How I use it: Take a small amount and rub between palms to distribute a thin layer over hands.. then smooth it on the the length of my hair focusing on ends. I also add a good amount to my deep conditioner mixes.
Why I like it: It's the only oil that actually leaves my hair feeling soft. I know oils do not provide moisture (rather they seal in the moisture), but my hair always feels moisturized after using this stuff. I also like it because a little goes a long way, and an 8oz bottle can last for a year or more. Castor oil is also known to thicken the hair strands.
I finally got my hands on another bottle of this stuff today. I ran out a couple weeks ago and didn't get a chance to replace it. Glad I did :) This is a staple.
Regimen + Goals
My go-to protective/low manipulation styles: buns, braid-outs and halfwigs. In 2012 I want to start experimenting with more heat-free styles. I air dry most of the time and flat iron for length checks only.
I'm currently midback length (MBL) and actively working towards reaching waist length by my graduation in mid-2012.