Lash serums have been big news over the past several years. While I was given the opportunity to try some of them out, I passed because I was concerned about irritating my already sensitive and finicky eyes and eyelids. But over the past few years, my blonde invisible lashes started to get sparser and more brittle. What to do?
I decided to go back to something I used to do for my lashes back when I was in college: use castor oil! I went to Whole Foods and bought a bottle of “cold pressed and cold processed” castor oil that is for topical application rather than for ingesting. It happens to be the Home Health brand, but I don’t think it matters what brand you buy. But Home Health Castor Oil has no parabens, no preservatives, no mineral oil, no petroleum, no gluten, no animal products. I figured it would be easy on my eyes.
I dip a cotton swab (love these swabs in a heart-shaped container!) into the castor oil and apply it to my upper and lower lash lines as well as on the lashes themselves. I use a double-ended swab using an end for each eye so I don’t have to double dip.
I’ve been using castor oil 4 or 5 nights a week for about a month, and my lashes are noticeably longer and there seems to be more of them especially in the inner and outer corners. Also, my lashes are more supple, no longer brittle. I don’t have any photos of my plain eyelashes to show because my lashes just don’t show up in photos without mascara. But here are some photos of my lashes with mascara and I’m happy with the results.
The only thing I learned in using castor oil on my lashes is not to apply too much. While we were on vacation, I applied too much and my contact lenses kept getting fogged with castor oil. Now that I use more restraint, I’m not having that problem.
Have you ever tried castor oil on your lashes?