How to Use Castor Oil Hair Treatment for a Nourishing Boost

This infamously bitter oil helps impart softer, smoother curls.

We’re willing to bet that you’ve heard of castor oil but aren’t quite sure what it is or what it does. More than an age-old, bitter-tasting punishment for naughty kids, castor oil is a vegetable oil used for a wide range of purposes both in beauty and wellness. A natural remedy derived from the castor bean, this rich fatty acid is good for your hair and your skin! If you’re hoping to learn how to use castor oil for hair treatment, then you’ve come to the right place.

Learn how to use this cult favorite oil and get inspired to DIY your way to healthier, shinier more nourished hair. Read on:


Create a part.

Start off by parting your hair down the middle to help you create more manageable sections to work with.


Section your hair.

Divide your hair into smaller more manageable sections and secure each section with a clip.


Apply castor oil.

Apply castor oil to the roots of your first section making sure to spread it along the hairline.


Spread the oil.

Use your fingers to spread the oil throughout your hair and comb through to your ends. Repeat on each section and take care to secure each section back into a small bun after you’ve finishing distributing the oil.


Place a shower cap over your hair.

Place a shower cap over your hair and let the oil sit for a few hours or overnight.


You're done!

That’s it! Style as desired and enjoy your soft and newly nourished locks.

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