Castor Oil & Hair Loss: Does it Work?

Castor Oil & Hair Loss: Does it Work?

When it comes to hair loss hair care there’s a lot of information out there, and it can get confusing. 🫤 Too many shady businesses take advantage of that and try make a quick buck by selling you on falsehoods. We’re not like them. We’re all about the facts. Now let’s get down to it – can castor oil really help hair loss? 💭

What Is Castor Oil & Can It Really Help With Hair Loss?

Castor oil is good old vegetable oil. It comes from the pressed seeds of a specific plant called Ricinus communis if you must know. It’s a multi-purpose oil, and people have used it as a laxative, a moisturiser, and a wound ointment, but we like to use it in our shampoo 💆🏽‍♂️

Castor oil’s moisturising capabilities help hydrate hair by lubricating it and improving flexibility which reduces the overall brittleness and decreases breakage, which is always good if you’re trying to hold on to your hair.

As great as this is, there currently isn’t enough evidence to suggest that castor oil promotes hair growth.

What Does Science Say About Castor Oil & Hair Loss?

While no studies show castor oil stimulates hair growth, promising research indicates that certain compounds found in castor oil could.

Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is a compound found in high levels in men with male pattern baldness.

Ricinoleic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid found in castor oil, and it might help stop and even reverse male pattern hair loss. While more research is needed, it’s thought that ricinoleic acid stops PGD2 from wreaking havoc on your head by inhibiting your body’s production of it. Basically, ricinoleic acid hinders its ability to steal your locks from you by reducing how much of it your scalp makes.

We Added Castor Oil To Our Shampoo

Our growth-stimulating shampoo puts the facts first. Working with medical professionals, we formulated a shampoo that:

  • Is safe for daily use;
  • Cleans and nourishes your hair;
  • And has science-backed active ingredients to get results

One of the carefully curated ingredients in our shampoo is ricinoleic acid from castor oil. It inhibits your scalp’s production of PGD2 which eases inflammation and calcification (hardening) around your follicles, creating a prime environment for new hair to flourish.
The other active ingredients focus on improving hair thickness, stimulating new growth, and slowing loss. Together, they’re the ultimate non-prescription hair loss treatment.

The Takeaway

There’s nothing like the sinking feeling that comes with the realisation that you’re losing your lush locks. We get it. And it’s tempting to believe anything you find on the internet that offers a sliver of hope, but we’re dedicated to keeping it real. No snake oil. No bias. That’s why our shampoo combines the best of castor oil with a suite of other active ingredients proven to help fight hair loss better than castor oil alone.


The articles published by &BAM are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. If you have any medical questions or concerns, you should contact your doctor.