I’ve been writing a lot about hair issues recently because they have been my main preoccupation. As I mentioned here, after my pregnancies I lost a lot of hair and had to deal with my hairline literally receding. Fortunately, by the time my son turned 1 I had most of my hair back although my mane never recover its full thickness in the front.
The first time I suffered from postpartum hair loss, I only used the Ducray Creastim anti-hair loss lotion to help my hair grow back. But this time around I decided to strenghten my hair growth regimen by alternating Black Castor oil with Creastim and, only a few weeks in, I am already seeing a difference.
What is castor oil?
Castor oil is a rich and thick oil coming from the pressed seeds of the castor oil plant. This oil that is great to help your hair, nails or even eyebrows grow quick and strong. Black castor oil is popular in the caribbean and comes from the roasted seeds of the castor oil plants. It is darker than the normal castor oil. I am currently using Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor oil with Lavender. After a few weeks of application the new hair on my edges is soft and hydrated and my scalp is supple and nourished. I suffer from seborrheic dermatitis, a common skin condition that causes the scalp to feel itchy with flakes and irritation, and the black castor oil seems to keep the irritation at bay.
I initially used the original Jamaican black castor oil but wasn’t too fond of the smell, so I decided to try the version with Lavender essential oil and I am absolutely loving it. My hair is growing strong and healthy and I plan on continuing with this regimen for at least 6 months. It works but I know it will require patience and perseverance.
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