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Why Jamaican Black Castor Oil Is Incredible For Hair Growth

Jamaican black castor oil for hair growth has been a tradition in Jamaica for many years.

It's used as a universal solution for many hair and skin ailments.

And in recent times:

More and more brands are including Jamaican black castor oil as a key ingredient in hair treatments.

It's always exciting finding a completely natural, new ingredient that you can incorporate into your hair care routine.


Jamaican black castor oil is just that:

A universally beneficial organic oil for hair and skin.

Here's the thing...

The protein and antioxidant-rich Jamaican black castor oil is known to make everything flourish.

From eyebrows and eyelashes, to hair and skin. 


Why is Jamaican black castor oil for hair growth much more effective than regular castor oil for hair growth?


What's the difference between the two oils?

In this article:

I'm going to give you my detailed and (very) well researched review on Jamaican black castor.

This Jamaican black castor oil review is based on both my own personal experience using the product.


The research I have done before and since trying it to better understand this unique oil.

Read below to discover:

Why Jamaican black castor oil hair treatment should be included in your hair care routine.

Without further adieu...

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Jamaican Black Castor Oil vs. Regular Castor Oil

What's the difference between Jamaican black castor oil and regular castor oil?

Good question.

Regular castor oil is made up of a powerful mix of proteins, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants.


These are the key ingredients required to grow a strong, healthy mane of hair. 


While regular castor oil is great for repairing hair breakage and cleansing the scalp... hasn't been scientifically proven to stimulate hair growth.

However, on the contrary:

Science has shown that Jamaican black castor oil for hair growth is more effective.

This is due to its high ash content.

Which is caused by roasting the castor beans before producing the oil.


Studies indicate that the higher the ash content in castor oil...

...the more beneficial the Jamaican castor oil is for your hair.

So you could assume:

That if the Jamaican black castor oil is extra dark... should contain a higher ash content.

Which would provide even better results.

How does Jamaican black castor oil increase hair growth?


Before asking if any product can grow your hair...'s important to understand what makes hair grow faster

To make hair grow;

It's necessary that your scalp is getting high blood circulation.

Because blood circulation promotes hair growth.


Simply put; blood carries nutrients around the body.


These nutrients are used to rebuild skin tissue and hair, among other things (muscles, ligaments, bone, etc.).

The thing is:

Our bodies naturally regulate this process on their own.


Jamaican black castor oil shampoo (or other treatments containing the oil) can enhance this process.

For instance;

Rubbing Jamaican black castor oil hair treatment onto your scalp nourishes the hair from the roots.


Increases blood flow to the scalp.

Which can result in more rapid hair growth.

Also read: Here's why your scalp is sore or feels like it's burning

Jamaican black castor oil usage instructions?

In this section we'll cover off how to use Jamaican black castor oil.

Because it may not seem straightforward at first.

But I promise:

Once you've read this section, you'll be ready to use it on your own hair!

First off:

Jamaican black castor oil is available in many forms.

You can get it as;

  • A shampoo and conditioner (as touched on above)
  • Leave in treatment
  • Jamaican black castor oil shea moisturiser
  • Or just as the pure oil on its own

This is just to name a few.

Any of these forms is effective.

What's most important:

Is that you find a high quality and high ash-content product.


For the sake of the discussion...

...let's assume you used the pure Jamaican black castor oil.

Since this is quite easy to find.

And inexpensive.

So here's what to do:

Jamaican black castor oil is quite a heavy oil.

And it's thick.


It's best to apply the oil to your scalp just before bed.


You only need to use a small amount since the oil is quite concentrated.


Massage the Jamaican black castor oil into your roots.

And sleep with it overnight. 

The thing is:

This type of oil absorbs easily into the scalp.

So you shouldn't wake up with an oily scalp.

Unless you've applied too much.


For those with fine, oily hair types... might want to wash your hair the next day.

For best results;

Try using Jamaican black castor oil 1-2 times a week.

And as with any product;

You can definitely have too much of a good thing.

So cycle on and off every 4 weeks (one month on, one month off).


If you're using a product, like Jamaican black castor leave in conditioner or shea moisturiser...

Simply follow the usage instructions on the package for best results.

Is Jamaican black castor oil suitable for every hair type? 


As the oil is applied to your scalp, not your hair, any hair type can reap the benefits of Jamaican black castor oil.

No matter your hair type;

A healthy scalp will improve your hair growth.

Jamaican black castor oil is a great, natural way to maintain a healthy scalp.

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What are the benefits of Jamaican black castor oil

Besides improving hair growth?

The uses for Jamaican black castor oil are varied.

It's been shown to be beneficial in treating:

  • Dandruff
  • Dry itchy scalp
  • Acne
  • Scalp health
  • Dry or chapped lips
  • Slow signs of aging
  • Heal scars
  • Hair strength and overall hair health
  • Eczema.
  • And may even cure insomnia

And that's just to name a few!

What else?

The high protein content can also help repair dry brittle hair and hair breakage as well as growing eyebrow hair and eyelashes.

The Jamaican black castor oil benefits are just too many to list here.


Hopefully you get an idea of what the benefits of Jamaican black castor oil are.


Let's get a little more specific.

And talk about hair treatments that contain jamaican black castor oil.

Hair treatments with Jamaican black castor oil

As of recent;

There are plenty of products on the market that include Jamaican black castor oil.


If you prefer to keep things au naturelle, you can use the oil on its own.

Or combine with other great hair growth oils.

Like rosemary oil or peppermint oil.

Both of these have shown to be effective in stimulating hair growth.


If you're itching for something really effective to make at home?

Here is a powerful natural hair growth remedy using Jamaican black castor oil:

Try this Scalp Nourishing Hair Mask with Jamaican Black Castor Oil


  • 1 part Jamaican black castor oil
  • 1 part coconut oil
  • a few drops of organic peppermint, jojoba or rosemary essential oil

Mix well.

What to do:

Gently massage the treatment into your scalp for 5 minutes, ensuring all your scalp is coated.

This is a great treatment to try with the Inversion Method

Leave the treatment in your hair for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Or overnight. 

In the morning...

Wash with shampoo and conditioner post-treatment.

Shampoo twice to ensure you clean off any oil residue as coconut oil and Jamaican black castor oil are both very heavy oils.

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by Nathalie

I am so glad I came across your blog! My hair is a curly/wavy type of hair that once it's washed- It can be frizzy and look fuller instead of longer at times. This month i'm about to go on a hair journey! Recently I ordered a jamaican black castor oil that claims it can nourish my hair with vitamins and make it grow!! I appreciate the information and can't wait to reap the benefits of this natural oil over this next month. I'll be tracking the measurements :)

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