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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. Walter Futterweit
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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 Z ...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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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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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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