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.


martelless said...

hi is there much different between ylang ylandg and tea tree oil to mix with jbco as i suffer from acne on my shoulder's and dry skin i have tried so many different product's but it dosent seem to shift, i have brought jbco and looking to treat my shoulder's and face, thank's

AfroDeity said...

Both Ylang Ylang and Tea Tree are effective essential oils for treating acne. (Other oils are neroli and patcholi) Ylang Ylang is effective in treating greasy, oily skin. It reduces oil production and fights bacteria to reduce and prevent the appearance of blemishes and acne.
Tea tree oil is an antibacterial and antimicrobial oil that works to clear acne by killing off the acne-causing bacteria and microbes on the skin. It is best to dilute tea tree oil to 5% as it is quite a strong astringent.

Doing the treatment above with the Ylang Ylang JBCO and then using a moisturising tea tree face wash the following morning could be helpful.
If you are still experiencing problems it is probably best to see a dermatologist if your acne is severe.

AfroDeity said...

Alternatively to the tea tree face wash you can find a beautiful tea tree floral water spray available on the AfroDeity Store:
and a whole range of all natural sls and paraben free facial products including an aloe and lavender healing gel: