Natural Castor Oil for Type 4 Hair
The castor bean plant is native to Africa and its oil, extracted by pressing the bean, has been used in Afro-Indian cultures for centuries as a hair and scalp treatment. Rich in ricinoleic fatty acid and glycerides, castor oil is unique in its ability to act as both an emollient and humectant, drawing moisture to the hair and locking it in. Castor oil is readily absorbed into the skin and scalp and is prized for its ability to boost growth and thicken hair. Castor oils density and richness makes it uniquely suited to effectively moisturize dry hair, combat breakage by increasing the pliability of coarse hair and add shine and sheen to dull hair. We are so impressed with ability of castor oil to revitalize dry, type 4 hair and keep it heathy and hydrated that we use copious amounts of it in our formulas for dry, thick hair.