Hey everyone, just thought I'd share a combination of things that seem to have stopped my hair loss and thickened my hair:
I've been experiencing temple hair loss for many years now (more so on the right side of my head). The hair around my temples and hairline were dying and took on a dry straw-like texture that would clump together and be impossible to comb out, even when I would come out of the shower. I was washing my hair with Head and Shoulders - Full and Thick and using a leave in conditioner called Shea Moisture JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL STRENGTHEN & RESTORE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER (this conditioner also contains peppermint and apple cider vinegar) I made sure to rub it into my scalp as well to help make my dry hair manageable, but I could see a thinning pattern forming from my right temple and cutting inwards towards the middle of my head (basically looking like it was drawing a line of where it wants my dying hair to fall out. I was also losing a lot of hair both in the shower and afterwards when trying to comb my hair.
4 months ago I started taking vitamin tablets called New Nordic Hair Gro. I purchased these vitamins at Costco. These vitamins contain a "tocotrienol complex" which has "shown to increase hair count and promote new hair growth. Tocotrienols, found in palm fruit, are known as “super antioxidants” and are speculated to reduce scalp inflammation and oxidation, which seems to be linked to hair loss issues." These vitamins are supposed to be taken for at least 8 months to see best results so I am half way through.
I also started taking NAC a couple weeks ago, 600 mg with dinner.
This combination seems to be working because the last couple of weeks my hairline has thickened up and the hair a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi there! This is my first time taking care of my skin as a guy and I'm a bit confused. I got the Cerave cleanser and Moisturizer. I'm trying to grow a full beard so I got Jamaican Black Castor oil for my bare face (sideburns area). I just want to know if I should use the JBCO before or after the cerave. I've also saw that I have to wash out the JBCO after 30mins so I'm not sure if I'll be washing off the moisturizer. Really confusing so if anyone can help that would be appreciated.
My hair has thickened over the last few months from HRT and I've been scrambling to find a stronger conditioner my finicky hair likes! I had pretty good results with the Sheamoisture's Black Castor Oil Conditioner, so when I saw this dirt cheap one ($8 per 12oz) I had to try it. Looking at the ingredients, it's definitely not a dupe, but they use a similar blend of oils.
First of all, the safety seal got stuck to the cap and I had I dig it off with a knife. The scent is a POWERFUL, slightly artificial grapefruit. It's so strong that merely picking it up makes my fingers smell for a few minutes. I don't care for grapefruit, but even if I did it the odor is cheap and a little offensive, definitely not for fragrance sensitive people! I really love the honey-cake(?) scent of Sheamoisture's, so this is a big letdown. On the plus side, it's far less gloopy and thick. Not off to a great start here.
I applied it to 2nd day hair (washed with JR Liggitt's jojoba and peppermint shampoo bar) using the squish to condish technique, let it air dry (I forgot to diffuse :P) and...
Even without diffusing, leave in, or styler, I'm getting great clumping and volume. It's a shame about the fragrance because I love this otherwise. I'll definitely finish the bottle but I might try to find a replacement after.
Hi guys, has anyone tried Jamaican black castor oil or just regular castor oil for hair loss?
If yes, does it work? How do you use it? Good ones in the Indian Market ?
Any help I can get on this would be appreciated! Thanks!
Ordered some jamaican black castor oil for my two strand twist starter locs, how do i use it and how often? Advice instructions and tips very much appreciated.
I see the Shea Moisture JBCO products recommended here a lot. I have thick-yet-fine, low porosity hair 2a-2c (sometimes a 3a in front if i'm lucky) which doesn't like a lot of product and often dislikes stuff with oil in - definitely no coconut! My curls fall out quite easily so i have to be careful not to overload them. Wondering if the JBCO is worth trying, but it's a bit more expensive than the stuff I usually use! So looking for info on which might work for me before shelling out. Can anyone else with similar hair type recommend the JBCO, and if so do you use the shampoo/rinseout/leave-in/other?
Current routine - low-poo with miniml aloe and grapefruit shampoo, condition with XHC banana conditioner (has some protein) then apply LA looks gel while soaking wet, scruch in upside down with microfibre towel then air dry or (gasp) dry overnight sleeping on said microfibre towel. Occasionally i diffuse on medium heat which tends to produce better and longer lasting curls but mostly i don't have the time/energy for it.
The XHC conditioner has made the best difference so far, it's now actually shiny where I have never had shiny hair before! LA Looks gel is a bit heavy/sticky though and I'm looking into alternatives (Superdrug mousse is on my radar).
