Grow, baby, Grow

Now that the fattening season is finally behind us, the time has finally come to grow our lashes to match our new waist size. Okay... many of you probably used this thing called "self-control" during the holidays. Those closest to me know I have no self-control when it comes to eating and shopping; some may even consider me an enabler...But what do those words reaaaaally mean and who keeps track of titles these days?!  Back to the subject at hand, eyelash length. I've been experimenting with Castor Oil to see if it truly does hold up to its rumors of hair growth assistance. To my pleasant surprise, I believe that it actually does. I used the mixture in my eyebrows and eyelashes for a total of 3-4 weeks and I've come to see some decent results. I can't tell if it's because I also tried to minimize tweezing to allow hair growth (for them brows, not the eyelashes. You're crazy if you think I do that.). But the combo seemed to do the trick.

Pre-Castor Oil

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Post-Castor Oil (4 weeks)

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The Experience

One word to describe my experience: oily.

People...Castor oil is thick...Like super thick. I was not prepared for its viscosity when applying it for the first time with my spoolie. My lack of preparedness resulted with the concoction in my eye and gross eye crust in the morning. Perhaps TMI but this is for your benefit. I eventually figured out the best application, which I will explain down below.


The Concoction

*Please be sure to test patch on your skin before applying regularly*

  • Avocado oil
  • Castor oil
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Small pot or vial 
  1. Mix one tablespoon of avocado oil and castor oil into the pot
  2. Add about half a tablespoon of vitamin E oil
  3. Stir and enjoy!
  4. Using the spoolie was too much of a gamble. You can't tell how much of the oil is on, so its an uneven application everywhere. Use your finger to apply a small drop onto the area on the face, before going to bed. Massage well. Here, you can use the spoolie to then brush the product through. Obviously larger areas won't matter as much.
  5. Wash in the AM


The Application

The use of castor oil and avocado oil can be used for any hair growth. I tried it on them brows and lashes but many use it to grow the hairs on the top of your head. Men, who's to say you can't use it to assist that luscious beard and mustache development? Perhaps you're a few whiskers shy of that fullness you want. Let castor oil help you. I'm not going to try it. I'm try to fight the 'stache, not encourage it. But if you do try it, please let me know how it goes!

Castor oil also has anti-fungal/bacterial properties, so you can use it for dandruff or sometimes scalp infections.


The Why

Castor oil has high amounts of Ricinoleic acid which is an essential amino acid for the human body. It's also high in Omega-6 and 9 fatty acids, Vitamin E and other proteins that assist with hair and skin health. Castor oil can also help minimize hair loss, thus resulting with thicker hair. 

 

Well! Hope y'all found this helpful. Can't wait to hear about your own hair adventures ;]

Until next time,
Deuces.