The antibacterial and moisturizing properties of Jamaican black castor oil help treat a plethora of hair issues. The rich nutrients in Jamaican black castor oil, some of them being vitamin E and omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, help moisturize hair and treat related problems like itchy scalp and dandruff. These ricinoleic acids in Jamaican black castor oil improve blood circulation to the scalp, thereby encouraging hair growth. The oil also nourishes the scalp and strengthens the hair roots, thereby treating thinning hair. It makes your hair thicker, fuller, and shinier.
The oil can help detangle your hair, treat split ends, eliminate dry hair, prevent hair breakage and promotes thicker eyelashes and eyebrows.
Using a warm castor oil pack can give relief for muscle and joint pains, menstrual cramps, and improve respiratory health.
The primary difference in Jamaican black castor oil vs castor oil is the pH level of the finished product. Traditional cold-pressed castor oil tends to have a lower pH, making it fall on the more acidic side of the scale. In comparison, Jamaican black castor oil has a high pH for a more alkaline product.
Because of the alkalinity of Jamaican black castor oil, it is commonly used in a wide array of ailments including: acne, age spots, stretch marks and other skin blemishes, ringworm, fungal infections, sunburn, athlete’s foot, and sebaceous cysts.