Castor oil is one of my favorite growth treatments and I use it for everything from eyelashes to eyebrows! I’ve even used it to quickly grow a very thick section of my bangs that had been burned down completely! The oil itself is pretty greasy, which means that you might want to dilute it to avoid too much hassle.
Add it to your conditioner or mix with almond oil and massage into your scalp if you’re looking for an easy way to promote healthy hair growth.
You can also use the castor oil by itself, massage it into your scalp, and leave it overnight, especially if you’re dealing with some serious problems such as receding hairline, bald spots, or thinning hair.
How To Use Castor Oil To Combat Hair Loss
What You Need1/2 cup castor oil
Directions : Take some oil in your palm and work it through your hair from the roots to the tips (the same way you apply your regular oil), and massage well. Castor oil has a thicker density, which makes it difficult to wash it out. Hence, make sure that you do not use too much oil.
Leave the oil in for a minimum of 15-20 minutes. You could also leave it in overnight. Owing to its dense consistency, it can be quite a task to wash off castor oil. You will need to shampoo multiple times to get rid of the oil.
But this method works for some – condition your hair with a commercial conditioner 30 minutes before you take a shower. The oil should come off easily. Once you wash your hair, towel dries it and avoid using any heat styling tools immediately.
While your hair might feel moisturized, it will take a while before you see any results.
Note: This treatment works best on slightly damp hair.
Castor Oil Treatment For Hair Regrowth
What You Need
2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon castor oil
Directions : Mix the four oils and massage the mixture into your scalp and from the roots to the tips of your hair. You could warm the oil a little for quicker penetration.
Keep it on for a minimum of 60 minutes. Optionally, you could leave it in overnight for better results.
Shampoo your hair to wash it off.
This oil is perfect to induce hair growth. You can make it in large quantities and store it by adding a capsule of vitamin E oil to it to increase its shelf life.
Shampoo and condition, as usual, the next morning. Alternately, mix a few drops of castor oil with olive oil or almond oil and follow the same directions. Also, consider adding several drops of castor oil to your daily rinse-out conditioner.
How Often: When using the oil itself, begin with weekly treatments; when mixed with conditioner, use daily or every other day depending on your hair type and texture; to grow thicker eyebrows or eyelashes, try the treatment every day or every other day.
Where to Buy: Castor oil is available at most grocery stores, retailers, and drugstores or you can order it online from any number of places. (Don’t worry if the bottle says it’s just for “regularity,” it will still work for your hair!)