Jamaican Black Castor Oil is known in the natural hair community as the mother of all hair growth remedies. Although some of us prefer to use the clearer version of the castor oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil remains the one oil used by most women either to grow their hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes. This oil was one of best selling products last year, and we can understand why. I did a little research to find out why this oil is so good.
What castor oil is made of
So what’s in the castor oil that makes your hair grow? The scientific name for castor oil is Ricinus Communis. Castor oil contains Ricinoleic acid, which is a fatty acid that reduces pain and inflammation. Ricinoleic acid also possesses anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Castor oil also contains Stearic acid that softens the hair and other fatty acids. Castor oil is composed of 85-95% of Ricinoleic acid.
Now that you know where the scientific name came from, let’s see how the oil makes your hair grow. The Ricinoleic acid in the castor oil works by removing toxins from your scalp, leaving your scalp fungus and bacteria free, and also increases blood flow to the scalp. The fatty acids in castor oil nourish the hair and prevent the scalp from drying by retaining moisture.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil is widely used because of its all natural property. The oil works for all hair types. This oil moisturizes, thickens, and promotes rapid hair growth. It provides valuable nutrients to your hair follicles. It is also a great massage oil. As mentioned above, it relieves pain and reduces inflammation.