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How to use castor oil for hair growth?

by Nidhi Gupta 08 Aug 2022 0 Comments

Castor oil (in Hindi- Arandee ka Tel) is jam-packed with uncountable benefits. Whether you want to use it for hair growth, halt hair loss, DIY scalp treatment, dry hair, or hydrate your damaged hair follicles, Castor oil is an elixir for all.

Benefits of cold pressed Castor oil

Castor oil has been used since ancient times to trigger labor pains, cure constipation, and various other skin ailments. There are multiple reasons to choose castor oil for hair growth. Castor oil benefits for hair are:

  •       It is enriched with vitamin E, proteins, and Omega fatty acids which help in reducing hair fall and stimulate new hair growth.
  •       Vitamin C and vitamin E nourishes the scalp and acts as a protective layer over hair follicles against the pollutants.
  •       Antibacterial and medicinal properties prevent dryness, dandruff, and itchiness.
  •       Anti-inflammatory and anti microbial properties keep your scalp infection-free.
  •       Omega fatty acids boost blood circulation to the scalp and preserve natural hair pigments. This prevents premature graying of hair.
  •       It adds a natural shine to your hair.



Castor oil for hair growth

These DIY recipes will not only help in hair regrowth, but also offer other castor oil hair benefits

Recipe 1

What do you need?

  • Cold pressed Castor oil- 2 tablespoons

How to use

Apply lukewarm oil on the scalp and massage for 5-10 minutes. Leave for 20-30 minutes or overnight, and wash with a mild shampoo. Repeat if oil doesn't go away in a single wash.

Recipe 2

What do you need?

Combine all oils. Gently massage with lukewarm mixture on your scalp for 10 minutes. Leave overnight or minimum 60-90 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo.

This recipe is better than the previous one as here Castor oil is diluted with the powerful carrier oils. This amalgamation multiplies their power of antioxidants and nutrients, which decelerates hair loss and split ends, and promotes healthy hair growth while strengthening the hair roots as well.

castor oil for hair growth

DIY Castor oil hair mask for fast hair growth

Use of Castor oil for hair is not limited to massage only. You can also use castor oil hair pack for additional benefits.

Recipe I

What do you need?

Blend all ingredients. Apply this hair mask on your scalp for 45 to 60 minutes before headwash (preferably on oiled hair). Rinse properly and wash with a mild shampoo.

Recipe II

What do you need?

Mix well and apply evenly on your scalp. Let it sit for 45 to 60 minutes (sleep overnight if you can). Shampoo as usual.


Does Castor oil help grow hair?

People often ask us- ‘Does Castor oil thicken hair?’ Although there is no clinical evidence to support this, people using Castor oil experience an escalated hair growth. A regular massage with cold pressed Castor oil or blended with other cold pressed oils protects hair damage and stimulates hair growth.

Can Castor oil destroy hair?

It is good for a dry to normal scalp. You must not use castor oil if you're suffering from dandruff or oily scalp. It is recommended to dilute it with other oils and perform a patch test before application.

Can I apply castor oil on my hair daily?

It is very thick and has a high density. As a result, it is not easy to wash it away. You should dilute it with other oils (as mentioned in Recipe II) and apply twice a week.  Castor oil as a single ingredient should not be applied for more than once a week.

Why am I losing hair by using Castor oil?

Can castor oil cause hair loss? As it is astringent in nature, it may not suit everyone. That's why a patch test should always be performed before the first application. Another probability is that you are not using it in the right way.

How to wash out castor oil?

Use lukewarm water to wash off castor oil from hair. It is a heavy oil, hence you may need to shampoo twice to remove any residue from your hair and scalp.

Does Castor oil regrow thinning hair?

There is no evidence or scientific theory to prove that castor coil can regrow hair.

Should I apply Castor oil to wet or dry hair?

You can apply Castor oil to both dry and wet hair, but little dampened (not drenched) hair will help easy penetration of oil.

Is Castor oil effective for eyebrows?

Castor oil is an easy and natural home remedy to thicken eyebrows. Though there is no evidence to prove that castor oil can grow eyebrows, it is a safe remedy for this purpose. Make sure that it doesn’t go in your eyes.

Which is the best Castor oil for hair growth?

Cold Pressed Castor Oil at Mystiq Living is a therapeutic grade oil, third-party tested for purity and potency to ensure only the best quality oil makes it into your home. It contains vitamin C and E, essential for the nourishment of the scalp. Because of the nutrients of castor oil, it acts as a protective layer over hair follicles against the pollutants.


Bottom line

Even in the absence of any scientific evidence, it is believed by the mass that Castor oil can thicken hair. Thanks to ricinoleic acid and prostaglandin E2 receptors. Follow these remedies for 12 weeks and let us know if you also gained any weight in your hair.

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