5 ways to use Castor oil as a hair mask

If you’re ever confused between which castor oil is best for you and how can you prepare a hair mask out of it? Well, here at hairmegood, I am going to solve your dilemma.

castor plant oil for hairs
Castor Oil plant

To begin with, Castor oil is one of the most popular hair oil which is the panacea to your so many hair problems.

Castor oil is extracted by pressing castor beans, one of the distinct properties of castor oil is its ability to enhance hair conditioning, natural shine, and anti-dandruff properties.

Castor oil also has anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. The ricinoleic acid in castor oil locks in moisture along with promoting a clean scalp.

At the molecular level, castor oil is in fact a long-chained fatty acid that provides nutrients and proteins to your hair follicles.

As you may already know, castor oil is used in cosmetic and hair care products. There are two main types:

  1. Castor Oil: Yellowish to golden in color
  2. Black castor Oil: These are made from compressing roasted castor seeds.

It is to be clarified that castor oil is heavy with high viscosity and sticky in texture but the benefits are glorious.

As mentioned in this article, castor oil can be used to increase the growth of eyebrows and condition it naturally, you may see the DIY from the mentioned blog.

Let’s jump to DIY’s first and then talk about its benefits.

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Castor Oil: Hair Mask 1

castor oil and coconut oil


  1. Castor oil
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Very soft toothbrush (optional)


  1. Add 2 tbsp. castor oil and 2 tbsp. coconut oil in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Apply the mixture using a very soft toothbrush into your scalp and eyebrows
  3. OR you may use your fingers and massage your scalp with a gentle hand.
  4. Apply for an hour or two and rinse your hair with shampoo.

Combining castor oil with other oils that exhibit good properties for hair can tone down the heaviness of castor oil.

If you have thin hair, this hair mask is for you.

The age-old technique of messaging is still relevant and a necessity to maintain a healthy scalp, these foolproof masks help you in achieving that.

Hair Mask 2

castor oil and aloe vera


  1. Castor Oil
  2. Aloe vera


  1. To nourish your scalp, add an equal quantity of castor oil and aloe vera or aloe vera gel in a bowl.
  2. Wrap your head with hot towel for 30 minutes and leave the mixture for at least 2 hours.
  3. Rinse your hairs with mild shampoo

This castor oil hair mask helps you to condition and brings out silky shiny hair. You may even sleep with this hair mask and rinse early morning. It may work as an overnight tonic for your hairs for a healthy scalp.

Hair mask 3

castor oil and fenugreek


  1. Castor oil
  2. Fenugreek seeds


  1. Add 1 tbsp. of fenugreeks seeds which is also commonly called methi dana in a pan with 5 tbsp. castor oil
  2. Heat the mixture in the lowest flame until black residue starts foaming.
  3. Do not overheat, Do not fry!
  4. Cool the mixture and apply it to the roots of your hair.
  5. Rinse after an hour of application.

If you are one of the victims of hair fall, this hair mask for you! It also gives you a lustrous glow to your hairs.

Hair Mask 4

castor, mustard and olive oils


  1. Castor oil
  2. Olive oil
  3. Mustard oil


  1. Add all the 3 oil into a bowl (you may skip olive oil)
  2. Keep the quantity in a 2:1:1 ratio.
  3. Apply the mixture on your scalp by thoroughly mixing the mixture of oils.
  4. Do not skip the massage and leave it for 1 hour, rinse with shampoo.

The mixture revitalizes the scalp, provides natural shine and strengthen hairs.

Hair Mask 5


castor, egg and honey
  1. Castor oil
  2. Egg
  3. Honey


  1. Pour 2 tbsp. castor oil in an empty bowl.
  2. Add 1 egg and 1 tbsp. honey into the bowl
  3. Mix the ingredients for solid 1-2 minutes.
  4. Apply the solution on the scalp and entire hair and let it sit for an hour and rinse with a mild shampoo.

This hair mask is beneficial for those who would like to prevent split ends and conditions at the same time.

Do not shower with hot water with this hair mask until unless you want an omelet over your head.

Other than these, you may add glycerin, almond oil as individuals to make a castor oil hair mask. If you see any positive difference in even one wash, you must apply that hair mask of your choice from the above for at least 3 months, twice a week to see the best results.

Benefits of castor oil hair masks

castor oil
  1. Hair growth and regrowth
  2. Prevents hair fall
  3. Hair thickening
  4. Deep conditioning
  5. Stimulate scalp Blood circulation
  6. Anti Dandruff
  7. Nourish dry scalp

Another Option for castor oil that I find amazing is from Mama Earth:

My Takeaway

You may use a hair steamer for 5-10 minutes after applying castor oil to penetrate it into your scalp. The only cons I see with castor oil is it can be a little difficult for some people to use it as sole on the scalp due to its stickiness but you don’t need to worry just add it with the above examples or use it before 30 minutes of your shower.

(just take castor oil in moderation if you easily get irritated with heavy oils).

This hair-loving oil provides a healthy environment for your hair and scalp. Castor oil is also known as Ricinus communis, while scientific data is lacking on castor oil for faster hair growth. the cost-friendly oil has numerous benefits and is being used as an ages-old technique. I could see a visible difference in just 15 days on my hairs.

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