If you’re of a certain age, you might remember when the words “castor oil” came with a specific taste. An unpleasant taste. And perhaps the memory of a stern parent (or grandparent, or auntie), administering a curative dose of this thick, vile tasting oil. Now castor oil is having a huge resurgence in popularity, because it’s believed to be an essential assistant in hair growth. Now natural hair ladies have led the charge and you can find endless varieties of castor oil meant for scalp moisture and stimulation. Now there are castor oil shampoos and conditioners aplenty. You may have wondered, what exactly IS castor oil? Where does it come from? Does it really work? Let’s find out the facts about castor oil!