Please help! Growing hair thicker and longer

BlaurrBlaurr Posts: 44Registered Users
I think I have 3a/3b hair and I'm African American but everyone says they think I'm Hispanic because of the quality and thinness of my hair. I've been trying to grow my hair for year and I've recently started putting Jamaican black castor oil on my scalp and massaging it in everyday for 3 days. I also added some to my conditioner and it has made my hair softer. Does anyone have any other tips I can try? I'm fed up with my just barely shoulder length, thin hair. My goal is to have thick, full mid back length hair. And so far it seems impossible! SOS! Help! I've attached a picture on my hair currently and my goal. ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1350508411.957758.jpg ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1350508456.251179.jpg

Comments

  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    growing mine as well. any tips! would be appreciated


    Texture: Coarse / Porosity: High / Elasticity: Low / Curl pattern: 3b - 3c
    BC and CG since Sept.15.2012
    I like Tresemmé Naturals, Knot-today, Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/I][/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]
  • ShayShampagneShayShampagne Posts: 114Registered Users
    Castor oil
    Jamaican black castor oil

    Sent from my SCH-R720 using CurlTalk App
  • MsbeautyboutinMsbeautyboutin Posts: 17Registered Users
    I must agree any type of castor oil is what is needed.
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    Great!
    Im already trying castor oil, and it does wonders when I use it to style between two layers of leave-in conditioner on my wet hair.
    thank you!


    Texture: Coarse / Porosity: High / Elasticity: Low / Curl pattern: 3b - 3c
    BC and CG since Sept.15.2012
    I like Tresemmé Naturals, Knot-today, Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/I][/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]
  • ShayShampagneShayShampagne Posts: 114Registered Users
    Yep, I'll be getting some soon so I'd like to hear some great reviews

    Sent from my SCH-R720 using CurlTalk App
  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    I don't use castor oil so I don't know the consistency of that oil but I would highly advise NOT to put oils on the scalp especially if you do not plan on washing it out soon. Oil clogs pores which hinders hair growth.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    kurlygurly wrote: »
    I don't use castor oil so I don't know the consistency of that oil but I would highly advise NOT to put oils on the scalp especially if you do not plan on washing it out soon. Oil clogs pores which hinders hair growth.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2

    It just depends on your hair and what oil you use, because I massage avocado oil into my scalp twice a week and it helps growth tremendously. BUT, I have a pretty dry scalp without it so stuff absorbs quicker. I wash my hair every sunday and unless I'm going crazy with the hair butters I don't have build up from it. :)
    tumblr_mfb2v27JpJ1qfxenmo1_250.gif
    Big Chop: 11/25/09
    Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
    SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
  • MaggieTMaggieT Posts: 178Registered Users Curl Novice
    I have very fine 3b curls and found that castor oil was too thick. It kind of caught on my hair, causing me to lose more hair to breakage.

    I have, however, had great luck using ayurvedic oils on my scalp. Right now, I have one from Banyan Botanicals that's bramhi (Indian herb) mixed in coconut. They make the same herb in sesame, also they make a bringaraj oil (supposed to be very good for hair).

    I don't know if this is helping my hair to grow yet (time will tell), but it is giving me a healthy scalp, which has to be good for something!

    Hope this helps.
    --
    3b, fine, medium density, normal porosity
    Wash: Deva No Poo, sometime Phytojoba, Avalon lemon when needs clarifying
    Rinse-out: Deva One Condition, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening, Phytojoba (kinda heavy for my hair but good noisture)
    DT: CJ CCCCL, or KCKT
    Leave-in: Phytokeratine, CCCCL
    Styling: Deva Coconut Supercream or their Wave Maker with a little CS over the top
  • BlaurrBlaurr Posts: 44Registered Users
    MaggieT wrote: »
    I have very fine 3b curls and found that castor oil was too thick. It kind of caught on my hair, causing me to lose more hair to breakage.

    I have, however, had great luck using ayurvedic oils on my scalp. Right now, I have one from Banyan Botanicals that's bramhi (Indian herb) mixed in coconut. They make the same herb in sesame, also they make a bringaraj oil (supposed to be very good for hair).

    I don't know if this is helping my hair to grow yet (time will tell), but it is giving me a healthy scalp, which has to be good for something!

    Hope this helps.

    Thank you so much. I'll look into those.
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    Ya regular caster oil helped make my hair thicker but not so much longer...I kind of stopped using it because I wanted longer hair not thicker!

    Maybe vitamins will help?
    I think these made my hair grow longer or I ate healthy for my hair to be healthy;B-complex,Flaxseed Oil
  • BlaurrBlaurr Posts: 44Registered Users
    Johari wrote: »
    Ya regular caster oil helped make my hair thicker but not so much longer...I kind of stopped using it because I wanted longer hair not thicker!

    Maybe vitamins will help?
    I think these made my hair grow longer or I ate healthy for my hair to be healthy;B-complex,Flaxseed Oil

    Thank you so much
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    No problem,I'm not sure of any name brand products but I've good things about Wild Hair Growth Oil and DooGro or Dr.Miracle but I didn't use them long enough to see results.I wanted fast results and when I didn't see that I thought I wasted my money and stopped using them.
  • BlaurrBlaurr Posts: 44Registered Users
    Johari wrote: »
    No problem,I'm not sure of any name brand products but I've good things about Wild Hair Growth Oil and DooGro or Dr.Miracle but I didn't use them long enough to see results.I wanted fast results and when I didn't see that I thought I wasted my money and stopped using them.

    I do the same thing but I've been thinking about buying the wild hair growth oil.
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    Johari, do you know if there is a significant difference between castor oil and the laxative kind?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]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!!!
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    No what is it?
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    I looked at Walgreens and found the castor oil but it was in the medicine section. The only ingredient was 'Castor Oil Laxative.' I didn't know if it was safe to use on my scalp, though.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]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!!!
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    A diarrea of hair strands in your scalp, maybe?

    That's exactly what we are looking for!!


    Texture: Coarse / Porosity: High / Elasticity: Low / Curl pattern: 3b - 3c
    BC and CG since Sept.15.2012
    I like Tresemmé Naturals, Knot-today, Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/I][/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    KellyB wrote: »
    A diarrea of hair strands in your scalp, maybe?

    That's exactly what we are looking for!!

    Lol! I think I'm going to try it!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]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!!!
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    well i'll take my chances 
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    KellyB wrote: »
    A diarrea of hair strands in your scalp, maybe?

    That's exactly what we are looking for!!

    Lol! Laughing so hard right now! Hubby giving me strange looks :)

    I haven't tried castor oil, but I do see it as an ingredient in many of my favorite products. Does it make a big difference to use it as a straight oil treatment?
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    I am on a Castor Oil Challenge right now with some girls from this forum. There's a thread about it around here. We started less than a month ago and I am seeing results. My boyfriend told me just about 30 minutes ago he could tell I have more hair and it is definitely longer.
    I invite you all to see the thread and the techniques we use to apply the castor oil onto our scalps.


    Texture: Coarse / Porosity: High / Elasticity: Low / Curl pattern: 3b - 3c
    BC and CG since Sept.15.2012
    I like Tresemmé Naturals, Knot-today, Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/I][/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    Ya mines seemed to get thicker
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    I looked at Walgreens and found the castor oil but it was in the medicine section. The only ingredient was 'Castor Oil Laxative.' I didn't know if it was safe to use on my scalp, though.

    That's the one I use. I haven't tried the others, unless you count BB Castor Oil Lotion, which I didn't use long, but I like it.

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file