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Can Castor Oil Help Treat Baldness?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 15, 2015
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  • Castor oil stimulates blood circulation, and revives the hair.
  • It provides nutrients to the scalp and hair roots.
  • It does not miraculously heal baldness.
  • But is a great treatment to stop hair thinning.

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Hair fall and a receding hairline can give anyone sleepless nights. Hair fall is a common problem faced by most of us, and it might lead to permanent baldness if we do not take care of it immediately. People who though expensive treatments or transplantations are the only options to treat the problem, are in for a surprise – castor oil!

You will be amazed to learn the ways in which castor oil can do wonders to your hair. Overwhelmed already? Keep on reading.

Castor Oil

How Does Castor Oil Help Treat Baldness

Castro oil is natural oil which is basically composed of fatty acids and is rich in ricinoleic acid. It has Vitamin E, proteins, minerals and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

Castor oil has a thick consistency and so, it coats the hair, scalp, and the hair follicles, protecting them from the microorganisms that may affect the hair growth. Additionally, it also acts against the bacteria and fungus that might be already present on the scalp or in the hair follicles. Castor oil also ensures the health of the scalp and the hair follicles, all thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Following are some of the great benefits you can enjoy when you use castor oil for your hair!

Improved Blood Circulation

You must apply castor oil on the scalp and hair roots to ensure a healthy circulation of blood through the hair follicles and roots. This in turn boosts the growth of hair on the scalp and assists in making the hair longer and stronger.

Castor Oil for Hair Growth

Prevention against Hair Loss

Possessing anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, regular use of castor oil prevents any kind of scalp infection from occurring. It has been observed that people, who use castor oil regularly, have countered troubles like ringworm, folliculitis and peidra very scarcely; hence, ensuring the health of their scalp and hair.

Split-End Control

Castor oil not only strengthens hair, but also makes it less prone to problems like split-ends and breakage. It is thus recommended that people for people with damaged hair and those combating rough hair, to use castor oil regularly and see the difference for themselves.

Scalp Moisturizing

Application of castor oil helps moisturize the scalp and keep it supple because of its thick consistency and keeps the hair and scalp coated for long. It also contributes towards smoothening of rough cuticles and helps the hair shafts in regaining their lost moisture.

Hair Growth

How to Use Castor Oil?

  • Because, it is thick in consistency, castor oil can be a bit difficult to apply on the scalp. In such a case, you could mix it with some other natural oil like coconut or olive oil.
  • If you are witnessing a receding hairline, you may as well apply it as such with a cotton ball along the hairline and leave it on overnight. Cover your head with a shower cap or a silk scarf and leave it on overnight. This will allow the castor oil to fully absorb into your skin.
  • You must as well wash the hair in the morning as the thickness of the oil might make it difficult to style the hair.


Castor oil can be counted as wonder oil for hair due to its miraculous effects. And what’s more, it’s not at all expensive, is easily available and can be found in each of our homes in the kitchen cabinets!

So, try castor oil for your hair today and see it work like magic! Don’t forget to share its benefits with your friends and family!

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