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Jamaican Black Castor Oil has been used for centuries in Jamaica as a natural remedy for a variety of health and beauty concerns. It is made by roasting and then pressing castor seeds (Ricinus communis) to extract the oil, which is rich in nutrients and has moisturizing and conditioning properties. The process of roasting the seeds is what gives the oil its distinctive dark color and smoky aroma, and.
Here are some of the benefits of Jamaican black castor oil for hair and skin:
Promotes hair growth: Jamaican Black Castor Oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, which is a fatty acid that can penetrate deep into the hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. Use it on your eyelashes to give you a full, thick and beautiful lash line!
Moisturizes dry hair: The oil's high viscosity can help lock in moisture, making it an excellent choice for those with dry or damaged hair.
Strengthens hair: Jamaican Black Castor Oil contains vitamin E, minerals, and proteins that can help strengthen hair and prevent breakage.
Thickens hair: Regular use of Jamaican Black Castor Oil can help thicken hair strands, giving the appearance of fuller, healthier hair.
Conditions the scalp: The oil's moisturizing properties can also help soothe and condition the scalp, reducing dryness and flakiness.
Promotes healthy skin: Jamaican Black Castor Oil can be used on the skin to help soothe and moisturize dry, irritated skin.
Fights acne: The oil's antimicrobial properties can help fight acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation.
Reduces the appearance of scars: Regular use of Jamaican Black Castor Oil on scars can help reduce their appearance over time.
While there is limited scientific research on Jamaican Black Castor Oil specifically, some studies have looked at the benefits of castor oil in general.
Here are some findings from the research:
Hair growth: A 2015 study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science found that castor oil can promote hair growth by increasing the expression of a key growth factor in hair follicles.
Moisturizing: A 2017 study published in the International Journal of Trichology found that castor oil can help improve hair hydration and prevent moisture loss.
Anti-inflammatory: A 2009 study published in Phytotherapy Research found that castor oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which may help soothe skin irritations.
Wound healing: A 2012 study published in Wound Repair and Regeneration found that castor oil can promote wound healing by reducing inflammation and promoting tissue regeneration.
Antimicrobial: A 2014 study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology found that castor oil has antimicrobial properties that can help fight bacterial infections.
While more research is needed to fully understand the benefits of Jamaican Black Castor Oil specifically, these findings suggest that castor oil in general may have a range of potential health and beauty benefits.
Island Twist Authentic Jamaican Black Castor Oil is available in 10 fragrances, most of which contain pure essential oils, adding to the array of benefits for hair and skin, leaving you smelling amazing, naturally! Essential oils have been scientifically proven to contain high levels of antioxidants and other properties that repair, prevent, and treat damage to hair and skin. Our oil comes in glass bottles, which chemically non-reactive and preserve the integrity of the oil.
Here is what our Jamaican Black Castor Oil offers you:
Do try our Jamaican Black Castor Oil Sprays! The spray bottle makes application a breeze and is perfect for on-the-go touch ups. Available in the same size and fragrance options as our Jamaican Black Castor Oils.
Use our NEW Braiding & Locking Gel, with maximum hold and no build or flaking to style and maintain your twists, locs, braids and keep those edges laid!
Original: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communic)
Extra Dark: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communic)
Lavender: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communic), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Tea Tree: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communic), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil
Peppermint: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communic), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil
Coconut: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communic), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Passion Fruit: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communic), Fragrance (Parfum)
Mango Papaya: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communic), Fragrance (Parfum)
Lemongrass: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communic), Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil
Argan: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communic), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil