Hello Saints! When I started my healthy hair care journey I was not too knowlegable about oils for the hair. In fact the only oil I knew about growing up was grease. The only grease I really remember seeing used in my house was Blue Magic or Royal Crown Hair Dressing. Now after a year of being on a hair care journey, I have almost become an oil junky! There are some oils I have still yet to test out but there is no rush there since I am pretty content with the oils I am currently using in my hair care. One being Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I knew about castor oil but have NEVER heard of black castor oil. Honestly what I did know about castor oil was it was used as a laxative and to help induce labor (I do not know if it works for labor though). I did not know that it could be used for the hair. Now that I am continuously researching on how to properly care for my hair as well as my family's hair as a whole, I started to see castor oil and black castor oil appear.
I started using JBCO almost a year ago when I needed some assistance with growing my edges back in when pretty much my whole hair line broke. My edges suffered the most. I came across Hairlicious and read about how JBCO can help with thickening and promoting growth of the hair. There after I began to Google and Bing about all the benefits of JBCO and where I can purchase some. Here are a few benefits or using JBCO:
- hair and scalp conditioner
- skin moisturizer and healer
- massage oil for aches, pains, fibroids and lumps in the breasts
- a powerful laxative
- first aid for cuts, wounds and burns
- locks moisture in hair
- helps hair grow longer, stronger, thicker and healthier
- helps protect skin from bacteria, yeast and fungus
JBCO is a very thick and rich oil so I personally use it on my scalp only. It can be used to seal in moisture for the hair however my hair is too thin to use it as a seal. It will weigh down my hair however I LOOOOOOOOVESS it as a scalp oil. I have to admit I need to mix it with castor oil to cut it because of the potency of JBCO. It made my scalp itch but that is not from any reaction or irritation. I have learned that JBCO draws out toxins from the scalp and upon the toxins making contact with the scalp it will make it itchy. No biggy though!
I purchase an 8oz bottle of JBCO at Amazon.com for about $15 with shipping. Shop around though for the best prices with shipping. I faithfully use it twice a week to oil my scalp as an overnight pre-shampoo treatment the day before my wash days. It has really helped thicken up my thinned out hair and softens my new growth. That is really important for me since I stretch several months between my texlax treatments. This oil is an absolute must have for me. I am very thankful for learning about it and reading so many encouraging blogs about how well JBCO works.
I pray all is well with everyone this day. As always, stay near the cross. You never know who you may meet there. Be blessed Saints! :o)