This year’s Black Friday hair deals were just too good to pass on! I made it a point to only buy from black owned business, so when my favorite castor oil brand had one of the most amazing deals, I could resist. Tropic Isle Living is best known for their all natural Jamaican black castor oil, but they also have shampoo, conditioners, bath products and more! The black Friday deal was full size bottles of their four bestselling products for $20. Yes twenty dollars. I couldn’t believe it either, so I jumped on it quick, fast and in a hurry. Check out my review of each product and the run down of my wash day.
I’m trying to get more into shampoos, I think the Pantene cowash has really spoiled me, but the Tropical Isle JBCO moisturizing shampoo was better than I expected. It contains no sulfates, parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, or artificial colors or fragrances. It gently cleanses and removes any product build up without stripping away essential moisture. I prepood and detangled first then washed my hair twice with the shampoo. A small amount went a very long way. It lathers great, and my hair was literally squeaky clean after I rinsed. Although my hair didn’t feel any softer after using it, it definitely felt clean and was noticeably shiny.
I was most excited for this product. I have weak spots throughout my head so I was really looking forward to trying the growth oil. This mix contains red pimento oil, JBCO and coconut oil. It strengthens, thickens, and promotes hair growth. After shampooing, I sectioned my hair into 6 and applied the oil directly on my roots in each section. I then massaged each section for about 1-2 minutes to stimulate the follicles. You don’t need a lot of this oil, I was a little heavy handed and some of it was dripping down my neck and ears lol. Since this is a hot oil treatment I decided to do the protein conditioner at the same time, this way I didn’t have to sit under my heating cap twice.
I use protein conditioners only once a month, so the 8oz jar will last me for a while. This conditioner contains mayo, JBCO and avocado oil. It’s full of essential fatty acids, protein and vitamins that restore dry and damaged hair. The smell isn’t the best, mostly because of the mayo, but it’s a product that I’m rinsing out after an hour so I figured the smell doesn’t matter as long as the product works. I applied the protein conditioner to the strands of my hair, really focusing on my ends. After my whole head was done, I put on a plastic cap and then sat under my heated cap for 30 minutes. Afterwards I rinsed out the conditioner and growth oil. My hair was super shinny! The growth oil acted as an oil rinse, which left my hair really moisturized and ready for styling. Because of the mayo, I’m actually going to keep this product in the refrigerator so the ingredients can stay fresh.
Before I applied my leave-in, I took a few drops of Jamaican Black Castor oil and massaged that onto my edges and crown area. This is not a new step. I’ve been doing this every night since becoming natural and it keeps my edges growing and strong.
Over all I think the line of products are winners. I love supporting black owned business and Tropic Isle is really great. I thought I had some trouble with my package shipping, and when I called the customer service the woman Karen was so nice and helpful and just a pleasure. I am definitely incorporating the growth oil in my weekly hair regimen, I’ll do an updated progress report in about 6 weeks and let you all know the results!
Did you grab any of the Black Friday hair deals? If so drop your purchases below! I have so many more goodies on the way lol