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Does castor oil help people with hair growth? I've seen many people use it and show before and after pictures. And it works.

Does castor oil help people with hair growth? I've seen many people use it and show before and after pictures. And it works.

Castor oil for hair: Castor oil has not been shown to cause hair growth. There are some medications that may help but you have to be seen by your doctor to get these prescriptions. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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I was born with a very light eyebrows and I want to grow them, so I tried putting castor oil it worked, but how long does it take the hair to grow?

Castor oil: Has been proven to grow eyebrows. You can use minoxidil, which is over-the-counter (in the U.S.) to grow your eyebrows. Also Latisse (bimatoprost) will work for this, but you need a prescription for that. ...Read more

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Could you put castor oil u.s.p in your hair?

Castor oil on hair: Yes you could. Lets do 2nd opinion to get better idea of what you are trying to do. ...Read more

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How to use castor oil on my hair for hair thickness?

Don't: You will look and smell like a grease ball, and there is not a single legitimate, reasonable expectation nor Ioda of medical literature that documents that this works ...Read more

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Can I put castor oil on a 6 Month old hair?

Can I put castor oil on a 6 Month old hair?

I wouldn't: However we are not allowed to treat Pediatric Patients. Just as a Grandfather of 6 and Father of 3 before them my wife/daughters in law used Baby Oil....why not???


Hope this helps Advice NOT medical. Just Grandparent's advice

Dr Z ...Read more

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Castor oil thickens hair....does it thicken beard too?

Unlikely: I don't believe castor thickens hair anywhere on the body. Castor oil adheres to hair strands giving the illusion of increased thickness but there is no change in hair strand diameter. ...Read more

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I used castor oil on my eyebrows and a part on my hair, I put it at night and leave it 2days, now I feel like my hair and eyebrows is falling, why?

Hair loss: Can't tell based on the very limited information you provided but I would start by suggesting you stop putting "castor oil" on your brows and scalp the reason for which remains a mystery. ...Read more

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I use castor oil for my hair beard. ..is it 100% safe? Is there any minimal percentage that it might still contain the deadly ricin?

No: How many times have you heard of people dying of ingesting castor oil. Now it could be a vast coverup but think about it. A company would have to be manufacturing a quite deadly poison and convincing people to buy and use it. And their marketing plan would be terrible because they would have no repeat business. No. It's safe. It's mainly to relieve constipation and for that they do have repeat bus ...Read more

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Does lavender oil & castor oil truly helps eyebrow hair to grow?? If not, what does then? How to harmlessly make my eyebrows look thicker and healthy?

Thin eyebrows.: Loss of eyebrow hair can occur when you have too much thyroid hormone circulating. First, get checked and make sure you are healthy. Then you can review options with your doc for treatments which may be effective and the ones that are not. ...Read more

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Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

Does castor oil regrowth hair on bald spots?

No: It won't help in any way. You didn't really believe this, did you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I massage my scalp with castor oil for faster hair growth, but I'm noticing small zits on my face. Is the oil causing this?

I massage my scalp with castor oil for faster hair growth, but I'm noticing small zits on my face. Is the oil causing this?

Could be: Castor oil is not going to make your hair grow faster. It is also not likely to be causing zits. Though washing your face with soap 2-3 times a day may help control zits. ...Read more

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Can Jamaican or regular castor oil really help with hair growth and thinning hair? My hair is thinning at my scalp on my L side. I'm 23 good diet

Can Jamaican or regular castor oil really help with hair growth and thinning hair? My hair is thinning at my scalp on my L side. I'm 23 good diet

Castor oil: Of ANY kind is NOT an accepted medical way of treating your hair thinning. You should consult your Primary Care Provider to rule out disorders which can alter you normal hair growth (eg Thyroid Disorders) You may benefit from medical treatment for male pattern baldness (Yes it happens in females!) There very successful treatments. Finally a visit to a Board Certified DERMATOLOGIST may be useful
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Is there any medication, vitamins or hair oil for premature grey hair? What cause premature grey hair?

Is there any medication, vitamins or hair oil for premature grey hair? What cause premature grey hair?

No known solution: Pigmentation in follicles require proper 1)production of melanin (the pigment) and 2)the proper transfer of melanin into the follicles. If either of these steps is amiss, we will grey. In a healthy individual, when we start to grey is genetically programed. In an extreme situation such as starvation or malnutrition, we will experience hair loss, reduce melanin production, and thus greying. ...Read more

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Hi. Using jamican black castor oil topically onto my hair during pregnancy. Is it safe?? thank you

No known effects: Topical application of castor oil is not known to affect your pregnancy, infact castor oil has been used by some mid wives to induce labor at term (Efficacy has not been tested) ...Read more

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How come castor oil doesn't make me poo?

Need another: You may need another product that is stronger. Or you may try wheat husks. ...Read more

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Castor oil be given via g tube?

Yes: Castor can safely be given in a g tube. ...Read more

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Is castor oil the answer to bald men?

Is castor oil the answer to bald men?

Of course not: I hope that your experience of being deceived helps you recognize other bunko artists. These people make stuff up and promote it in order to look "spiritual". When it fails, they'll say you didn't do it in time, or you ate GMO food, or something. Ultimately it's a way of making money off gullible people. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could castor oil remove a sebaceous cyst?

Of course not: This stuff is promoted on websites targeting very gullible people. I trust you saw through it. ...Read more

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