For a strong, shiny, and manageable mane, use castor oil for hair. Castor oil is the ultimate must-have for taming frizzy locks, removing split ends, and curing dandruff.

Moreover, if too much stress, emotional tension, or simple old age causes your hair to break easily and fall out in alarming proportions, then it is time for you to try this natural, organic remedy to give your crowning glory that much needed rejuvenation.

However, some women, though not experiencing hair loss, suffer from hair damage due to too much chemical treatment. This is the result when the hair has been color-treated, relaxed, rebonded, or permed. The chemicals make the hair brittle and dry.

However, before rushing to the nearest grocery store to buy commercial hair products, try to use castor oil for hair. Castor oil is not only affordable, it is also a natural remedy that contains anti-bacterial and moisturizing nutrients that will make your hair smooth, thick, and soft to the touch. This anti-bacterial property of castor oil is also vital in curing dandruff, which is caused by too much sebum production in your scalp. More importantly, castor oil’s healing properties help in hair fall control. The versatility of castor oil makes it an all-around solution not just for simple hair problems like frizzy locks, dandruff, or split ends, but also for serious hair problems like hair loss and damaged locks.

Buy Castor Oil and See It Work Wonders for Your Hair

Castor oil is a thick, pale yellow substance derived from the tropical castor bean plant. A bottle of castor oil can serve you for a long time because the thickness of the liquid requires you to use it in very small doses. Moreover, pure castor oil can be used to make homemade soaps, thus dispensing with the need to buy one in the grocery.

Organic castor oil cures damaged hair in three ways. First, it cleanses your scalp thoroughly without leaving it dry and flaky. It removes the dirt and bacteria that clogs the scalp, which is the primary cause of dandruff and hair fall. Second, the healing properties of castor oil can cure scalp infections and other side effects brought about by chemical treatment. This will prevent your hair from becoming brittle. Lastly, this organic substance is a natural emollient, thereby hydrating your hair while healing the scalp. The moisture penetrates the roots and the tips, thus dispensing with the need to use a leave-on conditioner after you shampoo your hair. When you buy castor oil, there is no need to worry about split ends or frizzy locks.

Even while castor oil cleanses the scalp, it already provides moisture which makes the hair smooth and silky. Moreover, the moisture stimulates hair growth, which solves the problem of those suffering from hair loss. It not only prevents your hair from falling, it also promotes more hair to grow, giving you a thicker crown. This only shows that castor oil is an effective organic solution for hair loss and other hair problems, without emptying your wallet.

How to Use Castor Oil for Hair

Pure castor oil can serve as an organic hot-oil treatment for the hair. Deep-condition once a month by applying castor oil to your hair from roots to ends. Massage the scalp before putting on a shower cap. Afterwards, leave it on for a few hours or preferably overnight. When you wake up in the morning, wash off the residue with water, and shampoo your hair as you normally do. Follow this ritual faithfully and you will notice that castor oil for hair not only cleanses and moisturizes, but also helps thicken and protect it from damage.

Aside from using castor oil for hair, you can also use castor oil for eyebrow growth. The same goes for your eyelashes. Before you sleep at night, make sure to put a hint of castor oil across your lashes and over your brows, then sleep it off. Slowly, you will see that what the castor oil is doing to your hair is also working as effectively on your brows and lashes. Just remember, since pure castor oil is heavy and thick, use it moderately. Do not put too much on your hair as it can make your hair too oily.

There is a reason why castor oil is a common ingredient in lipsticks, soaps, massage oils, and most importantly, hair products. Using castor oil for hair gives a multitude of benefits that other commercially made products give at a high cost or, worse, do not even give at all. The three-way solution of castor oil – cleansing, healing, and moisturizing – certainly guarantees not only strong, shiny, and thick hair, but one even deserving of a shampoo commercial.

Thank you for reading Castor Oil for Hair – Goodbye Hair Problems!.

19 Responses to “Castor Oil for Hair – Goodbye Hair Problems!”

  1. Margaret says:

    I may have to undergo chemotherapy and herceptin treatment following a recent mastectomy and abdominal reconstruction. The treatment would be precautionary as it is not known if a stray particle has entered my system via the blood stream. My lymph nodes were clear. Could Castor oil help in any way or could it be detrimental?

    • Kate Peterson says:

      Hi Margret,

      I am not qualified to answer medical questions – my “fan” blog about castor oil is my way of giving back because it helped me with my hair condition. I would suggest that you contact your local doctor and ask him/her, I’m sure he/she will be able to help.

      Good luck!

