Can you please tell me how to use castor oil for hair regrowth after hair loss? My mother is recovering from cancer. The chemo made her hair fall out. Her skin is really dry, too.
Vicki N., Mobile, AL
I’m sorry to hear that your mother has had ill health. Yes, I can tell you how to use castor oil for hair regrowth and for healing her dry skin. As you’ll see, castor oil is an amazing natural product that is useful in many different ways.
To begin, castor oil is very good for moisturizing dry hair and skin. Massage it in its undiluted form into your mother’s scalp. Try not to rub it into the hair itself as it can be hard to shampoo out later.
When you’re done, place a shower cap on her head and wrap her head in a towel. Let the oil work for at least 15 minutes. If she’s willing to sleep like that, the oil can sit overnight, too.
You only need to repeat this leave-in oil treatment once every six to eight weeks to get results. But there is no problem if she wishes to repeat it more often than that.
In fact, anywhere her skin is dry, you can massage it with castor oil. Some folks like to use it to heal cracked skin on their feet or hands or even their lips. Others apply castor oil on their nails, eyelashes, and eyebrows to grow them stronger and longer.
As a bonus, castor oil can fade away scars and wrinkles. It removes skin tags and moles, treats acne, relieves constipation, and boosts the immune system.
In summary, castor oil is a very beneficial natural oil to have on hand. I hope it helps your mother regrow healthy hair as soon as possible.