Castor oil is a vegetable oil that is obtained when the seeds of the castor oil plant are pressed. The oil is a colorless to a pale yellow liquid that has a distinct taste and odor when it is first ingested. It’s is a triglyceride. That means that ninety percent of fatty acid chains are ricinoleates. Castor oil is beneficial when applied to hair. Functions of castor oil include the following Promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss Castor oil facilitates the growth of hair. Consequently, it leads to the prevention of hair loss. The reason it gives an individual thicker and longer hair is because it has ricinoleic acid together with omega-6 essential fatty acids. These fatty acids work to improve the circulation of blood to the scalp, and it encourages the growth of hair. The rich essential nutrients found in the castor oil acts as nourishment to the scalp and makes the roots of the hair much stronger. The existing hair follicles are protected, and this prevents the quick shedding of hair. With the protection of the hair follicles, the impact of environmental factors; for instance, the Sun’s rays and pollution are also lessened. The oil should be massaged in circular motions to boost circulation further. Castor oil fights scalp infections and dandruff This is made possible by the antibacterial properties of the castor oil. Bacteria that causes dandruff is fought off by the properties of the oil. Ricin, which is one of these properties, serves as a fungicidal and germicidal. The ricin incorporated with Phil’s antibacterial properties aim to prevent infections on the scalp that can lead to the formation of dandruff and other conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis. Castor oil also contains rich nutrients that help to moisturize the scalp. This helps to curb itching and flaking of the scalp. The oil should be massaged into the scalp properly for maximum benefits. Taking split ends and frizzy hair Castor oil is used for the prevention of drying of hair that leads to it being brittle. This helps to deter frizz, and the split ends. By curbing these two, an individual’s hair is capable of staying healthy, being bouncy and soft. Castor oil is capable of penetrating the scalp deeply after a few treatments. The rough hair follicles are smoothened. The combination of castor oil with other oils helps to fasten the process. The oil should be massaged into the scalp and worked through all sections of the hair. It should also be distributed to the ends of the hair.