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How Often Should You Do a Castor Oil Hair Mask?

Castor oil is nothing short of a miracle worker for your hair. It's rich and nourishing and if you use it consistently, it can transform even the most damaged, lackluster locks into soft, shiny tresses. It can also help with a dry, flaky or oily scap.

But the key is using it the right way - and that means understanding how often to treat your hair.

Let's dive in!

Dry, Damaged or Thinning Hair - 2x week
If your hair is dry, brittle, and damaged, you probably need to inject some hydration and deeper nourishment and repair. iAMA castor oil has high concentrations of fatty acids that deeply penetrate the hair shaft and with consistent use, your hair will start to improve.

Try incorporating a castor oil hair mask into your routine once or twice a week. This will give your strands the intense moisture they crave, helping to prevent breakage and split ends. 

Oily Hair, Oily Scap, Dry Ends - 2x month

With oily hair you might be hesitant to use castor oil incase it makes your hair greasy. Actually, oily hair is a sign of imbalance and when used correctly, iAMA castor oil can help. 

The key is to get into a rhythm of regular use and remember a little goes a long way. You should also wash it out thoroughly with a good quality, natural shampoo. Over time, the natural oils in your scalp will be more balanced. 

Normal Hair 1x week

If you've been blessed with relatively normal, healthy hair, you've got a bit more flexibility when it comes to castor oil. Your hair can handle a castor oil mask more often than oily or dry hair types.

Try incorporating IAMA castor oil mask into your routine once a week for gorgeous, glossy results. This will keep your locks nourished and strong without overdoing it. Your hair will drink up the goodness of the castor oil, leaving you with a radiant, healthy-looking mane.

Curly Hair - For 24 hours the day before you wash
Curly hair craves moisture and it's important to keep your luscious locks bouncy, defined, and frizz-free. You might also wash your hair less often if it's naturally very curly. 

For curly hair, aim to use a castor oil hair mask before you wash your hair for at least 24 hours. This frequent treatment will ensure your curls stay soft, springy, and manageable, without weighing them down or leaving behind a greasy residue.

Coloured Hair - 1x week

If you colour your hair especially if you lighten it and use bleach products, you'll know how delicate and fragile it can become. Chemical processing can strip away essential nutrients, leaving your hair shaft more porous and dry. 

iAMA Castor Oil is a safe choice for coloured hair, as it helps replenish lost vitamins and minerals. For colored tresses, try using a castor oil hair mask once a week. This will keep your color vibrant and your strands healthy and strong, preventing breakage and dullness.


The key is finding the right frequency that works for your unique hair type and washing habits.


Start by massaging the oil into your scalp and then bring some into your lengths. Sweep it into a bun (or under an old beanie hat) and let the castor oil do it's magic. I like to leave it in for 24 hours at least, but there's no harm in letting it stay in for a couple of days.

Over time, you'll discover the sweet spot that leaves your hair looking and feeling its absolute best.

So what are you waiting for? Unlock the power of iAMA Castor Oil and get ready to say hello to your healthiest, most gorgeous hair yet!

how long does castor oil take to rebalance scalp

Here's some additional information on how long it takes for castor oil to rebalance the scalp:

Castor oil is known for its ability to help rebalance the scalp and promote healthier hair growth. But how long does this process actually take?

The timeline can vary depending on your individual scalp condition and hair type, but generally, you can expect to see some positive changes within a few weeks of consistent use.

When you first start using castor oil on your scalp, it gets to work right away. The oil's potent antifungal and antimicrobial properties help combat any buildup, excess oil, or irritation on the scalp. This can provide almost immediate relief if you're dealing with issues like dandruff or an itchy, flaky scalp.

Within the first 1-2 weeks of regular castor oil treatments, you may notice your scalp feeling less irritated and more soothed. The oil's nourishing fatty acids and ricinoleic acid also start to penetrate and hydrate the skin on your scalp, helping to rebalance oil production.

After about 4-6 weeks of using castor oil 1-2 times per week, you'll likely see even more dramatic improvements. Your scalp should feel healthier, less oily or dry, and potentially less prone to issues like dandruff or psoriasis flare-ups. Your hair may also appear shinier, stronger, and less prone to breakage.


How long does castor oil take to rebalance the scalp?

The timeline can vary depending on your individual scalp condition and hair type, but generally, you can expect to see some positive changes from the first time you use it!

When you first use iAMA Castor Oil, the thick, sticky texture might feel unusual. We suggest massaging it in for at least 30 seconds - you'll find it absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling moisturised rather than oily.

After one month of daily use, your body is undergoing healing and transformation at a cellular level. Whilst the changes may not be immediately visible, your skin is becoming more hydrated, and natural oils in your hair are balancing out. The compounds in iAMA Castor Oil work to nourish and rejuvenate you naturally, from the inside out. Remember, using Castor Oil is a marathon, not a sprint.

By the second month of consistent use, you might notice your scalp feels healthier, your hair looks thicker and shinier and your skin has a healthy subtle glow. iAMA Castor Oil's fatty acids are unique- they create pathways that enable other beneficial nutrients to be absorbed into your skin. If you don't see significant changes yet, keep in mind that natural products take time to reset and rebalance you.

After three months, the real magic happens! Your skin, which is your largest organ, works in cycles of 45-90 days, and has now had the nutrients to heal and repair. It's renewing and flourishing! Your skin will be thriving off Castor Oil’s lipophilic qualities, as vital fats and oils are now absorbed. Moisture can now can easily pass through your skin's sebum-rich outer layers. Meaning you are absorbing it’s super powers fast!

With every purchase of iAMA Castor Oil you'll receive a FREE digital guide on how to make the most of every drop of nature's pure gold healing remedy.


PS If you'd like our castor oil hair mask recipe click here

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