Eyes are the window to your soul. Nothing signifies beauty and youthfulness like thick, long, luscious eye lashes. Sadly, not all of us are blessed in this department. For those of us that don’t like wearing false eyelashes, getting the eyelashes to grow thick and long is a challenge. Some years ago, I tried Vaseline at bedtime for my
eyebrows and lashes and I honestly got some nice results. Knowing about castor oil and it’s benefits, (check this previous post on castor oil) I thought, why not give it a try since it’s a great oil for hair growth. Here’s what I did:
I would take a tiny drop of oil, rub it between my thumb and forefinger and then rub my fingers gently across my upper and lower eyelashes. I would then slick the remaining oil on my eyebrows. I did this every night and started noticing a difference in my eyelashes about two weeks later. Though not that visible from the front, I noticed from my side view that they had gained a bit of length and thickness.
Castor oil, is a natural and non- toxic oil gotten from the seed of the castor plant (Ricinus communis), a plant commonly found in Africa and India. It is rich in Vitamin E, Minerals and Unsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids and vitamin E nourishes the lashes from root to tip, trapping the moisture in your lashes to prevent dryness and hair loss. Prevention of dryness gradually allows your hair (eyelashes and brows) to grow back resulting in thicker longer lashes and brows. The use of castor oil for beauty dates some centuries back. Infact, it is said that Cleopatra used it for brightening the whites of her eyes.
Here are a few guidelines:
- Check the label and make sure it says “Cold Pressed” or “Cold Processed”. This means the oil has been carefully processed to retain most of it’s nutrients and properties.
- You can use a new mascara brush or Q-tip to apply the oil on to your lashes. Just dip once into the oil and brush your eyelashes with it.
- Coat the eyelashes from root to tip with castor oil and go to bed.
- Remember to clean your face before applying the castor oil.
- Apply every night for best results.
Though castor oil has been shown to help hair growth and thickness, know that everybody is different. Genetic make up and your health among other things determine how fast you can see results. Some people might start seeing results immediately, others might take longer but even if you don’t see any significant growth, it will strengthen and maintain your lashes. And if you are already blessed with beautiful lashes and brows, why not include this in your daily beauty routine? It will keep your eyelashes from breaking resulting in strong beautiful eyelashes.
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the beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides – Audrey Hepburn