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Easy DIY Castor Oil Hair Care Recipes

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    Who does not want to have a luxurious hair care treatment in the comforts of their own home? Aside from saving up on salon and spa fees, you can get silky soft hair without stepping out of your room. You can get that spa at home feel with the help of these castor oil recipes for hair care.  

    These simple castor oil hair care recipes are easy to whip up. Learn how to make these oil blends and see just how well castor oil nourishes hair from roots to tips.

    Pouring castor oil in a small glass bowl

    DIY Hair Oil Blends

    There are so many hair care blends that you can try with castor oil. This oil is so versatile, it can be mixed with oils, serums, shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products. These castor oil recipes can help solve all sorts of hair concerns. These blends are effective, easy to make, and requires very few ingredients. Couple it with effective hair care tips and you can transform dry and dull hair into soft and shiny tresses.

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    DIY with Castor Oil

    For Thick and Resilient Growth of Hair Strands

    There are a lot of essential oils that you can mix castor oil with. But Jojoba and Argan are two of the most suitable essences. Jojoba oil contains vitamins E and C that hair needs to stay healthy. Argan oil, on the other hand, is a moisturizing oil that helps strengthen strands so they don’t break easily. Combine them in a simple castor oil recipe and you get a mix that helps promote the growth of thicker and stronger hair strands.

    • Castor Oil
    • Jojoba Oil or Argan Oil


    1. Mix equal parts of castor oil and jojoba or argan oil in a small amber glass bottle.
    2. Take a few drops of the oil and gently massage on scalp and hair.
    3. Do this at night 2-4 times a week.

    Castor Oil Hair Mask

    Coconut oil and castor oil are both carrier oils that you can mix with other essential oils. After adding the carrier oils, the essential oils become diluted and easier to apply on hair and skin. Both oils contain hair-nourishing ingredients that give you softer and smoother strands. Try this simple castor oil recipe and see the difference after just a few uses.

    • ½ Castor Oil
    • ½ Coconut Oil


      Create this blend of hair mask by mixing the castor oil and coconut oil in a bowl.

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      1. To use this mask, heat the oil mixture for 30 seconds. Do not expose to direct heat. Be careful not to let the mixture boil.
      2. Apply the mixture on the scalp by massaging gently. Comb through the strands to spread it evenly.
      3. Wrap hair with a shower cap and a towel for 3 hours. Let the recipe work its magic on your hair.
      4. Rinse thoroughly using lukewarm water. Use shampoo if necessary.

      Conditioning Hair Mask

      Castor oil is one of the best all-natural hair conditioners you will ever use. This conditioning hair mask helps replenish the moisture on your scalp and tresses.

      • 2 tbsp Castor Oil
      • 1 tbsp Glycerin
      • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
      • 3 beaten eggs


      1. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and massage on dry hair.
      2. Make sure to cover your hair from roots to tips.
      3. Place a plastic wrap or shower cap on your tresses and then wrap a towel over it.
      4. Let the mixture sit for 2 hours.
      5. Rinse thoroughly with water. Use shampoo if necessary.
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          Overnight Oil Blend Against Hair Loss

          You can create this blend with three ingredients or just stick with two. This works by preventing hair loss and weakening of hair strands. It also promotes the growth of stronger tresses.

          • Castor Oil
          • Rosemary Oil and/or Almond Oil


          Mix equal parts castor and rosemary and/or almond oil. Apply on your scalp at night a few times a week for great results. You may also let the mixture sit overnight to help the scalp heal from damage.

          Castor Oil Eyelash Serum

          Castor Oil strengthens strands and prevents hair fall on eyelashes. It provides moisture and is an effective alternative to expensive eyelash lengthening treatments. With continued use and proper diet, you get longer, thicker eyelashes and may not need to use mascaras anymore.

          • ½ Castor Oil
          • ¼ Vitamin E
          • ¼ Almond Oil


          1. Mix these natural essential oils in an amber colored glass bottle.
          2. Use a mascara wand or applicator to cover the lashes with this oil blend.
          3. Apply daily see a difference in the length and thickness of your eyelashes.
          4. You may also apply the oil mix at night and leave on overnight.

          Learn more about eyelashes and how they grow in this eyelash guide.

          READ MORE: Eyelashes

          Natural Recipe for Thicker and Shinier Hair

          Honey is a known humectant that attracts and retains moisture. Apply it on hair and you get naturally soft, shiny tresses because of the added moisture. Combine honey with castor and coconut oil and you get a hair moisturizing, all natural mix.

          • Castor Oil
          • Coconut Oil
          • Honey


          Combine equal parts castor and coconut oil, and honey. Massage mixture onto hair and cover with plastic. Wrap in a towel and leave on for 1-2 hours. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Use shampoo if necessary.

          Coconut oil

          Hair Repair Mask

          You cannot avoid hair damage no matter how hard you try. The best thing you can do to help minimize damage is to use a hair repair mask. This castor oil recipe helps your scalp and tresses heal from hair damage. It restores natural hair oils and prevents further weakening of your strands.

          • 2 tbsp Castor Oil
          • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
          • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
          • 2 tbsp Honey
          • 1 Egg
          • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar


          1. Mix castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and honey into a bowl.
          2. Heat the mixture for a minute while stirring gently.
          3. Remove from heat and let cool for a while.
          4. Add the egg and apple cider vinegar. Make sure to create a smooth blend for this hair mask.
          5. Apply on scalp and hair and wrap in shower cap or plastic. Cover with a towel.
          6. Leave the solution on for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Rinse thoroughly.

          These castor oil recipes are easy to do and do not require a lot of money to create. Some of the ingredients can be found in your own home. Try these recipes using Shiny Leaf Organic Castor Oil now and watch as your hair and eyelashes transform before your eyes.

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