      Kind regards

  2. tanisha says:

    Hi. I have a question. I’ve been having relaxers in my hair for as long as I can remember and it, plus braids and too tight ponytails, has taken my sides out. This is one of the reasons I have went completely natural for the last year and a month. My hair is really thin on my sides and in addition, my right side also has little bald spots which is noticeable if my hair is pulled back. I was wondering would this castor oil work and make my hair grow back where the spots are because there is NO hair growing there and it’s really bothering me. Do you know anything else i can use also or instead?

    • Kate Peterson says:

      Hi Tanisha,

      I don’t think hair will come back, if you have a spot that has been bald for longer period (longer than the hair growth cycle) – if this is the case and it bothers you a lot, I would recommend talking to your doctor or to consider alternatives like hair transplantation.

      Good luck!

      Kind regards

    • April says:

      Hi Tanisha. I am confident with time and care your edges can grow back. My best friend struggled with bald edges from years of tight sew-ins. Even after going natural and taking on a new and improved hair care regiment she did not see results on her edges. Then a few months ago, the edges started to come in really thin and fine. I saw her two weeks ago and you would have never known she had this problem. Her hair is thick and beautiful. Hair growth starts first on the inside. Be sure to get enough protein. Protein is really important because hair is made of protein. Also, Biotin is amazing, so add a biotin vitamin to your regiment. Now to the outside hair care. Be sure to apply castor oil directly to your scalp at least 3 times a week, preferable at night because its pretty thick. Also on a daily basis be sure to give yourself a scalp massage. I have faith that your hair will regrow. Just remember, it took years to cause the damage, so its going to take some time to undo the damage. Just be patient and stay faithful. Happy Hair Growing!

      Quick Recap:

      *Increase Protein (lean meats chicken, turkey and egg whites are awesome sources)
      * Add A Biotin Vitamin to your daily regiment (can be found at GNC, grocery store, CVS)
      *Castor Oil directly to scalp three times a week
      *Daily scalp massages (even if you do not feel like doing your whole head just hit the edges.

  3. Donna says:


    Using castor oil is something somebody recently suggested to me after I explained my hesitation to redye my hair the vibrant red that everybody loved due to it being thin and breaking easy. I don’t think it could handle another dye job in the state it’s in. I’m pretty eager to try this as I’ve been using 3 conditioners and lots of expensive hydrating shampoos just in an attempt to minimize damage as much as possible.

    However, I read another article that said to apply once a week for 6 to 8 weeks, but yours says once a month. What would this depend on? My hair is fine, and it gets damaged easily anyway, nevermind what the dye has done to it. Are there any hazards to using it more than once a month? Would it be more beneficial for me considering the state my hair is in to start off once a week for 6 weeks and then move to once a month?


  4. Curious says:

    Hi Kate,

    I enjoyed reading your blog. You have nice articles about castor oil and its uses. I don’t have alarming hair fall but my hair does not seem to grow back once it has fallen. Do you think castor oil will help? Moreover, my hair is getting thin. I have been going through this for about 8-10 months. Right now, I am trying minioxidil. I really don’t want to stick with artificial product. I just got a bottle of Jamaican Black Castor.


    • Kate Peterson says:

      Hi Curious,

      I think castor oil has different effects depending on the problem and the person using it. It worked for me, so maybe it will also work for you? :)

      Good luck!

  5. Paula says:

    What works for me is to wash my hair frequently, i.e. once a week, and oil using natural oils. I also air dry my hair, as opposed to blowdrying. Please talk to the doctor about your bald spots. My brother had bald spots or places on his head that would not grow hair – sometimes staying bald for almost a year, and it was the beginning stage of cancer – which we did not know until late. Please get checked. Regards!

  6. Israa says:

    Hi, I have a question. I just bought a bottle of castor oil and the label on it said for constipation, it’s a pure oil and mixed with strawberry fragrance, so can i use it for hair growth or the castor oil used for hair is different cause someone told me that this might give me hair loss??!!!

  7. Pris says:

    Does it matter what type of castor oil you purchase?

  8. Fab says:

    I have oily roots and dry ends but i would like to grow my hair, is it safe to use Castor Oil on my scalp ?
    Thanks a lot,

  9. Jade says:

    Hi there!
    Thanks for the great article!

    I too am a fan of castor oil. About 2 years ago i over used heat on my nape and hair on the back of my head resulting in horrible tremendous loss. My hair was so short in that area that I couldn’t use box braids to grow it or hide it and had to result to wearing a wig. I massaged castor oil and other natural oils into the area while wearing a wig and my hair grew tremendously! At the moment I’m able to be relaxed again and my back hair is the longest hair on my head :)

    I continue to do regular hot oil treatments and massages with castor oil at the moment while being relaxed and can’t wait to see the positive results.

