Jamaican Black Castor Oil : How to Use

Jamaican Black Castor Oil has many varied cosmetic uses for the hair, skin and face. It can be used for hair growth, as a skin moisturiser, to grow eyelashes and can even be used to treat acne.

Use Jamaican Black Castor Oil for Hair Growth
Jamaican Black Castor Oil is used mainly to encourage hair growth and as a humectant (draw moisture into the hair)
Pre Shampoo Treatment
A preshampoo treatmnet ( sometimes called a pre-poo) can be done with Jamaican Black Castor Oil . Those of us with naturally dry hair which is more sensitive can experience dry scalp issues. A pre-shampoo oil treatment will protect your hair from being overly cleansed by the harsh chemicals in mainstream shampoos and being too clean. Over cleansing your hair with a harsh SLS shampoo can remove the small amount of natural oils our hair already has. Applying oil to your hair before washing  can help with detangling before washing it. Main stream conditioners for dry hair are usually made with either natural or synthetic oils. Oils are attracted to each other. The oils left over from your pre-poo will help the oils in your conditioner stay on the hair and take effect. 
  • Prior to cleansing or shampooing the hair, apply a generous amount to the hair, root to tip and the scalp. Massaging into the entire head.
  • Cover with a plastic cap and leave on the hair for at least 30 minutes
  • Some choose to cover the plastic cap with a hot towel or hair dryer allowing for better penetration
  • Others choose to leave the oil in overnight
  • Shampoo and Condition the hair as normal
Encourage Growth By Using Daily
  • Use small amounts of Jamaican Black Castor Oil by Massaging the oil into your scalp daily.
  • An applicator bottle can be an excellent way of getting this oil to the oots of your hair, particularly for those with thin hair or very long hair.
  • Apply to a clean scalp. Applying the oil to a dirty scalp can hinder rather than encourage growth as bacteria and funghi wil flourish in a dirt and oil. Apply to freshly or at least recently washed hair.
  • Make sure to adopt a good wash regime and wash this oil out of your hair every few days especially if you are using the 100% pure oil.
Daily Maintenance
  • Soften Hair  and give your hair Shine by using Jamaican Black Castor Oil
  • Apply Daily to the temple or crown area to help soften the hair. This part of the hair is very prone to breakage from daily styles like a slicked back pony tail or excessive combing. Castor Oil is a humectant and draws moisture into the hair strand. The dry hair on he temple and crown will benefit from a little extra maintenace by applying this.
  • Apply a small amount to the strands to give the hair a little added shine!
Hot Oil Treatment
  • This treatment is best done when ou have time, on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Place the oil in a sink with warm water, this will slowly heat the oil. You do not want it to be too hot as it will scald you on application.
  • Lightly Wet your hair
  • Massage a generous amount of the oil thoroughly into in your hair and scalp so that all your hair is exposed to the oil.
  • Put plastic cap on your head and wrap a warm towel around it or sit under a hair dryer if you have one available for 15 – 30minutes.
  • Shampoo
  • Condition (you can also add a bit of castor oil to your conditioner too)
  • Style as normal
Deep Conditioning Treatment
  • After Shampooing the hair towel dry
  • Add a tablespoon of Jamaican Black Castor Oil to your deep conditioner as a moisturising agent.
  • Spread throughout your hair and gently detangle
  • Wash Out
Seal in Moisture on the ends of your hair
  • Applying an oil after moisture prevents the moisture leaving the hair strands easily
  • Moisturise the hair as per normal
  • Rub a small amount of Jamaican Black Castor Oil into your hand and spread it into your hair an along the strands (to avoid the greasy heavy feeling only a small amount is required)
  • Mix with Grapeseed or Jojoba Oil so it is not as thick. Foutain Jamaican Black castor Oil is a wonderful leave in and is great for his purpose and also has a refreshing odour.
Protecting Your Ends Pre Relaxer (Chemical Processing).
  • This helps prevent overprocessing as the hair is coated and protected by this thick oil.
  • Prior to the relaxing process. Apply a genrous amount of the oil to the parts that have already been relaxed or chemical processed.
  • The oil will coat and protect the hair and help stop the part of the strand that has already undergone the relaxing process from being relaxed again

