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Does caster oil work for hair loss in men?


There are actually two views amongst dermatologist about the effectiveness of castor oil in hair loss, some supports some doesn’t. but the biologically following are the properties of castor oil.

  1. moisturizes scalp and hair
  2. antioxidant properties which prevent hair loss from free radicals
  3. stops split ends
  4. maintains scalp Ph
  5. improves circulation
  6. treats itchy scalp
  7. it has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action

Above all factors are helpful in preventing hair loss, in other hands, it also contains omega 6 fatty acids and proteins which are very helpful in preventing hair loss. it also contains ricinoleic acid which is a very important nutrient for good hair growth which is very rare. thecombination of all ingredients make castor oil a very unique and robust hair loss product.

Few dermatologist is against this, they say castor oil gives the false effect of hair thickening of hairs as castor oil sticks to hairs and cause thickening which is temporary ( here is the blog for negative approach about castor oil)

though there is no research has been conducted on the effectiveness of castor oil, but in 30 years of my dermatological practice, I have not seen a single patient with side effects of castor oil. So even if there is no proven study about the effectiveness of castor oil in hair loss there is no harm also. so use it.


Essential Reading
Useful Guide on how to apply castor oil.


and castor oil is not only helpful for hair loss but other skin problems also.

So I would suggest not to rely on these home remedies as there is no scientific proof against their effectivity.

So consult a dermatologist before its too late.


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