Can Castor oil provide hair shining?

FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
edited April 11 in General
i'am thinking to add castor oil for hair oil based pomade to add shining ,have any one idea if it can help?

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  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Sure, it has been used for that purpose.
  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    Thanks @perry actually i was not sure about it but i trust on you.
  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    @Perry
    for that formulation
    Petrolatum: 40%
    Paraffin liquid : 40%
    Beewax: 20 %
     what is the minimum level of castor oil seems good and needed to give high shine for hair?
  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    have any one idea about minimum level needed of  castor oil to give smoothing and shiny effect ?
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    I don't know. You have to experiment.  5% is a good place to start.
  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    @Perry thanks for sure making try is needed you gave me what i want (start point). 
  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    edited May 22
    Update @Perry thanks a lot i  made four batchs:
    1) with 0 % castor oil 
    2) with 5 % castor oil
    3) with 10 % castor oil
    4) with 20 % castor oil
     So from 5 % the shining and smoothing effects are acceptables however the surprising thing that castor oil effect a lot the texture of product so the more level of  castor oil the more waxy product wich is bad thing for me about texture .
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