Jamaican Black Castor Oil

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astor Oil has been used for medicinal purposes for over four thousand years. Native to East Africa, the castor bean was introduced to Jamaica during the slave trade.

The traditional method of processing the castor beans included roasting the beans, manually grinding the roasted beans and then finally boiling it to extract the 100% pure, natural castor oil.

JBCO continued as a trusted homegrown treatment for hair, skin and even everyday aches and pains. It was soon recognised as a highly effective method for moisturising, thickening and strengthening African and African-American hair, as well as stimulating its growth. New-found uses even include eyelash and eyebrow hair growth, and massage.


amaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) has been used for centuries to treat hair and skin problems, and people worldwide are rediscovering its incredible effectiveness in rejuvenating damaged hair and promoting hair growth for all hair types.

Unlike the common refined, clear white castor oil, black castor oil is a pure, natural and raw version, which contains all of the castor bean’s original nutrients. Its distinctive darker colour comes from the ash due to the traditional method of roasting.

JBCO is particularly effective for African and African-American hair because it easily penetrates the scalp and hair, restoring depleted moisture and delivering growth-stimulating nutrients to the hair follicles. A healthy scalp equals healthy hair!

Until now, JBCO has been imported from the United States. Its higher cost and limited distribution have meant that a lot of South Africans have missed out on this wonder product. That’s why we are so excited about Tropical, a local product manufactured according to exactly the same techniques as the traditional JBCO. It will revolutionise haircare across all market segments because it’s completely natural, affordable and it has a fantastic story!

How and why does Black Castor Oil work?

Feeds & stimulates the scalp

Ricinoleic acid stimulates the circulation of nutrient-rich blood to the hair follicles, promoting hair growth.

Protects against germs

Anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties protect the scalp against pathogens and micro-organisms that cause infection and hair loss. This makes Black Castor Oil a highly effective pre-shampoo treatment for dry scalp and dandruff.

Nutrient rich

Vitamin E, amino acids and omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids promote healthy cell development, resulting in stronger hair and faster growth.

Prevents drying

Black Castor Oil seals in moisture, preventing the scalp and hair shaft from drying out. It also coats the hair, acting as a moisture-holding sealant that makes the hair silkier and easier to manage.