Hi guys, hope everyone is doing well so far and the year started good for you. If not, don’t worry it will pick up soon!
Anyway since I am on a mission to get to minimum bsl (bra strap length) by the end of this year (my hair is currently above my breasts when stretched out, still on my hairfinity challenge, final bottle to go) I have been doing a lot of research into alternative and cheaper hair growth aids (not every day spend £70 on hairfinity lol, sometimes £10 or less on other stuff lol). So this post will be about a few oils I have come across and hopefully will incorporate into my regime. I have tried some of them and the others i am yet to try.
If you have any more oils in mind just comment below and let me know how it worked for you.
Let’s get started
. Castor oil- holy grail product for some women. Most women swear by it as it has helped them grow out thinning edges, increased hair thickness and helped with length retention. From Youtube research i am sold! There are numerous videos on application methods, castor oil mixes and recipes. I am yet to try castor oil for myself so of course I will be keeping you guys up to date when I start. Most popular ones I have seen is the Jamaican black castor oil (jbco) either from sunny isle or tropic isle living. But of course you can do your own research and choose for yourself. Whatever brands or type you choose make sure it’s cold pressed and processed (To do with the extracting process, this simply means its retained most of its nutrients during the manufacturing process) and 100% pure, virgin oil.
Castor oil is a humectant which means it has the ability to both attract moisture and retain it as well (great!). It is also rich in vitamin e, minerals and proteins. Its small molecular size allows it to easily penetrate the hair shaft.
Below are some really helpful videos on castor oil to help start your research process
Natural hair. Jamaican black castor oil for hair growth>> http://youtu.be/megnhDfBOkI
Jamaican black castor oil >> http://youtu.be/52Qw4I6NivM
Tropic isle living Jamaican black castor oil > http://youtu.be/bLBz8UKhC3E
Faster hair growth? Jamaican black castor oil > http://youtu.be/onOvX9vYUvc
Tip- try mixing castor oil, olive oil (grapeseed oil can work) and peppermint or eucalyptus or tea tree oil. Supposedly aids in growth and thickness. When applied to eyelashes and eyebrows it allegedly aids growth (note- allegedly)
Doo gro oil- my staple product whenever I have braids! I can personally vouch for this product. It is the product that helped me thicken my hair when I first went natural! Please note it comes in 3 different types, I have only used the mega growth oil. I recommend getting a minimum of two bottles to start with. It’s fairly cheap with £3.99 a bottle. Only con is it’s not drip free therefore tends drip down to your face if you use too much. It has a fairly pleasant smell and already comes in an applicator bottle making it easy to apply.
It also claims to tame frizz and add shine to your hair. It contains oat protein and extract, shea butter and botanical thickeners that promote thicker growing hair. It’s safe for children and all hair types.
Tip- also use as an hot oil treatment.
Below are some videos I found useful
Doogro mega thick oil, it really works >>http://youtu.be/D1NXbngThnA
Doogro mega thick oil review >> http://youtu.be/3gVkVjy2bHg
You can purchase from amazon. Direct link>> DOO GRO® Mega Thick® Growth Oil
Ultimate organics stimulating oils- I used both the coconut oil and the tea tree oil. I remember disliking the smell of the tea tree oil. I did not experience any growth with these products only thing was at least my scalp was moisturised. I can’t really comment on this as I havenot gone back to try them but do let me know of your experiences with them if you have tried it.
You can purchase from beauty supply stores or from amazon. Direct link>> Ultimate Organic Tea Tree Stimulating Growth Oil 120 ml
Other oils yet to try/ heard of
Hair hope growth oil
Wild growth oil
Obviously there are many more oils out there that claim to aid in hair growth. I chose these products because I have personally experienced some of them. In the near future I will probably update this post or post another as I experiment and use other oils in my hair growth process. One area I am doing more research in is essential oils in particular tea tree oil and peppermint oil.
Final advice to anyone on a hair growth journey BE PATIENT AND CONSISTENT! Hair growth can be a slow process (no matter what wonders the product says IT CAN DO it’s still not going to grow your hair over night!) be consistent, you will produce much better results. If you are a serial length checker, you will have your fair share of good and bad months- just don’t give up! Keep going and you will reap your results soon. My next post in the hair growth series- hair growth 102- supplements will be up soon!
For more information/ where to buy
Paks cosmetics >> http://www.pakcosmetics.com/hair-care/sprays,-serums-and-oils/hair-oils
Doogro >> http://www.doogro.com/
Castor oil- solution for hair growth, split ends and more > http://www.thehealthsite.com/beauty/8-amazing-haircare-benefits-of-castor-oil/
Castor oil hair benefits >> http://blackhair101.com/hair-food-2/castor-oil-hair-benefits
What are the benefits of eucalyptus? >> http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266580.php
Tea tree oil for hair growth >http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/tea-tree-oil-for-hair-growth/