I get a lot of comments & questions about my hair. “How does it grow so fast?” “What do you use to style it?” “What’s your secret?”
The truth is, I got desperate. By 23 I was bleaching my hair blonde & thought I was never prone to hairloss because of my middle-eastern background (known for being hairy & all lol)
So here I am, 23 & blonde, where I noticed I was losing more hair than I was growing & gone was my long waist length hair, because of all the breakage, & was left with shoulder length hair. You can say I had an early mid life crisis. Every shower I was pulling out more & more hair to the point where I had to cry to my mom about my fear of going bald early lol. Yep.
Gone were the days where I would snap hairbands because my hair was so thick. I was finding handfuls of hair down my sink every shower because of all the styling & dying. Tried every hair mask & treatment but none of it worked.
When I was younger, I used to dye my hair at any opportunity I could get. Whenever my stepmom would head to the hair salon, I would beg my dad to let me get mini highlights too. I always wanted to be a few shades lighter than my own natural black hair. That’s definitely where it all started, middle school. Anyway, fast forward to 23, I sat myself down lol, & made the decision to go back to black & never dye my hair again.
Until one day, my mom suggest using castor oil. A little backstory, my mother is an esthetician who has some knowledge on beauty & skin. So anyway, she gave me one of her bottles of cold pressed castor oil & to town I went! I was not into the idea of slathering my hair with oil but I was desperate. My first try, I learned how thick castor oil is & that I put way to much oil into my head that I was a greaseball for days loll. my second try, I mixed it with some coconut oil to help with the thickness & over using just to get it on my head. Let’s just say I wasn’t convinced or impressed.
It took me some day but I figured it out. After sharing on Instagram about my journey using castor oil, an Instagram follower of mine actually suggest I use Jamaican Black Castor Oil, which is much more powerful & organic than the cold pressed I was using. Jamaican Black Castor Oil is much thicker & harder to get on your scalp by just applying it with your fingers, so I invested in some glass syringes from amazon, & once a week I started applying targeted spots on my scalp using the syringe!
Let’s just say, it’s been a game changer ever since. I use this thing on everything! My eyebrows, eyelashes, hair, I put it everywhere. Fast forward 3 years, I grew my hair back to my waist & it is much fuller than where I was at 3 years ago. I no longer fear going to the hair salon for a haircut because I know my hair will immediately grow back.
Here is what you will need to get your hair care station set up:
- 1 bottle of Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- 1 syringe (helps pull up the oil & apply it directly to your scalp)
- Virgin coconut oil
Once a week, leave this mixture on for about 30mins to an hour & then SHOWER! 🚿
You can do this once a week, once every two weeks, or once a month. But do it! It’s all organic & healthy, with no alcohol or fragrance (which is so damaging & in most hair treatments), & a guaranteed way of growing back your hair.
Let me know your thoughts about castor oil or any other hair growth secrets you have!!
It’s been a pleasure 🙂