This is a challenge I’ve heard of for some time now, but surprisingly, it’s something I’ve never bothered to try. The Castor Oil Challenge is a period of three months where you apply cold pressed, cold processed castor oil directly to the scalp several times a week in order to promote hair growth.
I’m a member on Hairlista, and challenges like this are always running amuck; this is probably the most popular of them all. Why? Simple: castor oil is known to grow and thicken hair within a reasonable amount of time. By reasonable, I mean fast. A lot of people just use it to thicken up their edges, but several use it to grow their whole head.
I know everyone’s seen the favorites videos on YouTube from all your favorite beauty gurus… yeah, I’m not really that type. First off, my favorites don’t really change… I’m always using the same thing and I honestly don’t shop much. I do pick up little things that I like to try, but I’m not the hauling type. There are a few things that I’m loving right now, so here goes:
I don’t know why I have the urge to try EVERYTHING whenever I walk into the beauty supply or a drugstore. Recently I’ve been itching to try Olay facial products… but because of their advertising, I thought it was mainly targeted toward older women and women with wrinkly skin. I decided to go ahead and try it, since I just couldn’t resist… I got the Olay Foaming Cleanser, and it’s AMAZING… it puts Aveeno to shame! It comes out of the pump like an actual cleanser as opposed to the Aveeno, which comes out as a foam. Olay has a rich lather, and provides a deep clean. You’ll be able to tell as soon as you dry your face…
Unlike other washes, this cleanser really leaves your skin supple and minimizes pores! It’s definitely becoming a staple in my regimen! I suggest everyone go out and try it… it’s good for anyone with normal skin. I also use the Equate Beauty lotion with it (it’s the generic Olay lotion from Walmart). Both work great and keep my skin glowing.
If you remember my earlier experiment with the Imitation Garnier Fructis masque, then don’t be nervous. This project was a success! I wanted to concoct a scalp lotion to help manage my super curly newgrowth and stimulate the scalp at the same time. While killing these two birds, I’ll be making my newgrowth more softer and encouraging blood flow to the scalp which will hopefully promote hair growth.
**There are no specific amounts to put into this lotion, just make sure that your lotion stays at a consistency as such.
ORS Olive Oil Hair Lotion
1 crushed up Biotin vitamin
5 drops of Peppermint oil
3 Vitamin E capsules
I mixed everything together in a color applicator bottle for easy application. If the mix isn’t slightly warm, then it solidifies and it’s a little harder to get out of the bottle. Put it in a cup of warm water for 10 minutes before you use it. Make sure to massage to encourage blood flow : D. Enjoy!
Let’s face it: today’s economy is gradually improving, but our glamourous guilty pleasures aren’t getting any cheaper. I’m a total beauty junkie, and keeping a low bill at the register can sometimes be an impossible task. Luckily, Ghada from SmallWorldBeauty reached out to me with an opportunity to write a piece about staying chic without being reluctant to whip out that wallet!