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    Black Castor Oil

    Black Castor Oil

    Jamaican black castor oil is praised in the natural hair community for its many restorative properties. But how does it work and is there any difference between JBCO and cold pressed castor oil? To save you time, our definitive guide has everything you need to know!

    What is Jamaican black castor oil?

    All castor oil is naturally derived from the castor plant and has been used in skin and hair care for thousands of years. Originating from Africa, the castor plant was introduced to the Caribbean during the slave trade. It has been grown and harvested here according to traditional processes ever since, producing what is known as black castor oil. The other type of castor oil is known as cold pressed.

    The Jamaican variety of castor oil is especially useful for those whose scalp or hair has become dry and flaky. This could be for a number of reasons including environmental pollutants, heat styling and even some shampoos or hair treatments. Because it is rich in omega 9, this oil can help moisturise the scalp, preventing dehydration and itchiness. In turn, its deeply hydrating properties are believed to repair damaged hair fibres, meaning JBCO is considered essential for growing healthy and strong long hair.

    How is it made?

    JBCO is extracted through a traditional method of roasting, grinding and boiling the castor seed before being pressed to release the signature dark brown oil. The main difference between Jamaican and cold pressed castor oil lies in the process.

    Unlike the method of roasting that creates the Jamaican variety, cold pressed castor oil is made by exerting force onto castor beans to extract a pure form of castor oil that is light in colour. By contrast, it is the ash from the roasting process that gives the Jamaican oil its distinctive heaviness and rich colour.

    Black castor oil vs cold pressed castor oil

    Both forms of castor oil are high in vitamins and nutrients and which is better really comes down to personal preference. However, it is generally considered that the Jamaican version is especially beneficial for hair because of the ash content, while cold pressed castor oil helps detoxify the skin.

    Both products contain ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid which can help to soothe sensitive skin. Since a high ash content means a higher pH, Jamaican castor oil may also help to open up, unblock and purify the pores of the skin and scalp as well as provide hydration for hair and skin.

    Those with curly hair already have a partially open follicle, but it can be difficult for naturally moisturising hair sebum to get from the root to the hair length because of the curved strands. The ash content in JCBO can restore the slightly acidic pH of naturally curly hair and help condition hair all over.

    Many also consider the ash to also have a thickening effect on the hair fibres, coating them in a thin layer which appears to boost volume. However, some makers of cold pressed castor oil claim there is less nutritional value in seeds that have been roasted, but this is not scientifically proven and does not mean it is any less hydrating.

    Uses of JBCO

    The fatty acids in Jamaican castor oil mean it is used by many to promote a healthy head of hair, but it can also be used for a range of other treatments. Its uses include:

    • Moisturising dry hair and scalp
    • As a naturally acidic conditioner ideal for curly hair 
    • Unblocking the pores when used as an oil cleanser
    • Restoring split ends and brittle hair fibres for a shiny and smooth appearance
    • Promoting blood circulation to the hair roots to stimulate regrowth
    • Deeply hydrating the face to make lines appear finer
    • Treating dry, chapped and damaged skin
    • Conditioning the eyebrows and eyelashes for a fuller and softer look
    • As a massage oil
    • As a bath oil to promote smooth, supple and deeply nourished skin all over

    You can apply JBCO directly as a moisturiser to dry skin using a cotton pad or work into towel-dried hair as a hydrating mask. Because this oil can be used on a range of hair types, it is a popular choice for men and women with naturally curly as well as chemically treated, coloured and heat-styled hair.

    Buy Jamaican black castor oil from CastorOil.co.uk

    If you're looking to incorporate this nourishing oil into your skin or hair care regime, we've got all bases covered. We stock Jamaican castor oil products from Sunny Isle, Shea Moisture and Tropic Isle Living. You can buy the oil in its pure form to make your own blends and hair treatments or, for your ease, we also stock everything from shampoos and conditioning treatments to hair serums, detanglers, bath oil and even beard oil!

