Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Problem Spot Update

Back in January I did a post about my "problem" spot where my hair thinned out after my last relaxer in March 2011.  I've been using jojoba oil with rosemary and peppermint essential oils everyday for over three months.  Well I would love to report that my hair is thicker and that new growth is coming in, but no I don't think so.  Check out the pictures they speak for themselves.
May 2012
January 2012















The picture on the left was taken with dry hair and the picture on the right was taken with wet hair.  I don't notice any improvement, so I'm changing things up.  I purchased some Castor oil and I'm applying this to my problem spot every night with a left over oral syringe from my son's medicine.  I've done this for over a week now and I plan to give this an eight week trial. 

The Castor oil is very thick so I've been co-washing my hair more often 2-3 times a week.  I've noticed that my hair is shiner and I do like that the weather has been much warmer so I don't mind the wet head to work in the morning.  I understand that my hair may be permanently gone and this may be my reality for the rest of my life, but I also want to exhaust other options before I give up and just live with this thinned out spot.

By the way, I've submitted my application for grad school and I'm waiting for my letters of recommendations and my transcripts to be submitted.  I will update you when I know more.  Until next time...
Blessings!

26 comments:

  1. I've heard that castor oil can help with the thin/bald areas ... hopefully this will do the trick!

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    1. I hope so to. Thanks for reading.

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  2. Castor oil is good, but the smell can be a bit overwhelming! Congratulations! I hope and pray you get accepted! :)

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    1. So far the smell has not bothered me at all.

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  3. I think you should try Vitamin E.... I used to get the gel capsules and pierce it with a needle and squeeze it directly to the scalp. I used it for my hairline and it does the trick. Slightly not as thick as castor oil and effective.

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    1. Thanks for the tip, I think I will add vitamin E to my regimen.

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  4. Keep me posted on the results from the Castor Oil. I have a thinning spot from my relaxer days too so I feel ur pain

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    1. I'll make another post in 2 months.

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  5. I've been using Castor Oil like you and Funbi advised and I seem to be getting results...at least my friends comment that my problem spot looks better. Maybe you should o back to that.
    Wishing you all the best and I pray that you get accepted.

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    1. Castor oil worked great on my edges, now I'm hoping to get this spot filled in.

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  6. Good luck on your application! I hope the castor oil helps.

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  7. Good luck on your application!

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  8. Hmmm . . . I've been wondering about this. Thank you for sharing this. Not for nothing but I see a difference/improvement but that just might be me. Peppermint Oil is also supposed to promote hair growth as does Sweet Almond Oil. I would hate to think that the relaxer destroyed the follicles in the area. Are you getting your water needs met both internally and externally? Massaging the area? Eating salmon and green leafy vegetables and lentils? Keep your stress points down? I'm going to send good thoughts your way. (Grow spot grow!!) And massive congratulations on taking another step in quest for an advanced degree. Go you girl. (Grow spot grow!!)

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    1. I've been using peppermint oil and massaging my head everyday. I drink lot's of water and I'm on the South Beach diet with is veggies, lean protein, and whole grains. Now the stress tends to come and go, but I'm a special education teacher and mother to a toddler. Keep the vibes going (lol) and much thanks.

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  9. I've heard great things about castor oil helping to regrow hair so i hope that it does the same for you. Good luck on the grad school application hope all goes well for you.

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  10. make sure you get Jamaican Black Castor Oil. It's better than regular castor oil. I use it as a sealant but I've heard people swear by it for growing the hair in. That and rosemary oil

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    1. I'm not using the black castor oil, but I am using the rosemary oil.

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  11. Jen, I am with you I see no results with the peppermint and jojoba oils, but do believe you are on the right track with the castor oil! I have may great things about and even as gross as this is about to sound-I have heard of women using Monistat cream on their hair to promote growth and that works! So, continue with the routine that works best for you, and I will check back for results. Peace and Blessings!

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    1. I have heard about monistat, but it is for growing hair not regrowth. I would try it if the side effects weren't headaches. I already suffer from migraines and I don't want them to become worse.

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  12. Jen, please try jamaican black castor oil. I have seen great results using this on my daughter. I have also seen some of my edges fill in. Like someone commented, scalp massages are great to increase blood flow to your scalp, which in turn encourage growth. I swear by Lentil and Salmon. They are great for hair growth and maintenance. I am wishing you all the best Jen. Keep us posted.
    P.S, I heard about Monistat too, did you mix it with water? Some say that when mixed with water, they do not experience the side effects as much.

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  13. Yes, I have heard a lot about castor oil and hair growth but try going the extra mile with Jamaican black castor oil has others have been saying. i believe it is the same thing but with a greater concentration of all the good stuff. Also try peppermint, rosemary eos and scalp massages. Ayuverdic powders like amla, brahmi & henna are great too. I really commend you for trying all the options you can, I believe your efforts will pay off with a little bit of time. Thank you for sharing sis.

    DatFunkyFro

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  14. I used castor oil back when i first big chopped. My nape is thinner than the rest of my hair. I saw results within 11 days. If you mix the castor oil with a lighter oil like EVOO or EVCO, it'll make the castor oil lighter.

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  15. Jamaican Black Castor Oil is good for hair as like almond oil and olive oil. For more effectiveness you can growth serum in oil.

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