Castor Oil And Hair Loss

Castor oil and hair lossWhether we think we’re starting to suffer from hair thinning or not, many of us are conscious about how we handle our hair. We try to consider how often we wash our hair, the kind of shampoo we use when we do – as well as other hair products – and how they will affect our overall hair health. Other factors like our stress levels and diet are on our minds too when it comes to not just our hair health but the health of our skin.

That’s where products like castor oil come in. Castor oil is mainly known as an over-the-counter laxative. It may sound strange after reading that, but this oil is also used to promote skin health by fighting off things like fungal infections and dermatitis. Knowing that castor oil can promote skin health, could it also be used to promote hair health by improving scalp health?

Does Castor Oil Fix Hair Thinning?

There are users of castor oil that claim it can help fix thinning hair. By applying castor oil to their scalp once a month, some people have claimed to have experienced expedited hair growth. It is important to keep in mind that the application of castor oil does require it to be massaged into wet hair and left in for at least two hours, so you’re going to want to plan accordingly.

And since castor oil can also be used to fight things like fungal infections, it could help combat hair loss related to such infections in the scalp like ringworm or dermatophytes. That said, you should still seek medical attention if you are suffering from a fungal infection. A medical professional may need to give you a prescription to combat the infection, while castor oil may help to promote hair growing back after the infection more quickly.

Does Castor Oil Block DHT?

DHT (or Dihydrotestosterone) is a hormone your body produces that stimulates male sex traits. Men want to have this hormone in their bodies at appropriate levels. When there is too much DHT in the body, men can suffer from side symptoms including acne and (unfortunately) hair loss if they have a genetic predisposition to DHT-related hair loss.

While castor oil doesn’t necessarily block DHT, there are hair products available that combine castor oil with natural DHT blockers like olive oil. As is the case with castor oil without DHT blockers, there are people that swear by its effectiveness, but it is not a scientifically proven fact that it will regrow your hair. It may be part of your overall hair health regimen, but if you are looking to change the direction your hairline is going in you should consult with a professional.

RHRLI Can Restore Your Hairline And Help You Keep It Healthy And Strong

Being smart about what you put in your hair is important… and using products that have a track record for promoting healthy hair – like castor oil – can be helpful. However, most people will still suffer from some amount of hair thinning or loss in their lives that is just unavoidable.

For those experiencing hair loss, we utilize the minimally invasive ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System for hair restoration; a procedure that produces exceptional results and will get you back to your day-to-day life in just a few days. Contact us today for a free consultation to restore your hair and your confidence.

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