It’s been almost four months since I decided to grow my hair back out. I was totally loving my Tapered Fade after my Second Big Chop. But seeing old pics made me Nostalgic for my longer Tapered ‘Fro. So I vowed to stay away from the clippers and let my hair grow. Then I received the Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Strong Roots Trio for review, right on time for my hair growth journey. The trio contains Jamaica’s only indigenous spice- Red Pimento, which removes toxins, stimulates the scalp and nourishes hair for healthy growth. It’s also formulated with Jamaican Black Castor Oil which stimulates growth, repairs and protects the hair.
This 100% Natural Oil contains simply Jamaican Red Pimento Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Coconut Oil and Wheat Germ. It detoxifies the scalp and stimulates the follicle for growth, while moisturizing and nourishing hair. I use the oil as a pre-poo treatment. I apply to my scalp and gently massage it in. Then I put on a plastic cap and sit under my bonnet dryer for 20-30 minutes. My scalp gets really dry and itchy, especially in the crown. The hair growth oil soothes my scalp and relieves the itching. It also leaves my hair feeling soft, moisturized and easier to detangle.
This shampoo removes toxins from the scalp and gently, but thoroughly cleanses hair without stripping. It’s infused with natural oils including Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Red Pimento Oil to restore moisture. I use the shampoo to wash out the hair growth oil. Then I repeat the lather to give my hair and scalp a thorough cleansing. My hair is left feeling squeaky clean, yet soft and moisturized. With barely any tangling.
This lightweight, creamy conditioner makes it super easy to detangle my hair. I apply a generous amount and gently comb through my hair with a wide tooth comb to remove any tangles. I gently massage the conditioner into my scalp, and let it sit on my hair for a few minutes before rinsing. My hair is left feeling super soft and moisturized when I rinse out the conditioner.
My hair has grown out like wild weeds over the last few months. The only things I’ve been doing is using the Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Strong Roots Trio consistently, and wearing low manipulation styles. I wash, deep condition and style my hair every 10-14 days. In between this time I sleep with a satin bonnet. I lift my roots with a pick and gel my edges daily, and spray my hair with curl refresher when it’s feeling dry. That’s it. My hair has grown out long enough for a Twist Out already. But I’ve been lazy, so I do a combo of Finger Coils and Finger Shingling to make sure that my style lasts up to two weeks. Even working out 5 days a week.
My hair is growing in strong and healthy with minimal shedding, and no breakage. And my dry, itchy scalp is feeling relieved. These products will remain staples, and I’ve even added some more products from the collection to my arsenal!