Castor Oil Challenge

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Ooh, this sounds fun! I'd love to join but does anyone know where I can get castor oil? Is it sold in stores or just online?
Originally Posted by ElizabethFaith
I just get the plain ones from Walgreens that are used as a laxative, but you can also get it at other stores cold-pressed like GNC.
I buy castor oil for hair in a department store, hair products department, but I am in the Dominican Republic.


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Ooh, this sounds fun! I'd love to join but does anyone know where I can get castor oil? Is it sold in stores or just online?
Originally Posted by ElizabethFaith
You can purchase this oil from many health food stores and also I heard you can purchase it from some liqour stores. However since I am kind of lazy and sometimes don't like driving from store to store looking for certain items, I just ordered mine from amazon.
Thanks!
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There are a lot of castor oil creams and such. They do also contain other oils and ingredients, though. I wouldn't use castor oil straight. I like Kelly's idea of mixing it with olive oil. OO is NOT for everyone, though. It's very acidic, and I've heard it's not good for type 4s at all.
Sounds Great! I am in... I just did my big chop on October 30th.. and since then I have massaged Jamaican Black Castor Oil into my scalp at night... I'm doing the GHE Method.. so I also moisturize my hair and seal with coconut oil (lightly) then place a shower cap and scarf on top of it ... Can't wait to see my growth.
Well, when I learnt the amount of olive oil my hair stands, It has done wonders. Castor oil is too thick, although rub some castor oil in my hand and apply to wet hair and let it air dry works very well for me.

I couldn't help myself and measured yesterday jajajajaja, it has grow a little. Last time I measured it was 5 inches on top, a little bit to 5, but I considered it 5, yesterday it was past 5.

Im liking this a lot.


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There are a lot of castor oil creams and such. They do also contain other oils and ingredients, though. I wouldn't use castor oil straight. I like Kelly's idea of mixing it with olive oil. OO is NOT for everyone, though. It's very acidic, and I've heard it's not good for type 4s at all.
Originally Posted by Blackbanjogirl

Try diluting the castor oil with a lighter oil such as sweet almond, grapeseed, or jojoba oil. This will give the castor oil a much lighter consistency and can help you avoid using olive oil.
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I like using castor oil straight up. My hair is pretty thick so it can handle the heaviness. I actually like it cuz I can really feel the oil going from my fingertips to my roots/scalp. I'm also using it on my daughters hair. Her hair is really fine but when I use just a little and part through her hair its fine. And her hair is sooo soft once it soaks in! I'm basically using it on her so her hair will thicken up on the right side.
It also it softening up my ends a whole lot. I'm wetting my hair a little in sections, putting a small amount of shea moisture, and then some castor oil. I twist the chunk and let it soak in then take it down and do my mini twists. Mmmmm my hair feels so good....LOL. I just wanted to tell y'all that.
Also I tried mixing it with coconut but I didn't like the smell. It doesn't smell bad, but not all that. I guess I like them separate

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I'm in! I am using the Home Health Castor Oil. I plan on starting tonight!
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My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
welcome aboard.

I have notice I shed more than usual the next day when I am washing my hair. Why do you think this could be happening?


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welcome aboard.

I have notice I shed more than usual the next day when I am washing my hair. Why do you think this could be happening?
Originally Posted by KellyB
Try using a little bit less of the oil. As much as I hate to say it there can be too much of a good thing. Also do you co wash often. If so it might be time to use a clarifying shampoo to get some of the build up off of your hair. Co washing is great for natural hair but every now and then it's great to start with a totally clean slate.
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Okay, it's day 2. I've been applying it every night to my scalp. I don't see any new growth yet! *keeping my fingers crossed*
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My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
Count me in. I'm on day 3 and yes JBCO WORKS!! I took this pic on Saturday.

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Congrats ladies!!!!!! I have been using JBCO for a couple of weeks and i have noticed growth. My hair finally falls below my shoulders when curly.
Count me in. I'm on day 3 and yes JBCO WORKS!! I took this pic on Saturday.

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Originally Posted by GoldenBlaze
Wow, GoldenBlaze, that is amazing! How are you applying the oil? I kind of need some tips!
Curly and PROUD!!!

My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
Count me in. I'm on day 3 and yes JBCO WORKS!! I took this pic on Saturday.

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Originally Posted by GoldenBlaze
Wow, GoldenBlaze, that is amazing! How are you applying the oil? I kind of need some tips!
Originally Posted by ElizabethFaith
Just part of my normal routine. I use a color applicator bottle that's half JBCO and half coconut oil/tea tree oil and jojoba oil. I just take the applicator bottle and run it through my head. Then I massage it in my scalp with my fingertips. I do this when I get up and when I moisturize before I go to bed.

Last edited by GoldenBlaze; 11-19-2012 at 11:26 PM.
Ok I just ordered some JBCO - hoping to speed up my hair growth from all the hair I lost after my son was born. I've read that since its thick, it's good to mix with jojoba, sweet almond etc type oils. My question is, which oil do you mix it with and why. If someone can point me to an article or another resource to read up on which oils offer what, I can hopefully find an oil that works for me.

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