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What are some uses for pure Jamaican black castor oil?

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Jamaican black castor oil is used as a pre-shampoo hair conditioner. The product is also used for scalp massage. Jamaican black castor oil is touted to promote long hair, although there is no scientific evidence that it actually stimulates hair growth, according to About.com.

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Jamaican black castor oil is used as a hair treatment primarily by persons of African descent. Pure Jamaican black castor oil is available at Amazon.com. SheaMoisture hair conditioning products containing Jamaican black castor oil and other ingredients are available at Walgreens, Ulta Beauty stores and other retailers, as of June 2015.

Jamaican black castor oil is not the same as pharmaceutical-grade castor oil. The latter is pale yellow or clear, whereas Jamaican black castor oil has a dark amber color due to residual ash content that occurs when castor beans are roasted, explains About.com.

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