  10. Elyalya says:

    I also have the same question as Israa ( dated Sep 10.11 )
    Do you have an answer for it Kate? Thank you!

    • Kate Peterson says:

      Hi Elyalya,

      I’ve looked into it, but was not able to come up with a definite answer.

      Does anyone else know the answer to Elyalya and Israa’s question?

      Kind regards

  11. Roshelle says:

    To answer the question-there are many different commercial preparations of castor oil, but castor oil in it’s purest form there isn’t any difference.

    Castor oil is used for constipation because it is a natural laxative and medically falls under the category “stimulant” for cures for constipation. It is very effective after ingesting a therapeutic amount usually results in immediate stomach cramping and bowel movement. It’s contraindicated taking orally during pregnancy because the stimulation is so strong it can cause pre-term labor and separation of the uterus.

    Castor oil has a very small molecular mass which means it can get into very small spaces. In my opinion, I believe that due to it’s small mass and stimulating effects, it is able to get deep down into hair follicles and stimulate growth. Since it’s a natural oil it’s small size can get deep down into the hair shaft and effectively moisturize the hair which will prevent drying and breakage.

  12. Michael says:

    Hello everyone. Tanisha, you ask for advice about hair restoration. If you are seeing no hair regrowth, try this procedure.

    Use a juicer or mixer machine and nail half a raw onion in it. Apply this paste to the hair, or single out the treatment zone (bald spot) and gently rub this in. Apply some more to the hair or particular area and leave on for upto 2 hours maximum. This smells, even after numerous washes, but this indicates successful absorbtion. After each treatment gently rinse through with lightly warmed water, and you may experiment with the advice here, which is to apply castor oil to the scalp. This should condition the skin and hair, since onion can become a little drying after some use.

    I have started using onion directly and I can tell you that in the receeded temple area of my head, I have seen numerous tiny hairs sprout and mature into proper hair. This has been 3 weeks of direct application maybe 3 times a week at max. I hope this continues, but it is a sign considering the areas have been bald for years!

    May you find success.

    Add a fully grinded onion paste to organic mild shampoo, mixed with 1 chopped clove of garlic (or 2 if you’re not sensitive) and leave for a week or so, shaking the bottle daily. This allows you to wash daily and keep some properties active in the scalp, allowing treatment to continue more conventionally. Allow shampoo to soak after massage for upto 3 minutes, then gently rinse.

  13. April says:

    I’m a curly haired girl, so I am prone to dry hair. However, once I started using castor oil, my hair has retained moisture, shich is very very important for curly hair. I have seen a very dramatic change in my hair for the better, and less breakage. If you are a curly natural girls who is prone to dry hair and breakage, use pure castor oil mixed with your favororite natural mopisturizer like shea butter pudding, Au Natural Hair Moisturizer for Women, Men and Children. Begin bt applying to the roots of hair and down to the fragile ends.

    I put castor oil in my hair on a daily basis and my hair loves, it, as my hair soaks up the moisture and feels and looks so much more healthier. If you have very straight hair this method may work best for you as a deep conditioner for 30 minutes then lightly shampoo out with a paraben, silicon and alcohol free product. If you have more corse hair, use as a leave in. Chekout the hair forums on youtube to see the test result of natural girls who use castor oil as an addition to their hair regimen.

    Good Luck

  14. Kayleigh says:

    No matter the condition of your hair and if you want healthy hair, use castor oil. I recommend Pure Cold Pressed, Hexane Free Castor Oil that can be found at any health food stores.

    I have a lot of stress and when I do go through periods of stress, the top of my head tend to get thin. Your diet is very important, so I recommend a whole food plant based diet, with lots of veggies and fruits. You might also want to take prenatal vitamins too as well.

    Also, use the castor oil every night. You only need a very small amount on your palm. Rub it together and massage it on your scalp. Use an old cloth or towel on your pillow to avoid stains or simply wear a shower cap. This will work for anyone who has hair loss, baldness, or thin hair and even cancer patients, and men can benefit from this remedy. It works for everyone but the time to see results will vary.

    I also use it for my skin as well (for 7 days every month). It clears up my skin and remove any brown spots I have had from breakouts. It keeps my skin looking clear and healthy. It is especially great for oily skin (like me), where my skin will always look too shiny.

    Also use vegan shampoo/conditioner as well.

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