Afro hair has a tendency to be dry, which is exacerbated by a structure that can make it difficult for substances to properly penetrate both the scalp and the ends of the hair. Most commercial hair products are bad for Black Afro hair as they contain petroleum-based polymers, silicones, synthetic chemicals and artificial colours that can cause scalp problems and hair loss
Jamaican Castor Oil is known to cleanse toxins from the scalp, eliminate dry flakes, nourish and thicken the hair, stimulate hair growth, moisturize dry and damaged hair, and protect both hair and scalp from infections which hamper hair growth.
Authentic traditionally made Jamaican Castor Oil is made using roasted Castor beans prior to extraction; this creates a natural occurring activated charcoal. For centuries natural charcoal has been used for the treatment of ailments and injuries. It is the safest means of removing toxins from the body.
The Omega-9 fatty acids in traditionally made Jamaican Castor Oil will nourish the hair and prevent the scalp from drying. The anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal properties of Ricinoleic Acid contained in traditionally made Jamaican Castor Oil will protect the scalp and hair from infections thus stimulating healthy hair growth.
The addition of the word “Black” is a new phenomenon. Traditionally made Jamaican Castor Oil has always been darker than “refined” Castor Oil from other regions of the world. Refined Castor Oils have been boiled to extremely high temperatures and then chilled to very low temperatures and bleached. This makes those oils very thin, transparent, and odourless, and of course strips them of most of their natural goodness.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil can help with many afro hair care needs:
As a daily scalp massage to stimulate hair growth and thicken thinning hair – Massage onto scalp regularly paying particular attention to thinning/balding areas.
Massaging your scalp promotes hair growth due to the increased blood flow to the hair follicles. Using Jamaican Castor Oil to stimulate circulation increases the benefit of the massage, as it works with the massage to supply your hair follicles with the nourishment they need. Nourished follicles promote and produce better hair growth.
Ultimately, for a scalp massage to be really effective, it needs to be done on a daily basis with at least one massage per week, lasing for 10 minutes. Results will be noticeable within 3 months.
As a frequent use scalp massage treatment to eliminate dry flakes – Massage onto scalp using the tips of your fingers in a circular movement to cleanse and nourish the scalp, and remove toxins. This increases blood flow to the scalp. It also helps clear any blocked pores, and prevents the hair from becoming too dry, whilst strengthening the hair roots.
As a daily sealant to retain moisture – Apply to hair following a moisturizer paying particular attention to ends of hair, which are the oldest and therefore tend to be the most dry and fragile.
As a hot oil treatment to restore lost moisture to dry hair – After shampooing apply warm oil, leave on for 30 minutes with or without heat, then rinse. Jamaican Black Castor Oil can also be added to your favorite deep conditioner for added moisturizing power.
As a pre-shave treatment to soften ingrown hairs and prevent razor bumps – Rub warm oil onto face and leave on for five minutes then continue with a normal shaving routine.
On your scalp before getting a chemical relaxer – Apply to scalp using a tint brush prior to relaxer application in order to protect sensitive scalps from chemical relaxer burns.
On your regrowth to stretch chemical relaxer frequency – Apply frequently to new growth to make hair softer thereby reducing tension and minimizing hair breakage when combing mid-lengths and ends.
As a post-conditioner styling oil whilst hair is still wet – Use prior to blow or air drying hair.
When looking for authentic Jamaican Black Castor Oil, it is always best to purchase one that has actually been processed in Jamaica!
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Shirley Templeton is known for her work at Yard’s Finest Natural Oil Company Limited. She is also a contributor to Articlesbase.com.