Jamaican Black Castor Oil Castor oil is especially praised for its natural, restorative properties for the hair. But what exactly is that and what is the difference between Jamaican Black Castor Oil and cold-pressed castor oil? We list everything for you.



All types of castor oil come naturally from the castor plant and have been used in skin and hair care for thousands of years. The castor plant, which is also often called the miracle plant, originally comes from Africa. From there, the plant ended up in the Caribbean during the slave trade. Here the plant was then grown and harvested in the traditional way and is still used to make black castor oil. In addition to black castor oil, cold-pressed castor oil is also made from the miracle plant.

Jamaican castor oil especially benefits people whose scalp or hair has become flaky and dry. This can be caused by various factors, such as environmental pollutants, the regular use of a hair straightener or hair dryer or even the use of certain shampoos or hair treatments. Castor oil is rich in omega 9 and this provides deep hydration to the scalp, preventing dryness and itching. The moisturizing effect also contributes to the repair of damaged hair ends, allowing the hair to grow as healthy, strong and full as possible.


Jamaican black castor oil is extracted from castor beans. These are roasted, ground and boiled in the traditional way, after which the oil can be pressed from the beans. Roasting the castor beans darkens the color of the oil. This is also the difference with the light, cold-pressed castor oil, where the beans are only pressed and not roasted.


Both dark and light cold-pressed castor oil contain many vitamins and nutrients. So it really comes down to your personal preference, but it is generally believed that the Jamaican Black Castor Oil has mainly beneficial effects for your hair, due to its ash content. Light, cold-pressed castor oil mainly cares for your skin.

Both types of castor oil also contain ricinoleic acid. This is a fatty acid that helps soothe sensitive skin. Since high ash content means a higher pH, the dark castor oil can help open, purify, and hydrate the pores of your skin (and scalp).

Castor oil beans

Individuals with curly hair already have a partially open hair follicle, but it can still be difficult to moisturize the entire hair (from root to tip) due to the curved hair strands. The ash content in Jamaican Black Castor Oil can naturally repair and fully hydrate curly hair due to its pH value.

It is often believed that the ash in Jamaican Black Castor Oil has a thickening effect on the hair fibers and a thin layer is formed around the hair, creating more volume.

On the other hand, there are users of cold-pressed castor oil who claim that less nutritional value remains after roasting the seeds. However, this has not been scientifically proven and so the dark castor oil will be equally moisturizing and caring.

Black castor oil products


The good acids in Jamaican castor oil are the reason for many people to use the oil to promote a healthy head of hair. But, castor oil can be used for many more things. Some examples:

  • Moisturize dry hair and scalp
  • As a natural conditioner, ideal for curly hair
  • Repair split ends and brittle hair fibers for a shiny result
  • Stimulate blood circulation in the scalp to support hair growth
  • The pores open when used as a cleansing oil
  • Moisturize facial skin to help refine lines
  • Care for dry, chapped or damaged skin
  • As a wonderful massage oil
  • As a relaxing bath oil for supple and deeply nourished skin
  • Caring for eyebrows and eyelashes so that they appear fuller and softer

Jamaican castor oil can be applied directly to dry skin as a moisturizing oil with a cotton pad. It can also be applied directly to towel-dried hair to act as a moisturizing hair mask.

The oil is suitable for different hair types and is therefore a favorite with both men and women with naturally curled or chemically treated, colored and restyled hair.


If you are looking for the real Jamaican Black Castor Oil, then you have come to the right place. In our webshop you will find castor oil products from Tropicle Isle Living, Sunny Isle and Shea Moisture . Pure oil, but also combinations and even complete hair care products to make it easy for you. From shampoos and conditioners to hair serums, detanglers, bath oils and even beard oil!

We purchase our products specially from specialized people, so that we can guarantee the best quality.

Most suppliers produce their castor oil products in a Fairtrade, organic and animal-free manner with attention to the environment and without preservatives that are bad for skin and hair.

Discover the good properties of Jamaican Black Castor Oil for yourself!