“I bought a bottle of lemongrass Jamaican black castor oil for my hair, but when I applied it to my hair it begin to break and shed like crazy. Is this normal with the first use?” – W.C
You didn’t mention the brand of lemongrass Jamaican black castor oil. However, if your hair started breaking and shedding, below are the top 3 reasons why this would happen based on my experience:
- The combination of lemongrass and Jamaican black castor oil might have been too much for your hair/scalp. Lemongrass is a powerful treatment for scalp inflammation and irritation and the best oils to combine it with are rosehip oil, lavender oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil.
- You are allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the oil. Is there something in the ingredient listing that is new to your regimen? This might be causing an issue. Stop using the products for a few days to 2 weeks and see if the breakage/shedding reduces. If it does, then you may have to find another suitable product. Sometimes, your hair/scalp just doesn’t agree with a product.
- There’s another underlying reason you haven’t addressed, which was aggravated when you applied the lemongrass JBCO. What’s your hair history? What was the condition of your hair before you started using the product? How long did you use the product for before your hair started breaking and shedding?
As a general rule, if you’ve never used JBCO before, start with 100% JBCO without any other ingredients added to it just to see how your hair will react to it. A good recommendation for this would be Tropic Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil. You can also try clear castor oil like Home Health Castor Oil.
Additionally, before you start using a product to address hair loss and hair growth issues, it’s vital to first of all address what led to the problem in the first place, work on eliminating it then start regrowth treatment.
Let us know what the ingredients of the product are in the comments section and we can provide more information.
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