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My go-to Castor Oil! Love it in my oil treatment
Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2018
I've purchased this brand of Castor Oil twice, and I love it! I started using it monthly as part of an oil treatment for my hair, and it's done wonders. I have very fine brunette hair that used to be very thick when I was in my teens, and has thinned out over the years. Especially around the front of my head where I part my hair. I wanted to regain some of the thickness and make my hair healthier in general. I have used this (nearly, sometimes I get busy! haha) every month since the start of 2017 and there has been a VERY noticeable difference. My hair is much thicker than it used to be, the thinning on the top of my head is filling in again. This castor oil does smell very strong, but as I mix it with coconut and tea tree oils it's not quite as strong in the mix. I rub this mixture all over my hair/scalp and leave it for 8 hours inside a shower cap. After washing it all out and letting my hair air dry, it is so very soft and fluffy immediately afterwards and looks amazing. My hair was barely to my lower back when I started, and it's grown a few inches since, which doesn't seem like a lot but my hair had been at the same length for years and I thought it would be impossible to get longer.
To address the problem of getting thick oils *out* of my hair completely, I have been using Fekkai's Apple Cider cleansing shampoo.
Anyone finding this too thick or sticky to work with, I place my (tightly closed!) little mason jar of oil mixture inside a mixing bowl that I fill with hot water. This makes the oil warm and easier to work with.
These bottles last quite a long time, I still have the original bottle I purchased in November 2016 and its contents are just the same as when I bought it--no molding or discoloration before expiration date as some other reviews have stated. I store mine in the bathroom closet. The second bottle did not come with an expiration date on it but I am not worried since my first bottle is perfectly fine.
Picture shows my mason jar of oil mixtures including Aria Starr's Castor Oil, my original bottle of Aria Starr oil I started using in January 2017 with how much is left, and the recent bottle I just purchased.
I am a creature of habit, and since this oil works, I will keep buying it every time I'm close to running out :)