REVIEW: Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil

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Product Description

Tropic isle's living Jamaican black castor oil is a rich, light brown oil which is processed the old fashioned way by roasting the castor bean. Jamaican black castor oil origin can be traced back to Ethiopia, Africa. It's believed that this natural castor oil originally came to Jamaica from slaves taken from Africa. Jamaican elders didn't waste any time in discovering the various uses for this oil. Black castor oil is a great addition to any hair or skincare regimen. This castor oil can be use as is or add to your favorite hair products.

My opinion
    
       I think the Jamaican black castor oil is the same as the Haitian black castor oil my mom used to use on my hair as a child. They smell the same and they definitely look the same. I love to use this oil on my head overnight. I apply it to my scalp and my hair before going to bed. I put a plastic cap on and wrap my hair with a head scarf. It does not have to be a silk scarf since my hair is already covered with a plastic cap. I use it that way for two reasons. Number one, I don't have to walk around with my hair smelling bad. And number two, I think the heat generated by my body with the help of the plastic cap helps the product penetrate both the cuticles and follicles. I usually rinse my hair the next morning after using the product. I do that about twice a week. I really love the difference.


Pros
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Strengthens the hair
  • Safe to use on your eyelashes
  • Removes dandruff
  • Moisturizes the hair
  • Safe to use on babies
  • Protects the hair against shedding
  • Great massage oil for the scalp
Cons
  • Very strong scent 
The bottom line
        
          I don't think you have to use the black castor oil to get great results. The only difference that I think you might experience with the black castor oil is that the method of extraction is different. I do believe that we lose more of the Ricinoleic acid ( the ingredients that help in removing toxins from the scalp) when the product is not extracted the old fashion way, which is roasting the beans, then boil them to extract the oil. If you don't mind the scent of the castor oil, I think it can really help you achieve long, strong, beautiful hair. 

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