Tuesday, 15 January 2013

6 Month Castor Oil Challenge



Don't wait till your hair gets like this before you act. ACT NOW!!



Love, love, love your hair! Loving it will make you take better care of it. Any reason why you shouldn’t? Patience is key when it comes to growing our hair longer because of the fragile nature of kinky hair. I started out by challenging myself to stop some bad hair care practices. 

I stopped using the small blue tail comb to comb through my hair! I bought myself the biggest comb I could find. I went on to leaving more than 4 weeks between relaxers and relaxing new growth only. Then I continued to protective styles where I combed my hair only twice or thrice a week or got braids. I stopped straightening my hair for months except once recently to straighten my 3 month new growth. I bought better hair products....a little difficult if you are on a budget but I estimated that since I did my hair at home since I embarked on this journey, it comes to almost the same since I don’t have to pay for salon services unless for braids and relaxer services. 

All the above have help to retain more length and thickness but some more will do....lol!! I have been using castor oil in my hair but don’t really have it as a staple in my regimen. Castor has germicidal, insecticidal and fungicidal properties, and cleans the scalp to help protect it and hair from infections which cause hair loss thereby speeding hair growth. It nourishes the hair and prevents the scalp from drying out as it is a humectant. It is believed to thicken hair within 3 to 6 months of its use. 

Here comes a 6 month challenge for all who want thick gorgeous hair!! 

 Begins: 1st February, 2013                       Ends: 1st August, 2013 

Products to use: 100% pure Castor Oil (can be found in most pharmacies) or Jamaican Black Castor Oil (Call distributor on 020 8304396)



Levels
 Basic Level:  Apply Castor oil to the scalp twice a week and massage it in for at least 5 minutes.
 Intermediate: Apply Castor oil to the scalp 3 times a week and massage it in for at least 10 minutes.
 Advanced: a. Apply Castor oil to your scalp every other day. Use sparingly and massage it in for at least 10 minutes.
b. Add 1 teaspoon of Castor oil to your deep conditioner weekly with heat and rinse thoroughly.

Please Note: Take Before and After comparison photos at least monthly as there will be a selected winner at the end of the challenge with the most improved hair i.e. increased thickness, length etc. JOIN NOW by commenting under this post stating your level and product you will be using!!

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeers!!

23 comments:

  1. This is so coincidental cos i just sent you a mail about jbco. I'll be in the advance.

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  2. I would like to participate in this challenge. opting for the advanced level.

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  3. I would like to participate in this challenge. opting for the advanced level.

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  4. Woooooooooow!! You're in! Enjoy this challenge just as I will and then we can check in results at the end of each month.

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  5. I commented yesterday but it didn't show. Am joining at the advance level and with jbco.

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  6. Been using it for almost a year now and yes it works! My hair is much more thicker. I nominated you for a Liebster award so please pass by my blog when you get time

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  7. Thanks for the nomination!! (wink, wink, wink)...lol!! I'm honored and deeply humbled!!

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  8. I will be using the 100% pure castor oil. I actually have a bottle now. Since my scalp itches anytime I use the castor oil, I mix it with some coconut oil before applying to my scalp.

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  9. good to know der r pple in Ghana who are concrned abt healthy hair care practises. New to your blog but love it already. kudos to you.

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  10. That's cool Anita!! Coconut is a great oil too!! Thaaaaaaaaaaaaanks Maame! Hope to impress you guys some morw. Working hard on my writing skills alongside my hair care skills!! Cheers!

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  11. good work stella im a ghanaian n based in europe n i started my healthy regimen dec last yr n have been using queen,s greenhouse effect n it realli works i just came across ur blog today

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  12. thanks dear!! i'd been using it too for a while but im doing it every day now cos i see that it really works wonders!!

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  13. Trying 2 get one nw. Am shoulder length nd would really luv 2 get 2 mid back length.I really hope it works. I have really flat,scanty hair and I still need 2 grow my edges but let's see if I have a chance.

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    1. Great to know you will give this a try...I was neck length not too long ago. You will definitely grow your hair and edges long with time. Just be consistent, reduce the number of times you relax per year, don't comb hair roughly and protect your ends. You will do great!

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  14. Hi Stella!

    Thanks for the useful information. Quick question; After applying the castor ooil at night do you wash it out the following day? or can you leave it in?

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    1. Oooops, missed this one. No, I don't wash it out. I just use a little so it is not oily at all.

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  15. Hi Stella How did the challenge turn out?

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    1. It turned out great...made a lot of progress but had to trim due to breakage. But my hair has grown right back. I still use black castor oil everyday to massage my scalp.

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  16. hi im from jamaica and i was gonna start my castor oil challenge with my mom new yrs but i will wait and start february with you guys im need the motivation i'll be in the advance

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    1. Sure......great step. But there really is no need to wait. You can start anytime......all the best!

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  17. Hi All.... I'm from Jamaica too and believe me....castor oil works!! :). On another note....this site is so informative...I have found hair heaven lol.

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    1. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, thank you so much. Doing the best I can!

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  18. Hey great stuff.... just a quick mention though..
    if you naturals out there want some castor oil recipes for hair growth check out this extremely detailed information on 15 castor oil hair growth recipes. with directions and the right proportions of the products to use.. ALL HOME MADE!
    ...it just goes to show what you can find if you dig deep enough...
    http://blackgreenandgold.com/grow-your-hair-faster-15-jamaican-black-castor-oil-hair-growth-recipes/#comment-8
    Share it with a friend… even if he/she is not in at Castor Oil challenge

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