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Never tried castor oil. Why not buy a sample size of each to try,see what suits Elasticizer I buy the litre and lasts a year. I apply it to unwashed hair,overnight. Wrap in a warm towel for a while and then just sleep with elasticizer in. John Lewis sell the litre size and usually goes in jan sale
A main ingredient in Elasticizer is castor oil. I was a long time castor oil user, then bought a pot of Elasticizer and then discovered it was the same bloody stuff, just with extra gloop and perfume! So I went back to saving my money
I found the problem with castor oil is that on my fine hair it was too much and I couldn't get it out, it made it very limp.
I like elasticisor, but the big difference I have found it a root booster from Waitrose Richard Ward, keratin bulking spritz, spay a couple of sprays at the roots and my hair looks so much fuller without any stiffness. A few people have commented on my hair recently and I think it's that I can style it properly now.
I just applied it directly. It is quite thick, so if I was feeling energetic I heated it slightly first to make it a bit runnier. It definitely took a good couple of goes of shampoo+rinse to get it all out though as prettywhiteguitar says.