So mineral oil clogs the hair follicles buuuuuut you mean castor oil as THICK as it is, and way thicker than mineral oil does not???...... Or shea butter and coconut oil which SOLIDIFY when they become cool won't either??? I think, EYE, as in ME, that this doesn't make sense. Something tells me that ALL oil placed on the scalp will clog a follicle depending on how that person's skin responds to that oil. Heck, eco styler applied directly to the hairline to lay down edges will clog pores too. I wouldn't rub castor oil into my scalp any sooner than i would pink lotion or beauty supply store "hair food" in the jar. Or at least I wouldn't do it thinking it was less pore clogging than mineral oil.