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Castor oil for male hair loss: Is castor oil good for hair growth?

Nowadays, experiencing hair loss is a very common phenomenon? So do you really need to get worried about it? There are various treatments and medications to treat hair loss. A natural approach to cure always works better. And with this approach use of castor oil pops up in our mind. It is an inexpensive, easily applicable and natural remedy. So with all these facts, we tend to think Castor Oil For male hair loss, does it really work?

Castor oil for male hair loss: Is castor oil good for hair growth.

Properties Of Castor Oil

There are actually two views amongst dermatologist about the effectiveness of castor oil in hair loss, some supports whereas some don’t. But the biologically there are few good properties of castor oil. All the below factors are helpful in preventing hair loss which are 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

Does Castor Oil Prevent Hair Loss?

In other hands, castor oil contains omega 6 fatty acids and proteins also which are very helpful for preventing hair loss. It also contains ricinoleic acid, very important nutrient for good hair growth. The combination of all ingredients makes castor oil a very unique and robust product used to treat hair loss. Castor oil also has antioxidants which prevent hair from getting frizzy and keeps it lustrous, smooth and shiny.

Few dermatologists are against this, they say castor oil also gives the false effect of hair thickening. As castor oil sticks to hairs and cause thickening which is temporary. (Here is this blog on castor oil myth or fact).

Castor oil has not undergone any clinical trials. And therefore all theories about castor oil doesn’t bear any solid testimony. Even though there is no research has been conducted on the effectiveness of castor oil. However, in 30 years of my dermatological practice, I have not seen a single patient with side effects of castor oil. So I would say even if there is no proven study, about the effectiveness of castor oil in hair loss there is no harm also, so you can use it.

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Types Of Castor Oil For Hair Growth

Mechanism of castor oil helps differently on different hair types and persons. There are three types of castor oil which are used are used for hair care.

  • Organic Castor Oil:

It is extracted directly from the castor seed, and there is no heat involved in this process of making oil. If you have curly hair, It is recommended to use unrefined, hexane-free organic castor oil, as it is less alkaline.

  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil:

Ashes of the roasted castor seeds are added to the oil which gives black color to the oil. If you have straight hair, you are more likely to benefit from this oil. It is better at penetrating and cleansing as well.

  • Hydrogenated Castor Oil:

Made by hydrogenating pure castor oil, mostly used in cosmetics and polishes.

How To Use Castor Oil For Hair Loss?

As we know that castor oil is amazing in treating hair loss and to boosting hair growth. But, its distinctive pungent smell and dense structure might not appeal to some people. In this case, It is advised to combine castor oil with other beneficial oils. Such as coconut, sweet almond, sesame, and castor oil to create a hair oil solution.

  • Take some oil on your palm and start applying it from hair roots to tips, and massage well.
  • As castor oil has thick density, so little amount of oil can be used.
  • While cleansing, try to rinse off properly, because of oils thickness.
  • It is advised to apply castor oil at least twice a week.
  • You can heat the oil before using to achieve better results.


I have tried giving you all the information on Does Castor Oil For male hair loss Really Works. However, Castor oil is not only helpful for hair loss but also for other skin problems too. 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. For more information, you can call us on +91-7888 091 119, our support team would love to solve your queries.


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