Monday, September 12, 2011

JBCO = Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Jamaican Black Castor Oil 8 Oz
(Jamaican Black Castor Oil, $9.99

I recently received an email inquiring about JBCO or Jamaican Black Castor Oil.  I realized I mention it quite a bit here on The Anti Hair Slave, (like here, here, here, here, plus more) so I decided I'll do a complete AHS style review.

Product Description: Black Castor Oil is a powerful healing oil that has withstood the test of time. It is the end result of an ancient method used in preparing and making castor oil. The fatty acids and phytochemicals found in Tropic Isle Living’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil address many health and beauty conditions. A bottle can serve as a hair and scalp conditioner. Black castor oil seals moisture in the hair with a protective coat. It’s also the only oil in nature with ricinoleic acid. It helps to destroys viruses, bacteria, yeast and molds that cause many skin problems. Tropic Isle Living Black Castor Oil also helps to remove uric acid from body – the source of many inflammations.   

AHS Thoughts:  When I first got the JBCO I have to admit it took some getting used to.  I used it off and on for a while because I really couldn't get the hang of it.  It's super thick and if you use too much you'll have a greasy mess on your hands.  So it moved to the back of the beauty closet and only made it's appearance every now and then.  Then I started only putting a little tiny dab on my fingertip, rubbing my fingertips together, then applying it to my scalp.  I keep on dabbing and applying until I get my whole scalp, massaging the whole way.  

I attribute the growth of my problem area to this product.  Nothing could help that area grow in, it stayed short and was just a whack patch!  But now, the whole area is growing in.  It still hasn't caught up to the rest of my hair, but it's doing well.  I've tried adding in JBCO to other products, like my conditioners and shampoos but I think it works best when applied directly to the scalp and massaged in.  
Lavender Jamaican Black Castor Oil 8 Oz

Some people complain that they hate the smell of JBCO, but I really don't even smell much of anything.  It's not a strong scent at all and it does not linger in my hair, but if it really bothers you there is Lavender Jamaican Black Castor Oil ($11.95,  I've tried that as well, works the same as the regular just it has a slight lavender scent.