Hey Beauties! I’m in week 9 of my castor oil styling challenge, and its going great! I’m seeing thicker hair strands, little to no dandruff, which is awesome during this cold winter season. I have gain quite a bit of length as well. However, I hate length checks because I don’t want to dwell on that. I want the health of my hair and scalp to be the important factor in this challenge.
If any of you beauties are thinking doing this challenge, here are some helpful tips that may help.
KNOW YOUR HAIR TYPE.
Before you decide to participate in the castor oil challenge, you first need to determine your hair type. Those who have fine, thin and straight hair can take advantage of castor oil because it can add volume to their hair. Those who have curly or kinky hair are much more prone to hair breakage, but castor oil can help protect against this. Castor oil can help kinky or curly hair retain more moisture, making it more manageable and less prone to damage.
My hair type is thick/course 4a/4b. When styling I like to use a spray bottle mix with water and aloe vera juice, then apply the castor oil for styling. This method helps me with finger detangling, or detangle with a comb.
IS YOUR HAIR DRY/NOT DRY?
You also need to determine how dry your hair is. Those who have dry hair often benefit more from the challenge, since castor oil hydrates and moisturizes hair. Those who have naturally greasy hair might want to refrain from using castor oil, since this will only make their hair look greasy.
If your hair is normal, meaning well hydrated and moisturize and still want to do the challenge. Try mixing one of these light weight oils with castor oil. Such as coconut oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, evoo, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, etc.
WHY TRY THE CHALLENGE?
Before you decide to take the castor oil challenge, it is helpful to learn the reasons behind why castor oil is so good for the hair and scalp. If you suffer from a dry scalp or dandruff, applying castor oil can get help rid of your scalp problems. Those who suffer from thinning hair, or even baldness, can also reap benefits from castor oil, since castor oil can actually help your hair regrow. Castor oil can even help thicken sparse or thinning eyebrows and eyelashes. Another use of castor oil is to make gray hair appear darker.
Because castor oil contains vitamin E castor oil also has the ability to moisturize your hair from roots to tips. The amount of time that it takes to complete the castor oil challenge is enough for you to start seeing real results and improvements to your hair and scalp.
Hope this helps!!!
Thank you all for your support! 🙂