Castor Castor oil is produced by pressing ripe seeds of the Castor Plant that have had their outer covering removed. Castor Oil has been used as a medicine for centuries. The reason behind the popularity of the usage of castor oil for treating hair problems lies in the presence of ricinoleic acid in the oil, which is germicidal, insecticidal, and fungicidal. So, using the oil will keep the hair from microbial and fungal infections, thus, reducing hair loss.
Regular treatment of the scalp and roots with the oil helps prevent drying of the hair, and within months, hair growth is an obvious result. This is achieved by the Omega-9 fatty acids in the oil.
To keep the hair looking soft and shiny, moisture has to be retained by the hair. This can be taken care of by castor oil, as it is a humectant, meaning, it has the ability to lock hair moisture which helps in improving the texture and shine of your hair.