Castor Oil Challenge Part 10 Results - My Edges Are Coming Back!Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Where O' Where have my edges gone? Correction - just the right side! Hairlistas, I must confess, my edges on the right side has slowly thinned out without me even noticing. It was only until one random day in early September 2015, I noticed that my edges on the right side was so see-through. I was shocked, scared and worried all in one breath. I had no idea what may have triggered it, maybe stress? tight bunning? Who knows! With that being said, I was quickly inspired to start the Castor Oil Challenge Part 10 with the goal of growing out my edges, hairline and nape in 3 months (September - December 2015).
I joined the Castor Oil Challenge at the Extreme Level which required participants to:
- Apply Castor Oil to the scalp every other day followed by a scalp massage (2-5mins focusing on damaged areas)
- Adding 1-2 tsps to a weekly deep conditioner
Because I designed this challenge to be "open", meaning participants could use any mixture of Castor oil they desired i.e. Castor oil with coconut oil, Castor oil with Rosemary etc. as long as it had Castor oil in it, I opted for the Tropic Isle Living Strong Roots Red Pimento Oil and the Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil with Rosemary - instead of pure JBCO. This combination seemed much more rigorous in promoting hair growth.
I mixed the two products together to form 1 oil that I would apply to my scalp/edges/hairline every other day. I'm happy to say that I was quite disciplined in sticking to my regimen. I oiled and massaged my edges for 2 mins with the pads of my fingers in circular motions.
Here are my "Before" and "After" pictures:
It's much fuller and stronger than before. It doesn't feel fragile like before either. Please excuse my hair in the December photos - I took down two flat twists so my hair was slightly wavy in the front. Now I can grab the hairs on the right side easily as it gathers together better in my fingers.
Moving forward, I plan on doing loose buns and wearing my hair down more to lessen any possible strain on my edges (both left and right). Though I'm not where I want to be yet with the overall look of my edges, there is still more work to do, this is progress! I guess this what hair journey's are all about :)
How was the Castor Oil Challenge for YOU? Share your experience below.
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