You may be wondering why we included castor oil in our handmade hair oils. Perhaps you have heard of using it for promoting hair growth. That is just one of the many benefits of castor oil. If you read ingredients like I do, you have probably seen castor oil listed as it’s commonly used in nourishing formulas for the skin and hair. In fact, it’s been used for thousands of years. It was used as a remedy in Ancient Egypt. It’s one of the most nourishing plant-based oils chock full of vitamin E, fatty acids and other natural ingredients. Let’s look at some of the benefits of using castor oil on your hair and why we chose to include it in our all-natural hair growth oil.
Why Does Castor Oil Work?
What is it in castor oil that is so beneficial for the hair? We understand it as an age-old remedy that was replaced by fancier, but less natural, ingredients and bigger price tags. Castor oil has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. It’s also high in minerals, beneficial fatty acids, proteins, and vitamin E. While these are all beneficial for the skin and hair, it’s the high ricinoleic acid ration that provides the most benefit.
Castor oil is often used on the scalp for preventing or treating hair loss. There are several reasons for this. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties make it useful for fighting scalp infections, folliculitis, and dandruff. The ricinoleic acid content promotes increased circulation to the scalp and helps improve hair growth. Ricinoleic acid also helps balance the pH on the scalp and replenishes natural oils. It can also help undo the damage that occurred from using hair products that contain harsh chemicals. The antioxidants found in castor oil help support keratin that is naturally found in hair. This helps strengthen and smooth hair and tames the frizz.
Top Three Benefits of Using Castor Oil on Hair
When hair is not strong from the root, it’s not likely to achieve a long bouncy locks status. This is because when roots and hair are not strong, they tend to break off before they ever reach those lengths. When you use Lilyam’s Liquid Gold which includes castor oil, your roots and scalp have the opportunity to become stronger. It can work to strengthen your hair so there is less breakage and you’ll soon be enjoying longer locks.
Works as a Sealant
Castor oil is packed with vitamins your hair loves. It can help nourish and smooth hair that is stressed. Not only can castor oil provide the moisture your hair craves and needs, but it can also seal that moisture in. Castor oil has a unique texture causing it to bind well with lighter carrier oils. It works well with argon and almond oils which are in our unique hair oil treatment formula. These can work together to seal in the moisture, so your hair’s natural sheen is restored.
Acts as an anti-inflammatory
Inflammation is not always an ailment requiring medical attention. However, it is often the root cause of many skin and hair troubles. Dandruff, psoriasis, and acne are all common skin problems linked to inflammation. Castor oil has natural anti-bacterial properties that first help to reduce pain, swelling, and irritation.
Now You Know!
Now you know why it was so important to include castor oil in our blend of hair oils. At Lilyam, our primary goal is the health of your scalp and hair. The handmade hair oil from Lilyam help to protect, nourish, and strengthen your hair. Do you have questions about our hair oil treatment? Please contact us to learn more.