My success: I must say, I'm very proud at how consistent I've been with applying my JBCO to my scalp every other night and adding it to my deep conditioners. I tend to apply my oil in the night so that my hair can absorb it while I sleep. However, at the end of the day, when I'm so exhausted, it's such a fight to pull myself into my bathroom and get it done. It's definitely a challenge. So I'm proud of myself for that.
- Apply Castor Oil to your scalp every other day
- Add 1-2 tsps of Castor Oil to your deep conditioners
- Seal with Castor Oil, after moisturizing (optional)
My struggles: The shedding! Though I'm not too concerned with it, I have noticed that it has increased over the weeks. Since I've been participating in the Castor Oil Challenge (dating back years), shedding has always been a symptom of mine. I never get alarmed. I just monitor it and if it happens to get out of control, 99% of the time it doesn't, I'll do a quick Black Tea Rinse and it will begin to decrease. Since I don't remove shed hairs often, that could also contribute to the increased amount of hair I see. I'll keep an eye on it!
Overall thoughts: I'm very pleased with the amount of new growth I'm seeing thus far. It's so soft and fluffy. I haven't run out of any product - thank God! My stash (2 bottles) is still going strong. I think it should last me until the end of the challenge (April). Also, my hair is retaining much more moisture too!! Based on my new growth, I may have to move up my relaxer date :)
Are you in the Castor Oil Challenge? If so, what level? How's your hair doing?