You surely can’t make your life perfect, but you can make sure your hair looks perfect, at least sometimes. Ricinus communis, or castor oil is well-known for solving many health issues, including hair loss prevention and boosting hair growth. It’s also rich in omega 6 and 9 fatty acids, ricinoleic acid, and vitamin E, so it’s a perfect combination for healthy hair. Here are 16 excellent ways to use the oil itself or in combination with other ingredients to boost hair growth and prevent hair loss, brought to you by Fabhow.
These remedies can also treat scalp issues. It’s important to note that you need to use cold-pressed hexane-free castor oil or Jamaican black castor oil as it contains the maximum amount of nutrients.
1. Plain castor oil
Direct application is one of the easiest methods. It can, however, be difficult to remove, so you might need a few washes later.
Massage your scalp with the oil for about 10-15 minutes and leave it for a few hours. After that, shampoo your hair regularly. You can repeat this twice a week.
2. Castor oil with coconut oil
As it’s quite thick, you can combine the oil with coconut one.
First, mix castor and coconut oil and then apply to trigger hair growth in a natural way.
You can use 1 tbs of each and leave it on your hair for 2 hours. Shampoo afterwards and repeat at least twice a week.
3. Castor oil and olive oil
Olive oil is full of antioxidants that help your damaged hair. The fatty acids also help for the hair growth boost.
Blend 1 tbs olive oil with 1tbs castor oil to create a nourishing blend for increased hair growth. Before you start massaging your scalp, microwave the oil for ten seconds. Leave it on your hair for 1 hour, shampoo your hair, and then repeat 2 times a week.
4. Castor oil and almond oil
Both oils contain Vitamin E, which boosts hair growth. They also contain magnesium and zinc.
Prepare an oil blend using 1 tablespoon of each oils. Massage your scalp when applying it and leave it for one hour. Then, repeat the same procedure like above.
5. Castor oil and mustard oil
Mustard oil is also great for hair growth. The beta-carotene will turn into Vitamin A that’s excellent for your hair and skin.
Apply a blend of mustard and castor oil and massage it on your scalp for 5-10 minutes. Leave it there up to one hour and then shampoo your hair. Repeat the procedure once a week.
6. Castor oil and vitamin E oil
This blend is great for damaged hair, because of the antioxidants.
Blend castor oil and olive oil in equal proportions and then puncture 2 vitamin E capsules into the blend. Then, apply it by massaging and leave it for about an hour. You can repeat this 2-3 times a week.
7. Castor oil and rosemary oil
Rosemary essential oil is known to promote hair growth and prevent baldness as well. Dilute the oil before using it.
Mix 1 tablespoon each of castor and coconut oil, and add 4-6 drops of the essential oil. Leave it on your scalp for about 20 minutes and wash it off later. Repeat weekly.
8. Castor oil and lavender oil
Lavender oil is great for increasing the blood circulation and boosting hair growth. Coconut oil is also included.
In the oil blend, just add 3-5 drops of lavender oil and leave it on the scalp for one hour. Repeat weekly.
9. Castor oil and lemon oil
Lemon essential oil is especially effective if you have dandruff. It will work as a a scalp cleanser and booster of hair growth as well.
Take 1 tablespoon of olive oil and castor oil, and add 3 drops of lemon essential oil. You can leave this overnight and repeat the procedure once a week.
10. Castor oil and tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is a powerful antibacterial and antifungal oil which can help you treat issues like psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, or dandruff.
Mix 1 tablespoon each of castor oil and olive oil, and add 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil. Leave this on your hair for 30 minutes and repeat 2 times a week.
11. Castor oil and onion juice
Castor oil can also be combined with household ingredients to form a mask and prevent hair loss. Onion contains sulfur that keeps your hair’s elasticity.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Castor oil (nourishes scalp) – 2 tablespoons
Onion juice (gives a sulfur boost to hair) – 2 tablespoons
1. Combine castor oil and onion juice in a bowl.
2. Mix and apply on your hair and scalp.
3. Leave it for at least 2 hours.
4. Wash it off.
5. Repeat twice a week.
12. Castor oil and aloe vera
Aloe vera will help you unclog hair follicles. It’s great for hydrating your hair and balancing the pH level of your scalp.
Honey (retains moisture in hair) – 2 tablespoons
Aloe vera gel (maintains pH of scalp) – 2 tablespoons
Castor oil (unclogs hair follicles) – 2 tablespoons
1. Combine honey, aloe vera gel, and castor oil in a bowl.
2. Mix and apply on hair.
Let it sit for 30 minutes, wash it off. Repeat this once or twice a week.
13. Castor oil and curry leaves
Curry leaves will quickly restore you damaged hair, as they are rich in beta carotene. The leaves are also beneficial in reducing premature graying of hair.
You will need:
Castor oil (strengthens hair roots) – ½ cup
Curry leaves (contains antioxidants) – ½ cup
1. Boil curry leaves in castor oil until they turn black
2. Strain the oil
Apply and leave it overnight, then wash it off. Repeat this 2-3 times a week.
14. Castor oil and cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper can also promotes hair growth. The c apsaicin present in cayenne pepper will help your blood flow to your scalp.
You will need:
Cayenne pepper powder (boosts blood circulation) – 1 tablespoon
Castor oil (provides nourishment to hair roots) – 1 cup
Add 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper powder to 1 cup of castor oil and apply it by massaging. Leave it for one hour, rinse, and repeat twice a week.
Stir well and apply it to your scalp.
15. Castor oil and garlic
Garlic is both antibacterial and antifugal and also kills off pathogens in the scalp.
Things you’ll need:
Castor oil (unclogs hair follicles) – 3 tablespoons
Garlic cloves (antibacterial) – 2 to 3
Take 3 tablespoons of castor oil in a microwave-safe bowl and add 2-3 garlic cloves. Heat for 2 minutes, and apply it lukewarm on your hair. Leave it for 2-3 hours and wash it off later. Repeat 2 times a week.
16. Castor oil and ginger
Ginger contains an antioxidant gingerol which will help you prevent free radical damage in hair cells. It is also anti-inflammatory and deals with all scalp issues.
You will need:
Ginger root (anti-inflammatory)
Castor oil (boosts blood circulation) – 1 tablespoon
1. Extract the ginger juice
2. Mix ginger juice in castor oil and use the mixture as hair mask
Apply it to the entire scalp and the hair shafts as well, then leave it for 30 minutes, and wash it off. Repeat once or twice a week.