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7 Castor Oil-Infused Products To Try If You're Obsessed With Hair Growth

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Nikki Brown
Jul, 11, 2017 5:05 PM UTC

Castor oil has been used for centuries as an all natural remedy for repairing damaged skin and hair. Why has its popularity endured for so long? The proof is in the pudding.

Besides its antifungal properties, the vegetable oil also contains an unusually high amount of ricinoleic acid, a compound that not keeps the scalp’s PH balance in check, but also helps replenish its natural oils and promote blood circulation . All of this in turn, supports growth.

If you’re obsessed with adding inches to your strands, get familiar with some of the most popular castor oil-infused products out today. 

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Combine your shampoo and conditioning efforts with this lather-free cream that washes away buildup and conditions the strands for easier detangling. 

$29 available at Sephora

This deep conditioner is chock full of nourishing ingredients that are a godsend for all hair types, particularly strands that have been manipulated by heat styling or chemical processing. In addition to castor oil for added moisture, this cream is also infused with peppermint for soothing the scalp and shea butter for reducing signs of breakage. 

$13 available at Target

If your hair needs a serious detox, look no further than this powerful blend of apple cider vinegar for its antibacterial properties and Jamaican black castor oil for ample moisture.  

$24 available at Sephora

If you're glued to your blow dryer or flat iron, apply this castor oil-infused spritz to your hair beforehand to protect against breakage. 

$9 available at Ulta

This alcohol-free serum is the answer to your humidity woes, as it seals the cuticle and reduces frizz upon application. And the best part is you can use it on natural or heat-styled strands! 

$20 available at Target

100% percent natural and silicone-free, this humectant is a thick and luscious blend of oils (including castor oil) that bring dry tresses back to life. It's the perfect companion for your post-pool glow up. 

$13 available at Sephora

And if you want castor oil in its purest form (or something close to it), get into this lavender-infused version that provides the ultimate aromatherapy experience for your strands. 

$9 available at Target