Wow. This works. I don't know how it works, or what the science is behind it, but it works. Within two days of applying this to my eyebrows both my mom and sister looked at my face and said, "You look different.." I told them I had just started the castor oil . I'm now going to start applying this to my lashes. Thank you to the women of makeup alley for suggesting this. I no longer look perpetually surprised.
UPDATE: The results definitely plateaued. I don't see amazing growth nor fullness in my brows anymore. I've been doing research and women have been seeing success with Rogaine (minoxidil) for Men on their brows (Youtube it). I'm going to try that next. But a positive is this stuff is amazing for nail growth. If you want nails... try this. They'll grow freakishly fast.
A little over a month ago my girlfriend convinced me to get temporary lash extensions from a salon. BIG MISTAKE!!! The glue used for these fake individual lashes is like cement. Yes the lashes lasted for a bout two weeks but ALL of my real lashes came off with them. My eyelids were bald and I wanted to cry because I was suppose to be in a wedding in two weeks. I didnt have money or time for Latisse, Revitalash, etc I posted my dilema on Makeup alley and so many people said to give castor oil a try. For two weeks I applied everyday sometimes twice. In two weeks just in time for the wedding I had enough eyelashes to curl and apply mascara. This stuff was a life saver it made my lashes grow in two weeks. They are darker and thicker than before. Its really a miracle. I used plain old CVS brand castor oil that I paid $4.99. Ladies stay away from false lashes and give castor oil a try. I'm usually a skeptic when it comes to beauty products but this stuff works
Just a quick comment to everyone - be careful putting oils near/on the eyes. Make sure it doesn't get into the eyes when you sleep etc. This goes for creams as well - particularly the ones that don't absorb quickly.
I had a blepheroplasty on my eyes about 5 years ago (removes bags/puffiness) and the surgeon said that a lot of puffiness is a result of products going into the eye.
I am loving this product! about 2 weeks ago I bought it as an inexpensive alternative for hair growth. I have mostly used it just on my brows in case I experienced any irritation. The results were fantastic! My brows grow faster which is great if you accidentally over plucked them, and my normally thin eyebrows appear much thicker. I don't have to fill them in as much which is great! It's cheap and works fabulously! I can't wait to see more results! Also, I completely disagree with other reviewers. I feel that in comparison to other hair regrowth treatments on the market, this is by far the fastest way. Most hair treatments can take more than six weeks to even see results.
this takes time
i have been putting it on my lashes since last september and now its like july!!
and they have grown
they are thicker and stronger
they are very long
ppl tell me how long my lashes are.
and it softens the eye area overnight
and its good
while i'm at it
i put castor oil on my lips
because they ARE VERY DRY
and now normally my lips are okay
go try castor oil out no harm done. :)
I've known about this product and its miraculous results long before I tried it but I never had a reason to use it until lately: my stylist cut my hair shorter than I would have liked it and so I wanted it to grow faster.
I use it once-twice a week by applying it on my scalp, massaging it in and letting it sit for at least half an hour before I shampoo my hair. You'll have to be careful when washing it off, you'll have to shampoo more thorougly than usual and rinse with warm water abundently, or else it's going to stick to your hair and make it look greasy.
The first result I saw was that my hair did not fall out any longer. This is not a problem for me, just because I have strong and dense hair, but I imagine that it would be of great help for people who have thin, brittle hair that falls out. After about a month I noticed that my hair was certainly much longer, it must have grown about 3cm, and the hair is supposed to grow an average of 1cm per month.
I am currently using it on my hair, as well as on my lashes and my brows and I would definitely repurchase because it's a natural and cheap means of making your hair look fab!
EDIT: After thoroughly using it for months, I have noticed my lashes being longer, more dense and not falling out as much, which for me is a problem because of the constant use of false lashes.
Also I feel like it makes my eyebrows stay in shape after I've put it on at night.
So far the only con I have on castor oil is that when I first started using it on my eye area, it left my skin a little irritated and caused puffyness. I try to be as careful as possible to get it only at the roots of my lashes and brows so it doesn't get smudged all over the skin.
I was skeptical that something in the laxative section would stimulate hair growth, but by golly, it does. I apply with a q tip over brows and lash line nightly, let sink in before bed. I've seen some great results with this method. My brows are noticeably fuller, and my lashes are quite a bit longer. Brilliant!
I too had an allergic reaction to this around my eyes. I used it all over my face as an oil cleanser mixed with a few other oils (which i had no problems with in the past w/o castor oil in the mix) and i awoke with beautiful skin, yes, but a swollen, watery, red, crusty eye. sexy? i think not. i have had no problems with any other oils (evoo, almond, vitamin e oil) around my eyes. i should have known before putting a friggin laxative near my eye. i mean really. please use this around your face with caution if you have sensitive eyes.
Just a tip for storing and using your treatment I wanted to share with you ladies or anyone thinking of trying this treatment.
I have been using Castor Oil mixed with Sweet Almond Oil (also good for lashes and brows) mixed (75% CO to 25% SAO), and have recently started applying it using the method below.
I learnt, from a great online video (will add the link to this at end of my review) about how to put the oils together in an old mascara tube:
1) Get an old mascara tube and empty/clean out its contents until its clean.
2) Mix up your oils and/or vaseline (she uses vaseline and aloe also on her video but I dont) in a small pot or bowl.
3) Get a clean syringe (I bought one really cheap from ebay!) and syrings up the oils.
4) Syringe the mixture into the mascara tube.
Now your treatment is ready to apply to the lashes/brows quickly with a lot less mess, its travel friendly and it looks better on your dressing table/bathroom or make up bag that a bottle of castor oil!! ......and its cheap! I find its much easier to control the amount of oil I put on, and i can do my lashes with much less fuss that before! Plus you can re-use your mascara tube when you need to make a new batch :-)
For the video...to see step by step how she does it, see this link:
Have fun ladies!
I LOVE THIS STUFF!
It's absolutely amazing! I've been searching for something to help grow out my sparse eyebrows and this did just that!It even helped my lashes! I got my bottle at Rite Aid for around 4 bucks. I apply this stuff by mixing it with vaseline and some EVOO. I watched a video on youtube that showed me how to do this except they used a couple of different ingredients but what I basically do is get an old mascara tube and clean it out. I then mix vaseline, EVOO, and the castor oil into a little plate and mix them together. You can get this mixture into the mascara bottle by putting the mixture into a syringe and squirting it into the mascara tube! BAM there ya have it! I find it much easier to apply it this way rather than using my fingers or a Q-tip. I also massage my eyebrows with the mascara comb for around 1-2 minutes; not sure if that does anything but I heard brushing your eyebrows can help with hair growth. It's also a lot easier to apply to the lashes! I noticed results after using it every night for around 2-3 weeks(I'm sure i forgot to apply it a couple of nights though). Its such a great steal too! My bottle will probably last me foreverrrrrrr!