Benefits of Jamaican Black Castor Oil
So, all of us in the natural hair community know how important oils and butters are for sealing moisture into our hair. Jamaican black castor oil, which hails straight from the islands, works wonders for all hair types. This oil, native to Eastern Africa, has been used for thousands of years. During the days of the slave trade, it made its way to Jamaica.
This oil, which is dark in color and smalls a bit like its roasted castor beans, will thicken and strengthen hair while locking in that all important moisture. It has been known to speed hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp, giving essential nutrients over to the hair follicles. It is also a great help to those with dandruff, eczema, alopecia, thinning hair, bald spots, psoriasis or a dry, itchy scalp. It can also be used very effectively to grow eyebrows and make eyelashes thicker and longer.
Jamaican black castor oil is completely safe to use. It’s natural and organic, but it should only be used externally.
To use Jamaican black castor oil, massage it into your roots, scalp and strands every day. You don’t need to use very much; a little goes a long way. It will easily become absorbed into your scalp and you don’t need to worry about washing it out. You can leave it in for hours at a time or overnight with no problems.
You can use this incredible oil as a weekly hot oil treatment by using a much more generous amount on your hair and scalp and sitting under a dryer for about 20 minutes.
You should begin to see results a couple of weeks after you start.
If you want to use this oil to help grow your eyebrows or eyelashes, first wash your face and remove any makeup you have on. Then, carefully use a cotton swab to apply some Jamaican black castor oil evenly to your eyebrows and lashes, going from root to tip. This is best done before your go to bed. In the morning, just clean it off before applying any moisturizer or makeup to your face. Again, it will probably take about two weeks to see the results that you’re looking for.