to shower, and leave for a few hours.


Castor oil and Almond oil

Almond oil is a rich source of nutrients such as omega-3 acids, vitamin E, magnesium and phospholipids that nourish the hair follicles and treat damaged follicles.


Like the previous one, we are going to mix two parts of almond oil with one of castor oil and the application is the same as well as the frequency of use.



What’s Next?

To read a review on my favorite castor oil, please click here.

Some people like to make their shampoos and conditioners. For more details, please click here. 

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Reader Comments

  1. Hi Catherine. Thanks for sharing your knowledge about using castor oil on hair. I have curly hair and it can get quite frizzy and dry at times. I have been using very expensive products but I would imagine castor oil would be a cheaper alternative. I am in Australia but would love to know where to purchase? Thanks, Renae

    1. Hi there Renae, you make a very valid point, I have not yet set up my site to be accessible to people outside the USA. Thank you for pointing this out to me. I will now work on that. Thank you!

  2. This article was helpful in understanding castor oil. Although this problem doesn’t apply to me, I have two relatives who have hair issues.

    I know they use more expensive products for their hair care, but the castor oil might be an alternative for them. So I’ll pass this information on to them, maybe it’ll be a better option.

    Thanks for sharing- excellent post!

  3. Hello
    Thanks for sharing the post about the Castor oil. I never thought that I can use it for the hair.
    I would like to clarify, you wrote that Castor oil massage into the scalp, wash it and leave oil all-day ( the Castor oil part) long. Should I wash hair after leaving it onto scalp all-day long?
    I like the idea of mixing Castor oil and Coconut Oil. I will try this recipe tomorrow.

    1. Hi, I think you may have misread the content, because of the unclear wording on my part. I will take a look at the wording of this so that it is not confusing for other readers. I mentioned that I put the oil in when in the bath. I then wash my body and leave the oil all day and over-night, washing it out the following morning before I leave the house. I hope this helps.

  4. Catherine
    That is a very important message, about castor oil. It contains natural ingredients and provides a natural solution. It supports hair growth. My question, is castor oil going help hair growth on a bald head? To get shiny and strong hair, it supports. This is more important for me because I have dry scalp and dandruff. Castor oil treatment is will help keep the moisture in my hair. It will support me to remove the dryness of my scalp. Thanks, so much for your complete explanation of castor oil and its benefits.

  5. Very interesting article. There are a lot to article revolving around hair treatment but I have never read any of the on castor oil. I’m in my early 30’s and experiences hair loss on the crown of my head which lead to me eventually shaving it all off.

    I know if I can find something that helps with the bacterial build up and clean out those follicles that It can possible grown back. DO you think this is something I should try? I’m perfectly fine sporting the bald look but it would be nice to have more options lol

    1. Although the research on this is not yet conclusive, some people ave reported thinking looking hair after regular use. I think you should give it a try and see if it works for you.

  6. Hello! Thanks for sharing these tips with using castor oil! I think healthy hair is something that is important for both men and women alike, so I believe this is really useful information for all. Again, thanks for sharing!

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