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Castor Oil For Scalp

Tips to Use Castor Oil for Scalp Problems

Dr. Shireen Singh
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


Every second person suffers from scalp problems. Some are suffering from dry scalp whereas the others are worried about the oily scalp. Scalp problems are not just limited to, dryness or oiliness, but they often result in bigger and serious problems like extreme hair fall, psoriasis, eczema, etc. All the chemical products that we feed in our scalp, gradually damage the scalp and suck out all the portions from hair. Thus, it is important that you replenish the scalp to restore essential nutrients. Castor oil has found to be a saviour that combats almost every kind of scalp problems. You can use castor oil for oily scalp or for dry scalp. Besides, it is quite affordable and easily available.

What Is Castor Oil?

Castor Oil

Castor is extracted from the seeds of the castor plant. The plant is found in abundance in the tropical regions. Scientifically, it has been named Ricinus Communis. Castor oil is known to exhibit a bunch of qualities such as high penetrating property, moisturizing property, etc. It is sometimes referred to as humectant because of its amazing hydrating nature. The oil is enriched with omega-9 fatty acids, which is partly responsible for locking the moisture into the scalp. You can use castor oil for psoriasis on the scalp. Although it can‚Äôt cure psoriasis completely, it calms down the itchiness and hydrates the scalp. You can use castor oil for eczema on the scalp, too, it effectively cures the problem of eczema. Experts recommend, applying Jamaican Black castor oil on the scalp, as it helps to open up the pores, and increases absorption of the active ingredients present in the hair care product.

Also Read : 15 Fabulous Benefits Of Castor Oil For Skin, Hair & Health

What Are The Common Factors That Affect Scalp Health?

There are ample of reasons that lead our scalp to degrade and drain. The six major factors are:

1. Climate

Climate plays an important role in almost every aspect of life and it also affects the scalp. The scalp problems are more likely to occur during the seasonal transformations, this is because our scalp takes time to adapt to the transitions and meanwhile, it loses the nutrients.

2. Hormones

Hormonal imbalance too can result in acute or chronic scalp conditions. Castor oil proves to be effective to regulate the hormones and protects our scalp against the infections

3. Stress And Anxiety

When there is a lot going inside and outside of you, it is normal to face anxiety. But it can become a bigger problem if you do not deal with it. It might cause scalp problems or even weaken the roots of the hair.

4. Lifestyle

Your lifestyle reflects on a lot of things and an unhealthy one might get you in trouble. It is one of the major causes of scalp problems. It is important that you have a balanced diet and a proper schedule.

5. Bad Hygiene

I don’t need to make you aware of the ill effects of bad hygiene. It directly feeds the harmful infection-causing microbes that can do no good.

6. Chemical Products

Last but not least, chemical products, it damages your scalp and hair in a lot of ways that you notice over time. Time and again you keep experimenting new chemical products on our hair and scalp, that might give you satisfaction which is temporary.

What Are The Benefits Of Castor Oil For Scalp?

If you are looking for a one-stop solution to all your scalp problems, you need to put a stop to your search. Castor oil will help you restore the lost nutrition to your scalp. Here are some benefits of the oil.

1. Prevents Hair Loss

Hair Loss

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The castor oil will penetrate deep into your scalp, making the roots of your hair stronger, which will ultimately result in less hair fall. If you massage the oil along with the carrier oil, it will stimulate the blood circulation, ruling out the dullness and undesired locks in the hair.

Also Read : Is Your Hair Fall Normal?

2. Eradicates Dandruff

Eradicates Dandruff

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Scalp gets prone to dandruff if it is not properly hydrated. Application of castor oil ensures a well-hydrated scalp. Apply it with any carrier oil to your scalp and enjoy its incredible benefits.

Also Read : Defeating the dreaded dandruff

3. Prevents Scalp Infection

Scalp Infection

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When your scalp is not getting the essential nutrients, it will undoubtedly become home to various harmful microbes. You can get rid of these microbes with the help of castor oil as castor oil is known to possess anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

How To Use Castor Oil For Scalp Issues?

Castor oil can be used in the two following ways to treat scalp infections.

1. Homemade Castor Oil Hydrating Shampoo

The thing that you need for the preparation of homemade castor oil hydration shampoo, are:


  • A can of coconut milk
  • A tablespoon of castor oil
  • A tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon of any essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons of organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar


  1. Add all of the constituents mentioned above in a bowl.
  2. Start mixing the constituents to get a smooth and consistent texture.
  3. Take a one-fourth part of the mixture and massage it gently through your scalp in circular motions.
  4. Leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes and then rinse it off.

2. Castor Oil Hair Mask For Healthy Scalp

Another way to use castor oil is to prepare a hair mask with it. Let me walk you through this procedure.


  • Castor Oil
  • Coconut oil


  1. Add a few drops of castor oil to half a cup of coconut oil.
  2. Give it a good stir, until both the ingredients are properly mixed.
  3. Apply this mixture on your hair before going to sleep and leave it overnight.
  4. This method works best if followed twice a week.

Follow this few simple and quick steps to enjoy the benefits of castor oil.


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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