4 Benefits Of Castor Oil For Hair

4 Benefits Of Castor Oil For Hair

Blog Author: Jeanette Nkwate

Wondering what the benefits are of castor oil for hair? Then let’s start by delving into what the oil is. Castor oil is a multipurpose vegetable oil that is made by extracting oil from the seeds of the castor bean plant (also known as ricinus communis). There are many medicinal and beauty uses of castor oil, making it a favourite throughout the ages. 

What Is The Difference Between Jamaican Black Castor Oil And Regular Castor Oil

Originating in tropical Africa and Asia, castor oil is typically clear or pale yellow, however, black castor oil like the name suggests is dark in colour as it’s derived through roasting or boiling, and is also known as Jamaican black castor oil because the roasting technique was derived in Jamaica. 

What Are The Benefits of Castor Oil/Jamaican Black Castor Oil For Hair

As we mentioned there are lots of medicinal and beauty benefits of castor oil/Jamaican black castor oil, which is why it’s been used since ancient times. Here are some of the key benefits of castor oil… 

1. Improves Hair Health

Castor oil and Jamaican black castor oil can help reduce inflammation, stimulate hair follicles, improve blood flow and it can make hair look shiny, which is all great for improving general hair health.

2. Promotes Hair Growth

This is a little controversial as castor oil does not make your hair grow faster, but it can help promote healthy hair growth as it can stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles.

3. Moisturises Dry Hair & Enhances Skin/Scalp Health

Castor oil can help with moisturising dry hair as it is a natural humectant, which means that it retains or preserves moisture. Did we mention that it can also work to moisturise your skin/scalp as well? 

4. Strengthens Hair/Prevents Hair Breakage

Castor oil and Jamaican black castor oil anti-inflammatory, castor oil has a few other noteworthy properties. “Some benefits of using castor oil include increased gloss or shine of the hair, increased hair shaft flexibility by coating the hair shaft, [and] providing antimicrobial properties

Want to try adding castor oil in your hair routine? Our new product Nourish contains castor oil along with Biotins, Rosemary, Mint & coconut oil  delivers remarkable results in hair strength and scalp health from root to tip!

Another product containing castor oil is our natural hair oil, Seal, which is filled with other great ingredients such as coconut oil and jojoba oil. Seal emulates your scalp's natural sebum helping to keep hair moisturised. 

Seal can also be part used as of the LOC/LCO method, which involves using liquid (such as Sheen), oil (Such as Seal) and a cream (such as Smooth) to lock moisture into your hair. 

You can learn more about how to use our products to hydrate your hair by heading over to Youtube to watch our video tutorial

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