Does castor oil thicken beards plus increase growth?

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Does castor oil thicken beards plus increase growth?

Jamal
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05 Feb 2015, 16:53 #1

Okay i have been using minoxidil 2% and rogaine 5% for a month and two weeks now and so far i started with no cheek hair , a goatee and a moustache and sparse connectors. After about six weeeks os using rogaine i have my cheeks covered in vellus hairs like literally full with tiny thin hairs its so amazing i never believed i chould have hair on my cheeks till now. But now i hope to turn them terminal. I read that castor oil is very effective to thicken beards and i just started applying it on my thin beards, does it really work? Has if worked for you?
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kplandes
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Joined: 02 Sep 2011, 17:16

07 Feb 2015, 06:57 #2

Rogaine is a brand name for the drug known as minoxidil. In other words, minoxidil is generic Rogaine. The medication was originally prescribed to middle-aged men with heart conditions who reported the side effect of hair growth. I can't imagine it is a good idea to use so much (or any) of it on your face, where it has not been tested or proven to work. It mainly works on the crown of the head, and not for everybody. It does absorb through the skin, so you are tinkering with your heart using it in off-label. At bare minimum, I would advise you to talk to your doctor about this, especially if you are a young man.

Usually oil is used on beards to soften the hair and/or soothe the skin beneath the beard. Depending on the density of the product, it may seem to thicken the beard, but that will only last until it is washed out. I have never heard of oil increasing growth.

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IrishDan
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07 Feb 2015, 13:00 #3

Jamal wrote:
I read that castor oil is very effective to thicken beards and i just started applying it on my thin beards, does it really work? Has if worked for you?
Complete myth.

And be careful using minox. It's blood pressure medication and affects your heart, causes heart irregularities, palpitations, insomnia, impotence as well as facial skin peeling, acne and burning. If you think it's some magical beard growing liquid you're living in fantasy land. Don't be so quick to believe everything you read!
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BlondeBeard1
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05 Mar 2015, 09:18 #4

i use castor oil for my beard. it thickens it - until i take a shower. i never noticed any growth benefits from it - just temporary conditioning /absorption by the hair.

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10 Mar 2015, 13:45 #5

Just to throw my 2 pennies worth in to say i use castor oil in my beard oils because i needed a heavier oil in my blend and whilst its great at coating my hair and keeping it feel oiled for longer than without it i can say i have noticed no thickness in hair growth, and couldnt possibly see how this could work.
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IrishDan
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11 Mar 2015, 18:55 #6

I kind of take back what I said a little bit as one of the benefits of castor oil is that it increases blood circulation which can help increase the rate of beard growth a little bit. It doesn't increase thickness though as it's a heavier oil it may give that impression.

Ultimately your beard growth is down to your genetics, but the castor oil can help a little bit if you have the genetics.
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Beardprophet
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Joined: 08 Apr 2015, 15:41

10 Apr 2015, 22:43 #7

Jamal wrote:
Okay i have been using minoxidil 2% and rogaine 5% for a month and two weeks now and so far i started with no cheek hair , a goatee and a moustache and sparse connectors. After about six weeeks os using rogaine i have my cheeks covered in vellus hairs like literally full with tiny thin hairs its so amazing i never believed i chould have hair on my cheeks till now. But now i hope to turn them terminal. I read that castor oil is very effective to thicken beards and i just started applying it on my thin beards, does it really work? Has if worked for you?
I wouldn’t recommend using caster oil because it soo thick it will close up your pores. It will hinder the proper abosrption of the minoxidil. I honestly don’t recommend minoxidil but id say stick with one or the other. I found another hair growth stimulant that trigger hair growth on the beard area if your interested in a safer route. Check out my post:

http://jefffsbeardboard.yuku.com/topic/ ... ShQmVyvL7I
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bluebomber
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Joined: 09 May 2015, 12:24

