How to Choose the Best Jamaican Black Castor Oil

How to Choose the Best Jamaican Black Castor Oil

There are many Jamaican black castor oils on the market, so it can become overwhelming to know which one to purchase. What is the difference anyway? Are they created equal? I am here to help you make the best decision.

As with all products there are ingredients. I have learned that the longer the ingredient list, the more complex and diluted the product usually is. I tend to lean more towards limited ingredient products. When it comes to oils this standard also applies because I do not want to use diluted products if I can help it.

Take a moment one day while you are in the grocery store and look at the olive oils and coconut oils. You will notice there are different brands. You may also see terminology such as refined and unrefined. Is there a difference in these terms? Absolutely.

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There are products that are diluted and/or stripped of most of it’s nutrients, for example, Shea butter to turn it from yellow to white. I want my products as natural and closest to it’s purest form as possible so that I can get the most benefit from them. Products that are in their purest form, for example, raw Jamaican black castor oil, will have a strong scent. A little goes a very long way. When using diluted products, I notice that I use them quickly.

Organic products may cost a bit more than non-organic, but I am here to tell you that it is worth the investment. We spend a lot of moolah using diluted products because they run out so quickly. On top of that, we are not getting the nutrients we could get if the product was not diluted or stripped of it’s nutrients.

Garden of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – Unrefined Cold Pressed Coconut Oil for Hair, Skin and Cooking, 14 Ounce

When choosing an olive oil from the grocery department, I look for a rich, thick and darker in color oil. When I am choosing coconut oil, I use organic or unrefined. Unrefined means it has not been stripped of most of its nutrients. I apply the same standards when choosing other oils.

Jamaican black castor oil is a powerful oil that is beneficial for fighting scalp fungus, improves hair growth, fades scars and soothes skin. I have tried many castor oils and I can honestly say they are not created equal. Some of the castor oils I purchased were a blend of oils and was diluted. I came across a company by the name of Rooted Treasure and I fell in love with their castor oil. The ingredients are plain and simple, one word. This oil is not in stores and must be purchased online.

This oil is rich, thick like maple syrup and dark brown. The scent is nutty. This nutty smell is missing in many diluted oil blends so that is the first indicator that you have a diluted, stripped of its nutrients, castor oil.

To get the most benefit from your castor oil, you want to make sure it is as close to it’s purest form as possible to achieve better results. Invest in a product that is created to help you and give you the most nutrients possible!


Herbal Oil Infusion for Sale!

I love making herbal oil infusions for my family as well as others who order from me.

Herbal oils are a natural way of caring for your scalp, hair strands and skin. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and it protects us from outside harmful toxins so caring for our skin is a must.

Many are experiencing scalp issues. My now 7 year old daughter had fungus on her scalp and it would often bleed when she was 4 years old. There were days when I would be terrified to take down her ponytails because the fungus would build up on the scalp within the pony tail area.

I could only imagine how she felt. How embarrassed she was! How creeped out she was knowing a fungus was on her scalp and her scalp was bleeding from it.

One day I decided to cleanse her scalp with baking soda. I then rinsed her scalp and hair with Apple Cider Vinegar. I followed up by massaging raw black castor oil onto her scalp.

My daughter has not had a scalp issue since!

I am not a doctor! Just a lover of natural remedies.

I work with oils and love herbs so I decided to blend the two to help others as well as my family’s needs.

Herbal infusions are now on sale for only $19.99.

This includes shipping and handling within the U.S.

Step your product game up by adding infused oils to your hair and skin care collection!



Herbal Hair Growth and Skin Care Oil Infusion

Encourage hair growth and healthy, clear and radiant skin naturally. (price includes shipping US only and tax)


You Can’t Go Wrong With Bougie

There isn’t anything wrong with embracing the bougie!

I am not talking about an attitude but this awesome line of products!

I hosted a workshop in 2015 in Vidalia, GA and I was able to link up with  the owner of this product line -her name is Sabrina Newby. She agreed to attend my workshop and speak. She brought her products with her and we were able to learn more about her and her products.

I was able to get some of her products and couldn’t wait to give them a try. She was very knowledgeable of overall health of the body and hair care.

I tried her products and fell in love!

In this video my locs are shorter but I can chop up the growth of my hair to the great products that I have been using and of course the love that I have for them. Bougie Natural product line is an absolute favorite of mine!

Bougie Natural’s Day & Night Serum now has a new look!

Learn More About Bougie Natural

You can experience the Bougie Experience by visiting one of her salons located in Hinesville, GA and Glennville, GA.



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Transitioning to Natural Hair Made Easy

My head is too big to start from a low cut!

Maybe you don’t think your head is too big (like I did) but for whatever reason you do not want to whack it all off just to start your natural hair journey.

So, you have decided that you are ready to let go of your addiction to creamy crack and begin transitioning back to your natural hair. No worries! You do not have to big chop unless you want to. I personally chose to transition because I was not ready to start from a very low haircut. I ended up cutting my relaxer off a year later after many days of aggravation from working with the two textures and ain’t nobody got time for that.


My styles were more difficult to achieve because I had to disguise my relaxed ends the best I could. My husband cut off  my relaxer with clippers and I ended up with a low cut anyway. It wasn’t a fade but low enough.

I felt all kind of ways. It was almost like a weight had been lifted.

How do you transition back to your natural hair?

Step 1:


STOP relaxing your hair and coloring! This is a given right? Wrong! Some ladies continue to relax their edges to keep a “neat” and “slick appearance” while in transition and/or continue to permanently dye their hair.  Relaxers are only going to continue to weaken the hair and the edges usually are the first thing to thin and go. Permanent color may require “lifting”  also known as bleaching and this too weakens the hair, causes dryness issues and will prolong your transitioning process.

Step 2:


No heat, no heat! You must become #teamnoheat. There are many who flat iron their hair to blend the curly texture with the straight (relaxed) hair. You should try to disguise your ends by incorporating different styling options. Excessive heat can result in heat damage therefor prolonging your transitioning process.

Step 3:


Strengthen your hair with protein treatments and deep conditioner. You must began immediately taking special care of your hair to prevent breakage that can and most likely will take place due to the two texture differences.

Step 4:


Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Do your best to prevent your hair from being dry. Dryness results in breakage therefor prolonging your transitioning process.

Step 5:

3cb8590cd9ae8c38ae6bd5dd90517ab4Incorporate protective styles to decrease hair manipulation. Buns, roller sets and braids are a few great styling options but be mindful of too much tension that can cause Traction Alopecia. Traction Alopecia is hair loss due to tension.

Once you began loosing hair due to extensions and other hair style options, you will find yourself in a cycle where you will continue to do “cover ups” to hide your hair loss. This results in more hair loss and constant coverage.

 Step 6:


Trim your ends as often as you like to remove the relaxed ends until you are comfortable enough to completely remove it all.

Share your transitioning and/or big chop experience. How did you feel? Share your big chop experience.

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