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Castor Oil for Beard - Uses, Benefits & more

Dr. Shireen Singh
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


If you long for a healthy and long beard hair, castor oil can do the job for you. Castor oil has nutrients like fatty acids that are especially good for beard hair as they make it smooth and shiny. Let’s a dwell deeper into the characteristics of castor oil before discussing the various ways in which it can be applied to beard hair. Castor oil works wonders for skin because it is composed of natural ingredients like Triglycerides, Omega 9 Fatty Acids, Vitamin E, Minerals, and Proteins.

Benefits of Castor Oil for Facial Hair Growth

Benefits of Castor Oil for Facial Hair Growth

There are various benefits of castor oil for beard growth like 

1. Treat Beard Dandruff

The antifungal properties of Castor oil make it an effective beard dandruff remover. All you have to do is to apply some oil in your facial hair and leave it on for some time before washing it off with a face wash. Castor oil will ensure the removal of any dandruff from the applied area. You can try ThriveCo Foaming Beard Wash for a well-groomed beard.

Also Read : Beard Wash Vs Face Wash: Do You Really Need Beard Wash?

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2. Thicken Facial Hair

The hair nutrition given by castor oil leads to your facial hair getting thicker and denser. You can even use castor oil for a patchy beard. The proteins in the oil make hair sprout up in patchy areas when applied regularly.

3. Prevent Split Ends

The fatty acids and proteins in castor oil make it an excellent remedy to get rid of split ends. With the kind of nutrients in castor oil, your beard hair gets the perfect nutrition and so, is able to treat split-ends.

4. Improve Hair Growth

Using castor oil for facial hair growth is a sure way of getting longer and fuller beard. The Proteins along with Vitamin E and triglycerides enhance the hair nutrition and make your beard locks grow longer. You can include ThriveCo Beard Growth Serum in your beard care routine.

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How to Use Castor Oil for Beard Growth?

Bearing the benefits and properties of castor oil in mind, let’s move on to ways in which castor oil can be used for beard growth


  • 1 tbsp. Almond Oil
  • 3-4 drops Tea Tree Oil
  • 20 drops of Castor Oil

How to Prepare?

  1. Mix all of the ingredients and heat this mixture in the microwave. Blend well.
  2. Apply this to your beard and massage a little. Leave it for an hour and wash away using a soap or facewash.


  • 1 tbsp. Liquefied Coconut Oil
  • 20 drops of Castor Oil

How to Prepare?

  1. Mix the two ingredients well and apply to your beard.
  2. Massage a little and leave it on for an hour.
  3. Wash away using a natural face wash.

How to Apply Castor Oil on Beard?

Castor oil is a rather thick oil and so it needs a little procedure for it to seep into your skin. There are steps to be followed to apply castor oil on beard before and after-

  • Clean your beard thoroughly before applying the oil. Use lukewarm water for this so that your pores open up and it is easier for castor oil to slip inside and work on the roots.
  • Rub a few drops of castor oil on your palm. Now, apply the oil in a circular motion from the beard roots to tips. Use a comb to distribute evenly.
  • Leave it overnight or for a few hours. Wash away with a soap or face wash and pat your face dry.

Carrier Oil Options for Using Castor Oil

Castor Oil is a thick substance that could use the assistance of other essential/ carrier oils in order to give its best performance. Here are some carrier oils options to apply prior to castor oil-

1. Almond Oil


Almond oil has inflammatory properties and is especially useful if you have skin problems like acne, pimples or rashes. It has proteins and vitamins that enable beard hair growth. It is also useful if you suffer from beard dandruff or flaky skin. 

2. Olive Oil

Olive Oil for Beard Growth

Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids. It alone makes for an excellent skin cells repairer, blackheads and whiteheads remover and a skin rejuvenator. It also provides natural moisturization to the skin.

3. Coconut Oil


Coconut Oil is another fatty acid-rich substance that is nothing but a treat for your skin. It is especially adept at fading acne scars and providing nutrient-rich moisturization. It is non-greasy and thus, allows the skin to breathe and rejuvenate itself. Discover more about the benefits of coconut oil for hair and how it helps to grow hair.

4. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil decreases sebum activity thus controlling the oil on your skin. Its non-greasy nature makes for good moisturization and healing. 

5. Argan Oil

Argan Oil

Another popular name in the cosmetics industry is this phenomenal skin softener Argan Oil. 

Also Read : Does Argan Oil Help with Beard Growth? Let’s Find Out

How to Buy Castor Oil?

The best castor oil for beard growth has certain properties that make it stand out from the rest. Castor oils can be purchased online or from a store nearby. You want to look out for these properties when buying castor oil

  • The Castor oil should be 100% organic.
  • The castor oil should be free from additives.
  • The castor should be tightly packed.
  • The castor should be unrefined.

There are several ways in which castor oil can be used to get smooth and shiny beard hair. Its benefits as a facial hair oil stand out even more because of its non-greasy nature that does not add oil to the skin. Castor oil along with other ingredients give the best beard hair nutrition that helps it grow long and stay healthy.


About Doctor :

Dr. Shireen Singh

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS, MD Dermatology, is a trusted dermatologist with over 8 years of specialized experience. Passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their hair and skin care goals, she combines cutting-edge technologies with personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. She's dedicated to helping you achieve vibrant hair and glowing skin. Dr. Shireen loves research and is here to share her expertise for your health and happiness.





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