Belongs to one of the best organic oils for your beard, hair and skin. Recognized worldwide as a miracle oil for its unprecedented healing and soothing properties. For example, the Black Jamaican Castor Oil is very popular with both men and women because it is a beneficial vegetable serum for the skin, nails, lips, eyebrows, eyelashes and haircut.
Castor Jamaican Oil is also an effective product for care for your beard due to its moisturizing effect. This is mainly due to the high volume of omega fatty acids. Beard hairs and hair follicles are nourished to the core. Your beard feels soft & smooth and has a healthy shine.
What is Castor Oil?
Castor oil is also known as "miracle oil". Castor oil is a vegetable oil that is unique in its kind. The history of castor oil is centuries old. For example, castor oil was already used by the Egyptians, about 4000 years before Christ. The product is still widely used today for various (cosmetic) purposes. Castor oil also has many positive effects on the skin and hair.
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What is castor oil made of?
Jamaican black castor oil is produced from the beans of the Ricinus plant. This plant is often found in the Caribbean where the seeds are grown, harvested and bottled into castor oil in a traditional way. The dark Jamaican castor oil gets its color by roasting the seeds. Then they are ground and cooked. After this, the oil is pressed from the seeds.
Light castor oil consists of the same unroasted beans. The viscous yellow oil is pressed from the seeds under high pressure. This versatile natural product consists of 90% ricinoleic acid. A top product for men's hair care .
Is castor oil good for your skin?
Castor oil is traditionally known for its cleansing, nourishing and caring effect. Due to the presence of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, this wonder oil is able to soothe skin problems and solve irritations of the (scalp) skin. It helps prevent complaints such as redness, irritation, dryness and an itchy feeling.
The cleansing effect of castor oil frees the pores in the skin from bacteria and has a purifying effect due to the presence of the so-called ricinoleic acid. Have you been using castor oil for a while? Then you will notice that your skin will look smooth and healthier. In addition, castor oil supports the skin's regenerative capacity, because the oil easily penetrates the deeper layers of the skin.
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Is castor oil good for your hair?
If you want longer and healthier hair, you can buy black castor oil. The hair sometimes has to endure a lot and castor oil can help to get the original hair back. It is not surprising when you look at the ingredients of castor oil. Castor oil is packed with Ricinoleic acid (90%), this is an omega 9 fatty acid. In addition, Castor oil contains omega 6 fatty acids and the essential vitamin; vitamin E. These ingredients are a particularly efficient composition to make / keep the scalp clean and balanced and it helps to give the hair more flexibility so that it will break less quickly. Castor oil therefore not only supports natural hair growth, but also maintains the shine and volume of the hair.
By the way, the dark Jamaican black castor oil has the most beneficial effect on your hair. This also has to do with the relatively high percentage of ash in the oil. The lighter, cold-pressed variant is better for the skin in terms of ingredients. It nourishes and relaxes royally. Check out the Sunny Isle castor oils.
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What is the best castor oil?
Do you want to buy the best black castor oil? Then at The Alpha Men we recommend the following two brands of castor oil:
Sunny Isle's Black Castor Oil : Extra Dark Jamaican Black Castor Oil. This Sunny castor oil is composed in a completely Jamaican and organic way. The oil has an optimal moisturizing effect on both the skin and the hair. This type of oil is ideal for dry hair, damaged hair and for afro men with frizzy hair . Eyelashes and eyebrows also get a boost if you use this top oil for this.
The Extra Dark formula has a richer and thicker consistency than the original castor oil and has the highest ash content which is ideal for treating faded or dry hair. Speaking of which, how often should you wash your hair ? Don't do that too often!
We ourselves are very fans of the Italian Officina Artigiana Milano 100% Pure Certified Castor Oil . Hair and skin care next level. Pure cold-pressed castor oil without compromise. This wonder oil stimulates hair growth and gives more volume. Due to its restructuring, strengthening, moisturizing and softening properties, this oil is also very suitable as:
- Leave in conditioner
- Treatment for scars
- lip balm
- Nail care
- Facial serum
- Irritated skin
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Is castor oil dangerous?
No. Castor oil poses no danger. The cold-pressed and heated version is not a toxic oil. This also has to do with the production process. All impure substances that are present are filtered out so that no hazardous components are present in the hexane-free oil. So you can buy black castor oil with confidence.
What does castor oil smell like?
Castor oil has an oily odor as a basic component. Pure and earthy. It smells quite clean & light . Like a good olive oil. The dark variety can be slightly more predominant. Sometimes a bit more bitter in the nose.
Where can I buy black castor oil?
You can of course buy black castor oil at The Alpha Men. We have a great selection with the very best brands. From 100% pure cold pressed castor oil to super easy to apply Jamaican Black Castor Oil with coconut oil. Ordered before 21:00 is delivered the next day.
Castor oil is suitable for all skin types and you can use the product every day. In pure version or in the mix with other balm types or oils.
If you have any questions, tips or comments based on our explanation, we would of course like to hear from you!
Your well-oiled friends, The Alpha Men