Castor oil is infamous for promoting hair growth, but its benefits span far past that. Here are just a few ways that castor oil can be beneficial for you.
It’s a natural moisturizer.
Regardless of your hair type and texture, the one thing that everyone’s hair needs consistently is moisture. Castor oil is a great way to give your hair and your body just that. The oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, which acts as a humectant to keep moisture locked in. If you are using it as a moisturizer for your skin, however, mixing it with a lighter oil such as almond or olive oil will provide supreme hydration.
Helps keep your scalp and hair healthy.
Aside from keeping your hair rich with moisture, assuring that you maintain a healthy scalp is important for your hair’s overall health. Known as a natural conditioner, castor oil — or products infused with it — can help lubricate the hair shaft and prevent breakage when applied regularly. And for those who have dandruff issues, castor oil can alleviate the problem. Adding a product like our Nourish My Hair — Flaxseed & Monoi oil, which is fortified with Jamaican Black Castor Oil, into your routine would be great for keeping your scalp and hair healthy and happy.
It works as an anti-inflammatory.
Sore scalp or pain in other areas of the body? Castor oil can be used as an anti-inflammatory, too. High in ricinoleic acid, castor oil can be applied topically to reduce pain and swelling and help with inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
It can heal your wounds.
Though castor oil has many benefits, one that may not be known to many is its ability to heal your wounds. Providing the ability to stimulate tissue growth, castor oil can provide the barrier between the wound and the environment to decrease the risk of infection.
And of course, it promotes hair growth.
One of the most talked-about benefits of using castor oil — mainly Jamaican Black Castor Oil — is its ability to promote hair growth. For anyone who may be experiencing a stunt in their hair growth or just looking to increase their length, castor oil-based products should be ones on your list. To start, try using our new Tress Boost — Blackberry & Castor Hair Growth Masque.