Suffering from baldness or hair loss or want to encourage your hair to grow longer, thicker and healthier? Well, we may have your answer. Black castor oil has been known to help with hair loss (alopecia), thinning, breakage, dry scalp, or just to maintain healthy, growing hair.
Recently and to my dismay, I’ve been noticing some thinning and breakage, especially along the edges of my crown. While speaking with my hairstylist about it, she advised me to use Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) to help stimulate my scalp and consequently improve my condition. Now, I’ve been hearing about the wonders of black castor oil for months now so I decided it finally time to try it. But first, I had to do my research on the hair benefits of black castor oil:
About Black Castor Oil
Castor oil is a natural oil that contains numerous fatty acids and phytochemicals that provide many healing properties. Black castor oil also offers many benefits when used in your hair. Popular ones include Haitian and Jamaican Black Castor Oil. These authentic oils are thick and carry a unique scent. No matter what country your black castor oil is from, it is a great addition to any hair care regimen.
Here are Six Hair Benefits of Black Castor Oil:
Improve Scalp Circulation
Applying black castor oil on your scalp can help increase circulation. It nourishes the hair and prevents the scalp from drying by holding moisture.
Control Split Ends
Black castor oil as a conditioning treatment can help reduce split ends, which in turn prevents hair loss and breakage. Omega-9 essential fatty acids, vitamin E, proteins and other nutrients in castor oil penetrates dry and damaged hair, smoothing rough cuticles and helping the hair shaft preserve moisture.
Increase Hair Luster
Dull, dry and brittle hair will benefit from the use of castor oil. Castor oil is easily absorbed by the hair and has the ability to coat the hair shaft, sealing in moisture and creating a silkier surface.
Great Moisturizer & Sealer
African-American hair is prone to dryness and black castor oil is known for its ability to retain moisture in these hair types. Because castor oil is rich in Omega-9 fatty acids, which helps keep your scalp from drying out, it seals in moisture when applied to either the hair or the scalp, making it an excellent moisturizer.
Treatment of Dry Scalp or Dandruff
Castor oil contains anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties, making it an effective treatment for dry scalp and dandruff. All you have to do is apply black castor oil directly to your scalp’s dry areas prior to washing or shampooing your hair.
If you’re experiencing hair thinning and hair loss, because castor oil prevents infections to your scalp and hair, it also helps to prevent further hair loss. Ultimately, regular use of black castor oil on your scalp will promote thicker hair growth.
Now that you know these six hair benefits of black castor oil, you might want to consider making black castor oil a regular part of your hair regimen.