Have You Tried the Castor Oil Challenge?
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.
So I’ve gone on hair journeys on and off for the last two years, and honestly, my hair has gotten nowhere! Honestly, I’m sick of it. I’m not disciplined enough, and I get really lazy. I’ve been getting into the habit of oiling my scalp every day, so now doing this challenge shouldn’t be a problem.
There are three levels to the challenge:
Beginners: Apply castor oil to scalp two to three times a week
Advanced: Apply castor oil to scalp three to four times a week
Ultimate: Apply castor oil to scalp five to seven times a week
Also, you’ll need to add some of the oil to your deep conditioner as it acts as a humectant. This means that the castor oil will draw in moisture from the air.
Castor oil is beneficial because it has antifungal properties (helping to keep your scalp clean) and has a high Vitamin E content (helping to increase blood flow in the scalp and encourage growth). It’s packed with minerals and is probably one of the best oils your scalp will ever benefit from. It’s important to get the oil when it’s cold pressed and cold processed because you want to get the oil when it’s still got all of it’s mineral properties; trust me, I’ve seen results of this challenge from other ladies, and you don’t want to miss out!
I’ll be partaking in this challenge starting next week. I’m heading to the salon for a trim and I’d like to see my true results. Hopefully, I’ll have a head full of hair in three months! Wish me happy hair growing!