I had been struggling to find products to moisturize my hair for a long while. It bothered me so much I resorted to cutting it off.
(Yeah. Dramatic. I Know).
I’d been using some of the best products on the market, I would watch YouTube videos and follow the girls’ regime to the T, I’d even try my best to muster up the strength to deep condition each week … and as soon as my hair would air dry, it would feel soft for a few hours then it would look visibly dry and coarse, at least in my opinion.
After I had summized that my bleached ends were to blame, I’d cut even more hair off. THEN the very next day it hit me like a tonne of bricks … CASTOR OIL!!
I had given many many oils a try; from the infamous coconut oil, olive, argan, avocado, jojoba … and nothing. My hair would still look and feel dry.
I decided to switch up my regime and give castor oil a try again since I had stopped a while back. I thought it was a bit too heavy and ‘stink’ for my liking, but it always made my curls pop and have hold and shine.
I went through the hair aisle at Fontana, making sure to go after a Jamaican brand of castor oil so I can get a good quality product; nothing imported. I took my time reading the labels and checking for consistency, and I settled for Kirby’s 100% Pure Jamaican Castor Oil.
This product makes my hair soft and SHINNY !! Alas, I’ve found a holy grail product to add to my hair product stash.
I put a little oil on my fingertip and massage the oil on to my freshly washed scalp. I then section off my hair, distribute and rake Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie into my hair, followed by Eco Styler’s Coconut Oil Gel, then I seal everything with some castor oil. Lastly, I’d give my hair a nice shake to help my curls naturally clump together. I had been doing this process for some time without the castor and my hair would still get dry and frizzy.
I’m absolutely in love with this product and I will DEFINITELY continue to buy.
What was especially appealing to me and this brand was the packaging. It didn’t feel cheap and it wasn’t fading. As for the smell, it has an odour which should tell you that it’s very natural as castor oil does have an acquired stench to it. However, once the hair dries and a couple hours pass the oil will work into your hair and smell like any other hair product and not necessarily castor oil.
If you have dry, dull hair and you’re out of ideas, go into Fontana Pharmacy and pick up Kirby’s 100% Pure Jamaican Castor Oil. I promise you WILL NOT regret it !