I suddenly started loosing gobs of my hair. I went to earth clinic and started down the list of remedies, one after the other. Nothing worked! I then got to Castor Oil. I didn't feel hopeful since there were only 2 testimonials. I took castor oil and put it on my fingertips and pulled it up my scalp from every edge to the top of my head. In the meantime I suddenly had several emergencies to deal with and didn't get to wash my hair for about 7 hours. When I finally washed my hair I noticed it felt thick and looked really shiny. The best thing was not one hair fell out. It stopped my hair-loss in its tracks. I couldn't believe it since I had been loosing my hair for more than 5 months. So every time before I would wash my hair I would once again spread castor oil on my scalp sometimes as little as 20 minutes before washing and I have had consistent results. No hair-loss!!!! I don't wrap my hair for this to work. I do shampoo twice.
Also I notice my new hair growth is about 2 inches long on my forehead and it looks like I have purposely given myself bangs. Just put it on usually 20 minutes before washing my hair. Hope this helps!!! So happy to share this with Earth Clinic since everyones posts have helped me so much over the years!
P.S. I love Castor Oil. It also helps my former insomnia. Will post my insomnia method now in insomnia section.
I just posted earlier today on my experience using castor oil but I posted it in the hair conditioners section. I've been using it 50/50 with coconut oil, adding a few drops of rosemary oil.
Yes, leave on for 1-2 hours. I haven't tried overnight. Shampoo twice.
The condition of my hair has improved tremendously. It has gotten thicker, and is now smooth, glossy & wavy - the way it is supposed to be - vs dried out, thin and frizzy. This is only after 3 treatments (a little over 2 weeks)!
I am in the process of trying to stimulate regrowth after massive hair loss. Next to taking nettle leaf (2 caps 3x/day), the castor oil has mad a huge difference. My hair loss is STOPPED. It may be a bit too soon to tell, but I THINK I am seeing new growth. At any rate it is thicker and the thinning areas are better camouflaged as a result.
I'm female and have suffered from hair loss for the past two years which has left me with very thin hair. You could see my scalp. My hair has noticeably thickened up. I still have a little way to go but my hair is much thicker now. I notice how much thicker my hair is now when my hair is in a pony tail, it's almost twice as thick. It takes longer drying my hair now as it is much thicker.
My hair dresser recommended using CASTOR OIL. I did some research into this and found that Castor Oil from Jamaica worked better than standard Castor Oil. I'm sure standard Castor Oil would work too as this too would be high in Omega 3.
I find it works better if you massage the oil into your scalp and wrap it with a turbi-towel or wear a hat. The oil seems to work much better if your head is kept warm. I leave it in overnight but I'm sure leaving it in for an hour would help too. I pour castor oil into a clean 'hair dye' bottle as I find it much easier to distribute the oil onto your scalp from a bottle with a thin tip. Castor Oil is quite thick so I shake the bottle figorously and this warms up the poil making it easier to pour from the clean hair dye bottle.
It is really easy to wash out with normal shampoo, I shampoo it twice. The oil leaves your scalp in really good condition and your hair super soft. I didn't notice any difference the first two months but as the oil conditioned my scalp and hair I continued to do this treatment twice a week. After 3 months I noticed my hair thickening up. I have now been doing this for 6 months and my hair is 80% normal, you only notice a slight thining patch as most of the hair on my scalp is back to normal thickeness. I'm so chuffed.
Don't give up using Castor Oil, once it starts working the hair thickens up quite quickly. You do need to wrap your hair once you've oiled the scalp to help it work. Ensure you get oil on your scalp and not just your hair. I do this twice a week, hopefully you too will notice an improvement after 3 months.