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How Castor Oil Can Benefit Your Hair

28 August 2017
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Emily Arata

Senior Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L’Oréal, Emily works with celebrity stylists to make finding the right cut, color, or style easier than ever before. She's previously written for Allure, Elite Daily, and First We Feast.

Pureology Smooth Perfection Sulfate Free Anti-Frizz Shampoo

Color treated hair needs products tailored to strengthening and repairing, and that’s just what Pureology’s Smooth Perfection Sulfate Free Anti-Frizz Shampoo achieves. This beloved formula incorporates castor oil alongside camellia and vitamin E oil to keep your mane feeling sleek and looking shiny—without sacrificing your vibrant color along the way.

To make sure you’re getting the biggest benefits, follow your shampoo with Pureology’s Smooth Perfection Anti-Frizz Conditioner

Pureology Smooth Perfection Sulfate Free Anti-Frizz Shampoo, $28.00 MSRP

Pureology Colour Stylist Root Lift Hair Mousse Spray

Go out into public with frizzy, flat hair? Girl, please. We’d rather be caught dead than humidity-struck. That’s why we love Pureology Colour Stylist Root Lift Hair Mousse Spray, an easily portable bottle that packs a punch during otherwise limp hair days.

The castor oil-infused formula works to build volume without stickiness or heaviness, promoting natural-looking shine without looking too done. What’s more, the light rose scent will refresh tired strands. This spray will make your color treated hair look its best.

Pureology Colour Stylist Root Lift Hair Mousse Spray, $25.00 MSRP

Pureology Pure Volume Style + Care Infusion For Fine Hair

Of all the volume-boosting products we’ve tried over the years, many have left us feeling no emotion at all. There’s nothing sadder than a formula that promises volume to rival sky scrapers that just doesn’t perform. We’ve since moved on to Pureology Pure Volume Style + Care Infusion For Fine Hair, a cream-gel formula that lets angel-haired ladies have their day in the sun.

To make the most out of this magical product, apply the castor oil-boosted formula before blow drying to create the look of more voluminous strands while protecting your color treated mane. Don’t let fine hair drag you down—instead, boost it up.

Pureology Pure Volume Style + Care Infusion For Fine Hair, $34.00 MSRP

Pureology Smooth Perfection Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum

Frizz is a nasty monster to beat, particularly on rainy or humid days. Like the many-headed Hydra of myth, we find that one hair springs up just as we’ve finally convinced another to lay down flat. That’s just won’t do, friends.

Instead of attacking your mane with a bottle of hairspray and a (literal) fine-toothed comb, try Pureology Smooth Perfection Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum. The castor oil-infused formula plays nicely with heat tools, providing protection from high temperatures while calming frizz. Like all Pureology products, this serum is designed to make color treated hair look and feel its best.

Pureology Smooth Perfection Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum, $28.00 MSRP

Pureology Smooth Perfection Camellia Oil Style + Care Infusion

Pureology Smooth Perfection Camellia Oil Style + Care Infusion, $34.00 MSRP

Pureology Clean Volume Instant Levitation Mist

Pureology Clean Volume Instant Levitation Mist, $28.00 MSRP

Castor oil isn’t a sexy ingredient. We’ll just be open about that from the get-go. There’s nothing particularly glamorous about it—not the name (which reminds us of our grandmothers’ ancient beauty routines), not the smell (Google the ingredient and you’ll come up with a few queries about the ‘rancid poo smell.’)

However, this isn’t 1952. This is 2017, and technology has become beauty’s best friend. That means there’s no longer any need to actually purchase a jar of castor oil in order to reap its benefits. Instead, this smoothing ingredient (which has attained cult status in the hair growth world) can come within a beautifully designed bottle. 

Don’t chase down castor oil on its own. Instead, achieve less frizz and smoother strands with one of our favorite products from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands.

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