Castor Oil for Hair

The benefits of castor oil for hair are due to the vitamins and minerals that feed the hair and scalp, while the anti-bacterial, anti-fungicide and anti-inflammatory properties heal the scalp and follicles. The fatty acids coat your hair and scalp and lock in moisture.

For a natural Shine – If you have dull or very dry hair, use a little castor oil in your conditioner, or as a hot castor oil hair treatment. The oil coats your hair, locking in moisture and protects it from dust and air born contaminants.



Hair Loss – The oil will help increase blood circulation, strengthen hair follicles and therefore effectively reduce hair loss. Furthermore castor oil has anti-fungal and antibacterial agents, that fight the bacteria, fungus and parasites that cause hair loss.


To Stimulate Hair Growth – Castor oil hair growth treatment promotes nutrient rich blood flow to your hair follicles which leads to improved hair growth. The hair follicles and hair cuticles are nourished and protected. Massage a little oil onto your scalp before shampooing your hair, or add a little to your conditioner.


Split Ends – Castor oil benefits split ends because the essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins in castor oil, penetrate into the dry and damaged hair. It smoothes rough hair cuticles and helps the hair retain it's moisture.


Dry Flaky Scalp – Other benefits of castor oil is that it combats the fungus, bacteria and parasites that cause dandruff. It also contains Omega 6 fatty acids, which helps moisturize the scalp.


Hair Thickening – This oil encourages hair to grow thicker; it provides the hair with vitamins and nutrients, keeps moisture and protects the hair. That is why you can also use castor oil for hair growth.


Scalp Infections – Untreated scalp infections lead to hair loss, castor oil combats and soothes these infections with its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. The vitamins, nutrients and fatty acids feed and nourish the scalp, follicles and hair.


Condition and Moisturize – The Omega 9 fatty acids help moisturize the hair. You can add a few drops to your conditioner and use it regularly.


General Castor Oil uses and benefits - This oil is an emollient meaning it moisturizes your hair and scalp. Daily use will prevent your hair from becoming dry, frizzy or brittle. It makes hair more manageable, shinny, soft and smooth. Regular use also prevents infections such as fungus, parasites and bacteria. Read more castor oil health benefits here.


Where to buy castor oil for hair– You can buy it at your local store or online. There are companies that will deliver to your door. Black castor oil is also available, it is black because of ash, which is said to have additional helpful properties.


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Other pages on remedies for skin in connection with this page on castor oil uses:

Black Cumin oil

Olive oil

Coconut oil

Agran oil

Canola oil

Jojoba oil

Olive oil hair treatments

Essential oils for hair care


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