How to use Jamaican black castor oil.
Edited 6th January 2015
Jamaican black castor oil is a type of castor oil which is prepared by using a Jamaican ancient method. It contains a lot of fatty acids and phytochemicals which are believed to offer many skin and hair benefits. According to many scientific sources, it is the only known source of a fatty acid called ricinoleic acid, an omega -9- fatty acid. This fatty acid nourishes the hair and is also said to kill some viruses and fungi. As these micro-organisms have been linked to some causes of hair loss, it can therefore contribute to hair growth. It is also said to retain moisture in the scalp thus preventing dry scalp.
I discovered Jamaican black castor oil online in 2010 when I decided to grow my hair. So many people were raving about it and I decided to give it a try too! The thickness of my hair greatly improved but I fell off using it for the most of 2011 – 2013 and my hair wasn’t as thick anymore. I reintroduced it into my regimen in 2014 and I think my hair is better for it.
I usually use the Lavender Jamaican black castor oil (Lavender JBCO) and Jamaican black castor oil with argan oil serum instead of the regular plain JBCO. I apply the Lavender JBCO on my scalp on Friday night (with coconut oil + hemp oil on my hair strands). I leave this overnight and wash it out in the morning. I follow up by deep conditioning my hair with my regular deep conditioner. After rinsing out my deep conditioner, I apply Jamaican black castor oil with argan oil serum on my scalp and leave this in.
However, those are only 2 ways to use it. Other ways to use Jamaican black castor oil include:
– use it as a prepoo oil alone or mixed with another oil (e.g coconut oil) or conditioner. Apply heat. I would advise you mixed it because JBCO is pretty THICK and VISCOUS.
– mix it with your protein conditioner and apply heat;
– mix it with your moisturizing deep conditioner and apply heat;
– use it as a sealant after moisturizing your hair. (Use it sparingly because it might weigh your hair down too much)
– use it as a scalp oil during the week.. Be careful though because it’s very sticky and can weigh your hair down too much. (That’s why I only like to use it when I deep condition! Besides its sticky nature, I love it so much!)
|Taken October 2010 (just a little below the shoulder)|
|Taken March 2011 (Just at the level of the armpit! Yay!)|
P/s: If you’re in Nigeria and you want to give this Jamaican black castor oil a chance, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org OR simply go to The SIZZELLE ONLINE STORE to place an order. Thanks.
Some of my old videos on how I used JBCO in the past.
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