NATURAL HAIR UPDATE: JBCO CHALLENGE.
Hello there !
A lot of people that follow me on Instagram have been asking if I relaxed my hair , purely because I’ve been wearing my hair straight of late, (or when I wear wigs, it appears to be bone straight), the truth is I haven’t.
My hair has been in 6 big braids for a month plus now, I haven’t had time to style or wear it out in its natural state, plus the weather here is quite horrid for my locks, so protective styling is the best option!
Anyway, the buzz about Jamaican black castor oil/any castor oil for that matter, has been for as long as I can remember, (it’s great for growing longer and softer hair, also great for sealing ends and restoring edges, use google for more details ^.^). When I started this natural hair journey I couldn’t get my hands on JBCO back in Nigeria, either because it was overpriced or very scarce.
Also For a few months now I’ve been experiencing breakage in my hair, so retaining length has been a hassle, but I’m certain most of it was my fault, because I’ve been very non chalant about it, I hardly deep condition or moisturise as I should.
But to cut the long story short I bought JBCO and coconut oil some weeks back, And how I got it was quite interesting because I live in a city where I can count the blacks/ppl of African descent on my fingers, so when I stumbled upon an African Caribbean hair and beauty shop it was like haven, I was just so happy lol they had everything from Darling Yaki to Shea butter to Remy weave, It was ecstatic.
I decided to embark on a 3-6months hair and length Retention journey. I started a week ago, I have pictures below to see my length check after washing and oiling my entire head.(day 1 of challenge)
Personally, I feel setting goals helps me achieve them more effectively.
I hope I achieve my goals, and if you’d like to embark on this journey with me, simply send me a picture of your current natural hair length, your realistic goals, and the oils you’d be using, I’d put a post up on everyone on the journey with me, then 3-6months after we would do a collective before and after !! ^.^ MANY HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE lol (no pun intended)
Here is a chart I use to keep track of my progress, you can make yours too!
Anticipating your replies!