Black Gold! Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

I started buying Shea Moisture lotions and soaps a few years back after I found it at my local drug store. I loved the brown package and the story behind the company appealed to me. I became a fan after using the products. I am a big Shea Butter fan and I still buy the African Shea Butter in the tub for $4 at my African spot on Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn. I was pleased to see this shampoo available for me to smell and see recently at the Essence Street Style event in DUMBO. I adore the smell. There are hints and notes of vanilla bean that does not overwhelm or underwhelm. It’s just enough. A few of my Instagram pals have raved about the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo so naturally it has to be my next purchase.

Jamaican Black Castor oil is centuries old and is authentically used in Jamaica for restoring the hair. I’ve had versions where it was homemade in Jamaica or store bought in little glass bottles. I love the results but must report that I’m not a fan of the scent of the original and homemade castor oil. I’ve noticed more products on the market now with Jamaican Black Castor Oil as a main ingredient so when I smell something like this shampoo and the scent is phenomenal then I am pleased.


Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo.
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo.


What are your experiences with Jamaican Black Castor Oil? Are you excited to see it as the main ingredient for some of your hair products?


4 thoughts on “Black Gold! Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

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  1. I have the JCBO itself and it’s soooo thick, but I think it does contribute to hair growth. Unfortunately the thickness makes my scalp feel dirty at times. Thank God for Shea Moisture’s new line. It worked pretty well for me!

    1. I have the same love/hate relationship with the 100% JBCO Alex B. I am completely enamoured with Shea Moistures line. I use the full set and it makes my curls look so dreamy.

  2. There is no better choice than Jamaican Black Castor Oil as it not only show faster results to grow hairs but also provide other benefits like filling gap in hairs, yeah that’s what i really got after started using jbco.

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