Does Castor Oil Really Increase Hair Growth?


When a lot of us think of castor oil we remember the old days when it was used medicinally for any number of illnesses. It had a strong foul taste and really wasn't very effective except for causing some severe diarrhea. However, recently studies have shown that castor oil can improve hair growth and stop hair loss. But how does it do this? Let's take a look!

Castor oil contains natural compounds that promote hair growth. It is bursting with Ricinoleic acid, one of the essential amino acids required by the human body. This Omega-9 fatty acid penetrates the hair follicles, providing nourishment and restoring growth. Castor oil also helps to protect existing hair follicles, keeping it from shedding too quickly. The average woman loses 50-100 strands of hair per day, and the average male loses 25-100 hairs per day. Imagine if you could keep a lot of that hair from shedding? Castor oil can help you do just that!

The Vitamin E in castor oil also helps to heal damaged hair and improve luster, shine and softness.

How Do I Use Castor Oil in My Hair?

Applying castor oil is easy! All you have to do is massage the oil into your scalp for 1-2 minutes. This is where the hair follicles reside, and this allows the oil to deeply penetrate the hair and scalp. Leave the oil on for at least 20 minutes. Shampoo your hair with your normal hair shampoo. You may have to shampoo twice to get out all the oil. Towel dry your hair and let it air dry. Repeat this process 3-4 times a week.

Another plus side to applying castor oil to your scalp is that it can help to reduce itchy scalp and dandruff, so you get several benefits in one!

Where Can I Find Castor Oil?

Castor oil can be found in many health food stores. For guaranteed high quality and low prices, you can order it directly from us at We have many different kinds of castor oil, from Jamaican Black Castor Oil to an Argan oil and Jamaican Black Castor Oil blend.