Castor oil, known as the “miracle hair growth” ingredient, is often used to help grow and thicken eyelashes and eyebrows. Its also known to prevent hair breakage by strengthening and smoothing brittle hair and split ends. Because of this, it is often used and known to help grow hair, including the lashes and brows.
What benefits does castor oil have for lashes?
Castor oil contains vitamin e, an antioxidant that prevents free radical damage and premature signs of aging, such as lashes that fall out. It is also known to have potent repair properties, which can help hair growth by supporting healthy hair follicles. It also contains omega-9 fatty acids that naturally thicken lashes and stimulate hair growth.
Why use castor oil for lashes?
Castor oil is natural and vegan. It is known to have effective results on multiple types of hair. Castor oil does not have many side effects, but it’s a good idea to patch test it on your arm to check for allergic reactions. Simply swatch on your arm and allow to sit for 24 hours. If it looks the same after that amount of time, you’re good! If you see redness, swelling, or itching, castor oil might not be for you.
How do I use castor oil for lashes?
Many castor oils come with clean mascara wands to apply the oil onto the lashes. Simply cleanse your face to remove makeup and grime. Dip your wand into your castor oil and apply using your mascara wand. Leave on overnight and remove in the morning with a makeup wipe or your normal cleanser.
Don’t have a clean mascara wand? You can use an eyeliner brush and apply along the lashline.
How can I boost my castor oil for lashes?
You can give your castor oil a boost by combining it with other natural ingredients. For example, olive oil contains vitamins A and E that help to nourish the lashes for strength and shine. Sweet almond oil has vitamin E and fatty acids that make the hairs smooth and shiny.
How fast will I see results using castor oil on my lashes?
Using castor oil every day, most people see significant results in length, thickness, and shine in about 3-6 months.