Jamaican Black Castor Oil

 Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Jamaican Black Castor OilJamaican Black Castor Oil


24 reviews

87% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$


100% Castor Oil

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I don't use the Jamaican Black Castor Oil brand but just regular castor oil.

I do a hair mask every 2 weeks or so. I am careful to only put castor oil on the roots of my hair (cause it's difficult to wash out) and a mix of coconut and argon oil on my mid and end section. I leave it over night for the best effect (a couple of hours does nothing for my hair). It is annoying to wash out, I shampoo it 2-3 times to completely get it out and ALWAYS condition your hair to balance out the ph levels otherwise your hair won't feel as great as it can. My hair always feels baby soft for the next week or so. But it also means I get less split ends.

I also use a q-tip to put a little on my lash line and brows. My naked lashes don't look that different BUT when I put mascara on, it's like a good lash day every day. My lashes don't stick together and when I coat all my super thin baby lashes, it looks great (I have Asian lashes and there's only so much castor oil can do).

I definitely notice my brow hair growing more too! I am grateful that I naturally have nice brows to begin with, only have a couple of sparser areas, which is where I put the oil. But I do notice that I have to maintain my brows more regularly, which is fine since I pluck it myself anyways.

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on 3/16/2017 5:58:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I have used castor oil on and off due to laziness and a busy schedule. I now can see I have consistently been using castor oil along with coconut oil mixed together equal parts. I put it over night in my hair every 2 or 3 days the wake up and wash my hair in the morning. I was super embarrassed to see that my hair started thinning due to bleaching my hair and adding heat damage. It was so bad that I stared seeing my scalp and at my age it was heart breaking! I know see little hairs sticking out and new growth starting to format agian!! I will definitely be using this in my regimen forever, 5 stars.

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on 2/22/2017 7:00:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

Previously I was using coconut oil on my hair, however I decided to look for a new hair oil as I noticed the coconut oil was making my hair colour fade too quickly. For reference - my hair is long, curly, damaged/dry. JBCO works so well for my hairtype and surprisingly leaves my hair feeling softer than coconut oil.

I use this in two ways; massaging into my scalp and down my mid lengths to ends once a week and leaving it in overnight before washing out the next day. And I also use it as. Sealing oil after applying my hair products to keep moisture locked in. Works very well both ways. I haven't used this long enough to comment on hair growth but my hair feels smooth, soft and shiny after using JBCO, not to mention my curls look more defined.

The smell reminds me a little of tobacco. It's not very pleasant but certainly not bad enough that I wouldn't use it. JBCO is thick and sticky in consistency so I'm not sure how this will work for those with straight/fine/thin hair. However for my curly hair it's great. I have no problems rinsing it off either - it's easily removed with a sulfate free shampoo. Best of all it does not fade my hair colour like coconut oil previously did.

Lastly I've also been using it on my eyelashes for the past 2 months and have noticed a definite difference in the length of my lashes (they look great with mascara on now whereas before they were short even with a few coats!). Also my sparse areas are now filled so I have a full lashline. I have used this on my brows also but not noticed any difference there.

Overall I'm very happy with this.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

on 8/14/2016 9:24:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Grey, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Blue

My intention for writing this review is for the ladies or men over 65 that have suddenly realised that they have loss of hair (due to ageing) as in my case. I had lots of hair throughout my life and over the past 2/3 years started to notice parts of my scalp noticeable through my hair. Never did I think that this would be a problem for me as I aged.
Seriously I was in shock.
I tried a couple of products with moderate results however all seemed to plaetu after a time and then stopped working.
After a lot of research I purchase -Sunny Isle Extra Black Jamaican Castor Oil- I noted that the extra black was the stronger and truly I had no time to waste on any trial
This to the best of my knowledge is not available in Australia so found a Ebay Store in the U.K.
and had them send it. Postage almost equal to cost of Oil and with our exchange rate the cost of product was double. Did not care! I had read enough on Amazon that this was very highly rated and I had started to panic as you could see pink scalp amongst thin waving white hair.
I could not help think that the hair was surrending to the inevitable.
I have been using the oil for approx 8/10 weeks - I apply it every day using an squeeze bottle with a nozzle I do not skimp with the oil and as I build up more applications of the oil into the hair and massage I put on a foil cap and then a scarf. I leave in on and wash out ever couple of days.
I use a cover of an old tee shirt over my pillow case for the night.

