I have heard people talk about Castor Oil. I have also seen on Pinterest and YouTube where people claim this oil is great for a variety of issues such as helping to regrow hair, regrow sparse eyebrows, lengthen eyelashes, help your nails grow and many other claims. As the old saying goes, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” and quite honestly, I am always a bit skeptical about these types of things.
Setting my cynical attitude aside though, I decided to give it a try for myself. I figured all I had to lose was some time and a few dollars.
I have always had pretty sparse eyebrows and very short eyelashes that were always sticking me in the eye. This HURTS! Over the years, I have tried many different kinds of oil and creams that were supposed to help with growth with no success at all! Nothing I tried before made even the slightest difference so I entered this little experiment with very low expectations. I was so sure it was not going to work, I did not even bother to take a “before” picture but please believe me when I tell you, I had very short eyelashes.
I have been very happy with the results of using Castor Oil on my eyelashes. Since I was not too optimistic about the outcome, I have only tried this on my eyebrows and eyelashes. I have not tried this on my hair or nails or even researched the many other uses for this oil. I have used this only once a day, for about two or three months. I put it on my eyelashes and eyebrows each morning after I get out of the shower. My eyebrows have filled in nicely. I had several sparse patches and my eyelashes have more than doubled in length. I have never in my life had eyelashes this long! It also works as a nice eyebrow tamer that lasts all day long!
Castor Oil is a very heavy, thick oil and it does take a little getting used to. You have to use a very limited amount if you are going to wear it during the day. If you put it on at night – like a night-cream – you could probably get away with using a lot more. The instructions that came with my bottle of oil suggest you use it on your eyebrows and eyelashes twice a day.
Obligatory Disclaimer: I am not in any way affiliated with this company. I just did research and read reviews and choose this company to try and made my purchase online from Amazon.
I have been very pleased with the results and I highly recommend this brand. It comes with a larger bottle of castor oil and a small mascara bottle of oil with the eyelash brush included. It also comes comes with a small funnel to refill the mascara bottle as well as some extra eyelash wands.
It is unfortunate I allowed my lack of faith to keep me from taking a “before” picture. The difference is amazing! I know this is a poor-quality image (sorry) but it is fresh from the shower and with nothing on my face, eyelashes or eyebrows.
Have you used Castor Oil? Do you have a success story? Please share it with our Green Livin Girls family in the comments below!