Use Jamaican Black Castor Oil on EyeBrows and EyeLashes

Jamaican Black Castor Oil can also be use to help your eyebrows and eyelashes to grow. You may need to re grow your eyebrows after years of over-plucking or you may feel that you could benefit from thicker eyelashes.
Try  Only use the 100% pure oils for your  eyebrows and eyelashes. Try not to get this in your eyes as this can cause irritation. This must be done carefully.
  • Cleanse your face removing any dirt or makeup
  • Apply a little of the oil to your eyebrows or a very small amount using a cotton bud to your eyelashes before bed.
  • DO this as you would for applying any type of eye makeup, but do so as not to get it in our eyes.
  • Use a clean tissue or cotton bud to remove any excess oil.
  • Leave on overnight and cleanse your face in the morning

Use Jamaican Black Castor Oil to Treat Acne
Jamaican Black Castor Oil can also be used to treat  acne. Jamaican Black Castor Oil has been known to help reduce sebum production which is linked to the causes of acne without drying out your skin. Here is a simple method for those of us with busy schedules.
  • Do this every night for 4 weeks
  • Wash face with warm/hot water to open the pores with our normal cleanser. (If you have more time you could steam your ace for several minutes and then wash with warm water)
  • Apply the Jamaican Black Castor Oil sparingly to the face before bed
  • Leave this on overnight, try sleeping on your back so that the oil doesn’t immediately get rubbed off
  • When you wake in the morning your skin should have absorbed the castor oil and it should not feel greasy or oily.

Recent Conversations

Hi All,

I had two of the most bizzarre conversations whilst on my way out in the last two days.

The first was with a caucasian friend who commented that she had to get her hair dyed this evening. Off hand I causally commented "Is that not your natural hair colour?" and the look of embarrassment on her face was identical to the one I would have had when colleagues would say to me "Isn't that your real hair?". I was absoloutely flabbergasted at how embarrassed she was, she quickly laughed it off and changed topic but it was amazing to me how personal a question that was. I had no idea that "white girls" got embarrassed about that kind of thing. Dye commercials etc are common place around us constantly, I didn't really think it would be a problem to ask something like that. Obviously I was mistaken and it was akin to asking a black girl "Is that your real hair", which I think is quite a personal question. I do have a friend that will tell everyone that will listen that she is wearing a weave, but most girls I know dont really mention it unless asked and their caucasian counterparts just assume that this is your hair.

The second conversation was this morning walking through that horrible weather we had. It was a drizzling a bit and I waved to a neighbour who immediately started to explain, although I hadn't asked, why she was wearing a rain hood. Her hair although blond and straight was in reality brown and curly!, though I had never seen it in this state. And if the rain got on it, it would be twice the size by the time she reached work!! Again I was astounded that she was so embarrassed by her hair that she felt the need to tell me this. To be quite honest if it had been raining a little bit harder I would have been running for cover myself. Get my hair wet... I don't think so. She then proceeded to tell me that she woud love to have hair like Tina, my neighbour on the other side who had long blonde straight hair, exactly like the hair I thought this other neighbour had, so that she didn't have to constantly straighten and thin hers with special scissors.

Cor Blimey I thought I had problems.

This idea that its just black women who are ashamed of their hair and cover it up because they want to be white is in my opinion a myth. All women have issues with some part of their bodies and none of them are happy with their hair. Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow is a slave  to hair straightening irons. Frankly we are all, Black, white, japanese and indian trying to live up to some arian ideal. Blonde flowing hair like Miss Piggy.

This is just my personal observation but it is reinforced for me daily, that this isn't just a problem that black women face! But that we should all be happy with ourselves.

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity!