by Dr. Uzoma for Beauty 365
In January 2011, I got box braids and I was really excited because I hadn’t had them in a long while. I wanted a break from maintaing my relaxed hair. The previous time I had braids was in early 2008 and my hair did pretty well after taking them out.
That was not the case this time. My hairline was WRECKED and my relaxed hair was really thin and breaking. . .
I didn’t really know what to do so I covered it with weaves and wigs in an attempt to help it recover. That didn’t really help. It took about a year to grow out all the thin parts but my edges were still a disaster. I couldn’t wear my hair pulled back in a bun or ponytail like I often enjoy doing.
So, being the scientist that I am, I did some research on the Internet and found the blog, African Tresses. The author, Phro, discussed how castor oil saved her hairline and she even posted pics of the results. (Her blog is really informative. You should check it out.) She has a hairline challenge that lasts for 2 months.
So, I decided to try it. I thought the worse that could happen is that my hairline would remain the same. . .
My hairline recovered by leaps and bounds. By the end of the first month, I saw a tremendous difference. I could not believe it. I was truly amazed. By the end of the second month, my hairline had almost fully returned. I am not sure if it is the castor oil or the scalp massages or a combination of the two, but it really worked for me.
For the first month, I used regular drugstore castor oil (the one used as a laxative). For the second month, I used Jamaican Black Castor Oil by Tropical Isle Products. You can get details on it here I would wholeheartedly recommend this method for anyone suffering from these issues.
Here are photo the results:
Left Temple on Feb. 28
Left Temple on Apr. 28
Right Temple on Feb. 28
Right Temple on Apr. 28
What a difference!
Currently, I use castor oil three times a week on my scalp before I moisturize and seal my hair. It really helps soften my new growth. I also continue to castor oil on my hairline daily.
Have any of you had success/disappointments with castor oil and your hair?
Let us know in the comments!
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