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Castor Oil Challenge

TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
I am about to start the castor oil challenge this upcoming friday and I wanted to know if any of you ladies have done it. If so what were your results and experiences and do you have any reccomendations for this challenge (tips and tricks).And if you haven't tried this challenge yet feel free to join me at anytime on this journey. Thanks loves :smilebox:
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  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    tell me, please, what is this about?
    I've been trying castor oil lately and I really like it.
    I've noticed it is thicker than other oils i've tried.
    When used to condition, it stretches (don't confuse with straighten) my curls a little bit, but nicely. Which is fine for me, since I did a big chop last month and like to think it is already growing jejeje.
    On monday I used it to style my hair. After cowashing, applied a little leave-in conditioner (knot-today) then I rub a little of oil in the palms of my hand and put it on my hair, right side, crown and back of my head, then left side.
    I was about to leave it that way, but I felt I needed a lil bit more of cond so I applied very little between my hands and ran it through my hair. then left it air dry.
    the result? WONDERFUL frizz free, defined, moisturized, beautifully bouncing curls. Even my boyfriend, who is in another city and saw me via skype that night, complimented my hair.
    and on top of that, it is very cheap here, the 2oz. little bottle is us$0.75 (I live in Dom. Rep)
    I am up to any challenge with castor oil. Specially if it onvolves growing, as I am growing my hair from a recent BC.


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  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
    The castor oil challenge is three months long. During those three months you should apply castor oil to your scalp and the roots of your hair at least three times a week (you can apply more often if you would like). During this challenge you should begin to notice thicker healthier growth. Of course results may vary.

    S.N. It sounds like this challenge should be a breeze for you and it looks like you have already begun to see some good results from using castor oil. :thumbleft:
  • MsbeautyboutinMsbeautyboutin Posts: 17Registered Users
    Count me in for a challenge. I just incorporated castor oil in my regime and absolutely love how my hair looks and feels. ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1351205176.073499.jpg
  • 7OH4_QC7OH4_QC Posts: 57Registered Users
    I'll be purchasing a bottle! This 4B is THICK, but healthy growth is always a plus. Is there a specific brand or content I should look for?
    *Newbie Trial and Error* ")

    Beauty In Kinks #704
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    ok girls!

    I'm totally in!

    I have a question TristanAmber, how should I apply it to the scalp? with my fingertips? with a cotton ball?


    :blob8:


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  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
    7OH4_QC wrote: »
    I'll be purchasing a bottle! This 4B is THICK, but healthy growth is always a plus. Is there a specific brand or content I should look for?
    *Newbie Trial and Error* ")

    Beauty In Kinks #704

    I will be using Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil but any brand of pure castor oil will work.
  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
    KellyB wrote: »
    ok girls!

    I'm totally in!

    I have a question TristanAmber, how should I apply it to the scalp? with my fingertips? with a cotton ball?


    :blob8:

    I would recommend using either your fingertips or an applicator bottle. Whichever is easier for you.
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    Yup. Fingertip or an applicator bottle. I use a clean mustard/ketchup squeeze bottle with the pointy tips. Also, you can try diluting it with a different oil if it's too thick and make it easier to spread. I used coconut and olive oil, which is also said to help with growth.
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    ok... I see...

    I can mix it with olive oil which I love, because Castor oil sure is thick. Tomorrow i'll get the mustard bottle, or try (as the storm Sandy had floded the island), but anyway, since I have used it on monday and wednesday, Let's consider we have started, shall we?

    :laughing8:


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    BC and CG since Sept.15.2012
    I like Tresemmé Naturals, Knot-today, Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/I][/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]
  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
    That's great! I'm very excited to get started on this challenge tonight. Also ladies don't forget to document your journey with photos if possible. I would also recommend doing a length check at the beginning of this journey to help keep up with progress.
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    ok.

    I have the applicator already. Something. How is the best way to make a length check?

    I took a curl from my nape, a lock from the crown and a curl from the front, and measured it with a ruler. is that ok?


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  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
    You can use a ruler or you can use reference points on your body. For example the hair from my nape falls about a half an inch below my shoulder and the hair in the front of my hair falls a quarter of an inch below my chin. Another method commonly used is using an old tshirt and marking on it where your hairs falls when you do length checks.
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    jajajajaja I just did a BC girlllll!!!!!

    The hair of my nape barely touches by back (shoulder) and the hair in the front with luck touches the tip of my nose. :p

    I'll write down the measurements in my "hair dairy"


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  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
    Congrats on your bc!!!! As your grows out this is a method you can use to mark hair growth. Look at it as a way to have the memory of and be able to see your hair journey.
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    I recommend you to read the "baggying" thread. It has information about growth and some tips we can include in our "castor oil challenge".

    My measures were 4 inches in the front, 4 inches in the back(nape) and 5 inches in the crown.


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    BC and CG since Sept.15.2012
    I like Tresemmé Naturals, Knot-today, Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/I][/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]
  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
    I love love love the baggying method. Since I am currently growing out hair dye this has aided in length retention and has kept my hair from breaking off. It is also great in keeping the ends of my hair moisturized.
  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
    I hope that all of you ladies are seeing great benefits from this challenge. In the week and a half that I have been using I have already noticed that my scalp is a lot less itchy and moisturized. This oil has proved to be a great sealant for my hair and is really growing on me.
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    YES it is an awesome sealant. I haven't measure my hair yet, since I decided to do it monthly, but I can feel it is thicker, stronger near the roots and people usually tells me "oh! your hair is growing!!" anyway I dont pay too much attention to that, since it is easy to see an afro bigger, than seeing long hair longer.

    The days I massage the castor oil I sleep with a plastic bag.

    :)


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  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    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?
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    My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

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    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

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  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    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?

    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.
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    I buy castor oil for hair in a department store, hair products department, but I am in the Dominican Republic.


    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]
  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
    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?

    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.
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    Thanks!
    [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!!!
  • BlackbanjogirlBlackbanjogirl Banned Posts: 227Banned Users
    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.
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  • TaReneeTaRenee Posts: 5Registered Users
    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. :toothy7:
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    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.


    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]
  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
    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.


    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.
  • B-Nessa11B-Nessa11 Posts: 1,050Registered Users
    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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  • TristanAmberTristanAmber Posts: 38Registered Users
    Hope everyone's challenge is going great. I plan on posting some curly hair pics soon ladies!!!!!!:iconbiggrin:
  • KellyBKellyB Posts: 68Registered Users
    Yieyyyyyy!!!! :D


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