View Full Version : How much castor oil for one scalp treatment?

January 8th, 2011, 12:01 PM
I have read most of a lengthy castor oil thread, and found many measurements based on ratio if mixing oils, but could not find about how much straight castor oil one might use. I massaged my scalp using six sections and applied 2 drops onto my fingertips for each section. In your experience, do you think this is sufficient?

January 8th, 2011, 06:05 PM
You found measurements based on the ratio of castor oil to another carrier oil because it is really difficult to massage straight castor oil into your scalp. Two drops should be fine, but it'll be a lot easier if you mix it with another oil.

January 8th, 2011, 06:10 PM
I use straight castor oil most of the time and don't use a ratio. I just dip my finger tips in it a few times and massage it in until my whole scalp has a light coating. I also find that the ends benefit from putting a few drops in them. Although I use quite a lot a find it suprisingly easy to wash out so over oiling isn't disasterous.