Castor Oil and My Hair Transformation

My hair has never been easy to manage. This might come as a surprise to those who know me now but my hair has always needed lots of tender loving. About two years ago, it was in a really bad shape that I was quite alarmed. It stopped growing completely and had extreme breakage.  My first step was to stop using heat and do protective styles. I did this for quite some time but wasn’t able to restore my hair health.  My cousin who happens to be a stylist once had told me about the benefits of castor oil and I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try it. I am so glad I did because my hair is now completely transformed.

Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Jamaican Black Castor oil


I apply Castor oil, Coconut oil, Olive oil, organic unsalted butter(Ghee- my scalp gets so dry) over night or at least 3 hours before washing my hair. Recently I am noticing that when I wash my hair I have thick new growth and I make sure I detangle my hair. The next step is Roller setting helps which actually softens my hair and I would I just flat iron the roots. I have heard that this is not good for your hair but I don’t do this often. The reason why I only straighten my roots is because of the thick and curly new growth that I have and also this helps my curls to last long.  This whole process takes me about 3 hours but my hair style lasts at least two weeks.  You can also add jojoba oil and argan oil to treat your hair but I believe that the castor oil is the key.  The first thing I noticed was that my hair got so much volume. It is now shiny and headed to healthier state. I try to use this oil once a week but whenever I wash my hair I mix it with the above mentioned oils to treat my hair. Castor oil is very thick and mixing it with coconut or jojoba oil makes it easier to apply.

Journey to healthy hair
5 days after I styled my hair.


Hair loss or damage can be due to some underlying health condition that needs to be resolved. Taking supplements such as Biotin, multi-vitamins as well as natural oils helps you achieve healthy hair.

Jamaican Black Castor oil


16 Replies to “Castor Oil and My Hair Transformation”

  1. You have beautiful hair! I also had problems with my hair the past year it was falling out like crazy and I started taking vitamins, the shedding stopped and recently I started doing protective styles.


  2. I really loved this post. Sometimes people see you with your lovely hair but they know nothing about the heartache you go through to get it that way! I also went through some challenges with my hair but I think I have got over it now. My only problem is the one or two grey ones creeping up on me. Thanks for sharing and good luck.


    1. You are absolutely right. I get lots of compliments now but it took me a while to get here. It’s not sometsomething that happens over night it took me months of consistent work to achieve what I have now.


    1. Castor oil has omega-9 essential fatty acids that help hair growth. By messaging the oil in to your scalp you enhance blood circulation to your follicles. My hair was damaged and looked dull but not it is dark black. After the first use the first thing I noticed was my hair got volume. As mentioned in my post health and diet is also important in the condition of your hair. It took me a couple of months to notice a noticeable growth in the length of my hair but I am sure if ali had used it consistently I would have seen much better results.


  3. Someone suggested castor oil and bought it a while back and I saw that it was so thick, I thought it would not be easy to wash it and have never used it. I am so trying it by mixing it with coconut oil which i also bought but never used, thanks for sharing Rahel!


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