Can castor oil thicken my hair?

Rawr4CookiezRawr4Cookiez Posts: 35Registered Users
I was born with thin hair. It sucks cause you can see my scalp in some places.


  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Not aware of any scientific evidence that it can, massage and daily physical activity (get your 10,000 steps) may aid growth. Be sure to avoid sulphate surfactants, they can cause thinning in susceptible individuals. Other that that it would be worth speaking to your family doctor or a dermatologist.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Rawr, I don't actually think anything applied to hair (like castor oil) can change the biological structure from thin to thick, although it might make it look thicker. I second the idea of seeing a derm, though. S/he may have ideas for this that we aren't aware of.

    You may already have thought of this, but volumizing mousse can make thin hair look and act thicker. Good luck with this!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • swishtutswishtut Posts: 30Registered Users
    There seems to be no scientific evidence to support the claims of some naturals that castor oil increases hair growth.
    That being said, who's to say. It may very well be that it helps some people with the rate of growth
    However if this is happening they're growing hair where they have follicles and the hair stopped growing for some reason. You cant grow hair where you don't have hair follicles, and you cant get more follicles.
  • folamixfolamix Posts: 1Registered Users
    Moisturize and massage daily, that might help