Are you familiar with castor oil? This ingredient has gotten a lot of praise in the beauty world in the last few years, and with reason. I first heard of castor oil around the same time I started my blog (over eight years ago!) when I was researching ingredients that would help condition my sparse eyelashes and eyebrows. While it definitely helped in that department, I had never given much thought to incorporate this star ingredient into my hair care routine until now, thanks to the new Garnier Whole Blends Castor Oil Remedy* product lineup. I have seen great results since starting use and wanted to share the love as I think they are definitely worthy of a try!
But first, what exactly is castor oil?
Castor oil is extracted from the castor bean, a perennial flowering plant that is said to have originated in Africa but is now commonly grown in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. It is widely used commercially in various industries, including in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
What are the benefits of castor oil in hair care?
Castor oil is very nourishing and thus will help strengthen your hair from root to tip. As this natural oil helps to smooth the cuticle, you can also expect soft-to-the-touch hair. If you tend to have frizzy hair like me, this extract will work wonders! It also promotes hair growth, meaning that with regular use, you will most likely have fuller-looking hair and benefit from reduced hair loss as well.
My new hair care routine with Garnier
My hair is looking better than ever thanks to the Garnier Whole Blends Castor Oil Remedy products I've had the chance to test out! I received the Whole Blends Castor Oil Remedy Restoring Shampoo, Whole Blends Castor Oil Remedy Restoring Conditioner and Whole Blends Castor Oil Intensive Care Restoring Creme. Garnier's Whole Blends range boasts formulas that are both nurturing and gentle, containing select ingredients, including sustainably sourced castor oil from India, and providing a truly sensorial experience in the shower.
Used together, these three hair products really pack a punch and they have made a world of a difference for me in a short amount of time! They are great at cleansing and conditioning and will help you get well on your way to fuller-looking and strengthened hair, especially if you deal with thinning hair. Since I go through phases when I lose more hair than average (including right now), I am hopeful that with prolonged use my new Garnier hair care routine will help remedy the situation.
Whole Blends Castor Oil Remedy Restoring Shampoo
This shampoo, as do all of the products in this line, smells SO amazing! It contains natural extracts and on top of castor oil responsibly sourced from India, it also contains Canadian maple sap (a truly beloved ingredient here in Quebec - we are the world's largest producer after all!). It lightly lathers and I really only need a small amount, making sure to give my scalp a thorough massage while working the product into my roots. With most shampoos, I usually need to do two hair washes for deep cleansing but find that I only need one application to get my hair squeaky clean thanks to this gem.
Whole Blends Castor Oil Remedy Restoring Conditioner
To bring back some shine and smoothness to my locks, I then reach for this fab conditioner. What I really like is that it is made with vegan ingredients and it is also paraben-free (as is the entire range). I only need a small amount and let it sit in my hair for two to three minutes before rinsing. I love a no-fuss conditioner that does not leave my hair feeling weighed down or on the greasy side and I am very happy with the results I achieve using this one from Garnier.
*Tip: Always rinse your hair with cold water to seal the pores and cuticles in your scalp and to add lustre while minimizing frizz!
Whole Blends Castor Oil Remedy Intensive Care Restoring Creme
I've been ending my hair washing routine with this leave-in conditioning creme to lock in the moisture after towel-drying my hair. What's great about this product is that you can apply it to wet or dry hair and it helps tame flyaways, which I deal with having wavy, unruly hair. It has a really sweet fragrance which I absolutely love! Not only that, but it helps with strengthening your hair as well as making it feel super soft and touchable.
The Whole Blends Castor Oil Remedy range can be purchased from your favourite retailers here in Canada, including Amazon.ca, Walmart and Jean Coutu.
Will you be giving the new Garnier Whole Blends Castor Oil Remedy line a try?
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*Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Garnier.