All hair maniacs know the properties of castor oil very well. There is no other, such effective oil used to boost hair growth. It is worth looking for it in hair care products or use it on its own. Keep on reading to discover the best ready-made cosmetics with the content of this precious oil.

Very popular and inexpensive oil does not have to be a popular component of hair products. Producers like to reach for oils that are considered to be luxurious, exotic and expensive, such as the ultimate favourite: argan oil. That is why it might seem problematic to find a very good conditioner or a blend of oils with the content of castor oil.

The search has ended with revealing four favourites:

No 1 Nanoil For Low Porosity Hair

Hair oil developed by world-famous specialists. Its composition is based on nine best-absorbed natural oils for the hair – natural and safe. It is perfect for low porosity hair – it does not weigh it down. Nanoil for low porosity hair works deeply, provides complete protection, maintains proper hydration level, facilitates styling and combing, accelerates hair drying time, and coats strands with fresh aroma. It has a light consistency, so it quickly penetrates hair. The black bottle is not only elegant but also handy. The dark glass protects the natural formula from spills and harmful sunlight. Moreover, the handy pump improves efficiency, so 100 ml of the cosmetic is enough for at least a few months of regular use. Nanoil for low porosity hair is the care and protection at its best.

Nanoil Hair Oil For Low Porosity Hair

What does it contain?
Castor oil, argan oil, cupuac oil, monoi oil, shea butter, coconut oil, cedar nut oil, babassu oil, maracuja oil, vitamins A and E, provitamin B5, natural UV filter, hair loss inhibitor and baicapil (soya and wheat germ extract).

No 2 Hollywood Beauty Castor Oil

Hollywood Beauty Castor Oil hair mask is a popular hair product among many women worldwide. It is designed to boost hair growth, however, it has a very underperformed formula. The biggest concern is raised by one ingredient – mink oil. The consistency of the product allows to apply it only in small amount to the roots of hair. Remember that it is hard to wash it off, however, it is really effective when it comes to boosting hair growth. It does not provide as complex care as other, lighter or richer oils. Nevertheless, its low price is very competitive.


What does it contain?
Vaseline, castor oil, jojoba oil, paraffin wax, safflower oil, lanolin, cocoa butter, aloe vera extract, mink oil and vitamin E.

No 3 JMO Hair Texturizer

John Masters Organics Bourbon Vanilla & Tangerine is a cosmetic for shaping and fixing hairstyles. Styling cream, which increases volume, resilience, shine and tames unruly strands without the effect of oily scalps. It is designed specifically for styling hair but not suitable for systematic hair care. Unfortunately, it is very expensive, because for the jar with a capacity of 57g, you will pay as much as for a full-sized hair oil with much better performance. In the composition we can find more essential oils than valuable ingredients, although it is a natural composition.


What does it contain?
Castor oil, glycerin, shea butter, sorbitol, panthenol, vanilla oil, orange oil, tangerine oil, grapefruit oil, rosemary oil, sunflower oil.

No 4 Ziaja Intense Colour Hair Mask

One of the cheapest hair masks that is, unfortunately, not available in all countries. Concentrated formula has a low pH, which positively affects the structure of hair throughout its length. Simply apply it for 3-5 minutes and thoroughly rinse. It is enough for the product to reserve the colour, protect, moisturise and nourish hair. However, for such a low price, it will not be an intensive or an in-depth treatment, but rather superficial. Ziaja Intense Colour Mask is medium efficient, therefore the capacity of 200 ml of the product will not last long enough. It is especially recommended for colour-treated and damaged hair.


What does it contain?
Castor oil, sunflower oil, panthenol, silicones and cosmetic alcohols.

Finally, it is worth mentioning some more important information on castor oil. Why is it recommended for hair care? How did it happen that it came from pharmacy to our cosmetics? What are the properties?

Castor oil – cosmetic properties


Natural castor oil has antibacterial properties and is a strong antioxidant, thus effectively combats the signs of skin ageing. It is one of the best natural toners. It cleanses skin of impurities and toxins, nourishes, moisturises, softens and eliminates irritation. It is advisable to use castor oil for acne because it limits its occurrence.


Castor oil is well-known for its properties responsible for rapid hair growth. Applied regularly to the roots (in combination with another, light oil applied to the full length) strengthens and thickens strands with results in the growth of “baby hair”. Castor oil can darken and polish hair as well as retain the moisture inside.

Is castor oil harmful?

No. Although the castor seed that exudes castor oil contains poisonous ricin, we will not find it in any cosmetic. After cold pressing, castor oil is boiled with water, which allows the decomposition of the toxic component.

What does castor oil contain?

Ricin is not the most important ingredient in castor oil, although the Latin name might suggest it. Ricin will not be found in any cosmetic based on castor oil, but it contains more than 80% of ricinoleic acid (unsaturated). It is accompanied by trace amounts (no more than 10%) of other acids: oleic, linoleic, palmitic and stearic acids. Castor oil has also vitamin E.