Phytospecific Revitalizing Oil with Castor Oil

What is it: A not-so-spendy, moderately viscous hair serum, ($30) for dry scalps and drier ends. African American hair types, or even those with thick, coarse, naturally curly hair will appreciate the deeply conditioning treatment designed to soften the frizz and brittle.

Why it matters: The formulation has Castor Oil among other carriers. The Vitamin E rich oil also acts as an anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial oil, which is needed for any pesky hair ailments. The one thing that thicker hair doesn’t want is the over saturation of products, which will only serve to weigh it down and make the locks look greasy. A small cupful of this oil actually softens on the spot and has enough slip to allow you to comb it through entirely.

Why it impresses: Luster is increased. This effect is caused by Castor Oil’s ability to coat the hair shaft, sealing in moisture and creating a silkier surface. For the kink-concerned, the strengthening effect Castor has on hair follicles can stimulate hair growth in cases of alopecia, or hair loss. Corn Germ, Peanut, and Sunflower oils round out the roster while added wheat proteins and soybean lipids help repair split ends frayed from your monthly dry bar blow-outs. And, for those of you detesting the ploy of florals or Lavender, rest easy. The oil has virtually no scent at all. A quick, 30-minute soak and 2-shampoo rinse leaves hair so manageably soft, you’ll want to shoot a Pantene commercial with all that salon-worthy bounce. If you dare, try an overnight with a plastic cap and, back with what I'm sure will be bangable hair!

The Final Word: Misbehaved tresses have met their match.