We love Castor oil for natural hair because of its amazing benefits! That’s why we use it in some of our products.
What Is Castor Oil?
Castor oil is extracted from castor seeds (Ricinus Communis) and is pale yellow in color. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil that has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Some believe that most of its benefits come from the high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids.
What Does Castor Oil Do For Natural Hair?
Firstly, castor oil works on the hair to coat the hair shaft and smooth the cuticle layer. Sealing in moisture and leaving the hair feeling soft and silky. It is more easily absorbed by the hair, allowing for deeper penetration into the hair shaft.
Anti-Bacterial / Hair Loss
In addition, the anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal properties of Ricinoleic Acid in castor oil protects the scalp and hair from infections and can cause hair loss. Here's why it's important. Rubbing castor oil on your scalp and the roots of your hair will regenerate new hair growth within months and as a result, it will also thicken thinning hair.
Best Tip When Using Castor Oil For Natural Hair
Because castor oil is an emollient, it's It is best to use on wet hair. The reason being, castor oil "seals" the moisture into your hair so it is important that your hair is first moisturized.
It All Boils Down To This
The Omega-9 fatty acids in castor oil also nourish the hair and prevent the scalp from drying. And the best part is, castor oil is a humectant as it draws moisture into the hair and skin. Applying castor oil on hair will keep it looking soft, shiny and strong.