Hairlista Castor Oil Challenge Check-in | 1 Month

Friday, February 27, 2015

It's been 1 month since the Castor Oil Challenge began (January 25th) on I entered the challenge at the extreme level which requires you to:
  • 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 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.

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?

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  1. Hey Val, I saw a Youtube vid about the wonders castor oil offers for keloid types of scars and other scars that involve a lot of hardened scar tissue. This is presumably due to its ability for deep penetration through multiple skin layers? I have problems with this and just wanted to know your opinion.Also, can I buy any brand or is there something special about black castor oil?

    1. Hi Victoria, Castor oil does wonders for all types of issues, scaring included. Are you worried about it penetrating into the skin? I don't think you should be concerned. Castor oil is a natural oil that won't do any harm to your body. I add it to my skin lotion for extra softness and moisture. As for the brand, you can get any type of Castor Oil that is 100% Pure. I prefer Jamaican Black Castor Oil due to its purification process.

  2. Hi! I'm in the Castor Oil Challenge and I'm doing the Intermediate Level! I just join 2 weeks ago (February 9th) and I must admit I'm doing great! I think my hair grew since I started and my hair does feel thicker. I have 4 more weeks to go before I relax my hair. So I'll know for sure if I retained length. I'll still be doing this even after the challenge!

    1. Yay!! Congrats on joining the Challenge :) I'm happy to hear your staying on top of your castor oil regimen and already noticing a difference in your hair. That's the best part! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Hi Sunshyne, I just joined the challenge about 2 weeks now. I don't always remember to oil my scalp during the week but I prepoo with black castor oil (I'm a Jamaican living in Jamaica so I get the real home grown product no chemicals added), and add it to my deep conditioner - my hair always feels full, soft and fluffy when I'm done. I just started my hair journey in January and am only 4 weeks post relaxer so I'm not quite ready to do a growth check yet....I'm hoping to go at least 10 weeks before my next relaxer and am looking forward to great results.

  4. I started the health hair journey 5months ago n bcz of d jbco my hair is getting long fast n thick. I started journey cz my hair used to break sooo much n after 5months theres minimum breakage and im so happy with my regiment. Thank u

    I started my HHJ in february so i started this challenge late, maybe a 2-3 weeks after it started, but I can honestly say that there is a change with my roots. I relaxed in February 19 and I just feel like my roots have like volume or have raised .. iunno how to describe it but i love it. I oil my scalp with this daily, seal my hair with this and add this to my deep conditioner. Im trying to relax again by May and expecting a CHANNNGGE !! Definitely will continue this even after the challange is done. but I do have a question for you if you dont mind me asking :) ** my name is Naomie by the way, don't know how to display my name aha :)


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