Eyelashes are a growing trend in the beauty industry. I remember wearing fake eyelashes in high school for special occasions. However, the idea of wearing glue-on eyelashes seems to be fading, as more and more people are booking appointments for eyelash extensions. While they look great, the upkeep is too much for me, and I’m hesitant to get them done due to the sensitivity of my skin.
About six months ago, I decided to look at alternative ways you can grow your eyelashes and get that full look. There are several serums on the market that people swear by, but I wanted to take a more natural approach. After doing some research, I found that castor oil may be beneficial for hair growth due to some of its chemical compounds.
If you are going to use castor oil for beauty purposes, it’s important to get pure castor oil. I found this one on Amazon, and it works great! Specifically for eyelash growth, make sure your eyelashes are makeup free and clean before applying the oil. You can use a cotton swab or mascara brush to lightly apply the castor oil, and be careful of getting any in your eye.
It’s best to apply the oil at night before you go to bed, and use water or makeup remover to take it off when you wake you. After several months of consistent use, I can say my eyelashes are definitely longer and fuller looking. The best part, in my opinion, is that using castor oil is a natural way to enhance your lashes.
When I first told my mom about this latest beauty experiment, she thought castor oil was only used to help heal stretch marks. As it turns out, the vegetable oil has several health and beauty benefits. Some of those benefits include serving as a laxative, healing acne, and fighting fungus. What ways have you found castor oil to be beneficial when it comes to your beauty routine? Tell me in the comments below!