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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Castor Oil Challenge

I decided to join the 2nd Castor Oil Challenge on Hairlista.com that started on Wednesday April 22, 2009.

Castor oil is said to generate hair growth and thicken the hair.

Lord knows I don't need any more thickness but I'd LOVE to have enough hair for a bun/low ponytail for the summer.

The challenge runs from April 22, 2009 through July 22, 2009.

Based on the results I could find, people were able to grow and RETAIN an average of 1 1/2 to 2 inches of hair in the two month span. Sounds hard to believe in my opinion. LOL


I'm a skeptic that loves a challenge so I can't see a promising healthy, natural alternative to faster route to growth and thicker hair without giving it a try for myself.

There are two levels to the challenge. The first level requires that you apply Castor oil to your scalp two times a week. The advanced level requires that you apply Castor oil to your scalp once per week.

I will be participating in the first level, applying Castor oil to my scalp two times a week.

When I wash my hair tomorrow, I'll take a picture of the length and thickness freshly cleansed and post an update at the end of the challenge.

If I don't get to feeling overly oily and my adult acne stays under control, I'll be able to do it.

I started the challenge two days because I knew I'd be washing my hair this weekend.

So far, using only Ohm Body's Sweet Hair Pudding, which I previous reviewed, and castor oil this past week has resulting in some serious curl popping going on. lol. I'm loving the combination.


  1. Hey girl, I tried it the last time they did it and it worked nicely on my hair. I did it twice per week.

  2. That's great news. I appreciate you sharing that information.

  3. Hmm, don't know if I can handle anymore thickness, that might send me screaming into the night.

    I don't think I could do this challenge though, I don't like to oil my scalp that often especially with something as thick as castor oil.

    Can't wait to see the results for you though!

  4. I'm not one to oil my scalp either but it' actually not bad and not nearly as thick once applied. And, boy does it make the curls pop.

  5. Curls pop, huh? Hrmmm...lol.

  6. I finally found your blog again! (Ignoring the tag post as I browse around.)

  7. good luck, rhonnie!!!

  8. LOL @ CarmenNC. I caught that. LOL

    Thanks LongHairDontCare

  9. thanks for the info, going to buy the castor oil today!

  10. ok, i might give this a try! sounds interesting!

  11. I joined the challenge. I bought some JBCO a couple of weeks ago. I can't wait to see what happens in the next 2 months!

  12. Shucks! It's too late to join but I can't wait to see everyone's progress!

  13. Hey B. It's never too late. You can begina at anytime and do your own three month challenge. It could be psychological but I swear I've seen results already. At the rate it's going, I'm expecting shoulder length by the end.