This will be a review on the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Protein Conditioner.
I purchased this last year, around May time and I have used the protein conditioner quite a few times since then. I use it as a protein based deep conditioner and in place of ayurvedic treatments if I don't have the time to mix something up.
I ordered the JBCO Protein Conditioner from Sheabutter Cottage.
All you need is the conditioner and a plastic shower or processing cap, that's how easy it is!
The texture and the look really resembles mayonnaise. It has a strong scent of lavender and mayonnaise.
I applied it directly to dry hair covering all of my hair.
Claims and instructions regarding the product from SheaButter Cottage;
Tropic Isle Living’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil protein conditioner contains cactus oil, pimento oil, mayonnaise, apple cider and other hair friendly ingredients. Together, these ingredients are chock full of Essential Fatty Acids, protein, vitamins and minerals that builds, repairs, energizes and return your hair to a state of good health. It's excellent for dried damaged hair, split ends, hair breakages, dandruff etc. Tropic Isle Living Black Castor Oil Protein Conditioner will leave your hair light, bouncy and with a glow.
CAN BE USED ON BOTH NATURAL + RELAXED HAIR - apply as a treatment before shampooing. You will need to apply a leave-in conditioner
NOT SUITABLE FOR VEGANS OR VEGETARIANS
Mayonnaise, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Vitamin E, Avocado oil, Mustard oil, Grapeseed Oil, Lavender, Pimento oil
How I used it:
I apply it to dry hair. In some instances I have mixed it with other ingredients in the past and the experience (and before and after
pics) can be seen here My Protein Deep Conditioner Treatment.
My thoughts and opinion:
When I first tried the conditioning treatment, the lavender smell was overpowering. I am not a big fan of lavender scent
but I decided to give this a try. I love the simplicity; I tend to make up my own mixes for deep conditioning but I
liked how I was able to just apply this, put a bag over my hair and be done instead of mixing some eggs together as a protein
I never had any problems with hard, rigid hair or protein overload in general because I only used the treatment once a week or
every two weeks at most. The protein also doesn't seem to be any of the hard proteins such as keratin. My hair responds well to protein
used in moderation.
I usually keep a cap on for about an hour or so before I wash it out. A few things I like about this product;
- It is a nice consistency and it will not leak or drip from your hair, ensuring that the deep conditioning process isn't messy or a hassle.
- It restored my hair's protein levels, allowing my hair to be moisturised better.
- It strengthened my hair.
Overall I had good results from using it on a biweekly or a weekly basis or so, but you could probably get the same results
from mixing up some mayonnaise and other oils together. The product is not cheap at £16.85 for 225g or 7.95oz. But I was happy to give
this a go. I wouldn't purchase it again simply because of the price, I'll be considering cheaper alternatives.
Happy hair journey ^o^