    At CastorOil.co.uk, we specially source our products from those with a range of expertise to ensure the best quality. Many of these suppliers produce cruelty-free, Fairtrade and organic castor oil products, for an eco-friendly option, as well as preservative-free products that benefit your body with their 100% natural ingredients.

    Discover the rejuvenating properties of black castor oil for yourself by browsing our selection today.

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    Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil (4oz / 118ml)

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    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo 16oz

    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo 16oz

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    Castor Shampoo Tropicle Isle Living  ★★★★★ Castor olie Traditioneel gemaakt uit Jamaica.

    Castor Oil for Hair: Castor Shampoo (8oz / 236ml)

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    Sunny Isle Jamaican Extra Dark Black Castor Oil Pomade

    Sunny Isle Jamaican Extra Dark Black Castor Oil Pomade

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    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave In Cond. 16oz

    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave In Cond. 16oz

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    Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Relaxer Kit

    Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Relaxer Kit

    £21.43
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    Castor olie anti-klit cremespoeling

    Castor Oil Hair: Conditioner and Detangler (8oz / 236ml)

    £21.43
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     Castor Olie met Kokosolie

    Jamaican Black Castor Oil With Coconut Oil (4oz/118ml)

    £21.43
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    Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil Curly Custard

    Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil Curly Custard

    £21.43
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    Arganolie en castor olie haarserum / haarolie

    Hair Serum: Castor oil and Argan oil (4oz / 118ml)

    £27.40
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    Jamaican Black Castor Oil 8oz - Topicle Isle Living

    PURE JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL (8oz / 236ml)

    £17.99
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    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Style Lotion 8oz

    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Style Lotion 8oz

    £27.40
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    Khus Khus Body Butter met Castor Olie - 4 oz / 118 ml

    Bodybutter with Castor Oil And Khus Khus (4oz / 118ml)

    £13.99
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    Sunny Isle Jamaican Extra Dark Black Castor Oil Shampoo

    Sunny Isle Jamaican Extra Dark Black Castor Oil Shampoo

    £21.43
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    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Serum 2oz

    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Serum 2oz

    £27.40
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    Castor Proteine Haar Conditioner Tropicle Isle Living  ★★★★★ Castor olie Traditioneel gemaakt uit Jamaica.

    Castor Oil for Hair: Protein Conditioner (8oz / 236ml)

    £13.99
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    Sunny Isle Jamaican Extra Dark Black Castor Oil Conditioner

    Sunny Isle Jamaican Extra Dark Black Castor Oil Conditioner

    £21.43
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     Castor Olie met Lavendel

    Jamaican Black Castor Oil With Lavender Oil (4oz / 118ml)

    £21.43
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    Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil Extra Dark 8oz

    Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil Extra Dark 8oz

    £27.40
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    Castor Conditioner Tropicle Isle Living  ★★★★★ Castor olie Traditioneel gemaakt uit Jamaica.

    Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Conditioner (8oz / 236ml)

    £21.43
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    Pimento en Castor haarolie

    Hair Oil with Pimento and Black Castor Oil (4oz / 118ml)

    £13.99
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    Jamaicaans Bush Badolie met Pimento olie  (4 oz / 118 ml)

    Bath Oil with Castor Oil And Pimento Oil (4oz / 118ml)

    £13.99
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    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Rins out Cond 13oz

    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Rins out Cond 13oz

    £27.40
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    Roots Only applicator flesje - 120 ml

    Roots Only applicator flesje - 120 ml

    £17.85
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    Castor Hairfood Haarmasker Tropicle Isle Living (4 oz / 118 ml)

    Castor Oil For Hair: Hairfood Hair Care (4oz / 118ml)

    £11.99
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    Pakket - Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo + Conditioner

    Pakket - Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo + Conditioner

    £50.74
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    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Edge Treatment 4oz

    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Edge Treatment 4oz

    £22.62
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    Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Beard Oil

    £21.43
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