WHAT IS CASTOR OIL
Freewell is set apart from other hair product brands by not only explicitly stating their ingredients for simplicity’s sake, but also because each ingredient has a purpose. Power Gloss’ first of eight ingredients is organic ricinus communis seed oil, also known as castor oil. This oil is rich in nutrients and is used in a variety of medical and cosmetic products. Castor oil is made up of fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties, can hydrate skin, and aid digestion. When castor oil is cold-pressed (as it is when used in Freewell products) it’s able to hold its nutrients and antioxidants to provide the most nourishing treatment.
WILL CASOR OIL MAKE MY HAIR GROW FASTER
If you’re interested in hair care, castor oil is likely a familiar ingredient to you. Although Freewell matches castor oil with other pure oils, most companies include castor oil in their products along with other chemicals or components that potentially have contradictory impacts. Regardless, castor oil is highly regarded in the hair care world for a variety of reasons. Ironically, the most popular of these being a rumor that’s not necessarily true: it makes your hair grow faster. As much as we’d love to say that the cold-pressed castor oil in Freewell’s Power Gloss will make your hair grow faster, we’re going to be real with you, it doesn’t. No matter how many hair care companies and products claim that this ingredient will deliver fast results, no research has found that castor oil directly impacts the rate at which one’s hair grows. However, that’s not to say that it doesn’t still have incredible benefits for your hair, so let’s dive in.
BENEFITS OF CASTOR OIL FOR HAIR
Although castor oil doesn’t cause improved hair growth, its implications can certainly promote it considering its range of benefits. Castor oil has antimicrobial properties which can protect one’s scalp from fungal or bacteria growth – if there is overgrowth of either bacteria or fungus on the scalp, the inflammation will likely reduce hair growth. Castor oil also can attract dirt which can address flaky scalps and provide a clean space for hair. Since castor oil creates a clean scalp, it can then reach the roots of one’s hair where the fibers can be conditioned and made more flexible. Furthermore, the clean and nourished scalp can then stimulate hair follicles more efficiently which may cause one’s hair to grow thicker than before. Existing hair is also nourished by castor oil and will appear silkier and smoother while also becoming stronger with less breakage.
CASTOR OIL IN FREEWELL'S POWER GLOSS
As if it being the primary ingredient in Freewell’s Power Gloss didn’t convince you, castor oil plays a major role in delivering some of Freewell’s “game changing benefits.” Specifically, castor oil contributes to the blend used to thicken your head of hair. By providing nourishment and stimulation to the scalp, a pristine environment is created for hair growth and strengthening. Another purpose that castor oil serves in Freewell’s Power Gloss is its ability to repair damaged hair by “rebuilding the bonds to a non-brittle strength.” Castor oil has also been shown to improve the absorption of other scalp and hair products. Therefore, when paired with the other high-quality ingredients in Freewell’s Power Gloss, castor oil amplifies the impact they have on your hair. Truly, the high-quality castor oil in Freewell’s Power Gloss helps to explain why this product is unmatched.
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WRITTEN BY: Elizabeth Bulat, Collegiate Athlete & Student at Northwestern University