Sept 29, 2012 – Oct 5, 2012
If you didn’t join the challenge in the beginning I’m sorry, it’s too late. Register for the Winter Challenge in November.
After reading all your comments last week, there were a handful of you that mentioned your scalp was feeling sore, you experienced scabbing, and even hair loss. While I am not a doctor I can’t say whether this is directly caused by the castor oil, but if you are having adverse reactions to castor oil I can only suggest that you discontinue using the oil OR instead of massaging it directly on your scalp/edges you can try using it in the following ways to eliminate the direct application to your scalp.
1) Apply oil on your hair to seal your hair and ends, be sure to avoid your scalp.
2) Apply warm oil to your wet hair as a hot oil treatment.
3) Apply oil to your conditioners and deep conditioners.
4) Dilute oil with other carrier oils (olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil,etc.) to make it less potent.
This week is length check week! Take your pics (if you can) and post them with your check in. It would be great if you could post ONE of your beginning pics and then ONE of your now pics to compare your growth/thickness. Wanna put your pics together in a collage? Go to fotoflexer.com or picmonkey.com and create a collage.
To post a pic, click in the comment box to activate it, then look at the bottom left of the box. You will see “+image” or an image icon, click that and upload your pic. Note: You can only upload pics from a computer. If you are checking in from a mobile device, make sure to post your pics when you get to a computer.
I’ll get my length check pics up before the week is up. So check back.
My Edges are growing in very nicely!
Check In Questions:
1. What are your favorite natural hair styles?
2. How did you do last week (week 4)? Did you follow through with your goals? Any challenges thus far?
3. Based on your length check pics, can you see a difference in thickness or length yet? For those of you focusing on your edges, are they growing in?
In the video below, I used coconut JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil) to pamper my hair to a luxurious hot oil treatment. If you try it out, let me know how it goes!
Do you Tweet? If so use hashtag #KCCM so we all can follow the convo. Feel free to include me @BlakIzBeautyful
Keep encouraging eachother, you all are doing soo well!
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Jenell Stewart, formally known as BlakIzBeautyful is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kinky Curly Coily Me. Jenell has a MS in special education and dedicates her time to educating and uplifting women with kinky, curly, coily hair. She big chopped on March 26, 2010 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.View all Jenell posts.