Months ago, a friend told me that she loved castor oil for hair and eyelashes. I was really surprised because castor oil has a very thick and sticky consistency that I couldn’t imagine using in hair. I did some research and found out that I had been missing out on a really effective traditional beauty remedy. Today, I will write some Jamaican black castor oil reviews.


Where Did Jamaican Black Castor Oil Come From?

Jamaica? Duh... but actually, it originates from Africa Ethiopia, to be specific. It was brought to Jamaica through Africans during the slave trade. It’s called black castor oil because it has a darker brown color, unlike normal castor oil which is a pale yellow. It gets its dark color from the long process of roasting the castor beans during the oil’s extraction.


How Exactly Does Jamaican Black Castor Oil Help With Hair Growth?



Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid: the active ingredient in Castor oil. This acid has been proven to have anti-inflammatory properties.


Inflammation of the scalp is one of the main reasons of hair loss.


So the anti-inflammatory properties of castor oil helps treat the inflammation and increases blood circulation of the scalp.


Jamaican Black Castor Oil for Eyebrow and Eyelash Growth



Remove makeup from the face. Castor oil cannot be absorbed into the skin with the makeup on the face.


After cleansing the face, dip a clean cotton swab into the Jamaican black castor oil bottle. Dab off excess oil and brush the swab evenly across each eyebrow. Leave the oil on the eyebrows overnight and rinse it off in the morning.


Apply the oil on the eyelashes in the same way as applying mascara. The castor oil should absorb easily, so there is no need to pat your face dry. Leave the oil on the eyelashes overnight and wash it off in the morning.


How to Use Castor Oil Treatments on Hair

Jamaican black castor oil benefits hair growth greatly. A little of plain oil can be used for a whole treatment. Like many things in life, lesser is better, and only a few drops are needed every treatment.


How Often

I personally use this castor oil 1-2 times every week.


When to Use

I’ve found it works better on damp but not wet hair. I keep a spray bottle of water in the bathroom and just spritz my roots before applying.


For the greatest benefit, I leave the treatment on for several hours or overnight. After applying, I use a shower cap or towel to avoid getting the oil on a pillow.