Sunday, April 8, 2012

Castor Oil Challenge Update-What I've Learned So Far

On April 1st I took pictures and measured my hair to document the progress made since starting the castor oil challenge on March 1st. I haven't experienced much growth in the first 30 days which I wasn't surprised by however, I was disappointed in the fact that my hair hadn't grown the average 1/2 inch that is expected in a months time. So I had to think about how I've been caring for my hair and check myself on the areas that I've been lacking. Many of you know that my business partner and I have been extremely busy fulfilling orders for ReVe' Essentials and unfortunately that has resulted in me neglecting Belle (my hair). Not only have I skipped out on many a moisturizing session which is part of my regular regimen, I hadn't been following the requirements for the castor oil challenge. 

Seeing how much my hair suffers from lack of attention I have vowed to turn things around going forward. For the remaining 2 months of the challenge I will make sure that I am using my JBCO and Red Pimento Hair Growth Oil from Oils from Jamaica as I should. While I have been applying JBCO to my ends and using the Growth Oil on my edges and on the crown of my hair I can't swear to meeting the 3 times a week requirement. Another goal I had set for myself but have not been successful at accomplishing was to do scalp massages 3 days a week. So I've officially been checked and will be making some changes to my schedule to accommodate Belle. Last month she was trying to run away from home so I have to work hard to build our relationship back to where it!

Below are my measurements for April 1st. It looks as if I got about 1/4 of an inch growth in most areas.  I won't be posting the pictures of my hair as you can't notice much difference from last month.
  • Back Left-7 1/4 inches
  • Back Right-7 1/4 inches
  • Front Left-6 1/2 inches
  • Front Right-6 1/2 inches
  • Front Center-7 3/4 inches 
  • Crown-7 3/8 inches
Here are the two types of castor oil I will continue to use. Both can be purchased from Oils from Jamaica at

Thank you all for reading and I will back next month for my May 1st check-in and hopefully I will have some better results!!


  1. Nice article!You better take care of Belle!LOL!I know you've been busy;but maybe you can DC or pre poo while filling the orders.

    1. yea, I have to work something out before she leaves me for good!!!