Have you heard that castor oil can stop hair loss and help you to regrow your hair? We’ve done the research to find out the truth behind the rumours. Here are the facts about whether you can really use castor oil to restore your hair.
What is castor oil?
Castor oil is a vegetable oil. It is made by pressing the seeds of Ricinus communis, more commonly known as the castor oil plant. The clear to pale yellow coloured oil is used for a wide variety of purposes including the manufacture of soap, plastics and preservatives. It is also used in shampoos and other hair-care products.
What are the claims about castor oil and hair growth?
A quick online search for castor oil and hair loss brings up thousands of results. There are many blogs and articles which claim that castor oil is a proven remedy for hair loss. They suggest that applying the oil to the scalp and hair can stop hair breakage and shedding, as well as stimulating hair growth.
Will applying castor oil make my hair grow?
We turned to the experts at Vinci Hair Clinic for their opinion. With years of experience in hair restoration, they say that, unfortunately, castor oil is not a hair loss remedy. Although there are many anecdotal claims from those who say castor oil has helped them with their hair loss, there have been no scientific studies to prove these effects. On the positive side, castor oil has moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying it is unlikely to cause damage to your hair and could benefit your hair and scalp health. However, if you are using the oil and expecting hair regrowth results, be aware that your hair loss will not stop. Doesn’t it make more sense to get started with an effective treatment right away?
Which hair loss treatment should I try instead of castor oil?
While castor oil isn’t a miracle hair loss remedy, there are many other effective hair restoration solutions that can help. Vinci Hair Clinic offer a range of treatments designed to meet every client’s individual needs. Options include medication (minoxidil or finasteride), LLLT, PRP, Mesotherapy, Micro Scalp Pigmentation and FUE/FUT hair transplants.