Thirsty Roots® Apricot Castor Oil has various benefits for hair due to its contents of Apricot Kernel Oil and Castor Oil. These two oils combined, creates a nourishing natural oil that promotes hair growth, revives dry hair and itchy scalp, tames fizz and softens hair.
Check out the following benefits in detail below:
(1) Contains Castor Oil (Cold-Pressed)
A thick pale yellow vegetable oil obtained by pressing seeds of the castor plant (also known as castor beans, but its not a bean its a seed). Castor oil has the ability to penetrate the skin and hair deeper than many other essential plant oils. The omega-9 fatty acids, vitamin E, proteins, and other nutrients contained in castor oil helps soothe the scalp and seals moisture in the hair.
(2) Contains Apricot Oil (Cold-Pressed)
A faint-colored light natural oil obtained by pressing the dried kernels of the apricot fruit. Apricot Oil is rich in fatty acid and vitamins A, C, and E. It is moisturizing and quickly absorbs without leaving a greasy residue. The essential fatty acids help restore softness, shine, and lost nutrients to dry or damaged hair
(3) Promotes Hair Growth
Due to Castor Oil’s capability to smooth and strengthen the hair cuticle (the outermost layer of the hair strand), Apricot Castor Oil can help reduce breakage & split ends for optimal healthy hair growth.
(4) Seals in Moisture
Revives Dry Hair
Castor oil is known for its excellent emollient and lubricant tendencies, which allows it to keep the hair soft and moist. Emollients helps to keep the hair soft or supple and increase hydration reducing evaporation. Castor Oil also act a humectant, which attracts water to the hair and skin, while sealing (locking) in moisture. Humectant is a substance that is used to keep things moist and attracts and retains the moisture in the air by absorption.
(5) Taming the Fly Aways
Because Castor oil has the ability to smooth the cuticle layer, it helps lay down strayed frizzy hair.
(6) Softening Fatty Acids
Both Apricot and Castor Oil contain essential fatty acids such as oleic, linoleic, and more, which are known to help soften hair and skin.