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 was...lol!
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 http://www.oilsfromjamaica.com/.