Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by BlackGeisha, May 30, 2010.
Checking in: still applying 2x/wkly and adding into my DC's.
Still going strong! I apply every other night
...i almost forgot! here are my progress pictures from the first 6 months using jbco.
Checking back in....Its been 5 days since I twisted with CO and my hair is still soft and moisturized....
checking in still using but increase it to almost everyday (lightly)
I'm totally in, is it ok if we use the lavender black castor
here's my starting pic taken July 2nd
Yes I remember and of course you can join! Registration for this challenge is still open. lol @ registration!
Hi thanks for joining, lavendar castor oil is fine.
as for me I'm still applying my castor oil 2X's a week. I also use my castor oil for weekly hot oil treatments, and I add castor oil to my weekly moisturizing DC.
How much do you add to your moisturizing cond? I've never really mixed oil in my dc b4
Checking in. I'm still applying to my scalp every other day. My scalp is still itchy tho :-( I really think I just need a new scalp. But I'm going to start adding it to my deep conditioner, which by the way is Island Naturals. I like it wayyyyy better than AOHSR.
Grow wanted to know how my stretch was going so I'll share w/ everyone. I usually relax every 8 weeks and I wanted to try to stretch a little longer. Well I'm currently at 10 weeks I'm trying to get to 12 weeks so I have 2 more weeks to go. Instead of relaxing at 8 weeks I did a BKT and a length check like 2 weeks ago.
Here's pics of my new growth it's really pretty smooth @ 10 weeks :
I have 1 more pic to add but it's taking long to load, I'll add it as soon as it loads.
In 2011 I'm going to try to aim for 16 weeks.
These are the tips "Grow" gave me last challenge and it really worked here they are again if any one is curious to know:
Grow: some things that i'm finding are really helping me with this stretch are, strangely enough: yogurt and banana baby food, buttermilk, oil rinses, ceramides, baggy bunning, cowashing, and dc'ing overnight on "dry hair".
the oil rinses make detangling easy to do because it coats the hair to keep it soft.
once the water has softened the ng through the cowashing, applying the JBCO (sometimes i mix it with EVOO or a ceramide like hemp oil, just to thin it out a bit) with an applicator bottle directly to the roots of the hair really locks that moisture from the water in and makes the hair incredibly soft.
the protein in those (and the moisture from the bananas) really help the ng and that all important "line of demarcation", which always needs strengthening.
^^ I'd love to play and have a shot at winning the bottle of oil but I can't keep this rule. I have a naturally oily scalp and can't put added grease or oil on it, but I love this stuff on my hair. I'm a new convert but I don't want to be without it going forward.
Good luck to everyone in the challenge. I'll watch on the sidelines for results.
I called myself mixing my castor oil with olive oil today...epic fail. Stick to what ya know...
lol! did you have an oil slick on your head?
Thank you. I now have an at home nurse. I'm a little better now.
I'm still loving my jbco. Oiling the left side as usual. I don't know what took me so long to try this stuff.
Yes! A super oil slick. Thank goodness I'm due for a co-wash tomorrow.
i'm so glad it is working for you, BlackGeisha!
yes, your hair looks INCREDIBLY SMOOTH for 10 weeks post!
thanks for re posting those tips (can ya believe i had forgotten some, lol!), because when i didn't write that when referring to "the protein in those" i was referring to the things in like : yogurt, buttermilk, and baby food.
you are getting great results and this is wonderful inspiration in moving forward!
I usually don't measure, I eyeball it but if I had to make an estimate I would say I use about a teaspoon.
Pls count me in. Its my first castor oil challenge. I recieved my order yesterday and applied it this morning. I will be mixing it with Nutiva coconut oil
here is my starting pic
BlackGeisha your new growth looks delicious- congrats on the stretch. There was a time when I used to relax at 5-6 weeks before LHCF, now that seems so crazy to me. While I am stil not a stretcher like some on this board, I never relax before 10 weeks, usually I make it to 11 or 12 weeks.
Would you say that you are texlaxed? ALso, how do you wear your hair daily, protective styles, etc?
I'm in. I'll post a pic later.
I'm in. Pic in siggy. Is there anywhere locally to find the large bottles of castor?
Hello and welcome!
Try a a store like Whole Foods or any similar organic food store. You can also try a store like Vitamin Shoppe or similar.
I would say it is a little straighter than texlaxed but not bone straight, I use a regular lye relaxer and I follow the instructions on the specified time to leave it in (15-20min) and it never gets bone straight. It comes out somewhat wavy and that's fine w/ me it helps me keep some thickness. My ends are bone straight though from b4 my hair journey I'm gonna cut them off little by little.
I usually do pincurls at night and in the morning I put it in a cute pin up style for work. Some times I pull it into a high pony tail w/ the curls hanging down. I also do Bantu Knots and braid outs, I'll usually pull it into a cute updo or a high ponytail.
I rarely wear my hair out when I do the high pony tail it's like once a week.
I hardly ever wear the pin curls, bantu knots or braid outs loose I usually pin them up. I like having the curls or waves cuz it just looks like I spent more time on my hair than I actually did and it's much more interesting than just pulling it up in a bun.
Recently I've been wearing a high bun similar to how a ballerina wears her hair b/c I'm trying to stretch.
sorry I wrote an essay lol!
Thanks for the detailed response BG- your hair is gorgeous. I absolutely love hearing what people's reggies are, lol. Thanks for indulging me.
I'm still applying my castor oil. Just checking in. Latest progress pics in my siggy
I am still using my BCO pomade. I am going to use it up, then start back with my regular cutenss castor oil mixture. I am glad to everyone doing will with their HJ. I invited some others to join in. Hopefully they will stop by.
i've been rinsing or cowashing my hair every day, so now (at least while it's so hot), i've been putting jbco on my scalp (just like when i used to oil my scalp with pomade) every single day!
it really feels good and it's not too much either, surprisingly, although i'm sure the constant contact with water keeps it from getting to be too much.