How Effective Is Castor Oil For Hair Growth?


Castor oil is a super sticky vegetable extract pressed from castor beans that has been in use for beauty and medicinal purposes for ages. This greasy oil with a very distinct flavour and smell is mostly available in pale yellow in colour but however in some parts India, it is also presented as a colourless liquid.

Popular for its thick density which is responsible for its greasy texture, castor oil has a highest boiling point of 313 degree Celsius and is a mixture of triglycerides, consisting 90 per cent of fatty acid chains and ricinolates. Castor oil is one of the main ingredients in soaps, lubricants, pharmaceuticals and perfumes etc.

In India, it is a practice to apply castor oil on the babies daily for a thicker hair growth and also to harden the scalp.

How To Use Castor Oil?

Castor oil is like any other hair oil but it is very greasy to touch. Apply it in smaller amounts, at the right temperature for it to act better. Use herbal shampoo and wash it thoroughly for better results.

Natural Hair Conditioner:

Castor oil can moisturize the hair right from follicles and it instantly repairs dry and damaged tresses. Regular application of this oil lubricates each shaft, increases volume and decreases split ends. Apply castor oil overnight and rinse it with shampoo in the morning, wash it with lukewarm water for long, silky hair.

Fights Dandruff:

Dandruff is a common skin condition that can leave you with itchy, dry scalp. Dandruff is caused due to many reasons including lack of hygiene, inflammatory skin condition, seborrheic dermatitis or could be an indication of underlying health conditions. Whatever is the reason, apply lukewarm castor oil on the scalp and wash it after an hour. This natural treatment removes dandruff, leaving the scalp clean.

Nourishes Scalp:

A healthy scalp keeps your hair stronger and arrests hair fall. Castor oil is a rich source of proteins, fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins that nurture each hair follicle, making it healthier and increasing hair growth.

Thickens Eyebrows:

Are you disappointed with thin eyebrows, eye lashes and wish you would grow them naturally? Take a clean cotton ball or swab and apply it gently on the eyebrows and eyelashes before going to sleep. However, make sure to remove all eye makeup like mascaras, eyeliners before applying the makeup.