You can undertake the castor oil challenge at any time you choose; it's not some historical undertaking whose time has passed.
What's the objective of the castor oil challenge?
To improve hair growth
Which hair types can undertake the challenge?
Any and all hair types
How long does the challenge last?
What products do you need for the castor oil challenge?
Just castor oil, your fingers and a notebook to document the changes.
What do you do with the castor oil?
Massage it into your scalp gently for 7 to 12 minutes.
How often do you have to massage the oil into your scalp?
At least 3 times a week
Can the castor oil challenge be improved?
I think so. For every ounce, 28 ml, of castor oil add 3 drops of the following essential oils: cedarwood, lavender, rosemary and thyme. These are all documented as improving hair health and growth.
I don't like castor oil, are there any other oils I can use for my scalp to get the same effect?
Yes. Specifically for massaging the scalp I recommend jojoba, avocado oil and argan oil as the best oils for scalp massage.
Where can you get castor oil?
In a health food store or on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.
Is there anything else I should know?
Yes. Your hair has a maximum rate at which it can grow as determined by genetics. Massaging the scalp just ensures your hair is growing at the maximum rate that is possible for you. Your results will not necessarily match anyone else's results.
If you've tried the castor oil challenge please let us know how it went with a comment...
26/1/2013 02:16:14 am
Hi Neno Natural, This challenge is right on time. Yesterday I just so happen to purchase a bottle of Jamaican mango & lime black castor oil xtra dark from my local beauty supply store. Although I am excited about the challenge, I'm a little leery about using the castor oil I recently purchased. Two weeks prior I used CVS drug store brand of castor oil on my hair focusing on my edges which are my problem areas, I stopped using it after noticing my edges were thinning. My question is are there certain brands of castor oil you would suggest we stay away from?
Heather @ Neno Natural
28/1/2013 05:26:03 pm
31/1/2013 08:25:56 am
Thank you so much, your reply is appreciated and will be very helpful for my natural hair journey.. I will be checking your Hair Growth Stimulator. Thanks again!
23/4/2014 03:23:48 am
I have alopecia and I started the challenge one month ago to see if I can stimulate hair growth in the bald spots. I used 2 oz. of castor oil to 3 drops each of rosemary, thyme, lavender and cedar wood oils. In the beginning I had very itchy scalp and irritated follicles. I was advised to continue, but shampoo every four days or so with a peppermint shampoo. This helped a whole lot.
13/6/2014 06:48:27 am
I've been using black castor oil for 4now months daily. I've had minimal breakage and shedding.
17/7/2014 10:00:16 am
Hey great stuff.... just a quick mention though..
30/8/2014 09:50:48 pm
I have purchase a bottle two weeks again but I don't know the result of it because I have braid in my hair soon as I that them out I sure buy some more of the Jamaican black castor.
9/3/2015 04:56:06 pm
How long do I leave the oil on my scalp. The whole day? The whole night?
10/3/2015 02:29:09 am
You don't need yo wash it out. Your hair and scalp will absorb it.
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