Saturday, February 21, 2015

Castor Oil Hair Challenge| Update #1

I was a couple of days late beginning Hairlista’s Castor Oil Challenge but I am on a roll now. Reading about the benefits Jamaican Black Castor Oil is actually what prompted me to see how I could improve the health of my hair and it ultimately marked the beginning of my hair journey. But that was nearly 2 years ago, I quickly fell off the bandwagon back then because I could not stand the thickness of the oil. I don’t feel like I have many problem areas but overall, I just want to improve the health of my edges, my weird hairline, my barely-there eyebrows, and I want to see if the thin areas of my hemline will fill in.
I am in the intermediate level which requires me to massage castor oil in to my scalp for 2-5 minutes at least 2 times a week (I’ve been doing it about 3 times) and add a teaspoon of castor oil to my weekly deep conditioner. In addition to that, I massage castor oil on my eyebrows and lashes nightly.
The first week of the challenge I used the JBCO mixed with a few drops of tea tree oil. I found that the mix was too thick and made my new grow stick together which made it an issue when trying to detangle my hair. The next week I decided to touch up my roots, because of that I decided to thin the JBCO out by adding olive oil. It weighs my hair down a bit but I don’t mind since I am in buns majority of the time.
Here are some before and after pics:
I don’t see much of a difference in my edges or my hair line but I do see a slight difference in my eyebrows. The other thing that I like about this challenge is that my hair stays moisturized for a longer period of time.
To the ladies participating in Hairlista’s Castor Oil Challenge, have you noticed any visible changes in your hair?


  1. I've been slacking on using JBCO on my brows. I can see it has worked for you. Keep it up and you will see more improvements soon.

  2. I see the difference in your brows. Where do you get JBCO?

  3. Nice update. I can see a difference in your eyebrows already.

  4. I entered at the Advance level. The changes I've seen so far are softer smoother thicker hair. My hair is also holding moisture like a BOSS. I haven't felt the need to L.O.C nor use my steamer since I started the challenge bc the effects of the castor oil gives me the same results. As far as growth... like yourself I can only judge from my brows and lashes which are coming in thicker and appear longer.
    Your edges are actully filling in and your brows are thicker. Excited for the 3 months to be up already! lol

  5. Your hairline and brows are definitely thickening up! This is soooo exciting! Stick to it chica!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands