If you’re old school you’d agree that ‘no pain, no gain’ is the truth. Ask the eye threading fans. Ask sisters who sit for hours for perfectly secured, braided tresses. In the same logic if it has a neutral or strong scent its probably organic and hence good for you. That’s the beauty of castor oil. Castor oil work miracles on natural, kinky, coily, type 4 hair. Despite it’s strong scent and greasy texture it gives you the growth, health, and thickness all naturalistas wish for. Let’s break it down for the non-believers:
1. Health – castor oil has antibacterial and anti fungal properties ideal for follliculitus, dandruff and scalp infections
2. Growth -it has ricinoleic acid which increases circulation to the scalp.
3. Thickness – it is a very heavy oil, rich in fatty acids; this coats the hair shaft and makes the hair itself look thicker.
Tip – Every 2 to 4 weeks apply castor oil from root to end and twist hair in small to medium size sections. Leave twists for a few days for full absorption. Reapply castor oil when hair feels dry and has lost its shine. That length and body you’ve been longing for is just a jar away.
Bonus Tip for Mocca Mums – rubbing a drop of castor oil every night on your eye brows and lashes is literally “black eye magic”.