The usual castor oil from my collection of oils is the most frequently used and effective.
At the very beginning I want to say that I thought of the post as a whole about castor oil as a whole, and not just about the oil of a particular manufacturer. Before the Tula Pharmaceutical Factory, I had another oil, and it also worked well, but I think this manufacturer is good and I ask his oil in the pharmacy first of all. By the way, I consider domestic castor oil to be quite suitable and good, and I'm not afraid to buy it at a pharmacy, unlike some other oils that I order on an American site.
Here it is - castor oil of Tula Pharmaceutical Factory LLC
The oil is in a dark glass bottle, inside there is a protective plastic stopper, which is easily pulled out by the lid.
The oil itself is transparent and very thick, oily in consistency and not absorbed by the skin. Its only minus is that they are not particularly pleased to use because of this fat content. The smell of castor oil is not very pronounced, it is difficult for me to characterize it, I can say that it is not unpleasant.
I always have castor and I have been using it regularly for two or even more years. I use as follows:
1. For hair
Now my hair is short and I do not make oil masks, but before it was long and dyed many, many times. Staining, straightening, and blow-drying made the hair damaged, the ends split, trimming helped for a while. I always had professional masks and balms in my care, but there is nothing to compare in effect with the course of castor oil based masks. Usually I took two base oils, one of which is necessarily castor, the second - in the mood: argan, wheat germ, macadamia. The first few masks I did without castor, then I began to add it. Therefore, I can say for sure: with her and without her there is a difference. Yes, oil masks in any case restore hair well, but with castor oil the result is even better.
How I did it all. As already said, I took two base oils, warmed up a little so that the mixture became warm, but not hot, then added a few drops of ylang-ylang essential oil. The mixture was applied to dry hair (the head was washed the night before, the procedure itself was carried out on the morning of the day off), especially paying attention to the tips, rubbed the oil into them with fingers and tried to apply thicker. Then she fastened her hair with a hairpin and put on a shower cap on top. Then an hour or two doing some household chores or just watching a movie. Oil on the hair does not flow (unless you poured a liter of it onto your head) and does not interfere. After the time that I could spend on the mask, I washed it off with a normal shampoo, washing it twice. Castor oil, because of its fat content, is washed off the hair worse than other oils, but two soapings were enough for me. At the end, I applied conditioner to my hair for just a minute, the oil itself restores hair well, but after shampoo they still mess with my conditioner.
The result from such masks was very good. Even my mother, who always wanted to cut off my damaged tips, said that they look very neat. Hair really became more healthy and their shine was noticeably amplified. After a couple of months, I could no longer find time for troubles with oil masks, but the effect of them lasted some more time until the next staining.
2. For eyelashes
In general, this item should be done first, since it was with eyelashes that my use of castor oil and oil in general began. Seeing the result of neither of them, I decided to take up my hair. The only minus from using castor oil on the eyelashes is the same thick and oily texture. I did not have any negative reactions, but if you go too far with the amount of oil, and this is quite possible, since it is thick, it can be uncomfortable.
I applied oil daily with a cotton swab, oiled my eyelashes with one side, and removed the excess with the other. At night I tried not to leave him, I got wet with a napkin, but it happened that I forgot about him and fell asleep, nothing bad happened. After a month and a half of use, the eyelashes became longer, I did not notice much density, but their density increased. At the moment I use oil for eyelashes from the center, there is castor in the first place, I like it, I’ll write about it somehow and show the result.
3. For nails
This method is now my favorite. In my mood, I myself sometimes make oil mixtures and waxes for nails and cuticles, and always add castor oil as the main component everywhere.
I also noticed that the oils and nails waxes of the NSC, which work well on my cuticle, in the first place in the composition contain precisely castor oil. My cuticle softens very well from it, its growth slows down, the nail plates become stronger.
Here it is penny castor oil - a real storehouse of beauty. Try it, maybe you will like it too
Price - about 80 p.
Shelf life is several months (bottle shown).
Rating - 5.