11 May 2015, 14:47 #8

Castor oil is used by many people to help increase the health of their hair, so theoretically it could help with your beard. It's never going to create a beard out of nothing, but if you have the right genetics, it's going to help the hair that you have. It also might help some slow growing hairs to come in faster, so that might help in your beard journey. It's a fairly thick oil, so I would only apply it for an hour or so at a time, otherwise it might clog your pores. I would not recommend using Rogaine on your face and keep your body as clean as possible. I know it's tempting, but you're better off going the natural route. I'll be 33 this year and have just recently started to grow enough facial hair for a beard, so you may just need to be patient. Good luck!
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TheBigDaddy
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Joined: 12 May 2015, 12:25

12 May 2015, 12:25 #9

I've been applying castor oil on my beard for the past few days. My friend recommended to apply it at night after washing my face and then rinse in the morning. Reading this thread makes me want to stop using it and just go back to my beard oil.
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Beardprophet
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Joined: 08 Apr 2015, 15:41

13 Jun 2015, 20:53 #10

IrishDan wrote:
Jamal wrote:I read that castor oil is very effective to thicken beards and i just started applying it on my thin beards, does it really work? Has if worked for you?
Complete myth.

And be careful using minox. It's blood pressure medication and affects your heart, causes heart irregularities, palpitations, insomnia, impotence as well as facial skin peeling, acne and burning. If you think it's some magical beard growing liquid you're living in fantasy land. Don't be so quick to believe everything you read!
Specifically to IrishDan and the senior members,

No offense but when you say nothing is going to alter your genetic makeup it's stirs up ambiguity. People who do plastic surgery get a new look, without altering genetic make up. What about botox, it does nothing for the genes buddy but a cosmetic alteration of the face. Honestly no one cares about altering their genetic makeup because it's no even possible on any scientific caliber. The results yielded by minox is what 99.99% of people are looking for. Yielding results and altering genes are two different things. Minox clearly doesn't intend to alter genes as its takes a new avenue to induce hair growth. To some minox has been a "miracle growth liquid" if you don't tune into the testimonies on the minox topic. 

No offense to you or any of the senior members but Im seriously tired of you all discouraging people from trying something that could potentially change their life in a positive way. Majority of medicine from diabetic to high blood pressure meds aren't designed to alter genes. That has nothing to do with its efficacy. Something you might want to start distinguishing the difference between when you make these "posts" of wisdom. You mentioned hard cash, do you realize minox cost next to nothing as one of the most effective hair topical on the market? I get your making a point but that's just really ignorant to say.

The reality is no one wants to be patient for "Mother Nature" so preaching that is very annoying and as you can see ineffective in your point. You have a full beard so you can't put your self in the shoes of those who struggle like myself. It's easy for you and the fully bearded senior members to discourage people all day because your beard has lesser value to you then those who fantasize of having one, it's like gold to them. That's the truth. I respect the emphasis on health precautions but no one has complained of near death situations with this drug.

bests, 
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QuestForBeard
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Joined: 15 Jun 2015, 22:28

15 Jun 2015, 22:28 #11

Beardprophet wrote:
IrishDan wrote:
Jamal wrote:I read that castor oil is very effective to thicken beards and i just started applying it on my thin beards, does it really work? Has if worked for you?
Complete myth.

And be careful using minox. It's blood pressure medication and affects your heart, causes heart irregularities, palpitations, insomnia, impotence as well as facial skin peeling, acne and burning. If you think it's some magical beard growing liquid you're living in fantasy land. Don't be so quick to believe everything you read!
Specifically to IrishDan and the senior members,

No offense but when you say nothing is going to alter your genetic makeup it's stirs up ambiguity. People who do plastic surgery get a new look, without altering genetic make up. What about botox, it does nothing for the genes buddy but a cosmetic alteration of the face. Honestly no one cares about altering their genetic makeup because it's no even possible on any scientific caliber. The results yielded by minox is what 99.99% of people are looking for. Yielding results and altering genes are two different things. Minox clearly doesn't intend to alter genes as its takes a new avenue to induce hair growth. To some minox has been a "miracle growth liquid" if you don't tune into the testimonies on the minox topic. 

No offense to you or any of the senior members but Im seriously tired of you all discouraging people from trying something that could potentially change their life in a positive way. Majority of medicine from diabetic to high blood pressure meds aren't designed to alter genes. That has nothing to do with its efficacy. Something you might want to start distinguishing the difference between when you make these "posts" of wisdom. You mentioned hard cash, do you realize minox cost next to nothing as one of the most effective hair topical on the market? I get your making a point but that's just really ignorant to say.

