Is Jamaican Black Castor Oil Better than Pure Castor Oil?



In the game of castor oils, there can only be one winner. As the battle begins to grow healthy hair, choosing the right oil for you will be essential to avoid a night that is dark and full of terrors. There are so many different options that you may feel like you know nothing (Jon Snow). But in reality, picking between Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) and pure castor oil is like picking which one of the Stark siblings is your favorite. While each oil has its own personality like the Starks, the different journey it takes to go from castor bean to a bottle of oil determines the variation in color but not necessarily in the amazing benefits.

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Best Oils for High Porosity Hair

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by Mary Wolff

Hair needs moisture to stay healthy and beautiful. If you have high porosity hair, your strands may be able to absorb moisture without an issue. The real challenge for your hair is keeping that moisture locked in place. This is where oils come in since they offer a concentrated dose of moisturizing properties and seal the cuticle to help keep moisture locked in. How do you choose the right oils for your hair porosity? With this list of the 5 best oils for high porosity hair, of course!

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3 DIY Castor Oil Masks for Restoring Damaged Natural Hair

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by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

Castor oil is a natural oil that is rich in fatty acids and other nutrients that help to moisturize, strengthen and condition the hair. Castor oil is best known for having the amazing ability to promote growth in all hair types. It contains hair growth and regeneration properties and the oil’s triglycerides of ricinoleic acid makes it anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. That makes it an ideal oil for combating and preventing scalp infections, fungi and unhealthy bacteria.

If you suffer from hair loss or dry scalp, here are 3 castor oil hair masks that will work to repair and strengthen your damaged hair.

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Thicker Natural Hair with Biotin and Castor Oil? The Science.


by Erica Douglas aka SisterScientist 

Ladies, can we agree that we live in a world of hair envy? We constantly want what somebody else has, and want to know why our hair cannot do what her hair does. However, achieving those results (without hair extensions) may be physically impossible due to genetics, age, or health. Big, voluminous hair is all the rage, and whether or not you have it is often determined by your hair density and your hair width.

The Science Behind Your Hair Thickness
First, let’s clarify the difference between hair density and hair width.
  • Hair density measures the number of hairs in a given area of the scalp
  • Hair width measures the diameter of each individual hair strand
Before you start spending money on products that make claims to thicken the hair, first try to understand the cause of your thinning and become better informed on how products achieve these claims so that you can set realistic expectations. 

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