Castor Oil Benefits For Hair

Friday, July 10, 2009

Did you know that...

The germicidal, insecticidal and fungicidal properties of Ricin/Ricinoleic acid in Castor oil protect the scalp and hair from microbial and fungal infections, the two prime causes for hair loss.

So, just to put it simple, Castor oil cleans the scalp of any impurities that would inhibit maximum growth.

The fatty acids in it nourish the hair and prevent the scalp from drying by retaining moisture.

As you may or may not know, Castor Oil is a humectant and acts the same way as glycerin and honey. For all the newbies out there, humectants have the ability to draw moisture from the air.

After I apply Jamaican Black Castor Oil to my scalp, I notice my hair retaining moisture even better. The Castor oil gives my hair a nice healthy glow as well.



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  1. I Love Castor oil! It works miracle lol. It thicken up my thin spot in months and it also make my hair feel soft yet strong. LUV this stuff!

  2. 10, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Sunshyne I am so glad you posted this!! I did not know that Castor oil was a humectant!!!! All this time I could've been adding it to my DC's for added moisture instead of just honey and EVOO. Thank you for posting this seriously! Have a blessed day

  3. Hi, I would like to know how much does your jamaican black castor oil costs you (I know that you pay in Canadian money.. that's why I'm asking lol)? Thanks in advance and also thanks for sharing the benefits of castor oil.. great post!! =)

  4. Wow, I didn't know castor oil had these benefits, but it makes since to me about the humectants b/c if the way my hair acts with some styles after I apply castor oil.One ounce to go so I will be purchasing and tryin JBCO pretty soon.

  5. can you use any castor oil or does it have to be jbco

  6. Sadly...i'm allergic to JBCO. My scalp itches whenever I use it.

  7. Wow I had no idea of all these benefits of castor oil. I just knew it thickened my edges up!

  8. Great post! Castor oil is one of nature's gifts to hair.

  9. I have the same question as Lois3
    because I bought a west idian castor oil.
    What's the differents??

  10. i just started using it so fingers crossed

  11. @ Anonymous with the JBCO allergy:

    Me too. Except I didn't use JBCO, I used the regular Walmart laxative kind. I nearly ran mad with the itching. It was so bad I woke up in the middle of the night to re-wash my hair and get it off my sore scalp. Its fine when I use it on my hair, it doesn't bother me but when I did the targeted scalp rub, it was awful.

  12. it's only my 3rd week using castor oil on my scalp and i have been seeing immediate results. i have new growth all over my head in places like never before...i love it!

  13. I locked for 20 years and now am working with my hair natural, with flat twists, buns, curly afros, etc. Castor has been my saving grace for over 20 years. It is thick, but I mix it with whatever I have, shea, olive, tea tree and melt it a few seconds in the microwave. UMMMMM, ummmmmmmm good for your hair!

  14. @ Lois3
    i have the exact same question, why is there no answer??

  15. @lois yes you can use regular castor oil too

  16. In order to avoid a greasy feel, I stuck to hair moisturizers. I also kept a dry head of hair that absorbed bottle after bottle of hair cream. I decided to drop my personal stigma and bought what my ma calls a "jar of grease". Lol, my hair is drinking this jar of grease like it just left the desert! I use it 2-3x per week, my hair feels and looks great, my scalp is cool and loose feeling and my ends are sealed. Castor oil is amazing! Im truly looking forward to adding to my length with healthy hair from root to end! YES!

  17. Great Blog.Thanks for sharing these beautiful and helpful tips.

  18. @ Nikki Ms. Healthy KISSES – Isn’t it amazing! I’m so glad it worked out for you

    @ Jasmyne67 – Your welcome hun! I’m glad you now know the benefits.

    @ Anonymous – For the 8oz bottle it costs $9.99 CAD for the larger bottle it’s $19.99 CAD

    @LaQT – Yup, Castor oil is a lovely product. I hope you like the JBCO.

    @Lois3 – You can just use regular Castor oil if that’s the only thing that’s available to you. You should still get great results. However, if you have the opportunity to purchase JBCO, go for it. It’s pure and unrefined so all the nutrients are still there.

    @Anonymous – So sorry to hear that. Maybe you were using too much or too often. Did you try diluting it with oil?

    @Anonymous – LOL. Yes, it’s multi-purpose. Glad to hear it thickened up your edges 

    @Cris Simone - Yes it is. Glad you liked the post.

    @Anonymous – Hopefully I answered it for you! West Indian castor oil is fine. It should work the same way. However, from my experience, JBCO is the best one out there.

    @Darkchocolate - Hope you like it.

    @Miss Informed – I’m so sorry the castor oil didn’t agree with you. Everyone is different. Hopefully you got to try JBCO and it didn’t irritate your scalp.

    @Anonymous – WOW. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    @FitDiva – LOL. Sounds so yummy. Thanks for the mini review.

    @Ranita – YAY!! So happy to hear that it’s working well for you. Thank you for sharing!!!

    @Mira Hair Oil – Thank you so much! The pleasure is all mine.

  19. I don't really like the natural Castor oil what other castor oil can be used ,like for instance in the holly wood beauty line.....:/

  20. If you are not into using the natural JBCO or regular Castor oil you can always use Hollywood beauty Castor oil in the white and green jar. It's okay to put in the scalp and great for sealing ends.

  21. Castor oil has many wonderful benefits. I mix it with olive oil and use it as a pre-poo and it has helped tame my frizzy hair.

  22. I use home health cold pressed organic castor oil and get it from whole foods. if it's not wash day I just spray my hair with water and apply it sparingly to my scalp and ends. I'm a natural 4c hair type and I love this stuff! I apply it daily as my moisturizer. I just wet my hair so it won't be sticky because it is thick.