YES - It is Messy - Sticky - Gooey


I have new growth of hair around my hairline which I did not realise had recessed so much from around my forehead.

I have regrowth of hair that had been lost


MY only regret is how long it has taken of me to find this product and how I could have avoided the distress that this issue has caused me had I known.

18 of 18 people found this helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I personally use this strictly on my lashes and my hair line. Not because its not good but purely because that's where I feel it benefits me in my opinion.

For lashes: I apply on my lashes with a cotton bud (Q Tip for my US readers.)

For my hair: I use heated up along with my deep conditioner.

I must stress I have extremely thick coarse Indian hair, I would not recommend this or the majority of the oil based products for the more European textured hair types as this will make your hair feel very sticky and greasy. My hair personally absorbs a lot of oils etc.

The smell is different but to be real not everything that's good for you is going to be perfumed, adapted and played with appreciate nature at it's finest and make a conscious effort to use it at times where it won't be noticed by anyone outside of the home.

I think this is great, it works wanders for me and I believe its a great home remedy. Be open minded some of the reviews seemed very ignorant in my opinion. Give everything a fair shot before negatively reviewing. We all come here to seek advice and tips. Let's not ridicule or defame natural ingredients from mother nature when those comments could really put someone off of a product that could solve their concern.

Thanks for reading everyone, stay beautiful. xoxo

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on 8/2/2016 11:59:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've used the Shea Moisture JBCO and apply it with an angled eyeliner brush to my lashline. I love how thick it is! It easily dispenses and loads onto the brush - no drips anywhere - there's a nutty, smoky aroma but it becomes less obvious once it's on.
It's only been a few days of nightly application but my lashline looks fuller, blacker - as if I had smudged on some kohl! There aren't really any gaps in my lashes either. One thing though is that I've definitely had more eye crusties in the morning and my lashes, though more lush, do feel dry...

All in all, this is great for lash thickening!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

on 6/15/2016 9:08:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Brown

It is my second bottle of sunny isle JBCO and It has helped grow my edges. The result is more gradual than miraculous though! Still growing baby hairs around my hairline but no longer bald like obvious alopecia. It is heavy and quite thick in consistency so i sometimes mix with coconut or avocado oil to thin out the consistency a bit.
I found out the skin care effect in firming my breasts after weaning my baby. The smell is not so sweet so i used it at night most times.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.

on 5/2/2016 11:18:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Absolutely incredible, grew back the lost hair on the hairline quickly and also made the rest of my hair super thick. I have to mix this with coconut oil though, otherwise it is too thick alone. I use these two oils for a scalp massage, as well as distributing them throughout the rest of the hair until everything is coated and then leave it overnight with my hair wrapped in a t-shirt so that it really soaks in.

4 of 5 people found this helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I don't normally write reviews on products but after searching the internet many Times for remedies for regrowing my eyebrows. As a young teenager I plucked my eyebrows so thin and they have never grown back to what they once were, so I was pretty desperate. I've been allowing them to grow back naturally for a few months now, a very slow process, so I purchased some Jamaican black castor oil from Amazon, the sunny isle brand and have been massaging it into my eyebrows every night for the past two weeks and already little baby hairs are sprouting in areas there hasn't been growth for years, I will continue to use and will update this review as to how well they continue to grow.

10 of 10 people found this helpful.

on 12/28/2015 10:37:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have Taliah Waajid's brand of JBCO. The scent is not as offensive as other brands and I found it at Sally's for less than eight dollars. I use it as a pre-poo treatment or mixed with other oils and essential oils for a hot oil treatment. I also concentrate it on my eyebrows and edges. I can honestly see a difference after a couple of weeks. You have to be consistent though. It leaves my hair super soft and less frizzy. It has been a crucial element in my routine during this winter. I have yet to try it as a sealer as it is thick in consistency and can leave my hair weighed down if not shampooed out. Will repurchase. Update: I bought the Sunny Isle brand at Target and so much better. It cost about the same price as the Taliah too, except this one had more of a smoky nutty scent to it. I can tolerate it since I use castor oil at night and sometimes blend it with other oils.

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