The reality is no one wants to be patient for "Mother Nature" so preaching that is very annoying and as you can see ineffective in your point. You have a full beard so you can't put your self in the shoes of those who struggle like myself. It's easy for you and the fully bearded senior members to discourage people all day because your beard has lesser value to you then those who fantasize of having one, it's like gold to them. That's the truth. I respect the emphasis on health precautions but no one has complained of near death situations with this drug.

bests, 
I couldn´t agree more..

Before I started to use minoxidil 5% two times a day I had very little beard growth and almost no mustache growth at all. But after a few months I started to see results and after 6 months I was blown away by the difference it made. And I was 30 when I started with minoxidil so it has nothing to do with age in my case.. And I would probably had gotten the results without minoxidil in my 50s but I didnt want to wait that long like the rest of my family..

6 months supply of minoxidil is so cheap that even if you against all odds dont get any results, atleast you didnt go broke by trying..

As for the other products like dexpanthenol, nioxin and dht I have no experience with them at all..
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White Beard 2
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Joined: 09 Dec 2016, 17:18

09 Dec 2016, 17:18 #12

I started using Caster Oil after reading on it some and and I like it. As to thickening the beard, I have not been using it long enough to know. However, it does condition my face well and it is not greasy.
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krishten001
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Joined: 11 Sep 2017, 18:36

13 Sep 2017, 08:50 #13

I would surely recommend the use of castor oil as it helped to make beard hair thicker. While castor oil in itself is great for the beard, you can make it more potent by adding few drops of essential oils.
 
Also, castor oil is very thick oil and messy due to its high viscosity. So you can also combine make it more fluid and easy to manage by simply mixing castor oil with Jojoba, almond oil, etc.

Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, one of the interesting fatty acid that has been found effective in inhibiting prostaglandin D2 (PGD2). Thus making it good for stimulating healthy beard growth. 

If you are thinking how to use castor oil for beard, it is very simple. Take a few drops of castor oil in your hand and rub your palms against each other and apply on the beard.

I started applying castor oil regularly after shaving and followed by washing it with warm water. The best part is, this oil smoothly gets absorbed without blocking pores. In just 2 weeks I notice that my beard has become thicker and shiner.

Here is the Whole process  you can check: https://naturalantidote.com/articles/ca ... cial-hair/
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smedstad
Beard Wizard
Joined: 10 Jan 2012, 12:22

13 Sep 2017, 12:36 #14

krishten001 wrote: I would surely recommend the use of castor oil as it helped to make beard hair thicker. While castor oil in itself is great for the beard, you can make it more potent by adding few drops of essential oils.
 
Also, castor oil is very thick oil and messy due to its high viscosity. So you can also combine make it more fluid and easy to manage by simply mixing castor oil with Jojoba, almond oil, etc.

Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, one of the interesting fatty acid that has been found effective in inhibiting prostaglandin D2 (PGD2). Thus making it good for stimulating healthy beard growth. 

If you are thinking how to use castor oil for beard, it is very simple. Take a few drops of castor oil in your hand and rub your palms against each other and apply on the beard.

I started applying castor oil regularly after shaving and followed by washing it with warm water. The best part is, this oil smoothly gets absorbed without blocking pores. In just 2 weeks I notice that my beard has become thicker and shiner.

Here is the Whole process  you can check: https://naturalantidote.com/articles/ca ... cial-hair/
This is on the edge of violating board rule #8 "Do not make claims as fact if they cannot be supported through verifiable links. If you are unsure, post a question or state this is your opinion."

There are no studies that prove conclusively that castor oil has any benefit on hair growth, nor is there any evidence that you can make it more "potent" by adding essential oils.

With that said, the link you provided was interesting reading and the article was careful not to make any real claims, using formulations like "can enhance..."

I am happy that you feel like it is working for you and I would encourage you to start your own personal thread in the appropriate Establishing section of the board, but please refrain from making unsubstantiated claims about any product.
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