I had like reaaaaallly thin brows - i consistently used this for everynight for 2 months and WOW. i have nice thick brows! ;)
I have a little gap where i overplucked by accident, and so im using it again - i used it yesterday first time - and ill let you know how it goes! :)
This is thin, patchy, slow growing hair's best friend. I make most of my own products and this is a great one for my hair products. I use this along with jojoba oil and a blend of essential oils in my scalp elixir which I use once or twice a week as a pre-shampoo treatment to keep my scalp clean. Then I also use it in a half and half mix with avocado oil as a nightly brow and lash moisturizer. I just take an old mascara bottle, pull out the top part that takes off any extra mascara, and clean the wand, stopper, and bottle with makeup remover, then regular soap. I put in the oil mix, put the stopper back in, and voila! You never get spills, it's easy to apply, and you're making use of trash! I also use this as a makeup remover. I normally use coconut oil if I don't have a ton of makeup on, but if I have a very thick face of paint on, the oil cleansing method works great (although I still always use Bioderama Sensibio on my eyes). I my mix is castor oil and sunflower oil (which I also use as a body moisturizer). The general ratio is 30% castor oil for oily skin, 20% for normal skin, and 10% for dry skin. I have normal (slightly drier skin) so I use 3/4 cup and 2 tbsp of Sunflower Oil with 2 tbsp Castor Oil. I rub it onto dry skin, massage for at least 1 minutes, hold a warm, damp washcloth over my face for a few seconds then wipe off the oil. I usually re-wipe with the washcloth 2 times, then I continue with my cleanser. With all the ways that you can use castor oil, I would definitely recommend it.
I'm a born sceptic and having had patchy, scarce eyebrows for about 2 years I decided to give Castor Oil a go (the very expensive Lancome product did nothing, zilch!). I would say that within about 3 weeks I see a marked difference and my eyebrow bald spots are growing hairs. The difference is best seen when I colour in my brows with angled brush and powder and/or pencil. I have also started using CO mixed with sunflower oil 50/50 as a nighttime moisturiser after cleansing and my skin has never looked or felt so good.
The only means of purchasing CO in the UK was through the internet as every pharmacy and health food store i tried no longer stock it. I'm going to the USA in a couple of weeks where I see it's easily available.
Older ladies, such as myself, may wish to try this because I find it really works. Such a joy to see your eyebrows looking fairly natural again, and, without paying an arm and a leg!
Everyone seems to comment on its use for hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes, but I picked up a tip from Readers Digest about using it for cuticles and skin care. I did some more research, and found it has a lot of uses. Now, every night before bed, I put it on my cuticles, massage it into my feet, and treat my eyebrows. Actually I use it on my eyebrows because I have a scar (25 years old from seven stitches) that runs though the middle of the eyebrow. In the few months I have been using this product, my hands and feet are in the best condition of my life, and the scar in my eyebrow actually seems to be healing a bit more. I took a picture of my eyebrow when I started this experiment so I could compare the results, and I am so pleased.
I can't say enough good about a many uses of this one product. And for only $2.29 for a bottle of it at WalMart, it's the best value for the money of any beauty or skin product I buy.
I've been using castor oil on my eyelashes every night for the past month.
I always lose a lot of eyelashes during the makeup removal process; I'm so SO gentle each time, and yet they continue to fall out. I figured that maybe my lashline area is dry or something, and so castor oil would be good to moisturize it.
Honestly, I haven't seen THAT much of a difference in my lashes. They still fall out like usual, and they're thinner than before.
Yes there has been some regrowth, but very little.
I don't know. If anyone has any tips or suggestions, please message me about it.
I already have thin lashes to begin with, and each time I remove my makeup, they fall out.
I even stopped wearing makeup for the past week and the ONE time I put some mascara on today, they still fall out.
not only works to regrow lashes or brows but also helped to grow back hair. I chopped to much of my fly away's off on my temple's and it helps if used every other night.... One bottle lasts FOREVER!
I use this to keep my skin clear from acne and to keep it moisturized. I don't know how it works, but does it ever! I apply a small amount every night after cleansing and my skin glows. I have sensitive, acne prone skin and this has been a Godsend!!
Yes, this stuff can make you break out if you use too much of it. I've found it helps to apply with a small, fine brush and blot afterwards to get rid of any excess. This stuff does work. I had lash extentions put on about a month ago. I couldn't stand them so tried soaking them off with olive oil but still, sadly, lost some lashes. Within a few days of using this, I can already see my lashes are longer and there are some newer curly ones coming in just above my lash line. It works for brows too. Definitely makes them appear darker and a little thicker. I will try to stick to this regimen and update within a few months.
I originally purchased this to help with my hair growth (I lost a LOT of hair after going on accutane...) but it just wouldn't wash out of my head hair and did nothing for my brows and lashes after about a month (and I was sick of waking up with sticky eyelids!)
However, I decided to try the OCM, and castor oil worked beautifully! My skin is a lot less oily, red, and blotchy! It's dried me up a lot, which is probably not a good thing since it's winter, so I'm temporarily switching to argan oil, but in the summer I'll come back to this. The only downside is the blackheads... I have many more blackheads, and I'm not sure if all of the sugar I've been eating has been breaking me out or this is...
I've been consistently using the Castor oil regimen, every night for almost a year...it hasn't been easy and there were times when i got discouraged, but comparing to how my eyebrows looked when i 1st started to how they are now, i definately dont mind continuing.
I was not blessed with full eyebrows, they were always light(as in few hairs) & parched, so i would draw them on w/pencil, which would make me feel insecure bc they did not look natural & I could never do fun outdoor activities (like swimming) for fear that my eyebrows would melt off. I've almost resorted to getting them tattooed w/ feathered technique, but before i did i searched for alternatives and i came across this marvelous oil.
Now my eyebrows are fuller, thicker, still a few spots that need some work, but for the most part im loving it, i dont need to fill in my brows as much, so i look more natural!
I also used this on my eyelashes & its made them longer, but i care more about the eyebrows. and also use it as an ingridient for my OCM method.
Be warned this will cause clogged pores around skin of eyebrows, I wipe excess of w/ a Qtip.
I will keep you updated in a few more months (: