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


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If your hair loss is at an early stage and not due to underlying conditions, natural remedies such as castor oil may help with the problem. In this post, we will look at the benefits of castor oil for hair growth.

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Castor Oil

Table Of Contents

Properties Of Castor Oil

Does Castor Oil Prevent Hair Loss?

What are the benefits of castor oil for hair fall?

Castor Oil Side Effects on Hair

Types Of Castor Oil For Hair Growth

How to use castor oil for receding hairline?

How often do I use castor oil for bald spots?

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.

Castor oil has not undergone any clinical trials. Even though there is no research conducted on the effectiveness of castor oil. However, in 30 years of my dermatological practice, I have not seen a single patient that has experienced side effects of castor oil. So, even I have to say that there is no proven study about the effectiveness of castor oil in hair loss; but, there is no harm too, so you can use it.

What are the benefits of castor oil for hair fall?

Castor oil has many benefits, especially if you want to use castor oil for hair fall control. It prevents hair loss by promoting healthy hair growth, strengthening strands, and hydrating the dry scalp. The oil creates a healthy scalp environment that triggers new growth. Castor oil is filled with nutrients like proteins, fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that help prevent hair thinning.

Regular castor oil massage can also:

  • Increase blood circulation within the scalp
  • Increase the absorption rate of other products
  • Locks in hydration and strand moisture
  • Attracts any oil or dirt, and unclogs hair follicles

How to prevent hair fall for male?

How to apply castor oil on hair?

Castor Oil Side Effects on Hair

Some potential side effects of castor oil on hair include the following.

  • Flakes and precipitate on the scalp and strands
  • Scalp irritation
  • Dandruff
  • Itching
  • Clogging of pores

Besides, it could become difficult to remove the oil from your scalp and strands.

Many patients also ask us about the side effects of Jamaican black castor oil for hair. Some of them may include nausea, abdominal cramping, vomiting, etc. when taken orally.

Types Of Castor Oil For Hair Growth

The mechanism of castor oil depends on different hair types. There are three types of castor oils, which 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 receding hairline?

When using castor oil for hair fall and hair thinning, you must remember that a little bit goes a long way. Avoid overdoing it or getting it in your eyes. Firstly, you need to warm the castor oil by rubbing it between your palms and then work it through your roots. Massage it on your scalp for 20 minutes and then wash it off with a clarifying shampoo. It’s recommended that you use this oil, once a week, for strong hair growth.

How often do I use castor oil for bald spots?

Castor oil can be used to trigger hair growth, but for severe hair fall and bald spots, it’s best to get medical treatments because there may be an underlying issue. If you are still in the early stages of hair fall then you can use castor oil to clean hair follicles and promote strong hair growth.

However, if you’re suffering from advanced hair loss home remedies may prove ineffective for you. In such a scenario it is always best to consult a dermatologist for the right hair care regimen.

To learn more about treatment and medications for hair loss, book a consultation with a HairMD expert.

Are you looking for hair fall solution? Get in touch with the best of our hair doctors in Pune to cure your hair loss. To book an appointment for a hair treatment or hair transplantation, contact our dermatologists near you, call +919584584111.

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