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Castor Oil for Hair Growth

We'll show you how to use castor oil in a simple recipe for DIY hair growth serum made with a blend of essential oils.
Prep Time11 mins
Course: At Home Hair Treatment
Keyword: beauty, essential oils, hair mask
Yield: 1 cup
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $12


  • Small glass jar with lid



  • Combine castor oil and essential oils in a small glass bottle.
  • Using a spray bottle, lightly wet your hair (damp is better than sopping wet).
  • Place the glass bottle of oil in a bowl of hot water, and wait a few minutes for the oil to heat.
  • Apply a nickel-sized amount to damp hair, from root to ends, and massage into scalp.
  • Cover with a shower cap and leave on for 15 minutes.
  • To remove, shampoo as usual.


For the ultimate hair boost, leave it in your hair as long as possible. It’s the perfect thing to do for a lazy day at home—you can even make a whole spa day of it!
If you need extra clarifying power, add a bit of baking soda to your shampoo.
Repeat 1–2 times a week until hair is soft and split ends appear less noticeable.