Castor oil has a whole range of uses in different areas of the body, but it is most commonly used on the hair. It can be used to condition hair and treat broken hair. Unbeknown to many, but castor oil can also be used to grow hair and treat hair loss. Many people suffering from hair loss choose castor oil for hair as the most effective treatment method.
But how do you use castor oil to help grow your hair or prevent it from disappearing? We’ll explore all of that in this article.
Does castor oil really help hair grow?
Most human hair follicles grow at around a centimetre a month, however, testimonials have shown that occasional use of castor oil each month can help boost the growth rate of hair by around three to five times the normal rate. That being said, there’s no clinical research to prove that this is the case, but many people have noticed significant growth.
You might just be looking to grow your hair out a little faster, or those suffering from alopecia may find castor oil an effective treatment to slow down hair loss. Many doctors will recommend castor oil as the first thing to try when it comes to hair loss.
There’s no medical evidence that castor oil will grow out your hair or it will slow down the effects of alopecia. That being said, it’s worth giving castor oil a shot before you turn to some of the more expensive alternatives on the market.
How to use castor oil
Castor oil for hair growth is used in a similar way as to how you might use it to treat damaged hair.
You’ll need to section off your hair and apply castor oil to your scalp using your hands or an applicator brush. You’ll then need to massage the oil into your scalp. Apply it to the rest of your hair in sections and make sure that your hair is mostly moist with the oil.
Cover the hair in a shower cap or towel and leave it for a good few hours. Then rinse out your hair and wash with shampoo and you’re done.