My hair has been damaged for so long I honestly was giving up hope spending all of my money on these products that didn't live up to its name and gave me only temporary fixes. But castor oil is a miracle worker, it has strengthened my hair, made it more fuller and softer! Especially on my ends where there is the most damage. I would recommend you applying this on your dry scalp and a little on your ends and cover your hair up with a plastic bag and a scarf and sleeping with it overnight make sure not to get it on your pillowcases because it stains if it leaks through! And in the morning wash it out with shampoo 2x or until clean and follow up with conditioner and I'm telling you!!!! You will be a new woman/man!