Hair—short or long, straight or curly–it has always reflected the cultural zeitgeist. Over the centuries, hair has depicted status and also presented as a fashion statement. Whatever we do with our hair, it’s something that we manage, whether it be for fashion or health.
We’ve all heard the craze with castor oil and its beauty benefits. What exactly does it do?
What is Castor Oil?
Castor oil (Ricinus communis) is composed of Ricinoleic acid, 18 fatty acids–including omega 6 and 9, vitamin E, and other minerals, all of which which are essential beauty ingredients.
There are actually different methods to extract castor oil from its seed, but the cold-pressed method is more beneficial to achieve healthy hair. The oil is extracted with no heat, which preserves a lot of nutrients in the seeds. You will know it is organically cold-pressed due to the pale yellow color of the oil.
How does it help with hair growth?
There are a number of factors that ensures health hair growth, with the most important is the health of your scalp–healthy scalp means a healthy environment for your hair. The ricinoleic acid and fatty acids improves circulation in scalp. Castor oil also naturally moisturizes and conditions hair. Another added benefit of castor oil is that it has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that can helps fight scalp problems like folliculities, dandruff, and scalp infections.
Now, will it INDUCE hair growth? No. It doesn’t have any effect on the actual growth in the follicle, but it will HELP hair grow longer and thicker because hair will be less prone to breakage and prevent premature shedding.
I have naturally very fine hair, so I put a lot of mascara. Although mascara enhances your eyelashes, it can also dehydrate and affect the health of your eyelashes, especially when removing–which can easily strip your lashes.
I’ve tried other eyelash serums, and they were messy. I’m assuming cold-pressed castor oil have all the same benefits, no matter the brand due to the process of extracting, but what I love about Live Fraîche eye lash serum is its packaging–chic, no mess, and easy to use. Since castor oil helps moisturize and condition my eyelashes, mascara also applies a lot smoother and cleaner on the lashes. When I remove my mascara with make up remover, it doesn’t feel like it’s too aggressive because the mascara comes off easily–which is great because I don’t feel like i’m pulling lashes.
Live Fraîche eye lash serum is “certified organic” with the USDA Organic seal, so you know it is truly 100% cold-pressed organic castor oil.
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