BY LUSETA BEAUTY
It seems as if there is always some type of new beauty ingredient that pops up and becomes a major fad. Often, the popularity of these ingredients will fade, but the good ones tend to stick around. Natural oils, such as Argan oil from the Argan trees of Morocco, tend to be popular long-term as their beauty benefits are ever-popular and have been around for centuries. Other natural ingredients like coconut oil fade in and out, as the benefits of the ingredients in things like hair products are often argued about whether or not they’re beneficial. Castor oil, however, is proven to have a variety of benefits for the hair, and has been used for ages as a remedy for slowed hair growth and dry, brittle hair follicles.
WHAT IS CASTOR OIL?
Castor oil is a kind of vegetable oil that comes from pressed castor beans. The product is created when castor beans, which come from the Mediterranean and east Africa, and can be used in a variety of beauty products from soaps to hair products. Like argan oil, castor oil is nourishing and often helps to enrich the hair and body with vitamins and other essential nutrients.
The oil is also rich in Ricinoleic Acid, meaning that it can help fight inflammation on the body and scalp. In hair products, this nutrient helps to calm an itchy or inflamed scalp caused by anything from periodical dryness to fungal infections that cause side effects like dandruff. As a natural ingredient, castor oil is a great way to fight hair and scalp problems without exposing the body to harmful ingredients that could be harsh and potentially lead to more problems on their own.
FOR THE HAIR: BENEFITS
While there isn’t a lot of research that suggests that castor oil is scientifically proven to do anything drastic like increase hair growth dramatically or help prevent any medically diagnosable disease like a fungal infection, many find that the product can help increase the overall health and luster of their hair.
This study, however, does connect castor oil with an increase in hair growth, claiming that the ingredient helps to boost scalp and hair health to lead to faster, stronger hair growth over a period of time. Specifically, the study claims that the ingredient helps maintain and increase luster, leading to healthier, shinier looking hair.
USING CASTOR OIL IN HAIR
Castor oil can be found in a variety of hair products from shampoos and conditioners to leave-in products like oils and leave-in conditioner. Luseta Beauty makes a 100% pure and natural castor oil leave in product that can help make your hair look shiny and healthy if you spray in a little bit before you style it. The castor oil in Luseta Beauty’s product is made with 100% natural Jamaican Black Castor Oil, which is rich in the minerals and proteins that your hair needs to grow long and thick.
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