Monday, August 19, 2013

Hair Journey Update + Adding Castor Oil

 Hey Ladies
I’m back atcha with a hair journey update! I haven’t done one in a while huh? For the most part, I kept a weave in all summer. I knew with my hair transitioning, the heat and humidity would have my hair looking a hot mess, so I opted to keep it in a protective style! I do have a confession though, I relaxed my edges lol! I HAD TOO, they would not stay down for the world, I didn’t want to be that picture fail “Brazilian weave with African edges” lol. So yea, I relaxed them!
When I took my weave out on Friday, I noticed my hair had grew a lot. I guess it is true; before getting a weave it’s essential to trim your ends because your hair will grow longer and healthier while braided.
I decided to try something new this month, I’ve been looking at the benefits of castor oil on hair and thought I would do a 30 day challenge with it. I opted to using regular castor oil rather than Jamaican black castor oil because after reading MANY reviews, many said it did the same thing and they all received positive results.

The benefits of castor oil on hair:
 Aids in healthy hair growth
 Helps thinning edges and alopecia
Adds shine
Treatment of dry scalp and dandruff

I mixed my castor oil with coconut oil and will be oiling my hair 2 or 3 times a week nightly. I also will be mixing it with a deep condition that i will be doing once a week. 

So far I’m enjoying my mini scalp massages and I’ve learned a little goes a long way! Hopefully this new concoction will be my holy grail allowing my hair to grow longer and healthier!

Right now for shampoo I’m using Petal Fresh Rosemary & Mint shampoo and Shea Moisture African Black Soap Balancing Conditioner for dry & itch scalp, which I am in love with BTW.

So I definitely will be keeping you all up to date!

Thanks again ladies, are any of you using castor oil, how is your hair benefiting from it?