Great responses for the past few weeks to the check-in questions, and fabulous results were shared with us in the length check photos.
Remember, official competitors are required to log into the site and respond to at least 10 of the 13 weeks of check-ins we’ll be doing the challenge. For each check-in you will post your answers to a few questions, or share your thoughts on a situation we’ll present for discussion.
My personal favorite and highly recommended choice for castor oil is Simply Organics Jamaican Black castor oil, the one with the lavender scent. It absorbs easily into my skin, and has never irritated my scalp. I use a small amount and massage it into my scalp before bed; the lavender scent is very soothing and pleasant.
The winners of the Back to the Grind Castor Oil Challenge will receive a prize pack containing a variety of products from Simply Organic Oils including oils, conditioner and shampoo!
Castor Oil for Hair Split Ends
Castor Oil can help control split ends if used as a conditioning treatment; its full of nutrients which prevents hair breakage like Vitamin E, essential amino acids, and Omega 6 fatty acids which penetrates damaged and dry hair, smoothing out the rough cuticles and helping the hair retain moisture. Moisturized and strong hair does not break or split as easily.
Castor Oil for Overall Natural Hair Health
Castor oil benefits the hair in many ways as we’ve described. The oil is a natural emollient which moisturizes both the hair and the scalp. One of the main benefits of castor oil for hair treatments comes from the oil’s properties – it’s a fabulous sealant which locks in moisture to prevent the hair from becoming dry and brittle. When you use castor oil for natural hair care it will leave your hair soft, shiny, smooth and very manageable.
Using castor oil for natural hair care is a great idea as it also nourishes and moisturizes the scalp. Castor oil is known to encourage hair growth and improve hair thickness, while strengthening hair follicles and nourishing the roots. Using castor oil for natural hair ensures the hair roots and follicles receive all of the minerals needed for hair growth. Castor oil is a natural anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent and it inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi on the scalp. Using castor oil for hair care will therefore help to keep infections at bay which cause itching, flaking, scaling and hair loss.
Summary of Castor Oil Benefits for Natural Hair
- Encourages the growth of thick luxurious hair
- Prevents thinning of the hair
- Treats premature balding (alopecia)
- Moisturizes the hair and scalp
- Improves blood circulation
- Nourishes the hair and hair follicles
- Prevents and treats split ends
- Prevents the growth of bacteria and fungi
- Treats dandruff
- Prevents drying out of the skin in the scalp
- Darkens the hair
- Improves the uptake of nutrients
- Minimizes hair damage
- Softens the hair
- Makes your dry natural hair shiny
With all the benefits derived from using castor oil for natural hair — ranging from using castor oil for hair growth, hair re-growth, split ends, hair loss, hair shine, hair darkening and over all hair health, there is almost no other product like it in the market with all these benefits and no known negative side effects.
Week 8 Check In Questions
Answer these questions in your post below to officially “check in” as we conclude week eight of the Back to the Grind castor oil challenge.
- From your experience, how does castor oil compare to other oils you’ve used? Please share the names of the oils you’ve tried in the past or currently use and how castor oil is different.
- Have you shared information about your castor oil journey with others? What was their response?
- Name three things you’d warn a new natural about who either just made the switch or is considering making the switch from the creamy crack?
That’s it for this week. We’ll be checking the post and noting who “checked in” for the “Back to the Grind” castor oil challenge on our spreadsheet. If you have any questions about the castor oil challenge, feel free to post them here. Someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Category: Castor Oil Challenge
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