Thanks in advance :)
I recently bought the shampoo and conditioner from Shea moisture since it was on sale. I’ve heard good things about Shea moisture so I thought I might try it out. However after showering I realized that this line is for 3a-4c hair. After showering my hair doesn’t feel any different just other than a bit more oily. I have really long, dry, and straight hair. I read online that straight hair falls out when using this shampoo and conditioner. I’m tight on money this month and I’m not sure if I should throw them away or if I should keep using them. If someone could tell me if the Shea moisture Jamaican black castor oil shampoo and conditioner can be used with Asian hair I would be very thankful.
Should it be used daily? Every other day? Once a week? I’m starting to get some dreads and it’s really really hard to brush them out to prevent them from forming. Need some help figuring out what products to use.
Has anyone used Jamaican black castor oil to help with re-growth? If so can I use it straight or do I have to mix it with coconut oil? I bought this one https://bswbeautyca.com/products/tropic-isle-living-jamaican-black-castor-oil Thanks :)
So I’m 17 and I’ve got a receding hairline and I’ve been trying so much to find something to do when I had found it. For this to work you have to have baby hairs where your hair is receding or thinning from. I’ve been using something called Jamaican Black Castor Oil and it is known to promote hair growth you can even check online. So basically you can get it in a bottle and the way I’ve been using it is just rubbing hard onto my edges as you need you blood to flow there aswell it helps and I leave it overnight and in the morning I wash it off and I’ve noticed after two weeks of use that my baby hairs are growing longer and are more noticeable which is amazing so this definitely works for me and you can try it aswell even with thinning hair.
I've had some scalp problems during this colder weather lol. I used to wear my hair in protective styles all the time but recently my scalp just gets so dry and flaky. Although I don't hear a lot about people using JBCO for my hair type. I've read it can be beneficial to any scalp lol. I bought a bottle and before buyibg it, I knew it would be too thick and waxy to apply easily. Not to mention the smell, it smells like oil after you've fried food in ir and little bits and pieces are starting to burn. I wanted to make something that is easier to apply, smells better, and I can use it in my ends too, not just scalp. My recipe is
6g Argan oil
4g Daikon seed extract
5g Murumuru butter
3g Bacuri butter
This can be made unscented, but it'll have a very sweet, earthy, smoky scent. It's a little weird imo. To make mine smell better, I used a single drop of orange blossom absolute, a single drop of a 10% jasmine absolute dilution, 5 drops of orange essential oil, and 5 drops of litsea cubeba. When I weighed out my fragrance, I added 2g of the 6g argan oil so disperse the fragrance better. I melted down everything else, stirred continuously going from countertop to water bath, countertop, water bath. When the mixture became viscous, like a lip balm consistency I added the fragrance/argan oil mix. I continued to stir for a few seconds, quickly mixed in a drop of vitamin E and poured into my 1oz tin.
The final product feels almost like thick petroleum jelly, but melts into a really slippy oil. It feels like it would be sticky, but the daikon seed extract makes it so fluid and beautiful when you melt it. And the ends of my hair have been loving the argan oil in this. The scent is very light, I wanted to use the smallest amounts of my absolutes because I am still learning about formulating with them and I know they have really low limits for dermal usage. You can definitely pick up floral notes, but it is also quite citrusy but still has that earthy sweetness from the JBCO and bacuri butter, it's just not so smoky now.
I think I've figured out what's been exacerbating my itchy scalp. At first, I thought I had a scalp condition, and eventually some of y'all suggested that I'm not oiling my scalp frequently enough. So, I have a mix of JBCO, olive oil, and vitamin E in a bottle that I use before I go to bed, and a bottle of evening primrose oil that I use in the morning. Out of all those oils, it seems to be that the JBCO is the one making my scalp itch. And when searching about it online, it appears that I'm not the only one who's experienced this. The oil mix I use at night actually doesn't have a lot of JBCO in it, maybe 1/5th of the bottle if not less. But when I say I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes and just scratch the heck out of my scalp, I'm not kidding. I use my nail beds to rub with but even that feels like too much when I feel how sensitive my scalp is afterwards. And in general, my scalp feels like it's waaaay too sensitive to the touch very often.
I thought that maybe I was allergic to the lavender in the Sunny Isle oil, but tonight I instead just used a bit of Tropic Isle red pimento oil and it has the same effect, although not quite as intense (hopefully proves correct if I don't wake up tonight with the dreaded itch). Have any of you guys had a similar experience with JBCO? I've only used it for a few months, maybe since Februrary consistently. But, I've used it on occasion for several months before then and thought I was just tripping when I thought it was making my scalp itch, considering that maybe I got leave-in on my scalp by accident or something (I've only been locked since December, but had itchy scalp problems since September or so). Also, if you guys have any recommendation on how often I should be using it, that would be welcome. I do not wash my hair often at all (going on 2 months, but will be washing soon) and am starting to think that maybe, even though it's diluted, I may be overdoing it.
Has anyone tried this?
Does it help the gains or is it just a good moisturizer??
How is it and would you recommend it?