JBCO for Scalp Coverage!

Today I was looking in the mirror and noticed that I could see my scalp in a few places around my edges when my hair was pulled back. I remember the stylist I went to see saying the scalp coverage can decrease with age and with the use of chemicals (e.g. relaxers). It also does not help that I wear my hair pulled back almost everyday in a tight headband. My mantra is: “the tighter the better!” (that’s what he said – hahahahah!) My hairline for the most part is fine, but the front part where my hair begins needs a little love!

With this said, I am going to do a personal challenge by using Jamaican Black Castor Oil 2-3 a week on this area. Also, I will not wear tight headbands. I have a black one that allows me to adjust it so that it is not too tight, so I will just wear that until I can get some more colors. Hopefully in a few months I will notice a bit more scalp coverage. It is not too bad, but it definitely is noticeable!

See below …

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Oh snap! I just remembered these pictures from when I started my HHJ. I was also a bit scalpy … maybe me using the JBCO and cutting down on tight headbands have been needed for a while! 🙂

January 2012                                                  May 2013

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I went to Nathan to ask him if he could see my scalp in the front. He said yes and that I was going to end up looking like Coolio of late with the struggle plaits! Ooooooh! It was kinda funny! He’s just bitter the Cowboys lost to Denver today.

A new challenge … using Jamaican Black Castor Oil

For the past four months, I have been using NJoy’s sulfur mix. I have had OK growth with it, but nothing mind-blowing. Another thing is that the sulfur smells horrible. It is kind of embarrassing when I am at the gym and the sweat and the sulfur starts mingling. To top it off, I use the machine closest to the fan, so it just blows on it. I hope others do not notice it!

I have been inspired by old challenges on Hairlista, in which Sunshyne uses Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) and sees pretty good results. I am going to try a 2 month challenge using only JBCO and a carrier oil, as JBCO is very thick. I will be using it just like I do the sulfur-mix, which is 2 to 3 times a week.

I took some baseline pictures. My ultimate goal is to grow out my front, as it is the slowest growing part of my hair. I will take pictures after I relax in mid-August to see how I did!

Wish me luck!